OCEAN CITY — The Town of Ocean City is offering a handful of free events to help ring out 2017 and ring in 2018 with family-friendly offerings on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Winterfest of Lights turned 25 this year and the town marked the anniversary with new and improved light displays, an upgraded Winterfest of Lights Pavilion and a new Christmas tree at Northside Park at 125th Street. The 2017 event will culminate on Sunday with a variety of family-friendly events including the Winterfest of Lights New Year’s Eve celebration. Sponsored in part by Coca-Cola, the celebration will mark the dawn of a new year with a fireworks display set to music which will begin promptly at midnight on Sunday.
However, the fun starts far before the midnight fireworks show with live music, character actors, giveaways and other family-friendly events. The last Winterfest Express tram will leave the station at 11:30 p.m. for one last time in 2017. Leading up to the last tram ride and the fireworks show, DJ Kutt will keep the energy flowing with giveaways, family games, caricature pictures, hot chocolate and other refreshments all in the heated Winterfest Pavilion.