(Nov. 7, 2014) The Downtown Association of Ocean City will kick off the holiday season early as it presents the Wicomico Street Winter Festival, located downtown between the Boardwalk and Baltimore Avenue, Saturday, Nov. 8, from 3-7 p.m.
“Our goal is to bring back lights and business to downtown,” said Lisa Aydelotte, Downtown Ocean City events coordinator.
The festival will include vendors for early holiday shopping, games for children, an appearance from Santa Claus at 4:30 p.m. and entertainment provided by Tranzfusion. The Stephen Decatur High School show choir will be performing holiday songs.
“The kids will be debuting their first Christmas song for the holiday season, as well as singing ‘Here Comes Santa Claus,’” said Christine Middlecamp, Stephen Decatur show choir instructor.
Admission for the event is free. Tickets for the children’s games will cost $5 for 10. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
“Every penny we raise is going toward Donate to Decorate,” Aydelotte said.
Donate to Decorate is an initiative sponsored by the Ocean City Development Corporation in association with “Light Up Downtown.” Different events are hosted throughout the year to raise funds for holiday light displays. The “Light Up Downtown” celebration will take place at Sunset Park on Dec. 5, 5-7 p.m., and includes an appearance from Santa Claus, entertainment and baked goods.
“[It’s] a great thing for the whole family to do with ‘Light Up Downtown,’” said Tiffany Phillips, Downtown Association president.
For more information on the Wicomico Street Winter Festival and the Downtown Association of Ocean City, visit www.downtownassociation.net.