Guide to Thanksgiving in Ocean City 2022

Thanksgiving in Ocean City:

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it, so now’s the time to make our holiday plans.  You may be having Thanksgiving at your home, but this could be the year you decide to get away from it all and head to Ocean City. We have condos and hotels where you can cook your own meal or order take-out and bring it back to your suite, or you may decide to treat yourself and sit down to a beautiful meal prepared by someone else!

(This article will be updated as more hotel packages and restaurant specials become available)

Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner

These restaurants are open on Thanksgiving in Ocean City and will feature special Thanksgiving buffets and dinners for the holiday, and some additional restaurants may be open with their regular menus. Just be sure to call ahead to make sure of restaurant hours, and if you are thinking about doing dinner at any of these locations below, reservations are always a good idea.

The View at the Cambria Hotel

Have Thanksgiving Dinner at the Cambria Hotel’s restaurant, The View, on Thursday, November 24th, from 12pm – 6pm. Menu includes Oven Roasted Turkey, Fried Turkey, Glazed Ham, Herb Stuffing, Oyster Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Mac n Cheese, Vegetable Medley, Collard Greens, Sweet Potato Casserole, Homemade Pies & Desserts







Bayview Bar and Grille at Residence Inn

Spend your Thanksgiving on the bay and let the Residence Inn handle the cooking! Their chef is preparing a full buffet menu with all of your favorites, and then some. Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 2pm to 8pm (while it lasts), and reservations are recommended, but not required. Pricing is as follows:

Adults and over 12 – $36.99
Under 12 – $20.99
3 and under – Free
Please call the front desk at 410.723.2222 to make your reservations





Ocean City Fontainebleau

Ocean City Fontainebleau

Thanksgiving Day Buffet will be held on Thursday, November 24th in the Crystal Ballroom from 12PM to 6PM.  Reservations available at 410-390-4016 or email
Adult price $49.99 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
Children price $26.99 per child age 4 to 12, plus tax and gratuity.
Children ages 3 and under are FREE.
Full bar and cocktail service. Seating times between 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM. View the full menu here.


Marlin Moon Restaurant

This Thanksgiving, make plans to visit Marlin Moon at the Double Tree Hotel on 33rd Street for their amazing buffet. $44 for adults and $19 for children between the ages of 6-12 years old! Enjoy traditional Thanksgiving entrees with a Marlin Moon twist. Served from 1-6pm, call 410.289.1201 for seating times. Fill menu can be fund here.




The Coral Reef Restaurant & Bar

The Coral Reef located at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites on 17th Street and the Boardwalk, will be serving Thanksgiving Dinner this year. Adults are $39, children 6-12 $19, and  children 5 & under eat for free. Full menu can be seen here.







Palm 32

A flavorful buffet on Thanksgiving Day: Our carving station will feature whole tom turkey, brown sugar peppercorn seared salmon, parmesan risotto, fried gnocchi, and so, so much more. Call 410.289.2525 to reserve your Turkey Day feast. For now, feast your eyes on our menu at







Epic Bar & Grill at the Grand Hotel

Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at the Epic Bar & Grill inside the Grand Hotel, on the Boardwalk at 21st Street.










Captains Table at the Courtyard by Marriott 

Relax and let the Captains Table do the cooking this year.  Call 410.289.7192 to make your reservation for this unique Thanksgiving buffet, featuring cider brined turkey breast, honey glazed ham, lobster crumb baked haddock, cornbread stuffing, and more. See the full menu here.

28th Street Pit & Pub

28th Street Pit & Pub welcome you on Thanksgiving, and want to let you know the bar will be open all day, but they will not be serving any food.





Pickles Pub

Pickles will be open on Thanksgiving Day offering their regular menu.









Shrimp Boat Seafood Restaurant & MarketThanksgiving at the Shrimp Boat

Although the Shrimp Boat will not be open for Thanksgiving day, they will be open the day before, Wednesday, with their full menu from 11am – 6pm. They will have fresh oysters in the shell and the pint, hand picked crabmeat, cocktail style shrimp, and crab cakes both raw and cooked. They will open again Friday after Thanksgiving. Shrimp Boat Menu for Wednesday: Lump Crab Meat $29, Jumbo Lump $47, Pint of Oysters $23.99, Shell Oysters $10/dozen, Raw 5oz jumbo lump crab cakes $15.99 or 6 for $89, Peeled and deveined cocktail style shrimp (jumbo) are $21.99/pound or $79 for 4 pounds. 




Thanksgiving Hotel Packages

The Cambria Hotel Bayfront

The Cambria Hotel Bayside has guest rooms over Thanksgiving starting at $89 +tax. 

Call 410-289-1645 for reservations.










The Residence Inn by Marriott Ocean City

The Residence Inn by Marriott Ocean City invite you to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with them this year. 

