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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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Spanish Wines & a Great Cause

from Thursday, 1/29

Join the Lower Shore Land Trust on 1/29 at the West OC Bottle Shop for a little wine tasting. Enjoy Spanish wines, shucked oysters and lite Hors d’Ouevres. $25 per person

(12611 Ocean Gateway)

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Church of God Premier Winterfest

from Friday, 1/30 - Sunday, 2/1

(4001 Coastal Highway)

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Home Brewing Classes at Brews up

from Saturday, 1/31 - Tuesday, 11/30

This is a beginner class in home brewing where you can make 5 gallons in 2 hours! Call to reserve your brew pot and let us know what type of beer you want to brew.

(9028 Worcester Hwy, Building C)

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The Big Beer Reveal at the Zippy Lewis Lounge

from Saturday, 1/31

Dunes Manor are hosting their first Craft Beer Event on January 31 at 2pm - 5pm with Fin City Brewery. Fin City's Brew Master will be attending and will reveal the brand new Dune's Manor Zippy Amber Ale.

(2800 Baltimore Avenue )

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Super Bowl Scramble Golf Tournament

from Sunday, 2/1

Registration is at 9am, with shot gun start at 10am. $50 per person.

(12367 Eagle's Nest Road)

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Believe In Tomorrow National Children's Foundation - A Night in the Spotlight

from Saturday, 2/7

Seacrets' DJ Shirk is nominated for Prom King of Believe in Tomorrow's National Children's Foundation "A Night in the Spotlight." at Hooters in West Ocean City. Each dollar donated to the DJ's fundraising page counts as a vote toward him being crowned Prom King, and is dollar toward the steadfast work of Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation.

(12513 Ocean Gateway)

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Pet Portrait Saturday at Ocean City Center for the Arts

from Saturday, 2/7

Benefiting the Worcester County Humane Society, the Ocean City Center for the Arts will host Pet Portrait Saturday. Bring your pet along to have photographer Sara Timmons take a custom photographic portrait of them for $75. The fee includes a sitting and an 8x10-inch custom printed photograph. Also, Jim Rehak will be available to create pet caricature drawings, ready to take home in 15 minutes.

(502 94th St. )

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Seaside Boat Show

from Friday, 2/13 - Sunday, 2/15

This child friendly boat show is the #1 indoor boat show on the Eastern Shore. It boasts over 140 exhibitors including 50 boat dealers, and approximately 350 boats for you to analyze and scrutinize.

(4001 Coastal Highway)

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Cork For A Cause

from Friday, 2/20

Brews Up will be hosting a ‘Cork for A Cause" event on February 20th at 7pm, benefiting The Cricket Center Worcester County Child Advocacy Center.

(9028 Worcester Hwy, Building C)

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Reach the Beach

from Friday, 2/27 - Sunday, 3/1

This Rec and School only national championship is huge! Friday Evening will be the Rec and School Cheer Solo/Small Group competition, and Saturday and Sunday will be the team competition.

(4001 Coastal Highway)

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