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Winterfest of Lights 2021-2022

Ocean City's premier spot to celebrate Christmas and the New Year


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Winterfest of Lights is an annual Christmas event at Northside Park in Ocean City, MD. Over a million sparkling holiday lights and numerous animated light displays can be seen throughout the festive Northside Park. Visitors can warm up and drink a cup of hot chocolate in the heated Winterfest Village pavilion. Kids can take a photo with Santa and ride the Winterfest Express. The 1-mile (1.6-km) tour through fairytale-themed exhibits includes 58 acres (23.5 ha) illuminated with lights and a 50-feet (15-m) Christmas tree. The attraction is free for kids aged 11 or younger.

Northside Park, located between 125th Street and the bay, is a popular outdoor getaway in Ocean City at any time of year. But only during the holiday season, you can ride the magical Winterfest Express to find yourself in a winter wonderland. The 1-mile (1.6-km) long light trail is synchronized to holiday music. The most popular displays are Twelve Days of Christmas, The Wizard of Oz, and, of course, a sparkling Christmas tree. Visit Santa's Workshop and take part in a sing-along of Christmas carols.

Winterfest of Lights at Northside Park is also a popular spot for New Year’s Eve celebration. It attracts thousands of people with its beautiful decorations and great entertainment. The event features a big stage, a live DJ, many giveaways, and fireworks.

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