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New Year’s in Ocean City, MD



There is nothing like New Year’s at the beach!  Ocean City, Maryland goes all out to make your celebration of the New Year perfect.  There are many hotels that offer special packages replete with champagne and romantic dinners.  You can dance the night away or walk the famous Ocean City Boardwalk.  There is the Penguin Swim based out of the Princess Royale Hotel and benefiting Atlantic General Hospital if you like to jump into the cold Atlantic ocean to get your blood moving on the first day of the year — all while helping a very worthy cause.  You can also walk Assateague Island’s beach with environmentalists and park personnel for a beautiful and information gathering of like-minded beach lovers.  Dining is fabulous this time of year in more restaurants than you can remember.  If you like to stay in condos or you have your own place in Ocean City, many restaurants will cater your New Year’s Eve extravaganza.    Whatever your pleasure, you can find a wonderful way to celebrate the start of 2013 in style in the Ocean City, Maryland area.

New Year’s Eve

Have A Happy New Year in Ocean City!

By: Anne Neely on December 18th, 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, what better way to start 2015 than head to Ocean City to celebrate the New Year? There is a diverse array of entertainment and festivities to suit everyone, as well as deals on hotel packages that are hard to resist.

Numerous hotels in Ocean City are offering fantastic deals for New Years Eve, where you can have a great evening of entertainment and then head to your room for a good night sleep without having to go out into the cold and fight the traffic to drive home.

Take, for instance, The Grand Hotel.  They are offering three different packages, which include accommodations,…

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A Warm Invitation to the Holidays in America’s Coolest Small Town

By: Anne Neely on December 3rd, 2014

The weather has gotten decidedly cooler, but there is a warmth surrounding America’s Coolest Small Town – Berlin Md.  This Holiday Season, Berlin promises their Coolest Christmas ever, with a selection of activities and shopping to suit everyone.

The Christmas tree has been lit, its lights twinkling outside the Atlantic Hotel, creating a traditional Christmas scene, if ever there was one.  And what is so wonderful is you can be part of this scene, while still getting your shopping done, meeting up with friends for a Christmas gathering, and just spending time with your family.


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OC Winterfest of Lights illuminates Northside Park

By: Kara Hallissey on November 14th, 2014

(Nov. 14, 2014) Make memories the children will remember forever and discover some holiday spirit during the 22nd annual Winterfest of Lights, which returns to illuminate Northside Park on Thursday, Nov. 20.

The opening ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. and includes Ocean City Elementary School’s “OC Stars” performing holiday songs and dance, an appearance from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Mayor Rick Meehan will “flip the switch” to illuminate the 50-foot Christmas tree and light displays and officially open the Winterfest of Lights. In addition, there will be free rides on the Winterfest

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New year, new resolutions

By: Clara Vaughn on January 17th, 2014

(Jan. 17, 2014) From serious self-improvements to lighthearted goals, resort merrymakers pledged many resolutions while they rang in the new year in Ocean City.

“I really want to try to be more forgiving this coming year,” said Karen Vail, of Bishopville, over an early evening drink with her husband Rick and daughter Samantha at Galaxy 66 Bar & Grill on 66th Street.

Across the floor, Ocean City locals Deborah Gully and Rachel Fiorello brought in 2014 together, with Gully pledging “to live every day anew” in the new year.

Fiorello is aiming to “be happy” and “have patience with…

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‘The March of the Penguins,’ Ocean City style

By: Lisa Capitelli on January 3rd, 2014

(Jan. 3, 2014) An estimated 750-plus people sprinted into the cold ocean on New Year’s Day during the 20th annual Penguin Swim, a fundraiser for Atlantic General Hospital.

For 2014, participants and spectators again had the option to gather at the Princess Royale on 91st Street or join friends at Bull on the Beach on 94th Street before the swim. The party kicked off around 10 a.m. at Bull on the Beach and final registration for the Penguin Swim began at 11:30 a.m. at the Princess Royale.

Participants were led to the beach just before the 1 p.m. swim. Once everyone was ready, a signal was given by Colby…

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Winterfest of Lights

from Friday, 11/21 - Thursday, 1/1

Visit Northside Park to watch it sparkle with over a million multi-colored lights. Enjoy hot chocolate in the Winterfest Pavilion and have a picture taken with Santa. Ride the Winterfest Express to tour the lights.

(126th Street Bayside North)

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Berlin’s Coolest Small Town Christmas

from Friday, 11/28 - Wednesday, 12/31

Berlin's Coolest Small Town Christmas starts with the Christmas Tree lighting on November 28th, followed by the 44th Annual Christmas Parade on December 4th.

(Main Street)

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Annual Holiday Season Listener Appreciation Party

from Friday, 12/19

Come enjoy Ocean 98.1 WOCM's Holiday Season Listener Appreciation Party at Seacrets. This free event will feature 5 acts from the Mid­Atlantic area including Little Bird, Amy Fairchild & Cliff Hillis, The Howling Tongues, Rachel Brown, and 28North. There will be a Silent and Chinese Auction as well as 50/50 raffle and food & drink specials.

(117 49th Street)

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3rd Wave's Ugly Sweater Contest

from Friday, 12/19

Look out that ugly sweater and join the folks at 3rd Wave Brewing co in Delmar De for their Ugly Sweater Party and Contest.

(501 N. Bi-State Blvd)

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Berlin's New Years Eve Ball Drop

from Sunday, 12/21 - Thursday, 1/1

Start of the New Year in Berlin this New Year! There will be dancing in the streets, along with entertainment and great food starting at 8pm, to celebrate the start of 2015. Berlin will have its very own ball drop at the intersection of Broad Street and Main Street at midnight.

(Main Street)

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Touch of Italy Cheese Tasting

from Tuesday, 12/23 - Tuesday, 12/30

Touch of Italy's cheese experts 'Big Cheese' Ray and 'Beautiful Cheese' Bill Wilson will be on hand to help you select the perfect cheeses to pair with your favorite wines, holiday dinners and Touch of Italy's fine Italian meats and veggies

(67th Street, Oceanside)

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3rd Wave Brewing's New Years Eve

from Wednesday, 12/31

Open from noon-5 pm on New Years Eve, 3rd Wave Brewing will be running their Hoppy Hour prices and their Sunday growler fill special, which is wear any 3rd Wave gear and get $3 off your growler fill!

(501 N. Bi-State Blvd.)

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Ocean City's New years Eve Fireworks Display

from Wednesday, 12/31 - Thursday, 1/1

Celebrate the start of 2015 with Ocean City's New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show at Northside Park, on 125th Street. The fireworks display will begin at the stroke of midnight and will be accompanied by live entertainment, warm hot chocolate, and another chance to marvel at the Winterfest of Lights, with a ride on the Boardwalk train through the twinkling park.

(125th Street, Bay Side)

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Penguin Swim

from Thursday, 1/1

Freeze your penguin tail off for charity in the Ocean City Penguin Swim. This annual swim in the chilly Atlantic, benefits Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. There is a Best Costume Contest and Recognition of Oldest & Youngest Brave Penguins

(9100 Coastal Hwy)

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Mayor's Open House At Performing Arts Center

from Thursday, 1/1

(4001 Coastal Highway)

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