‘Winterfest by the Sea’ Kicks Off Holiday Season in Ocean City

‘Winterfest by the Sea’ Kicks Off Holiday Season in Ocean City

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will present the fourth annual Winterfest by the Sea Holiday Shopping Extravaganza from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Ocean City Civic Center (Sixth Street and Boardwalk).

The event offers a great opportunity to kick off the holiday season at the shore. Fine hand-crafted items and specialty food gifts from local vendors will be available for purchase, and word has it that the Grinch and Tom Turkey will be strolling through the event.

Free parking will be available in the adjacent municipal parking lot (entrance on Fifth Street).  For more information, call 609-399-1412.


The Ocean City Theatre Company’s 2023 season continues with a trip “Into the Woods,” featuring a cast of talented students in grades 7 to 12 at the Ocean City Music Pier at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 4.

One of Stephen Sondheim’s most popular works, “Into the Woods” is musically sophisticated, while remaining a hilarious dark comedy with poignant lessons about making our dreams come true. Sondheim collaborated theatrical director James Lapine on the show. Ocean City Theatre Company’s production is under the direction of Hannah Breed with music direction by Brinley Edwards. 

Tickets can be purchased at oceancitytheatrecompany.com or at the Ocean City Music Pier 45 minutes prior to curtain.


Veterans Day Program (Nov. 11): 11a.m. inside the Ocean City Tabernacle, 550 Wesley Avenue.

“Earlier than the Bird” Downtown Shopping Extravaganza (Nov. 18):  8 a.m. to noon. Get out earlier than the bird and jump start your holiday shopping the weekend before Thanksgiving. Shop in your pajamas for early bird shopping specials.

Horse & Carriage Rides (Nov. 18): Noon to 3 p.m., board at 6th Street and Asbury Avenue.

Annual Fast & Furriest 5K Turkey Trot (Nov. 23): Down the Boardwalk. Sponsored by the Humane Society of Ocean City. For more information, call 609-398-9500, ext. 4, or visit hsocnj.org.

Christmas in the Downtown – “Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue” (Nov. 24): 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Join local merchants and the Chamber in kicking off an old-fashioned downtown Christmas.

Horse & Carriage Rides (Nov. 24-26): Noon to 3 p.m., board at 6th Street and Asbury Avenue.

Holidays with the Ocean City Pops (Nov. 25):  Enjoy your favorite holiday songs with the Ocean City Pops. Led by conductor Vince Lee, the Pops will perform classic favorites and modern hits featuring soloist Sara Maimone of Ocean City. 6 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. For tickets, visit OceanCityVacation.com/BoxOffice.

Photos with Santa in Lifeguard Boat (Nov. 25-26): Noon to 3 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier.

Visits with Santa in the Downtown (Nov. 25-26): 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Mark Soifer Park, 9th Street and Asbury Avenue. 

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