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2018 Holiday Events in Ocean City, NJ

Christmas Postcard-22018 Holidays Events in Ocean City, NJ

 

NOVEMBER 17th – “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.  Win gift certificates and prizes from Downtown Merchants and look for Santa! For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

NOVEMBER 17th & 18th – FREE Horse & Carriage Rides – 12noon – 3pm, in front of City Hall, 9th & Asbury Ave. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

NOVEMBER 22nd – 11th Annual Fast & Furriest 5k Turkey Trot – down the “beautiful” OC Boardwalk. Sponsored by the Humane Society of Ocean City. For more information call 609-398-9500 ext. 4 or visit www.hsocnj.org

NOVEMBER 23rd – Christmas in the Downtown – “Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue” 2pm – 5pm. Join the merchants & Chamber in kicking off an old-fashioned Downtown Christmas.  Enjoy an old-fashioned Downtown Christmas.  Carolers, entertainment, FREE horse and carriage rides from 1pm-4pm, photos with Santa in a life boat from 1pm-3pm, and shopping specials!  5pm watch the official tree lighting and Santa’s arrival from the roof of City Hall with the Phillie Phanatic and special guest Jackie Evancho. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

NOVEMBER 24th – JACKIE EVANCHO, CHRISTMAS IN OCEAN CITY Platinum-selling, 18-year-old vocal sensation Jackie Evancho will return to the Ocean City Music Pier for a Christmas show on November 24th, 2018 at 7:30pm. Jackie will perform a selection of songs from her critically acclaimed “Someday at Christmas” album. Jackie’s Christmas show is filled with classic Christmas and popular holiday songs. Jackie will join musicians from the Ocean City POPS Orchestra to celebrate the holiday season in America’s Greatest Family Resort. Jackie Evancho dazzled American television audiences at age ten gaining global recognition with her stunning debut on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Since then, she has released a string of platinum and gold albums, with sales of over 2.5 million in the U.S., acted in Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep alongside Susan Sarandon and performed for President and Mrs. Obama at the National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington D.C. Her broad successes lead Billboard Magazine to include Jackie on their list of “music movers-and-shakers under the age of 21” in 2011 and again in 2012. Tickets are $45 and $35 and can be purchased at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or by calling 609-399-6111. You can also purchase tickets person by visiting the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the 9th Street causeway or City Hall’s Welcome Center at 861 Asbury Avenue.

NOVEMBER 23rd, 24th & 25th – FREE Horse & Carriage Rides – 12noon – 3pm, in front of City Hall, 9th & Asbury Ave. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

NOVEMBER 24th Breakfast with Santa – 8AM – 11AM Sunrise Café, 1200 Asbury Avenue (609) 398-9300

NOVEMBER 25th Breakfast with Santa – 8AM – 11AM Arlene’s on Asbury, 624 Asbury Avenue (609) 399-3639

NOVEMBER 24th & 25th – Photos with Santa 12PM – 3PM at the Music Pier. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

DECEMBER 1st & 2nd – Train Show – Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk, 10am – 4pm. Saturday and 10am – 4pm Sunday. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children. For more information call 609-399-6111.

DECEMBER 1st Breakfast with Santa – 8AM – 11AM Jon & Patty’s Coffee Bar & Bistro, 637 Asbury Avenue (609) 399-3377

DECEMBER 1st Ocean City Gardens Civic Association Trim-A-Tree with Santa – 3:30PM to 4:30PM. Longport Bridge Flag Area. Decorate a new Christmas tree and Santa available for pictures with the little ones. The OCGCA is inviting children of Veterans and those currently serving, and the event is open to all. Refreshments will be served and Santa will have a small gift for each child. Registration required. To register please send an email to LJWATTS4@aol.com please include child’s name and age. Rain date is scheduled for Sunday December 2nd at 3:30PM. For more information call 609 485-5043.

