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Add “America’s Happiest Seaside Town” to the list of accolades Ocean City has received as Coastal Living Magazine has awarded them this honor in 2018. Already known as "America's Greatest Family Resort", this family friendly town continues to make its beaches, thriving boardwalk, beautiful back bays, diversified downtown shopping, and special events stand out to all those who visit.
FIRST NIGHT OCEAN CITY
Admission buttons for Ocean City’s First Night celebration are are now available. Making plans to enjoy this terrific family-friendly New Year’s Eve extravaganza in Ocean City. This popular non-alcoholic New Year’s Eve city-wide event features 70 entertainment programs from 4 p.m. till 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31. A fireworks display rings in the New Year at midnight. New for First Night 2020: the Trammps, Disney’s Imagination Movers, the Duprees with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra along with annual favorites like the rides at Wonderland Pier,ice-skating rink and magician Chad Juros.
Ocean City’s downtown is not just about summer shopping, as the shops that run along Asbury Avenue are open for the holidays with over 100 wonderful shops and eateries. Be sure to visit Stainton's Square a gallery of amazing shops and exhibits. This thriving downtown is a favorite of the devoted shopper and is easy to walk, bike or drive in. Look for off season events like the fall Block Party and themed shopping events all year.
OCEAN CITY BOARDWALK
The boardwalk is alive practically all year long and is a shopper's at night. The centerpiece of the boardwalk is the Music Pier an iconic entertainment venue full of events, shows and concerts including the annual Holiday Spectacular! Remember to do some holiday shopping by visiting Johnson's Popcorn and Jilly's Stores for the best caramel popcorn, food stuffs and merchandise on the boards.
RECREATION & EVENTS
Ocean City’s recreation and special events will surely make your to do list because you'll find a long list of activities throughout the year. Ocean City’s year-round special events are a blast with favorites like the fall Block Party and unique holiday shopping and themed events like the “Earlier than the Bird” Shopping Extravaganza and First Night New Year’s Eve Celebration.
Meters May 1st- Oct. 31st.