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Archive for November, 2017

Christmas Parade Dashes Down Asbury Avenue on Friday

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 11/29/17 Ocean City’s Christmas Parade returns at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. The season at America’s Greatest Family Resort extends far past the summer, and the annual parade is a highlight of the Christmas season -- with an array of bands, floats and other entries bringing 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 on the Avenue at Sixth Street and proceeds to 11th Street. This year’s parade features the Ocean City High School Band, Absegami High School Band, Wildwood High School Band, Egg Harbor Township High School Band and Pennsport String Band. Miss New Jersey Kaitlyn Schoeffel, second runner-up in the Miss America Pageant,... Read More

Ocean City Celebrates a Downtown Christmas on Nov. 24

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 11/21/17 While the rest of the nation joins the mobs at the malls on “Black Friday,” Ocean City will celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas starting at 2 p.m. on Nov. 24. Christmas in the Downtown will be warm and entertaining time featuring carolers and performers throughout downtown Asbury Avenue between Sixth Street and 11th 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. Entertainment and Christmas carols will begin at 4 p.m. on the steps of City Hall at Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue. The event culminates around 5 p.m. when Santa Claus will emerge on the rooftop of City Hall. With the help of an Ocean City Fire Department ladder truck, Santa... Read More

Ocean City Starts Season ‘Earlier Than the Bird’

What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 11/14/17 Ocean City’s downtown shopping district kicks off the holiday season with a unique small-town event on Saturday, Nov. 18. The “Earlier Than the Bird” Downtown Shopping Extravaganza invites everybody to shop in their pajamas to take advantage of early-bird shopping specials from 8 a.m. to noon. The event gives everybody a chance to beat the crowds, avoid the malls and get some shopping done on the weekend before Thanksgiving. In addition to taking advantage of hourly discounts and specials, shoppers can enter in stores to win door prizes and gift certificates. Free coffee will be available at Jon and Patty’s Bistro (637 Asbury Ave.), Ocean City Coffee Company (Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue) and Starbucks (11th Street and Asbury Avenue). Drip and Scoop (960 Asbury Ave.)... Read More

Veterans Day and Holiday Craft Fair in Ocean City

 What's Happening in Ocean City, NJ 11/8/17 Ocean City’s annual Veterans Day ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at Veterans Memorial Park. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month marked the end of the “Great War” (World War I), and that is now is the time when American citizens honor all the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Ocean City’s ceremony is always well-attended – a strong show of support in recognition of all veterans. This year’s keynote speaker will be Charles Strange, president of the Michael Strange Foundation, named for his son, a decorated Navy cryptologist who was killed in action in Afghanistan. The foundation supports the families of recently fallen service members. The ceremony also will include music, remarks, prayer... Read More

Summer Beach Safety Tips [Infographic]

Summer is almost here, and with that change in season comes warmer weather, barbecues and trips to the beach. While heading out to the water is a great way to beat the summer heat, it’s essential to keep safety in mind so everyone can enjoy the beach safely. Here are some easy summer safety tips to remember every time you head out to enjoy the water. (more…)... Read More