November 15, 2009
17th annual Winterfest of Lights Where: : Northside Park, 127th Street and the bay, Ocean City When: : 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, through Jan. 2 What: : Ocean City's seasonal event kicks off Thursday with an opening ceremony featuring holiday songs, children's performances and an appearance by Santa. Winterfest takes place throughout the park, with thousands of twinkling lights outlining hundreds of displays. The Winterfest Village, located inside a heated and decorated tent, offers hot chocolate, a gift shop and photos with Santa (through Dec. 23)
May 14, 2008
MAY CRUISIN' OCEAN CITY -- Convention Center, 40th Street and the bay, Inlet Parking Lot / 410-798-6304 or specialeventpro.com. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today-Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. A car show featuring hot rods, custom-built models, classics and muscle cars. There will be live entertainment, parades, vendors and more. $10 admission; free for children younger than 14 accompanied by an adult. JUNE OCEAN CITY RESTAURANT WEEK -- June 1-8. Participating restaurants will offer a fixed-price, three-course dinner for $30. (Alcohol, gratuity and tax are not included.
November 19, 2005
It's that time of year again, those last few days before Thanksgiving arrives and the holiday season begins in earnest. That last little window of time where you can either try to ease into the holiday spirit or decide to jump in with both feet. For whatever spirit you might be in, there's likely a winter festival or event to match it: from a simple showing of handmade wreaths to an over-the-top spectacle of dazzling lights, from a Thanksgiving parade to a tour of historic homes. While you are out, you can start your gift shopping, find food and drink, or just enjoy a beautifully decorated landscape.
November 18, 2004
Antiques show Armacost Antiques brings its traveling antiques show to Alexandria, Va., this weekend. Some 44 dealers from 15 states and England are selling their goods tomorrow through Sunday. An array of artifacts with Virginia, Washington and other Mid-Atlantic roots will be highlighted on a list of "Here 'n Then" items. And furniture, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, oil and watercolor paintings and a variety of objet d'art from the 17th to the 19th centuries will be for sale. The Historic Alexandria Antiques Show runs 11 a.m.-8 p.m. tomorrow, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday at the Holiday Inn, 625 First St., Alexandria, Va. $12. Call 410-961-5121.
May 23, 2004
For some people, vacation fitness means buying two slices of pepperoni pizza, then eating them while strolling the boardwalk, maybe throwing away the crusts if they're feeling especially low-carb conscious. Other folks prefer to bring their normal workout habits with them to the beach, along with their beer cooler and flip-flops. "They don't need a break from fitness," Faith Kromer of Quest Fitness in Ellicott City says of the latter group. "They need a break from the stresses of life.
November 13, 2003
Santa will sparkle next to twinkling crabs and marlins this weekend at Ocean City's 11th Annual Winterfest of Lights. The weeks-long festival, which kicks off today at 5:30 p.m. in the town's Northside Park, will have a number of its traditional illuminated displays, plus some grand additions. "There's always something new. They're always adding to the displays," said festival spokeswoman Donna Abbott. Organizers have also improved the festival's layout this year, she said. The park's 2003 celebration village, a decorated space where visitors can browse for holiday gifts, take a photo with Santa or sip hot chocolate, will for the first time be set up in a heated tent.