Where to Find Santa in Ocean City, Maryland!
“Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus right down Santa Claus Lane” and throughout the next few weeks he’ll be in Ocean City, too! That’s right! Everyone’s favorite man in the red suit will be at numerous places in Ocean City and the surrounding areas leading up to Christmas Day! Write up your wish list and check it twice, then head into Ocean City, Maryland and get a photo with Jolly Old Saint Nicholas this December!
Winterfest of Lights
For over 25 years, Winterfest of Lights has dazzled families with holiday light displays, music and attractions. Take a ride on the Winterfest Express through over one-million synchronized lights and musical displays. After the ride, visit the heated Winterfest pavilion for a cup of hot chocolate and a picture in Santas Workshop with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Be sure to visit Winterfest of Lights at Northside Park from November 21 through December 31st for a lasting holiday memory!
Admission is $5 for those 12 and older, and FREE for those 11 and younger!
Sunday-Thursday 5:30-9:30 pm
Friday & Saturday 5:30-10:30 pm
Pizza Party with Santa
What’s better than a pizza party? A pizza party with Santa Claus! On December 3rd from 5:30-7:30 pm at Northside Park, children are invited to join Santa for a delicious slice of pizza and a fun night of activities. Activities include arts and crafts, cookie decorating, visits with Santa, and rides through the spectacular Winterfest of Lights.
OC Residents - $8
Non-Residents - $10
Adults wishing to ride Winterfest with their group - $4
Selbyville: Head into Selbyville, DE on December 6th from 7-9 pm, for the annual Selbyville Christmas Parade along Church Street. This parade is filled with festive floats, local marching bands, fire trucks, antique cars and even a visit from Santa Claus! Santa will also be at his house to make a list with his elves and meet with parade attendees before he climbs to ride in the fire truck from 5:30-7 pm.
Berlin: Join the Historic town of Berlin on December 5th from 6-9 pm for their annual Berlin Christmas Parade! This parade features local high school bands, floats, marching units, and a special appearance by Santa Claus! The parade begins at the Berlin Welcome Center and Main Street and will travel north through the town.
Ocean City: Visit Ocean City, Maryland on December 7th from 11am-1 pm for the annual Ocean City Christmas Parade! This parade starts at Old Landing Road and marches northbound in the southbound lanes of Coastal Highway towards the judges stand at 120th Street. The Ocean City Christmas Parade boasts nearly 1,000 participants including local school bands, floats, marching units, the popular camelids from Diamond State Llama Farm and even Santa Claus himself!
Snow Hill: On December 9th from 7-8:30 pm, the Snow Hill Lions Club is sponsoring the town’s annual Snow Hill Christmas Parade! This parade will begin on South Church Street and turn onto West Market Street towards the Worcester County Court House. Enjoy local marching bands, floats, fire trucks, and a visit from Santa Claus!
Santa’s Open Charity Golf Tournament
“FORE!!” Hit the links at the 27th Annual Santa’s Open at the Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club on Saturday, December 7th from 9 am - 6 pm! Share the holiday spirit and spread good cheer through this golf event. Eat, golf, and have fun while raising money to provide holiday gifts for local children with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore!
Swim with Santa
Calling all swimmers! Santa Claus is trading in his favorite red suit for a pair of swim trunks and flip flops at Ocean Pines annual Swim with Santa! Held at the Sports Core Pool on December 14th from 11 am - 1 pm, this event is $6 for swimmers and $3 for non-swimmers.
Hometown Christmas Tree Lighting
Join the town of Ocean Pines at White Horse Park on November 30th from 6:30-8:30 pm for the Hometown Christmas Tree Lighting. Trees that are decorated by local businesses, community clubs and neighborhoods will be lit up at this event. Enjoy a hot cup of cider as you admire the amazing decorations, and listen to local choir groups while welcoming Santa Claus into town! For more information on how to sponsor a tree, contact the Ocean Pines Recreation & Parks Dept. at 410-641-7052
Worcester Prep Christmas Bazaar
Help Worcester Prep kick off their holiday season with a festival Christmas Village, shopping, and moon bounces for the kids. Enjoy a delicious lunch and stay for a live performance by the Worcester Preparatory School Chorus at 3 pm. The Worcester Prep Christmas Bazaar is a great way to finish your holiday shopping and even get a photo with Santa!
Admission is FREE and open to the public!
Winter Wonderland at the Ward Museum
Join the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art on December 21st from 10 am - 2 pm at their Winter Wonderland at the Ward Museum! See artist demos, and enjoy winter crafts for the kids, a photo booth, and Santa Claus himself will even be there for pictures!
Be sure to hit all your favorite spots this holiday season, and remember to follow @ExporeOC on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with Ocean City events and Santa Spottings!
Happy Holidays from Explore OC!