Ocean City December events

Top 5 December 2022 Events in Ocean City

Here are our top five events happening in Ocean City during December.

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Mark Your Calendar for these December Events in Ocean City

The month of December is full of fun and exciting events in Ocean City. Whether you’re searching for family-friendly events, food and drink events, live music or free festivals, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. Be sure to pick up an Ocean City Visitors Guide to find even more events happening throughout the year.

Top 5 December 2022 Events in Ocean City

Here are our top five events happening in Ocean City during December.

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December 3: OC Christmas Parade

Tis the Season for the annual Ocean City Christmas Parade. This festive parade will make its way along Coastal Highway on Saturday, Dec. 3. View the bands, horses, antique cars, festival floats and more, then head to the Carousel Hotel for more holiday fun.

December 4, 11, 18: Weekend Wonderland in Bethany

Tis the Season for the Weekend Wonderland in Bethany. This town-wide collaboration with the Bethany – Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and participating businesses will offer special activities and incentives on the three Saturdays leading up to Christmas:  December 4th, 11th, and 18th.  Get in the holiday spirit with tax-free holiday shopping, photos with Santa, Cocoa Crawl, Elf On the Shelf Scavenger Hunt, and more.  Happening in downtown Bethany Beach.

December 10: Comic Con

Ocean City’s first pop culture event returns to the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on Saturday, Dec. 10. Comic Con will feature vendors, panels, anime screenings, cosplay contests, video games and more.

December 31: New Year’s Eve Celebration and Fireworks

Ring in 2023 at the New Year’s Eve Celebration and Fireworks. This free event, hosted by the Town of Ocean City, will take place at Northside Park. Fireworks will begin at midnight, accompanied by live entertainment, hot chocolate and the dazzling lights at Winterfest of Lights.

Until December 31: 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 now until 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.

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