Gobble and Gander Package with Thanksgiving Dinner for 2
  • Includes dinner for 2 guests per stay at Thanksgiving Dinner with 2 complimentary drinks coupons
  • 2 Winterfest of Lights tickets
  • Complimentary breakfast each morning





Princess Royale Oceanfront Hotel


Spend  Thanksgiving at the Princess Royale Oceanfront Hotel and join them in their Tropical Atrium for a beautiful display of Holiday lights, live entertainment, complimentary signature drink and fun times all around. Package discounted rates includes access to the full winter wonderland experience of the decorated Atrium plus much more! Use Promo code: HOLIDAY22 to receive discounted rates and 2 complimentary tickets to Winterfest of Lights.






Special events and festivities

Winterfest of Lights

Winterest of Lights 2022 starts November 17th and is open from 5.30pm – 9.30pm Wednesday through Sunday until January 2nd (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). Just like the last couple of years, this year visitors can walk a half mile loop around the lagoon, through the Winterfest of Lights. This walking event will take you through thousands of sparkling holiday lights and many animated light displays located along a paved path in Northside Park. Santa will also be there! November 17th is FREE for all!

Royale Festival of Lights Opening Reception 

The Princess Royale Welcoming Reception for their Royale Festival of Lights Opening Reception is November 18 starting at 5pm in their Atrium. Join them in their Tropical Atrium for a beautiful display of Holiday lights, live entertainment, complimentary signature drink and fun times all around. 

Christmas Carnival Fundraiser at Trimper Rides.

Celebrate Christmas Season at Trimper Rides November 19th and 20th! Meet Santa, enjoy $2 indoor rides, and many other Holiday festivities!

Holiday Shopper’s Fair

Over 120 Vendors will be hosted at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center. there’s free parking, a food court, non-shoppers lounge, and door prizes. Shop for unique merchandise as well as handmade products, nautical, candles, photography, florals, jewelry, and ceramics. Great gifts ideas for the Holidays. Children’s activities & face painting. $3 for the whole weekend, 13 & under are free! Open Friday & Saturday: 10am – 5pm, and Sunday: 10am – 3pm, November shoppers fair, Ocean City, Maryland

Ice Ice Berlin and Tree Lighting. 

Ice Ice Berlin is BACK for 2022 on November 25th. Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season in beautiful Berlin! A variety of holiday themed artfully carved ice sculptures will decorate the town and the REAL 25ft. tree will be lit at 6pm in front of the Historic Atlantic Hotel. Shops open late, Kringle Kottage and Santa on the lawn of the Taylor House Museum and there will be a few surprises! Ice sculptures sponsored by the Berlin businesses!

Head to the Movies!

Flagship Cinema in West Ocean City is open for business all through the holidays. In fact, they even have late showings over Thanksgiving. They will also have a special Black Friday Sale available here. Buy a $100 in gift cards and receive a FREE $25 gift card, or buy $50 in gift cards and get a FREE $10 gift card, only online. And remember, Flagship has power reclining seats and they’re heated!! For a full schedule of what’s showing, click here.







Shop Small in Historic Berlin 

Shop small in Berlin, visit the Berlin Welcome Center for:
• Free reusable shopping bags
• Free GIFT FROM BERLIN gift bags &
tissue for items bought at our shops
• Drop your letter to Santa in our direct to the North Pole mailbox, and receive a letter back including a coupon for a free treat.
Take a photo with Santa at KRINGLE KOTTAGE located on the grounds of the Calvin B Taylor Museum, 10am-1pm. Leashed pets welcome.


Other ideas….

Enjoy a peaceful, quiet beach… Head to Berlin, a town that embodies festive charm and coziness during every season but especially during the holidays… Run, jog, slowly stroll or walk your pets on the Boardwalk… Find an off season special at your favorite restaurant… Get up early and watch a sunrise. We are almost going to insist you do this. You can always climb back into bed after the sun comes up! Whatever you do, unwind, relax, refresh. It’s easy to do this at the beach in Ocean City during the off season!


Anne Neely
Anne Neely
Anne grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland, and still has the accent to prove it. She earned her Business degree from the University of Northumbria in Newcastle, England and when she was 21, she bought herself a round the world ticket and spent a year working and traveling across the globe. She came across Ocean City for the first time 20 years ago and shortly after it became her permanent home. Anne has three red headed children (who don’t have Scottish accents) and over the years she has been a stay at home mom, an Ocean City business owner, and has worked at her children’s school. When time allows, Anne still loves to travel. She has been with since September 2014.

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  1. I would not have booked Thanksgiving week if I had know that you are not going to use the tram cars to take people thru the great Winterfest light display. Last year you used the pandemic for an excuse. Wake up pandemic long gone ! We are both 72 years old and can only slowly walk a few blocks. We have been thru thus great 750,000 light display at least 5 times in last ten years and thought it was open seven days a week when we first started attending it. Thanks for discriminating against disabled citizens. You could at the very least offer tram car rides at least two of the five nights. While in OC we eat all of our meals out and spend over $125 just in fudge, salt water tactics & Carmel corn ( mostly for a few neighbors & grandkids ) along with shopping out on the Route 50 shopping center. Let me know if this walk thru only will be a yearly event. If it is we will vacation some where else. I always spend over $600 at Jolly Rogers on black Friday for park rides & water park passes for our grandchildren when they go down every summer and use one of our time shares at Coconut Malorie.


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