Ocean City, Maryland 21842

Holidays in OC

Spend the Holidays in Ocean City, MD!

OC has an array of holiday events and activities for the whole family to enjoy! Spend time at the beach, tour OC's iconic and award-winning Winterfest of Lights or shop around at one of our many small businesses or boutiques! There are multiple celebrations and street parades that you won't want to miss! Plus, OC offers great winter and New Year's Eve deals and specials so you can save money during the holidays. Book your trip today!

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The 2021 Winterfest of Lights will be November 18, 2021 - January 2, 2022!

A Walking Holiday Event!


See how Ocean City, MD, sparkles this winter and visit the Winterfest of Lights! The 2021 Winterfest of Lights will be an expanded walking tour that takes you through thousands of sparkling holiday lights and many animated light displays located along a paved path in Northside Park. Sip hot chocolate, take a photo with Santa, visit our gift shop and enjoy the the array of holiday exhibits – including many surprises. Come see the 50-foot Christmas tree put on a show for you and soak up all of the holiday spirit at Winterfest of Lights. Admission is only $5 for guests 12 years and older and FREE for children 11 years and younger. So grab your family and friends, and don't miss this award-winning holiday event.


The holiday season is usually a time for gathering with friends and family, but this year your holiday plans may look a bit different. You can still celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in Ocean City, but we ask you to remain vigilant while you are here and consider the following:

Spend the holidays cozy and warm with your immediate family members, and connect over turkey virtually with your extended family and friends from afar!

  • If you decide to deck the halls with an intimate holiday gathering, limit the number of guests from various households and ensure there’s plenty of room to socially distance!
  • Take advantage of Ocean City’s beautiful oceanfront and bay views and spend time together outdoors!
  • Avoid taste testing this year’s side dishes and wear a mask while preparing and serving food.

For more tips on how to celebrate the holidays in a healthy way, visit the CDC website. If you plan to visit OC for the holidays, here’s how you can do your part to keep OC healthy this winter!

Holiday Shoppers Fair

November 26-28, 2021

Unique merchandise as well as handmade products, nautical, candles, photography, florals, jewelry, ceramics. Great gifts & household items. Children's activities & face painting. Over 150 Vendors! Hosted at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center. Free parking, food court, non-shoppers lounge, door prizes.

Winterfest of Lights

November 18 - January 2, 2021

See how Ocean City, MD, sparkles this winter and visit the Winterfest of Lights! The 2021 Winterfest of Lights will be an expanded walking tour that takes you through thousands of sparkling holiday lights and many animated light displays located along a paved path in Northside Park. Sip hot chocolate, take a photo with Santa, visit our gift shop and enjoy the the array of holiday exhibits – including many surprises.

NYE Fireworks

December 31, 2021

Kick off the New Year and celebrate ringing in 2022 in Ocean City at Northside Park!

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    Winterfest of Lights

    November 18, 2021 - January 1, 2022

    The 2021 Winterfest of Lights will be open November 18, 2021 - January 2, 2022!Northside Park - 200 125th Street, Ocean City, MD, 218425:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.The Winterfest of Ligh...

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  • Festivals and Fairs

    Holiday Shoppers Fair

    November 26-28, 2021

    Unique merchandise as well as handmade products, nautical, candles, photography, florals, jewelry, ceramics. Great gifts & household items. Children's activities & face painting. ...

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  • Festivals and Fairs

    OC Christmas Parade

    December 4, 2021

    Tis the Season! The Ocean City Christmas Parade marches along Coastal Hwy. on Saturday, December 4, 2021.The holiday parade starts at 11AM on Old Landing Rd. and marches northboun...

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    New Year's Eve Celebration and Fireworks

    December 31, 2021

    The Town of Ocean City will be hosting a New Year's Eve Fireworks Show at Northside Park to celebrate the beginning of 2022 and the 29th Annual Winterfest of Lights. The fireworks ...

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