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Free Christmas Dinner, Other Events Leading to First Night – By Mark Soifer, Ocean City Publicist

(Christmas Day)  For 22 years, Peaches Lukens and her husband Mike assisted by a group of dedicated volunteers have dedicated their Christmas Day to providing a FREE, home cooked BUFFET DINNER to the South Jersey community. The dinner is held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. by the Christian Community Circleat St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 8th and Central Ave. in Ocean City. And they make it easy to participate, no matter what your situation.  The Circle provides take outs, deliveries and transportation to and from the dinner if needed. If you’d like to help, donations of turkeys, hams and desserts would be appreciated. Call Mike or Peaches at (609) 398-8781. For those interested a church service will be held at St. Peter’s Sanctuary starting 10 a.m. (Dec. 21) Talented local artist and singer songwriter... Read More

Now is the Time to Buy Your First Night Admission Buttons – By Mark Soifer, Ocean City Publicist

For 20 years now, Ocean City has been providing the best New Year’s Eve entertainment value on the Jersey Shore. FIRST NIGHT offers a selection of 70 entertainment programs from 4 p.m.until midnighton Dec.31 capped by a fireworks display…and all for just $14 a person.

With New Year’s Eve just a few weeks away, now is the best time to buy your First Night Admission buttons before a possible sell-out.  A Committee of volunteers headed by Michele Gillian works year around to develop the program that attracts thousands of visitors for a gala weekend…and that also includes FIRST DAY at the Beach and in the Downtown on New Year’s Day.

First Night kicks off at the Music Pier with Opening Ceremonies at 4 p.m.The event includes a ribbon cutting by City officials, entertainment by the Harmony Show Choir,... Read More

Holiday Events Continue From Now Through New Years

HOLIDAY EVENTS CONTINUE FROM NOW THROUGH NEW YEARS EVE By Mark Soifer, Ocean City Publicist Ocean City will present an array of holiday events right through to First Night on New Year’s Eve. Here is a listing: (Dec. 9) A CHRISTMAS BIRTHDAY is set for 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.at the Flanders Hotel, 11th and Boardwalk. It will feature Blues sensation, Terri Showers. A buffet dinner and desserts are included. Seating is limited. Tickets are $49. Contact Peaches Lukens, (609) 398-8781. (Dec. 10) SANTA PAWS:  Bring your pet to the Ocean City Humane Society, Shelter Rd. off Bay and Tennessee Ave., for a photo with Santa. Hours, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $10 per photo with proceeds benefiting the outstanding rescue efforts of our award winning shelter. Call (609) 399-2018. (Dec. 10)  A Living, Outdoor... Read More

Parade, Train Show, Pops Concert, Sing-In This Weekend – By Mark Soifer, Ocean City Publicist

Interesting events continue at this family resort… (Dec. 2)  The City’s Annual CHRISTMAS PARADE featuring Santa and holiday hoopla starts 6 p.m. and goes from 6th to 11thSts. on Asbury Ave. The Hoopla will be provided by the Ocean City High School Band, Pennsport String Band, and floats from Wonderland, Ocean City Home Bank, Sturdy Savings Bank, plus the Highland Youth Performance  Ensemble Color Guard. MissOceanCity, Brenna Carnuccio, Junior Miss Ocean City, Kylie Clearkin and Little Miss Ocean City, Cassidy Diamond will also brighten the event. Following the Parade Santa will pose for photos (bring your camera) in the lobby of Stainton’s Square and give treats to the children. Downtown stores will be open for holiday shopping. (Dec. 3-4)  The City’s Annual JAY EGGLY TRAIN SHOW is set for the Music Pier, Boardwalk and... Read More

Old Fashioned Family Christmas Highlights Weekend Events – By Mark Soifer, Ocean City Publicist

