Celebrate the charm of Christmas with a round trip sleigh ride to Ocean Pines! Take a look inside Kris Kringle’s cozy cabin in a magical winter wonderland at White Horse Park.

Letters to Santa

Children will get a chance to deliver handwritten letters and whisper holiday wishes to Santa Claus at his toy-lover’s dream home at 235 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines. Santa’s House will be open for visits on Dec. 1, 8, 20, 21 and 22 from 6–8 pm. There is no charge for this Santa experience!

Breakfast with Santa

Before your family visits Santa Claus to tell him how well-behaved you all have been, stop by the Ocean Pines Community Center to enjoy “Breakfast with Santa Claus & Friends” on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 8 – 11 a.m. The cost is free for children ages 3 and under, $5 for children ages 4-10 and $7 for ages 11 and up. Attendees are encouraged to bring an unwrapped, new gift or nonperishable food items for local families in need. The breakfast will feature pancakes, sausage, pastries, coffee, tea, milk, and orange juice.

The Reindeer Lane Gift Shop, also held on Dec. 1 from 8 – 11 a.m. at the Community Center, is a holiday “store” where children will be able to purchase gifts for family and friends.  Items for children and adults, all $2 or less, will be available.  Gift donations for the shop are now being accepted.

A Christmas Carol

There will be a special showing of the 2009 movie “A Christmas Carol,” an animated adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic Christmas story, on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. in the gym of the Community Center. Families are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Drinks, popcorn and candy will be available for purchase at this free holiday movie night!

Swim with Santa

Kris Kringle is ditching the holiday-famed Santa suit for a pair of swim trunks and flip-flops at the annual “Swim with Santa” on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11 am-1 pm at the Sports Core Pool, located at 11144 Cathell Road in Ocean Pines. The fee is $6 for swimmers and $3 for non-swimmers.

All of these events are open to the public!

For more information, call the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department at 410-641-7052 and the Ocean Pines Aquatics Department at 410-641-5255.