It is coming up to the most wonderful time of the year and in Ocean City in Maryland, you will find a whole range of activities to keep you and your loved ones entertained throughout the festive season.
The first activity has been a firm family favourite for the last two decades and it can be found a short trip away from the Oceanfront Hotels Ocean City Md. Winterfest of Lights offers more than a million holiday lights and a fine selection of interactive show lights that are guaranteed to have you and your family gazing in awe. This guide gives an insight into the festival itself and shows how you can make the most of it.
Whether you’re driving into the city or staying in the Ocean City Maryland Suites, you will spot the gorgeous selection of twinkling lights gracing the buildings and coastline. The entrance is decorated with a huge Christmas tree and it is here that you purchase a ticket and wait for a tram to collect you. The tram is a delightful experience for the whole family as the conductor narrates the entire journey and makes it informative for the adults and fun for the children. The lights and exhibits include scenes such as ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’, elves, animals such as lions, tigers and sharks and a whole host of Santas. The tram moves at a good pace that allows you to soak up the atmosphere and take plenty of photographs before pulling back into the station where it started. It is a truly magical trip and one that will definitely get the whole family ready for Christmas.
Once you have enjoyed the tram trip around the Winterfest of Lights, either venture to the Epic Bar And Grill Ocean City Menu or head to the nearest coffee shack for a delicious cup of hot cocoa to warm you up against the cold winter air. It is also worth taking a look in the little gift shop and admire its selection of sweets and ornaments that you can take home as souvenirs.
No winter trip is complete without a trip to see Santa in his workshop. Naturally you should expect to face a queue due to it being so close to Christmas and the young ones will need to place their orders before the big night. It is a lovely experience as it is warm, cosy and personal and is guaranteed to get the kids excited for Christmas.
Something a little different…
If you’re looking to spread some festive cheer, head to The Pour House and get involved with their Scarves in the Park event which will take place at Sunset Park. At 1pm, head to the park and enjoy a hot drink along with some snacks while handing out some warm clothing to those who need it the most during the harsh winter. It is a good opportunity to help out and mingle with some of the most vulnerable people during one of the toughest times of the year and, every year, The Pour House helps as many as they can. It is a wonderful cause and a great way to show the true menaing of the holiday.