Days are becoming cooler here in Ocean City, MD., and while summer becomes a memory the message remains the same; the fun and excitement isn’t over!

As the last weekend of Halloween events approaches, your thoughts may be nearing slow roasted turkey, honey glazed ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy…should we keep going? That’s right, Thanksgiving!

The Carousel Resort Hotel & Condominiums located on 118th Street and Coastal Hwy., invites you and your family to join our Oceanfront Restaurant Reef 118 on Thanksgiving. With seating’s at Noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., guests can in Slow Roasted Whole Turkey w/Giblet Gravy, Honey Glazed Baked Virginia Ham, Flounder Baked in Lemon Butter Herb, Crusted Pork Loin w/Apricot & Fig Relish and all the fixings. To see the Thanksgiving menu visit Reef 118 on the Carousel’s website at Call 410-520-2282 to make reservations.

With low rates and a list of amenities it will be hard not to make a Thanksgiving getaway out of it. With rates starting as low as $79 a night guests can take advantage of the Carousel’s famous indoor ice skating rink, indoor pool, spa and sauna, game room and fantastic ocean views.

The Carousel’s ice skating rink is open daily, hours depending. Looking for a venue to book your next big event? The ice rink is also open to host parties on Friday evenings, Saturday mornings and all day Sunday. The Carousel can do it all by setting up tables with Birthday themed tableware, and catering with fruit and veggie trays, pizza, burgers, chicken tenders, wings and more! For more information on ice skating rink hours and operation visit our website at For more information or to book a party call Maija Ware at 410-520-2275.

Guests can also visit Northside Park to take in one of the best things in Ocean City from November 21 to New Year’s Eve, the Winterfest of Lights! Only a short walk or ride away, Northside Park located on 125th Street & the Bay, sparkles with million holiday lights and hundreds of animated light displays. Relax and sip hot chocolate in the heated Winterfest Village pavilion, take a photo with Santa, and board the Winterfest Express to tour fairy tale themed exhibits. The one-mile journey takes you through 58 acres of lights and features a 50-foot Christmas tree. For more information call 800-626-2326 or 410-250-0125.

Ocean City officially kicks off its Christmas season with the 37th Annual OC Christmas Parade on December 7, 2019. The holiday parade starts at 11 a.m. on Old Landing Rd. and marches northbound in the southbound lanes of Coastal Hwy. to the judges’ stand at 120th Street. The event will feature more than 50 units, including high school bands, horses, antique cars, colorful holiday floats, and more.

Professional judges will review bands and other units in nine categories, with trophies being awarded inside the Carousel Hotel following the parade. The awards presentation is part of a post-parade reception hosted by the Carousel Hotel, bringing additional family fun for participants and patrons alike. Festivities at the hotel will begin immediately after the parade conclusion and will include half-priced ice skating, a DJ playing continuous holiday music and free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. In addition, complementary winter refreshments will be available.

To participate in the Ocean City Christmas Parade, registrants should contact the Town of Ocean City’s Special Events Dept. at 410-250-0125. There is no charge to participate.