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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

Ringing in 2015 with ocean dip

By: Kara Hallissey on January 9th, 2015

(Jan. 9, 2015) About 850 participants plunged into the 41-degree Atlantic Ocean on New Year’s Day during the 21st annual Penguin Swim, a fundraiser for Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

“This year’s swim went great and we thank the community for supporting us,” said AGH Development Assistant Heather Trader. “We are looking forward to next year’s event since it will fall on a Friday. It should be bigger and better.”

Swimmers gathered on the beach behind the Princess Royale hotel on 91st Street just before the icy dip.

At 1 p.m., the “penguins” dashed into the chilly ocean,

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Winterfest of Lights breaks record

By: Kara Hallissey on January 9th, 2015

(Jan. 9, 2015) The only thing broken at this past year’s Winterfest of Lights was the attendance record, with city records showing that 111,042 passengers took a ride through illuminated Northside Park during the 46-night holiday spectacular.

“We were up 18 percent from last year and broke all records this year. The only number that decreased was the number of tram cars used, which means we moved more people over a longer period of time,” said Frank Miller, Ocean City’s special events superintendent. “This year exceeded our expectations and I am happy the thousands of dollars made…

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Join Penguin Swim New Year’s Day

By: Kara Hallissey on December 26th, 2014

(Dec. 26, 2014) The 21st annual Penguin Swim will take place on New Year’s Day, when hundreds of people will plunge into the ocean off 91st Street to benefit Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

“It is a great family event that pulls the community together and raises awareness for the hospital,” AGH Development Assistant Heather Trader said. “The Penguin Swim is not your typical Ocean City event and everyone comes out to celebrate the new year with the ones they love.”

In addition to jumping into a 40-something-degree ocean, participants also will have the opportunity for some picture

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New Year’s Day Beach Walk on Assateague

By: Kara Hallissey on December 26th, 2014

(Dec. 26, 2014) Get some fresh air and be surrounded by nature during Assateague Coastal Trust ‘s 35th annual Ilia Fehrer/Judy Johnson New Year’s Day Beach Walk at Assateague State Park on Thursday, Jan. 1.

Former National State Park Service Ranger, Chris Seymour will be leading the group north, up the beach to scenic and pristine views, with Ocean City’s strip in the distance. Everyone will meet on the deck of the concession stand next to the beach, said Assateague Coastkeeper Kathy Phillips.

“[Seymour] loves to guide the annual beach walk for ACT,” she said.

The retired Park Ranger

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Visit OC park for NYE celebration, fireworks

By: Kara Hallissey on December 26th, 2014

(Dec. 26, 2014) No plans for New Year’s Eve? Why not go to Northside Park and catch the Town of Ocean City’s fireworks show to ring in 2015.

The fireworks display will begin at midnight with live entertainment, hot chocolate, giveaways and the opportunity to ride through the Winterfest of Lights for the last time in 2014, which will extend its hours until midnight for the special occasion.

“It’s a nice alternative for families to ring in the new year together,” said Brenda Moore, Special Events coordinator for the Town of Ocean City. “Instead of spending a lot of money at a bar or elsewhere,

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Annual Ocean City Community Health Fair

from Tuesday, 5/5

The 29th Annual Community Health Fair will offer free health screenings and free health education for all, combined with a blood drive.

(4001 Coastal Highway)

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Springfest

from Thursday, 5/7 - Sunday, 5/10

It's Springfest's 25th anniversary and this year the Inlet parking lot will be filled with 4 huge tents full of arts and crafts, as well as delicious food, drinks and entertainment. The headline acts are Country music star Vince Gill, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo on their 35th Anniversary tour, and The Beatles cover band Beatlemania Again.

(Inlet)

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Family Movie Night at Sunset Park

from Friday, 5/8

A great FREE night out for all the family. Bring your blanket and chair and enjoy a family friendly movie on a giant projection movie screen when the sun goes down at Sunset Park.

(South Division Street)

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Beatdown at the Beach - Olympic Style Boxing

from Saturday, 5/9

For tickets, visit the OC Visitor Center on 40th Street or call Ticketmaster at 800-551-SEAT. For more information, call 410-289-2800. Ticket prices: $25 - $75

(4001 Coastal Highway)

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Brown Box Theater Presents Boxer Shorts

from Saturday, 5/9 - Monday, 5/11

An evening of enchanting and interrogative short plays that explore the space between sleeping and waking, thinking and knowing, living and dying. Admission

(94th Street)

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Concert - Doo Wop Project

from Thursday, 5/14

OC Performing Arts Center, 8 PM. An evening of legendary songs. Starring cast members from “Jersey Boys”, “Motown the Musical”, and more! Admission.

(4001 Coastal Highway)

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Cruisin' Ocean City Car Show

from Thursday, 5/14 - Sunday, 5/17

The 25th Annual Cruisin Ocean City takes place on May 14 through 17, 2015 at the Inlet Parking Lot and at the Convention Center. With more than 3,000 Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Classics and Trick Trucks cruisin the streets, this is an event you won't want to miss.

(Boardwalk and Inlet)

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The Burley Build Benefest

from Saturday, 5/16

From 2pm-8pm on May 16th, help raise money for Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County Inc. through the Burley Build Benefest at Burley Oak Brewery in Berlin.

(10016 Old Ocean City Blvd)

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International Museum Day

from Monday, 5/18

Join the Ocean City Life Saving Museum for their Open House celebrating International Museum Day 2015. The theme for this year is "Museums for a sustainable society." There will be free admission for the entire day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(The Boardwalk and Inlet)

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Family Movie Night at Sunset Park

from Friday, 5/22

A great FREE night out for all the family. Bring your blanket and chair and enjoy a family friendly movie on a giant projection movie screen when the sun goes down at Sunset Park

(South Division Street)

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