Horse & Carriage Rides
Saturdays and Sunday through Dec. 18 from 12 to 3 p.m.
Come to Ocean City for a horse-drawn carriage ride every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.! The rides will continue every weekend until Christmas
Photos with Santa
Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 18 from 12 to 3 p.m.
Santa Claus himself returns to the Music Pier in Ocean City to spread holiday cheer and to – of course – take Christmas photos with families, kids, and the young at heart.
Annual Fast & Furriest 5k Turkey Trot
Thursday, Nov. 24 – registration at 7 a.m., race at 8:30 a.m.
Race starts at Music Pier
The annual Fast & Furriest 5k Turkey Trot returns for a race down the OC Boardwalk. Sponsored by the Humane Society of Ocean City. For more information call 609-398-9500 ext. 4 or visit hsocnj.org
Ocean City Downtown Christmas Kickoff
Friday, Nov. 25 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Asbury Avenue, Ocean City
Christmas in the Downtown – “Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue” – will run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Join the merchants & Chamber of Commerce in kicking off an old-fashioned Downtown Christmas.
Library Holiday Book Sale
Friday, Dec. 2 from 10 am to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m.
Atrium of the Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Avenue
Shop for books, audiobooks, and more as great Holiday gifts! For more information, go to friendsvolunteersocfpl.com
Ocean City Christmas Parade
Friday, December 2 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Asbury Avenue from 6th to 12th Streets
Registration information at ocnj.us/christmas-parade.
St. John’s Christmas Bazaar
Friday, Dec. 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
1001 Central Ave., Ocean City
St. John Lutheran Church’s Annual Christmas Bazaar features a wide variety of new and slightly used gift items for reasonable prices. Santa will visit both days- (Friday 5-7, Sat. 10-noon). Proceeds benefit victims of Hurricanes Fiona and Ian. More info, visit www.stjohnlutheranoc.org
Ocean City Train Show
Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Music Pier, 825 Boardwalk, Ocean City
Model trains will be on display and for sale at the annual Train Show. Admission is free.
Ocean City’s Holiday Spectacular
Friday, Dec. 16 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
The enchanting cast of professional singers and dancers will present a high-energy, family–oriented, song and dance tribute to the holidays. Through dazzling costumes, familiar songs, special guests, toe-tapping numbers and special effects, this extravaganza will kindle the holiday spirit in all of us as the magic of the season comes to life in a musical journey through seasonal favorites. Show dates December 16th & 17th @ 7:30PM & December 17th & 18th @ 2PM at the Music Pier. For tickets visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice.
First Night & New Year’s Eve Celebration
Saturday, Dec. 31 from 4 p.m. to midnight
First Night brings family-friendly events all over town, with all-access given to those with first night buttons. For the most up to date schedule, please visit firstnightocnj.com