How to Make the Most of Your Visit to Ocean City, MD, in December

A lot of people like to vacation in Ocean City, Maryland, during the summertime to soak up some sun and enjoy the warm weather. However, several savvy travelers know that our East Coast paradise is a wonderful winter destination as well. It’s especially enjoyable when you get the opportunity to visit Ocean City, MD, in December. Not only are there fewer crowds in the off-season, but you can also fill up on holiday cheer at a variety of festivities throughout the month. Check out our travel tips before you go and get ready for the trip of a lifetime this winter. Just remember to browse our Ocean City vacation rentals and reserve your favorite for the ultimate experience!

Helpful Information About Ocean City, MD, in December

The Weather

Of course, it likely won’t surprise you to find out that the weather cools down in the off-season. Daily temperatures in December typically range from the high 40s in the afternoon to the low 30s in the evening. Don’t let that deter you, though. It’s an opportunity to don your favorite cold-weather clothes and get cozy with mittens, scarves, and a warm jacket. It may even be a delightful change of pace for those of you who are tired of the heat of the summer!

The Festivities

If you’re looking to celebrate the holidays, then you’re in for the treat this December as Ocean City comes to life with cheer and festivities. ‘Tis the season, after all! Santa Claus is coming to town, and so are all of these incredible Ocean City, MD, events:

  • Winterfest of Lights
  • Light Up Downtown Winter Festival
  • Holiday Shopper’s Fair
  • Pizza Party With Santa
  • Holiday Artisan Fair
  • Christmas Parade

We hope you can extend your stay and join us for every festival this December, but we know you might have limited time or PTO days available. If you can only make it to one celebration, we highly recommend checking out the Winterfest of Lights at Northside Park that runs from the end of November through December 31. It’s truly a winter wonderland of twinkling lights, caroling, and holiday cheer. You’ll feel right at home and enjoy a strong sense of community even if you’re visiting from out of state!

Tip: Would you like to get some last-minute Christmas shopping done while you’re here? Check out our guide to some of the best Ocean City stores! You’ll find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

Seasonal Activities

You don’t have to attend events to have a whole lot of fun — there are so many fantastic things to do in Ocean City, MD, in the off-season! You can bundle up in warm clothes and go for a stroll on the beach or Ocean City Boardwalk, play indoor miniature golf, and explore fascinating museums like the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum and the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum in nearby Fenwick Island. There are plenty of activities for the whole family in December! Plus, you can always indulge in the delicious cuisine at our local restaurants. Many of them remain open through the wintertime!

Reserve Your Ideal Vacation Rental for December


Enjoy everything our town has to offer in December.

We are the area’s premier vacation rental provider, and that’s not just limited to the summer. Vantage Vacation Rentals is your go-to source for beautiful properties year-round, including the wintertime! In fact, you can score some incredible deals on properties throughout Ocean City and take advantage of our convenient rental options to enjoy everything our town has to offer in December. Whether you’re searching for a cozy condo along the beach or a beautiful townhouse by the bay, we’ve got you covered. 

Search through our full collection of vacation rentals today and take the next step toward the experience of a lifetime. Just remember to book direct on our website and take advantage of our current promotions!

About Vantage

Founded in 2007, Vantage Vacation Rentals specializes in delivering exceptional experiences for both vacation property owners and their rental guests in popular Maryland destinations such as Ocean City, Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the Delaware beaches and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Vantage serves owners with extensive property marketing and promotion as well as comprehensive property management services to help maximize rental income opportunities. With over 550 managed properties, Vantage makes it easy for vacationing guests to find and reserve the perfect option—then enhances their stay with exclusive benefits and discounts. To learn more about Vantage Vacation Rentals, visit VantageOceanCity.com, EasternShoreVacations.com and VantageMB.com.