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Celebrate the holiday season in Ocean City!

Celebrate the holiday season in Ocean City!

Christmas Parade (courtesy of the City of Ocean City)

It’s the holiday season!

Events are happening all over town, the decorations are up… it’s a magical time to visit Ocean City. Use our guide below to make this Christmas your merriest yet!

December 1, 8, 15, 22

Wish List Wednesdays 

Stainton’s and other Downtown merchants 

Join Stainton’s and other Downtown merchants to make your list and check it twice! Participating stores will stay open until 8pm, which enables shoppers to make their way through the downtown on a non-crowded weeknight. What more could you ask for? 

December 4

Pictures with Santa Paws

Humane Society of Ocean City

1 Shelter Road 

Get your pet’s picture taken with Santa at the Humane Society! Humans are asked to wear masks. $10 per picture. 

“The Grinch” at Ocean City High School

OC Dance Place

3pm and 6:30pm 

Watch as OC Dance Place performs their holiday production of “The Grinch.” 

December 5

Breakfast with Santa

Jon and Patty’s 


Enjoy breakfast, speciality lattes like the “World’s Best Cup of Coffee by Buddy the Elf”, and photos with Santa. 

December 10

Sip and Shop

Luna Soul and Bowls


Shop local businesses all in one spot, including Natural Creations by Nicole, Enchanted Boutique, Sagittarius Sun Crafts, and Kix Sea Isle Holiday Baskets. 

December 11

Ocean City Coffee Company


Stop by Ocean City Coffee Company for live Christmas music by “The Bona Duo”. Enjoy coffee as you sing along to your favorite Christmas carols. 

December 11 and December 17

Dinner with Santa

Yianni’s Cafe

Dine in the Downtown with Santa from 4-7pm. 

December 12

Holly Jolly Holiday Party

The Flanders Hotel 


Join Santa and elves Holly and Jolly for photos, singing and dancing, and a breakfast buffet. 

Paint & Sip- Rustic Wooden Holiday Trees

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Have fun creating DIY trees at Josie Kelly’s Public House. 

December 17-20

Browns Donut Window

Browns is reopening their donut window for the holidays! Stop by and snag their delicious warm donuts. 

December 18

Rockstar Moms of the Jersey Shore– Keller Williams Jersey Shore

11am- 1:30pm

Have breakfast with Santa and write a letter to him at the Flanders Hotel! 

December 18th and 19th

Deauville Inn

Brunch with Santa


Get your kid’s photo with Santa and enjoy a holiday cookie decorating station. Reservations are recommended. 

Jilly’s Annual Gingerbread House Decorating

Jilly’s on Asbury

1pm- 2:30pm and 3pm-4:30pm

Put on your decorating hat and create a festive gingerbread house. 

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