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New Year’s Day in Ocean City

Another New Year’s in Ocean City.. It’s 2011. What are you going to do on New Year’s Day? Ocean City has plenty of things to do on January 1st. Here are a few of our suggestions:

The Fenwick Inn on 138th Street in Ocean City has an exciting weekend filled with food and entertainment planned for New Year’s Weekend. For $329 plus tax, a couple can enjoy 1 or 2 night accommodations, a New Year’s Eve Party with a live band and party favors, and open bar, and a dinner buffet for two. On New Year’s Day, you’ll get a bunch for two. The Fenwick Inn also has a brand new indoor aquatic center and pool to splash around in. Enjoy a large brunch and a swim before heading out in Ocean City to enjoy the first day of 2011!

Feel like taking a plunge? The Princess Royale will be kicking off the new year bright and shiny on New Year’s Day. They will feature a New Year’s brunch, a pool party, and  play host to Atlantic General Hospital’s big fundraiser, the Penguin Swim. Don’t miss out on this fun way to help raise money for this worthy charity. Lots of groups on Town are featuring teams so find one to join, or just go on your own. Registration for the swim begins at noon and the chilly swim begins at 1 pm. The Princess Royal Oceanfront is located on 91st Street.

The Ilia Fehrer-Judy Johnson New Year’s Day 31st Annual Beachwalk is just another way to celebrate the beauty of winter in Ocean City. This is the 31st year that a group of visitors and residents gather to walk the shores of Assateague Island at the beginning of the New Year. Meet at the concessions pavilion at 1 pm. The walk is led by a naturalist and you’ll be warmed with hot chocolate and cookies when you finish.

Care to go shopping on New Year’s Day? The Ocean City Factory Outlet Mall in the White Marlin Shopping Center will be open from 10 am to 6 pm on January 1st. There are many stores from which to choose: the Gap; Tommy Hilfiger; Michael’s; Bed, Bath & Beyond; Marshall’s; and Staples only get you started.  Visit www.ocfactoryoutlets.com for a list of your favorite store’s upcoming sales, specials and coupons located on Route 50  in West Ocean City, MD.

BJ’s on the Water on 75th Street and the bay is open from 11 am to 1:30 am on New Year’s Day. Join the BJ’s crew for their famous, eye-opening Bloody Marys while you watch all of the New Year’s games on their large televisions surrounding the bar. The entire BJ’s on the Water menu is available all day. The Raw Bar will be open at noon. Try their Bloody Mary Oyster Shooters with some steamed shrimp, mussels, or clams while playing KENO.

The award-winning holiday paradise of lights, also known as Winterfest of Lights, is open from 5:30 to 10:30 pm on New Year’s Day. Tour Northside Park, at 127th Street in OC, and see more than one million holiday lights sparkle. Stop by Winterfest Village to see Santa and sip hot chocolate. Admission is $4 for those 10 years and above and free for those 9 years old or younger.

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