This is your chance to take a walk through Northside Park and view fantastic and festive light displays.
Ocean City Lights Up during the Holiday Season
There are several ways to celebrate the holiday season in Ocean City. One of the most popular events is the annual Winterfest of Lights. This is your chance to take a walk through Northside Park and view fantastic and festive light displays.
About Winterfest of Lights
Take a festive stroll through Northside Park during the 21st Annual Winterfest of Lights. This local tradition lights up Ocean City nightly with brightly colored lights from Nov. 21 through Dec. 31.
Enjoy the one-mile walk through Northside Park and take in the dazzling light displays. Winterfest of Lights features over one million holiday lights, hundreds of animated light displays and the 50-foot-tall Christmas tree.
Grab a cup of hot chocolate in the cozy, heated Winterfest Village pavilion. There you can also bring the kids to get their photos taken with Santa Claus and take a ride on the Winterfest Express to tour the fairytale-themed exhibits.
This award-winning holiday event has been named “Maryland’s Finest Holiday Tradition” by Maryland Life Magazine.
A special ceremony will kick off the event on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Northside Park’s Winterfest Village, located at 127th Street and the bay. This ceremony will feature Ocean City Elementary School’s musical group performing holiday songs and dances. Ocean City mayor Rick Meehan will flip the switch to light the Christmas tree and officially open Winterfest of Lights to the public.
Winterfest of Lights Admission
Winterfest of Lights is $5 for 12 and older and free for children 11 and under. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Ocean City Community Center and the Convention Center.
More Information about Winterfest of Lights
Winterfest of Lights runs Sunday through Thursday from 5:30–9:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5:30–10:30 p.m.