Each year we dig around for ways to help you keep busy when visiting, but spending Christmas in Ocean City is a thing unto itself. Here are some of our best takes on how to keep engaged while you’re relaxing at the beach off season.
1. There always is something “Christmasy” going on
Although Santa’s superhero status is debatable, he has a lot in common with one particular bat-like caped crusader: when the signal is lit, he goes where he’s needed. That’s exactly what seems to have happened now that the Winterfest lights are shining bright; they’re a beacon for all things Christmas, and the holiday has definitely taken Ocean City over.
2. There are plenty of great restaurants open all year
Christmas in a resort town can be lots of fun. After all, there’s no reason you have to stay in all the holiday long. Getting out and about on Christmas Eve is very Christmas Carol-y. See some friends make some new ones and while away those heavy hours waiting for Santa.
3. You don’t have to take our word for it, ask your fellow readers
Over the years, we’ve accumulated a number of things-to-do-in-the-winter-/-‘off’-season-in-Ocean-City. Basically, if you’ve been following our site for awhile, you could probably list about 100 things there are to do here in the wintertime off the top of your head (the first being, of course, Winterfest).
4. Did we mention Winterfest? It’s an intergenerational delight
It was a cold night as we drove along the Route 90 into Ocean City. From the bridge, you could see the array of lights set along the coastline, illuminating the buildings all around town.
5. And even MORE things to do…
An Ocean City winter is what I spend all year looking forward to. Sure, summer is nice–there’s the beach, the sun and the knowledge that every business in town is open. But if you can take or leave the hot weather like I can, you might find that the town is actually more enjoyable and adventure-friendly in the wintertime.