Ocean City Hosts Two Great Ways to Ring in the New Year
Enjoy Drive-In Movies Downtown or Winterfest of Lights, with Midnight Fireworks at Both Locations
Ocean City, Maryland – (December 12, 2022): Ring in the New Year in Ocean City, Maryland, with fireworks and fun for all ages at two locations. Uptown residents and visitors can enjoy Winterfest of Lights, with a countdown and fireworks at midnight. Taking place downtown, visitors can relive the enjoyment of drive-in movies at the Ocean City Inlet Parking lot. The doubleheader movies include a children’s show, Encanto, at 7 p.m., followed by a kid-friendly countdown at 9 p.m. Immediately after the children’s film, visitors can enjoy Top Gun: Maverick at 9:30 p.m. with the grand finale fireworks at midnight to ring in 2023. Refreshments will be available for purchase from local vendors and food trucks.
“We can’t think of a better way to ring in the new year than offering our residents and visitors two great fireworks shows,” commented Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan. “Families can enjoy counting down to the new year with fireworks at midnight, whether you enjoy a final stroll through Northside Park or opt for the nostalgia of a drive-in movie. All through the comfort of your vehicle. ”
Northside Park Winterfest of Lights will stay open until 11:30 p.m. for the last walk-through of the season. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and toast to the new year over fireworks at midnight. Come out for a fun New Year’s Eve experience you and your family will enjoy.
The Town offers free bus service on New Year’s Eve. Bus services will be free starting at 6:00 a.m. Saturday, December 31, 2022, until 3:00 a.m. Sunday, January 1, 2023. Bus service will run approximately every 30 minutes from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. on December 31 and approximately every 15 minutes from 6 p.m. December 31 – 3 a.m. January 1. At all other times following 3:00 a.m. New Year’s Day, bus service is available daily from 6:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m., running every 30 minutes, $3 ‘ride-all-day’ per person.
Winterfest Holiday hours will be standard operating hours. Open Wednesday, December 21 – Sunday, December 25, 5:30–9:30 p.m. (please note: Santa will be preparing his sleigh for Christmas and will not be at Winterfest on the 24th and 25th). Winterfest will have regular operating hours from Wednesday, December 28 – Friday, December 30. Winterfest of Lights will be open one more night, Saturday, December 31, from 5:30-11:30 p.m.
The Winterfest Train Garden at the Roland E Powell Convention Center Visitor Center will stay open until December 31, Wednesday – Sunday, 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. The train will not run on Saturday, December 24, and Sunday, December 25.
Finally, stop by the Performing Arts Center Box Office to get your tickets for Ocean City’s Dreamfest, January 13-15, 2023. The three-day musical event hosts The BBKing Experience featuring Claudette Kind, Thomas McClary’s The Commodores Experience, and The Spinners.
Visit https://ococean.com for these great events and more information on how you can spend your holidays in Ocean City, Maryland.