Ocean City’s Winterfest Of Lights Kicks Off Nov. 15

OCEAN CITY — The Town of Ocean City will be a bit brighter beginning Nov. 15, when the Winterfest of Lights celebrates its 20th year illuminating Northside Park.

Named a prestigious Top 100 Event for 2011 by American Bus Association and voted “Maryland’s Finest Holiday Tradition” by Maryland Life Magazine, Winterfest of Lights is a winter paradise for the whole family to enjoy.

The Winterfest Express takes guests on a ride through a mile-long animated wonderland of dazzling lights and spectacular displays, including the Twelve Days of Christmas and additional fairytale favorites. Christmas carols float through the air and throughout the Winterfest Village, which is located inside a festive and heated pavilion.  

To celebrate the spirit of the season, visitors can sip hot chocolate from The OC Recreation Boosters Café or browse the Yukon Cornelius Gift Shop for that special stocking stuffer or OC souvenir. Even Santa attends, taking photos with families every night until Dec. 23.

Winterfest of Lights is located at Northside Park, 125th Street & The Bay. Beginning Nov. 15, the hours of operation will be Sunday-Thursday from 5:30-9:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5:30-10:30 p.m.

Winterfest tickets are available and can be purchased in advance at the Ocean City Community Center and the Convention Center. Admission is $5 for those 12 years & older and free for those 11 years and younger.

About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.