(Nov. 25)  Big doings in the downtown on Friday. Ocean City celebrates an OLD FASHIONED Family Christmas from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be free horse and carriage rides, photos with Santa in a Beach Patrol life boat at 9th and Asbury Ave., face painters, carolers and more. The Philly Phanatic will visit from 4 to 5:30 p.m. And yes! Santa will land on the roof of City Hall and descend toAsbury Ave. with the assistance of a City Fire Department hook and ladder truck. There will be shopping and dining specials all weekend. So SHOP LOCALLY for great buys and unbeatable personal service. (Nov. 26-27) Enjoy BREAKFAST with Santa Saturdays and Sundays  at a different downtown restaurant every weekend. For a schedule access www.oceancityvacation.com or call 609-399-1412. There will be... Read More

EARLIER THAN THE BIRD, CRAFTS FESTIVAL, HOLIDAY EVENTS SET – By Mark Soifer, Ocean City Publicist

(Nov. 19)  Shop early and gobble up the Savings during Downtown Ocean City’s EARLIER THAN THE BIRD Shopping Extravaganza this Saturday along Asbury Avenue. The best deals will be from 7 a.m.till noon. Shop in your pajamas and you may win a turkey if judged one of the best dressed. There will be free coffee and giveaways at 9th and Asbury Ave. Sign up in stores to win $25 gift certificates. From noon to 3 p.m. there will be free horse and carriage rides, free photos with Santa and free face painting and more in the shopping district. For information, call (609) 398 –GOOC. (Nov. 19-20) The second of two major November craft festivals will be held Sat.-Sun. at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The HOLIDAY CELEBRATION of Fine Arts and... Read More

Quiet Festival, Craft Shows, New Mural, Veterans Day This Week – By Mark Soifer, Ocean City Publicist

(Now through Nov. 15) The 10th Annual QUIET FESTIVAL, that has already been featured in AAA Magazine, and on national CBS Radio started yesterday and continues though Nov.15. All events are free. The schedule includes: (Wed. Nov. 9th) The Official Quiet Festival OPENING CEREMONY in front of City Hall, 9th and Asbury Ave. at noon featuring a Yawn Along to Beautiful Dreamer, the Ocean City High School Sign Club, a Yo Yo Demonstration by Air Circus, the World’s only Maple Pod Drop, the World’s Only Wind Chimes Band performing Brother Can You Spare a Chime, Nancy Fox singing a quiet song, Quiet Festival Poems, bubbles, leaf squeezing, paper airplanes and more. (Thurs. Nov.10) Open Poetry reading with Bud Cole, Mark Soifer, the Bad Penny Poets and whoever wants to read, 7 p.m.... Read More

Trail of Two Cities Saturday, Quiet Festival Next

(Nov. 5) The 16th Annual TRAIL OF TWO CITIES race/walk over the 9th St. Causeway is set for Sat., Nov. 5 starting 8 a.m. at the Ocean City Transportation Center. The event begins at 8a.m. and concludes at JFK Park in Somers Point. THE CAUSEWAY WILL BE CLOSED TO VEHICLES FROM 8 A.M. TO 9:30 AM. ON SATURDAY. Runners and walkers may register starting 7 a.m. at the Transportation Center. Cost per runner is $25. Buses will be available at JFK Park to bring participants to start of race from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Buses will also transport participants back to Ocean City at the conclusion of the race. Free refreshments will be available at the finish line. For information, call City Hall Annex, 901 Asbury Ave.,(609) 525-9300 or New York Ave.... Read More

Register for November’s Trail of Two Cities

(Nov.5) The 16th TRAIL OF TWO CITIES Run/Walk between Ocean City and Somers Point will "break new ground" this year. The race will be over the new causeway now being completed between the two Cities. Participants will be able to bid farewell to the old bridges now being demolished. The event begins 8 a.m., Nov. 5 at the Ocean City Transportation Center, 10th and Haven Ave. and concludes at JFK Park in Somers Point. The Causeway will be closed to vehicles from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Runners will compete in various age groups from 9 years to 70 plus, male and female. Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age group. There will be special awards to the male and female with the best over-all times. Walkers... Read More