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Winterfest Packages and the Holidays in Ocean City 2023

Take a break from your every day routine, and head down to Ocean City for the sparkling, magical Winterfest of Lights.  A little escapism does us all good, and walking through the Winterfest of Lights will surely take you to your happy place. Even better, some Ocean City hotels have put together Winterfest Packages which include your room, tickets to Winterfest of Lights, and some other goodies, so you can make a whole weekend, or weekday break of it! Brighten up your dreary November and December with a visit to Ocean City’s Winterfest of Lights. There’s lots of other events happening throughtout November and December too, culminating in New Year, and penguin swims. Here are hotels with Winterfest Packages for you to choose from.  We will update as information becomes available.

Grand Hotel Ocean City

Stay at the Grand Hotel and get tickets to Winterfest of Lights included in you package. Available Wednesday-Sunday, November 16th-December 31st.
Two Nights Accommodations
Two Tickets for Admission into Winterfest of Lights
Two Hot Chocolate Vouchers for Java Beach Cafe
Weekdays Starting at $110+tax*
Weekends Starting at $150+tax*

Park Place Hotel on the Boardwalk

Are you ready to dive into the enchanting world of the season? Escape to Ocean City and let the holiday spirit surround you! From November 16th through January 2nd, we’re offering an exclusive Winter Getaway Package that will make your heart sing with joy. 
What’s Included:
~ Welcome Amenity at check-in
~ 2 tickets for Winterfest of Lights (Nov 16 – Dec 24: 5:30 – 9:30 PM, Wed-Sun; Dec 25 – Dec 31: Every day, 5:30 – 9:30 PM)
~ Christmas Carnival just steps away – Free entry on Saturday, Nov. 19 & Sunday, Nov. 20
~ Enjoy a 10% discount as our special gift to you!
~ Early Check-in and Late Check-out, upon request and based on availability.




Residence Inn Ocean City

It’s time to get toasty at the Residence Inn by Marriott Ocean City! Grab a blanket and prop your feet up on their bayside firepit. Take in all the holiday festivities in Ocean City including the spectacular Winterfest of Lights!
Use promo code “HO9” (like HO HO HO) here









Princess Royale

Book now and receive UP TO 20% off your total stay and 2 complimentary tickets to Winterfest of Lights!
Make your Holidays more special with a trip to the beach! Get into the holiday spirit and stay at the largest Resort in town. Swim in our warm pool while surrounded by a winter wonderland display of lights. Photos with Santa, holiday shopping, mermaid show and much more!

Traveling between November 17, 2023 and December 27, 2023? Don’t forget to select our Royale Festival of Lights rate plan to register for this special offer!
*Terms and Conditions May Apply*


Hilton Suites Oceanfront 

Reserve your stay at the Hilton Ocean City and take a winter stroll through the Winterfest of Lights, where thousands of colorful holiday lights will be on display all through the Christmas season! This Hilton Winterfest package includes two tickets to the Winterfest of Lights as well as a $25 food and beverage credit to be used at Hilton’s amazing onsite restaurant, 32 Palm.

Special Includes:

  • 2 Winterfest of Lights tickets
  • $25 dining credit for 32 Palm
  • Beautiful spacious suite

Package available through 12/31/23. You can book this package online here.


Howard Johnson® By Wyndham Oceanfront Plaza Hotel

Get into the festive mood with this Howard Johnson Package which includes:

Two nights room and tax at Howard Johnson Oceanfront Plaza Hotel
4 tickets to Winterfest of Lights
$80 in meal vouchers
All taxes

Weekday (Sun-Thur): $279 Total
Weekend (Fri & Sat): $325 Total

*Available Nov. 17th through Dec. 27th  No black out dates! Additional nights available at a discounted rate.

Fenwick Inn

The Fenwick Inn has put together a Winterfest Package just for you when you stay at Fenwick Inn between 11/16-12/31 with lots of perks included. Book direct to SAVE by calling 800-641-0011or go to FenwickInn.com

Aloft Ocean City

Aloft Ocean CityThe Aloft Ocean City wants to get you in the holiday spirit with their Winterfest Package which includes:

  • 2 event tickets
  • 2 Holiday cocktails
  • Complimentary shuttle service
  • Valid stay dates: November 16, 2023 – December 31, 2023

Use Promotional Code: D60 when making your reservation here

Events for the Holidays!

Winterfest of Lights

Of course, the Winterfest of Lights. Need we say more? Open Wednesday though Sunday, November 16th – December 31st, 5.30pm – 9.30pm at Northside Park in Ocean City. $6 per person / 11 under are free. This year the walking event will continue, but the tram will be making an appearance!

Holiday Train Garden Display

If you’re looking for a fun and festive activity to add to your Winterfest of Lights tradition this holiday season, then head on over to the Roland E. Powell Convention Center Welcome Center and enjoy the Holiday Model Railroad Display!  It’s sure to put you in the Christmas spirit! Admission is free, but donations are accepted to benefit Ocean City Beach Patrol, so bring your whole family!

Dates:  Wednesday – Sunday, November 16 – December 31, 5:30pm-9:00 pm


Ice Skating at the Carousel

Did you know, Ocean City’s has an indoor ice rink? It’s located inside the Carousel Hotel, and is open Sunday: 9 am-9pm, Monday – Thursday: 4pm-9pm, Friday: 4pm-10pm and Saturday: 10am-10pm. It’s open to the general public, but if you stay at the hotel you get a discount! They have skates for everyone, from toddlers, to grown men, and they have free kids and adult walkers, for those who are a little shaky on their skates! You can skate as long as you want, so long as you are inside the rink area. It’s the perfect activity for the Holidays! 


Visit Santa at Harpoon Hanna’s

Always a fun morning when Santa visits Harpoon Hannas! Enjoy brunch on December 10th then visit Santa between 10am – 1pm. Call Today for Reservations – 302-539-3095

Carriage Rides in Berlin Md

Celebrate the Holidays in Berlin with FREE carriage rides Saturdays and Sundays in December til Christmas 11am-3pm and Meet Santa at Kringle Kottage Saturdays and Sundays 10am-1pm.


For a full list of all events taking place in Ocean City during the Holidays, click here.

Anne grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland, and came across Ocean City for the first time over 30 years ago and shortly after it became her permanent home.  When time allows, Anne still loves to travel. She has been with OceanCity.com since September 2014.

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