DECEMBER 2nd Breakfast with Santa – 8AM – 11AM Yianni’s Café, 841 Asbury Avenue (609) 391-1113

DECEMBER 1st & 2nd – FREE Horse & Carriage Rides – 12noon – 3pm, in front of City Hall, 9th & Asbury Ave. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

DECEMBER 1st & 2nd – Photos with Santa – 12pm – 3pm at the Music Pier. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

DECEMBER 7th – Christmas Parade – 6:00pm on Asbury Avenue from 6th to 11th Street. Registration information at www.ocnj.us/chirstmas-parade. For more information call 609-399-6111.

DECEMBER 8th – Traditional Christmas Concert 4:00PM with the 60-Voice Angelus Chorus, Tenor John Taylor, and the Tapestry String Quartet, directed by Richard Stanislaw. St. Peter’s United Methodist Church. 501 East 8th Street. For more information please call 609-399-2988.

DECEMBER 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th – The Ocean City Theatre Company will proudly present ANNIE! The perfect Christmas production. Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.” With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations… and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt sparking a new deal for Christmas! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. December 8th at 7:30, December 9th at 2pm, December 14th at 7:30 and December 15th at 2:00 and 7:30. Tickets: Adults $20 Kids $18. Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. Call 609-399-6111 or visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice.

DECEMBER 8th Breakfast with Santa – 8AM – 11AM Arlene’s on Asbury, 624 Asbury Avenue (609) 399-3639

DECEMBER 9th Breakfast with Santa – 8AM – 11AM Sunrise Café, 1200 Asbury Avenue (609) 398-9300

DECEMBER 8th & 9th – FREE Horse & Carriage Rides – 12noon–3pm, in front of City Hall, 9th & Asbury Ave. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

DECEMBER 8th & 9th – Photos with Santa – 12pm – 3pm at the Music Pier. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

DECEMBER 15th Breakfast with Santa – 8AM – 11AM Yianni’s Café, 841 Asbury Avenue (609) 391-1113

DECEMBER 16th Breakfast with Santa – 8AM – 11AM Jon & Patty’s Coffee Bar & Bistro, 637 Asbury Avenue (609) 399-3377

DECEMBER 15th & 16th – FREE Horse & Carriage Rides – 12noon – 3pm, in front of City Hall, 9th Asbury Ave. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

DECEMBER 15th & 16th – Photos with Santa – 12pm – 3pm at the Music Pier. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

DECEMBER 22nd Breakfast with Santa – 8AM – 11AM Jon & Patty’s Coffee Bar & Bistro, 637 Asbury Avenue (609) 399-3377

DECEMBER 23rd Breakfast with Santa – 8AM – 11AM Arlene’s on Asbury, 624 Asbury Avenue (609) 399-3639

DECEMBER 22nd & 23rd – FREE Horse & Carriage Rides – 12noon – 3pm, in front of City Hall, 9th Asbury Ave. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

DECEMBER 22nd & 23rd – Photos with Santa – 12pm – 3pm at the Music Pier. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

DECEMBER 31st – First Night New Year’s Eve Celebration! – A complete schedule of entertainment leading up to fireworks at midnight. For more information call 609-399-6111 or visit firstnightocnj.com.

JANUARY 1st 2019 – First Day Shopping Extravaganza – Welcome the New Year by shopping for tremendous bargains in Downtown Ocean City, Asbury Avenue from 6th to 14th street. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

JANUARY 1st 2019 FREE Horse & Carriage Rides – 12noon – 3pm, in front of City Hall, 9th Asbury Ave. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

JANUARY 1st 2019 – 5k Boardwalk Run, First Day 5k Boardwalk Run – Pre-register at https://runsignup.com/race/nj/oceancity/firstday5kboardwalkrun or race day 11:00am – 12:30pm at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. For more information contact: runawayac@comcast.net or call 609-861-0674.

JANUARY 1st 2019 – First Day At The Beach –2pm at the Music Pier, Boardwalk & Moorlyn Terrace. Featuring Ocean City’s first dip in the ocean for the New Year. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ

All dates are subject to change or cancel. For more information call 1-800-BEACH-NJ, (609) 399-6111 or visit www.oceancityvacation.com. Download the official OCNJ Vacation App for your smart phone.

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