Ocean City Christmas Parade; Route 90 Bridge Open

Posted on December 1, 2009

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WINTERFEST OF LIGHTS -- Every evening at Northside Park.

LIGHTS IN THE NIGHT -- Lots and lots of lights. Sand fence in foreground reflects the camera flash.

Christmas Parade

Mayor Richard Meehan reminded folks today that the annual Ocean City Christmas Parade will be this Saturday, Dec. 5, in North Ocean City.

And the Route 90 bridge has reopened following repairs, making access to North Ocean City easier for both tourists and Ocean Pines residents.

The parade will begin at 11 a.m. at Old Landing Road (the next street north of 100th Street) and march north 15 blocks to the Gold Coast Mall, where there will be a variety of holiday activities after the parade.

High school bands, floats, and marching units will participate, along with the Mayor and Town Council.

Winterfest

In the evenings, Ocean City has the Winterfest of Lights, every night through Jan. 2. Open at Northside Park, 125th Street and the bay, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.

Museums

Also, we have museums!  Saturday, Dec. 5, A Victorian Christmas Celebration, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Purnell Museum, 208 W. Market St. in Snow Hill, county seat of Worcester County (about one-half hour south of Ocean City).  Don’t plan to ski. There is no snow in Snow Hill, and not much of a hill, either.

Sunday, Dec. 6, Holiday Open House at the Ocean City Life Saving Museum at the south end of the Boardwalk, near the Inlet in Ocean City.  Convenient free parking on the Inlet Parking Lot. Admission to the museum is free during the open house, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, and prices in the museum gift shop are 10 percent off.

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