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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

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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Partying like it’s 2014? They’re everywhere

By: Clara Vaughn on December 27th, 2013

(Dec. 27, 2013) From champagne to fireworks, romantic dinners to over-the-top celebrations, Ocean City goes all-out for New Years. Here are just a few of the events taking place in the area this Tuesday to kick off 2014:

 

Ocean City:

-Seacrets, 49th Street: Dinner seatings at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:45 p.m. There will be a $20 charge for all seatings after 5:30 p.m. in addition to New Years Eve menu prices. Visit www.seacrets.com/nye for menu. Reservations are required, call 410-524-4900.

Those coming for the party only pay $30 cover charge until 8 p.m. and $40 after. Includes a champagne …

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34th annual Beach Walk Jan.1

By: Clara Vaughn on December 27th, 2013

(Dec. 27, 2013) Join the Assateague Coastal Trust for its 34th annual Ilia Fehrer/Judy Johnson New Year’s Day Beach Walk at Assateague National Seashore on Wednesday, Jan. 1.

A former National Park Service Ranger will lead a group north from the State Park parking lot, highlighting some of the natural and historic elements of the barrier island, ACT Office Manager Matt Heim said.

“People appreciate what Assateague has to offer as a natural barrier island. People recognize the uniqueness of that and appreciate what’s there,” Heim said. “It’s an opportunity to get together and …

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Cold swimmers with warm hearts raise funds for AGH

By: Clara Vaughn on December 27th, 2013

(Dec. 27, 2013) Philanthropists are diving headfirst into a fundraiser for Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.

The 20th annual Penguin Swim is slated for New Years Day, next Wednesday, and hundreds will take to the ocean off 91st Street for the event.

New attractions mark the 20th year of the swim, including a 7-foot-tall ice throne crafted by ice carver Eric Cantine, miniature pony, Frankie, dressed in full penguin attire and Sherman from the Shorebirds, all available for photo ops with participants while they wait to take the plunge.

“It’s going to be huge,” said AGH Development Coordinator…

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Beach Fireworks

from Monday, 7/7 - Tuesday, 8/26

Fireworks every Monday and Tuesday starting at 10pm on North Divison Street! July 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 August 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

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Free Family Programs

from Monday, 7/7 - Saturday, 8/30

Go to the lifesaving museum for Free Family Programs! Different subjects are covered each day!

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OC Tall Ship El Galeon

from Friday, 8/1 - Monday, 9/1

Step back 500 years when the El Galeon Andelucio comes to visit Ocean City. The El Galeon Andelucio is a replica of the late 16th century European ships that explored much of the known and unknown world.

(3rd Street Bayside)

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Art League of OC First Friday Receptions

from Friday, 8/1 - Friday, 12/5

Open receptions from 5-7pm on the first Friday of every month, event is open to the public.

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OC Beach Lights

from Sunday, 8/3 - Sunday, 8/31

Watch the five story inflatable sphere light up the night at the OC Beach Lights show! Each show is about 8 minutes. Show times include 9:30, 10:00, and 10:30PM every Sunday

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Ocean City Hotel Week

from Sunday, 8/17 - Thursday, 8/28

There is no cheaper week to visit OC then Hotel Week where many local hotels offer deals including free night stays and multiple night discounts.

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OC Sandfest

from Monday, 8/18 - Sunday, 8/24

From Aug 18-22 Sand sculptors create 10 huge sand sculptures along the beach from N. Division Street to 4th Street and from August 23-24 art and interactive activities including sand art contests, sculpting lessons and more!

(27th Street)

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OC Jeep Week

from Friday, 8/22 - Sunday, 8/24

Ocean City's 5th Annual Jeep Week! There will be Jeeps all over OC!

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Labor Day Weekend Art & Craft Weekend

from Friday, 8/29 - Sunday, 8/31

Come out on Labor Day weekend to see a large variety of local arts and crafts including oil and watercolors, woodworking, furniture, stained glass, candles, pottery.

(4001 Coastal Highway)

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Wings & Wheels Expo

from Saturday, 8/30

Come out and see people's private collections of antique military vehicles, cars and aircrafts.

(2724 Airport Rd)

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