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

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‘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, Nov. 11 at the Ocean City Tabernacle (550 Wesley Avenue). Everybody is invited to come pay tribute to the men and women who have served our country. The ceremony includes music, prayer and remarks from local veterans.

COMING UP IN NOVEMBER

 “Earlier than the Bird” Downtown Shopping Extravaganza (Nov. 19): 8 a.m. to noon. 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. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

Free Horse and Carriage Rides (weekends Nov. 19-20 through Dec. 17-18): Noon to 3 p.m. with boarding at Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

Fast & Furriest 5k Turkey Trot (Nov. 24): The annual Thanksgiving morning 5-kilometer run begins at 8:30 a.m. and follows a course down the Ocean City Boardwalk. The event also includes a 5K walk and a one-mile fun run. Sponsored by the Humane Society of Ocean City. Online registration is at runsignup.com, and race-day registration opens at 7 a.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier.

Christmas in the Downtown – “Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue” (Nov. 25): 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Join Ocean City’s downtown merchants and the Chamber of Commerce in kicking off an old-fashioned Downtown Christmas. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

Ocean City Pops Holiday Show (Nov. 26): The annual Ocean City Pops holiday show is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Enjoy your favorite holiday songs with the Pops. Led by conductor Vince Lee, the Pops will perform your classic favorites and modern holiday hits featuring soloist Angel Gomez. More information and online ticket sales are available at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice.

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