Ocean City Christmas Parade Returns Saturday, Dec. 4th
Ocean City, Maryland – (November 29, 2021): It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Ocean City will bring the holiday spirit to Coastal Highway! The 38th Annual Ocean City Christmas Parade is returning to the holiday festivities on Saturday, December 4. The holiday parade starts at 11 a.m. on Old Landing Road and marches northbound in the southbound lanes of Coastal Highway to the judges’ stand at 120th Street. The event will feature more than 60 units, including high school bands, antique cars, colorful holiday floats and more.
“For almost 40 years, this parade has been an iconic event for Ocean City and we are happy to continue a tradition that is loved by so many!” commented Ocean City Special Events Director, Frank Miller.
WRDE reporter Paige Marley and DJ BK from Radio Ocean City will be the Masters of Ceremony, providing a play by play of the parade for spectators. Professional judges will review bands and other units in nine categories, with trophies being awarded after conclusion of the parade.
Don’t miss the post-parade reception hosted by the Carousel Hotel, bringing additional family fun for participants and patrons alike. Festivities at the hotel will begin immediately after the parade conclusion and will include half-priced ice skating, a DJ playing continuous holiday music and free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. In addition, complimentary winter refreshments will be available.
“We have more than 60 entries, and interest in participation has not slowed down,” Miller continued. “An extra special thanks goes out to Carousel Oceanfront Hotel and Condos, Coca-Cola, Food Lion, and State Highway Administration for helping us keep such a wonderful family-friendly event viable and free to participate.”
Spectators will not be permitted to watch the parade from the median area of Coastal Highway. Motorists are reminded that traffic pattern changes will begin approximately 8 a.m. and traffic congestion and delays should be expected. Also, due to the high volume of pedestrian traffic, everyone is reminded to Walk Smart by using cross walks and crossing with the traffic control signal.