November Events in Ocean City


As the leaves are beginning to fall and the air is getting cooler, it can only mean one thing; November is here, and Ocean City surely is embracing the fall time! While the summer crowds are tapering off making way for a quieter off season, our town is just as inviting as ever.
In this blog post, we are going to share all the fantastic November events happening in town that’ll get you in a festive, fall spirit and keep your calendars packed. From the iconic Winterfest of Lights and an art yard sale to a symphony orchestra and a Fleetwood Mac tribute and even 5k race or two, this month has got something for everyone, so grab a pumpkin spice latte (we recommend at our Starbucks on 17th Street), and join us as we explore the amazing events happening this November.

Winterfest of Lights

November 16th-December 31st 5:30-9:30pm
Get in the festive spirit with Ocean City’s iconic Winterfest of Light event! Starting November 16th, this holiday event features thousands of Christmas lights and unique displays.
This event that runs until New Year’s Eve has become a holiday tradition for locals and tourists alike, bringing many to the Northside Park on 125th Street!
After a few years of being a walking only tour, this year they are bringing back the tram ride to help visitors check out the 58 acres of lights around the park. There will be multiple stops, you can walk through the lights where you want to and ride when you need a break.
Entry is $6 per person with kids under 11 free, but if you go on November 16th, it’s free to walk through.
The event is running Wednesday to Sunday from November 16th to Christmas and then Monday to Sunday until New Year’s Eve, and don’t forget Wednesdays are ‘Bring Your Pet’ day!
Tickets can be purchased online or in person! Or, if you are looking to make a weekend of seeing the lights, check out our Winterfest Package with Hilton on 32nd Street which includes 2 Winterfest tickets, a $25 dining credit for 32 Palm, and a beautiful, spacious suite!

Winterfest Holiday Train Garden

November 16th-December 31st 5:30-9:30pm
The newest feature of Ocean City’s iconic Winterfest of Lights is the Holiday Train Garden Display! The beautiful model train display was designed and constructed by supporters and members of OC Beach Patrol and is located at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center.
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. All proceeds benefit the OC Beach Patrol.


November 1st 7:00pm
You’ve never seen a show like this! From brooms and trash can lids to pipes and matchboxes, this show makes the most of objects you’d never consider to create beats you can’t help but groove along to. This unique and inventive show is something you don’t want to miss!
To purchase tickets, check out their event page.

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra

November 4th 3:00pm
Join the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra at the Ocean City Performing Arts Center on November 4th for an extraordinary musical experience. Led by Grammy Award-winning conductor, Michael Repper, this concert promises a captivating blend of classical and symphonic pieces.
The program features the Overture by Elfrida Andrée, followed by Samuel Coleridge Taylor’s “Symphonic Variations on African Air.” To conclude the performance, Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 will be a treat for any classical music enthusiasts.
Don’t miss this opportunity to experience world-class music in our very own Ocean City! You can purchase tickets at

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

November 8th 7:30pm
Get ready for a night of nostalgia with Rumors of Fleetwood Mac on November 8th at Ocean the City Performing Arts Center. This tribute to the famous Fleetwood Mac, personally endorsed by founding member Mike Fleetwood, is not to be missed.
For an even more unforgettable experience, check out their VIP packages, where you can meet the band and sit in on soundcheck.
Tickets can be purchased at

Autumn Home and Condo & Arts, Crafts, and Critters Show

November 10th-12th 10:30am-5:00pm
The Autumn Home & Condo Show is your one-stop shop for all things home improvement, landscaping, and decor. From product demonstrations to expert advice, this event has it all. Discover innovative products and gather inspiration to enhance your home’s comfort, style and value.
But that’s not all – this event isn’t just about homes; it’s about your pets too! The Arts, Crafts, and Critters Fair is entirely pet-friendly. Talented artisans and vendors will be showcasing creative gifts and decor, including pet related products. Join the fun with your furry friend in the pet contests and don’t miss the chance to capture a ‘paw-some’ holiday photo with Santa.
Admission is $6 and free for children 13 and under, as well as military, police, and firemen with an ID. For more information, check out their event page.

OC Art League’s Art Yard Sale

November 11th 8:00-12:00pm
Score amazing deals on art supplies, materials, and unique artworks at the OC Art Leagues Annual Art Yard Sale on November 11th. Artists are cleaning out their studios, offering you deep discounts on their surplus. The sale will be held both indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting), and even if it rains, don’t worry – all vendors will be moved indoors.
This event is an art lover’s dream come true!

Storm Warrior 5K Run/Walk

November 11th 9:00am
Run along the beautiful Ocean City Boardwalk in the Storm Warrior 5K Run/Walk. Awards await the faster runners.
Join us on November 11th for this out-and-back course. Registration opens at 8:00am, rain or shine. This event benefits the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum who are dedicated to preserving the cultural and natural history of Ocean City.
Parking is available in the Inlet. Check out their Run Sign-Up or call 410-289-4991 for more information.

Heritage Day

November 12th 1:00-4:00pm
Mark your calendar for Heritage Day on November 12th! Join us for a celebration of the Eastern Shore featuring music, storytelling, and captivating film screenings by Fioin O’Brien. Charles Paparella will enchant event goers with his storytelling and music. Also, don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn more about our local cultural organizations like Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum and Furnace Town Historic Site. Plus, join in a community weaving project by Beth Deeley. This event is free, and open to the public, including complimentary refreshments.
Discover the rich heritage of the Eastern Shore!

Diakonia’s Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

November 23rd 9:00am
Gear up for the 2nd Annual Diakonia Thanksgiving Turkey Trot on November 23rd! Registration starts at 8:00am, the event begins at 9:00am.
Prepare for your Thanksgiving feast by lace up your running shoes and heading down to the Boardwalk! Enjoy a morning of fun, fitness, and community spirit. Register early for the best rates and a chance to snag a free T-shirt. And don’t forget to create or join a team for a shot at prizes based on donations raised. With music, costume contests, and activities, it’s more than just a run – it’s a Thanksgiving tradition.
For more information check out

Ice Ice Berlin

November 24th 6:00pm
Feel the Christmas magic at the Ice Ice Berlin holiday event. Witness the lighting of the beautiful town tree at 6:00pm, surrounded by more than 30 dazzling holiday-themed ice sculptures sponsored by local businesses. Santa himself will be there at the Kringle Kottage that the Taylor House Museum. Groove to festive beats provided by DJ Big Al Reno, and don’t forget to check out all Berlin’s shops and boutiques – they are staying open late.

Holiday Shoppers Fair

November 24th-26th 10:00am-5:00pm
Kick off your holiday shopping right at the Holiday Shoppers Fair, starting on November 24th, located at the convention center. Explore a treasure trove of unique products, from gourmet treats to nautical decor, candles, jewelry, and more.
With over 120 vendors, you’re sure to find the perfect gifts and accessories. Plus, you can keep the little ones entertained with kids activities and face painting. Enjoy free parking, a food court, and even a non-shopper’s lounge. For more information, check out

From the enchanting Winterfest of Lights to the rhythmic STOMP, and the mesmerizing performances of the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Don’t miss out on unique shopping opportunities like the Art Yard Sale, Autumn Home & Condo Show, and the Holiday Shoppers Fair, perfect for finding those one-of-a-kind gifts. Plus, get active during the holidays with the Storm Warrior 5K and the Diakonia Turkey Trot. Ocean City is definitely the place to be this November.

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