OC Christmas Parade Returns Friday Evening

OC Christmas Parade Returns Friday Evening

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 11/30/22 OC Christmas Parade Returns on Friday Music Pier Hosts Train Show on Saturday and Sunday Ocean City’s annual Christmas Parade travels down Asbury Avenue at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. Lights, garland, wreaths and bows adorn “The Avenue” for the season, and the parade will bring a variety of bands, floats and other entries to add a little warmth to the winter. The event gives spectators time to shop and dine on downtown Asbury Avenue before and after the 6 p.m. start time. The parade starts at Sixth Street and proceeds to 11th Street. This year’s parade will feature 75 entries, including the Ocean City High School Marching Band, the Interboro High School Marching Band (of Prospect Park, Pa.), and the Absegami High School Marching Braves. Characters from “Frozen,”... Read More

35 Creative Ideas for New Family Traditions

35 Creative Ideas for New Family Traditions

From beach vacations to bedtime stories, family traditions are a great way to bond and create memories. Whether you grew up with family traditions or you want to blaze a trail with your own ideas, we've got the list for you. Why Make Unique Family Traditions? Family traditions are just plain fun — but they're also good for the health and development of everyone involved. They give people a sense of belonging and boost kids' self-esteem and well-being and having a familiar experience can offer comfort in stressful times. Having your own unique traditions can also strengthen bonds by helping family members connect. In many cases, family traditions help create a family identity and pass on culture and values to the next generation. How to Start New Family Traditions A family tradition is simply a... Read More

Celebrate an Old-Fashioned Family Christmas on Black Friday

Celebrate an Old-Fashioned Family Christmas on Black Friday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 11/23/22 Celebrate an Old-Fashioned Christmas on Black Friday Ocean City Pops Orchestra Performs Special Holiday Show on Saturday Ocean City’s small-town version of “Black Friday” takes place on Friday, Nov. 25. Christmas in the Downtown – “Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue” – goes from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event will feature carolers and performers along downtown Asbury Avenue between Sixth Street and 14th Street. Downtown stores will offer discount shopping for gifts, and many Asbury Avenue restaurants will be open. Free horse-and-carriage rides will be available noon to 3 p.m. with boarding at Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue. Santa will visit with children 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Mark Soifer Park (Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue). Entertainment and Christmas carols will begin at 4 p.m.... Read More

Earlier than the Bird 2022

Earlier than the Bird 2022

    NOVEMBER 19th – “Earlier than the Bird” DOWNTOWN Shopping Extravaganza – 8:00am – 12noon. 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.  Enter to win gift certificates and door prizes from Downtown Merchants while you shop over 100 unique stores.  Be sure to stop at Jon & Patty’s Coffee Bar & Bistro and Ocean City Coffee Company,  for free coffee in the morning and head over to Drip N’ Scoop for a free standard donut!  A printed flyer of store specials will be available at Jon & Patty’s, Ocean City Coffee Co., and Drip N’ Scoop.  The best dressed shoppers will win free turkeys awarded by the Turkey Mascot!  Hang around from Noon-3pm for... Read More

Downtown ‘Earlier Than the Bird’ Celebration Set for Saturday

Downtown ‘Earlier Than the Bird’ Celebration Set for Saturday

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY Downtown ‘Earlier Than the Bird’ Celebration Set for Saturday The early forecast calls for clear and cool weather on Saturday – ideal conditions to kick off the holiday season along downtown Asbury Avenue. In Ocean City, that means shopping in your pajamas for the Earlier Than the Bird celebration. The annual downtown shopping extravaganza takes place 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 19 – the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Anybody (pajama-clad or not) can take advantage of early-bird shopping specials at stores on Asbury Avenue between Sixth Street and 14th Street. But free turkeys will be awarded to the best-dressed, and shoppers can text in to win gift certificates and prizes from downtown merchants. Free coffee will be available at Jon & Patty’s (637 Asbury Avenue) and Ocean City Coffee... Read More

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

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

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY ‘Winterfest by the Sea’ Kicks Off Holiday Season in Ocean City The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will present the third annual Winterfest by the Sea Holiday Shopping Extravaganza from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 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 Santa Claus himself 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 VETERANS DAY CEREMONY ON FRIDAY Ocean City’s annual Veterans Day ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Friday,... Read More

Trail of Two Cities 5K and ‘Zombie Prom’ Coming Up

Trail of Two Cities 5K and ‘Zombie Prom’ Coming Up

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY Trail of Two Cities 5K and ‘Zombie Prom’ Coming Up The Trail of Two Cities 5-kilometer run/walk will be held for the 26th time on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. The popular 5K (3.1-mile) race offers spectacular views over the length of a point-to-point course from Ocean City to Somers Point. The route travels the length of the Route 52 causeway in the lanes usually reserved for cars.  Pre-registration fee is $25, and participants can sign up online until Wednesday, Nov. 2 at www.ocnj.us/race-events.  Race-day registration runs at 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. at the Ocean City Transportation Center (10th Street and Haven Avenue in Ocean City). The race starts there at 8 a.m. and finishes at Kennedy Park in Somers Point. Buses will be available at the finish... Read More

Trail of Two Cities 5K and ‘Zombie Prom’ Coming Up

Trail of Two Cities 5K and ‘Zombie Prom’ Coming Up

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 11/2/22 Trail of Two Cities 5K and ‘Zombie Prom’ Coming Up The Trail of Two Cities 5-kilometer run/walk will be held for the 26th time on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. The popular 5K (3.1-mile) race offers spectacular views over the length of a point-to-point course from Ocean City to Somers Point. The route travels the length of the Route 52 causeway in the lanes usually reserved for cars. Pre-registration fee is $25, and participants can sign up online until Wednesday, Nov. 2 at www.ocnj.us/race-events. Race-day registration runs at 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. at the Ocean City Transportation Center (10th Street and Haven Avenue in Ocean City). The race starts there at 8 a.m. and finishes at Kennedy Park in Somers Point. Buses will be available at the finish... Read More

Parade, Trick-or-Treating and More Halloween Events in Ocean City

Parade, Trick-or-Treating and More Halloween Events in Ocean City

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY Parade, Trick-or-Treating and More Halloween Events in Ocean City Ocean City’s Annual Welcome Night is Set for Wednesday Ocean City’s 74th annual Halloween Parade will be held on Thursday (Oct. 27) and promises a great time for all. The event is a favorite on the fall calendar and features local children, families, bands, entertainers, businesses and organizations costumed for the occasion. The parade starts at 7:15 p.m. and proceeds down Asbury Avenue from Sixth Street to 11th Street. The event is sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange Club. Watching the parade is free – with great spots to catch all the action from either side of downtown Asbury Avenue. Late registration for participants in the parade will be available at a table staffed from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.... Read More