Ocean City Introduces Winterfest Craft Market Event – Ocean City, NJ Patch

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‘Winterfest By the Sea’ will feature handcrafted items, specialty gifts and visits from Santa Claus.

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a two-day craft market called "Winterfest by the Sea."
The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a two-day craft market called “Winterfest by the Sea.” (Shutterstock)

OCEAN CITY, NJ — The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a two-day craft market called “Winterfest by the Sea.” The event will feature gifts for sale, kid’s activities and visits from Santa Claus.

The craft market will take place from 12-5 p.m. Nov. 13 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 14 at the practice field on 6th Street and Boardwalk.

“Winterfest” gives Ocean City businesses an opportunity to showcase their products for the holiday shopping season. Revenue typically generated from tourism took a major hit last summer because of the coronavirus pandemic. Cape May County officials calculated tourism losses at 42.06 percent, based off occupancy-tax revenue collected from January through July. Read more: Cape May County Tourism Revenue Took Big Hit Due To Coronavirus

But several businesses felt optimistic entering the shoulder season, with more people sticking around Ocean City because of remote work and schooling. Read more: Ocean City Businesses Feel Optimistic About Post-Summer Months

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