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Spend Thanksgiving in Ocean City!

Turkey time doesn’t need to be hard work -- save the stress and meet up with family or friends in Ocean City for a more relaxed version of the holiday season. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of your holiday in OCMD:


There are a ton of great restaurants in Ocean City for your Thanksgiving dinner, whether you’re looking for a traditional holiday meal or want to feast on some fresh Maryland seafood. Check out this list of restaurants with winter hours to make your reservation.

Things to Do

If you want to stay cozy indoors, head to the OC Performing Arts Center to get in the spirit with a festive performance by the Ten Tenors on November 29.

If you’re looking to cross some items off of your holiday shopping list, check out the Holiday Shoppers Fair. With over 150 unique vendors, you’ll be sure to find something for nearly everyone. Insider Tip: If you’re not a shopper yourself, the fair has a food court and lounge for you to take it easy while your loved ones get their shop on. (Looking at you, Dad!)

Thanksgiving is all about gathering to give thanks, and a perfect place to do that is around a beach bonfire. Snuggle up with your loved ones and spend some time sharing gratitude around a roaring fire. To get your permit, go to www.ocbonfires.com.

If you’re part of an active family, get your Thanksgiving steps in or hold your annual family football game at Northside Park. If you’re looking to turn up the challenge level, you could even pass the pigskin on the beach!

Fall and winter are great times to bring your pets to town! Use the long weekend to get some beach time in, or to take a long walk on the Boardwalk.


Come early and celebrate Thanksgiving Eve (or Thanksgiving Eve-Eve) at one of the local bars, distilleries and microbreweries. Here are just a few of our faves:

- Seacrets Distillery

- Backshore Brewing Co.

- Taphouse Bar & Grill

For those looking for a little extra adventure, we’d recommend checking out one of our neighboring towns, like Berlin. Berlin is a quaint town, famous for being “America’s Coolest Small Town” AND the setting of the 1999 hit Runaway Bride! Or, pop over to Assateague to check out the wild ponies!

Ready to make your reservations? Check out these holiday deals!

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