Winterfest In Ocean City, Christmas 2009

Posted on December 23, 2009


The Winterfest sign at the foot of the Harry Kelly Bridge welcomes visitors to Ocean City.

Brightly lighted Christmas trees highlight the Winterfest sign.

It’s Winterfest in Ocean City, with decorations on the bridge and along the Baltimore Avenue median from 14th Street to 33rd Street. The big hotels are open and have extravagantly decorated lobbies.

Of course the big Winterfest excitement is at the Northside Park, 125th Street and the bay, where you can view a dazzling Christmas wonderland every evening, including Christmas Eve and Christmas, through Jan. 2. Ride the Winterfest train, sip hot chocolate, and see Santa, too. Admission is $4.

No Winterfest display this year at the Inlet Parking Lot, in the spirit of budget austerity, but I think the displays at 125th Street are better than ever.

I have quite a few more good Winterfest photos. Hope to get them processed and posted, eventually. Right after Christmas, I’ll be posting photos from last year’s Atlantic General Hospital New Year’s Day Penguin Swim.

The new, improved version of Maryland On My Mind is as ready as I can make it. With luck, it will go live between Christmas and New Year’s.

Merry Christmas to All!