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“First Night” Admission Buttons on Sale

“First Night” Admission Buttons on Sale


It’s not too early to think about celebrating the arrival of 2024 at Ocean City’s family-friendly First Night New Year’s Eve celebration. All-inclusive admission buttons are on sale now.

Tickets are available:

  • Online:
  • By phone: 609-399-6111.
  • At the City Hall Welcome Center at 861 Asbury Avenue (9th Street entrance): 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
  • At the Roy Gillian Welcome Center (9th Street Causeway): 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  • At the 46th Street Welcome Center (4500 block of West Avenue): 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, closed on Tuesdays.

First Night offers more than 70 entertainment programs at 20 different venues throughout town on Dec. 31. One $15 button is good for all programs. Don’t wait, because button sales are limited and the price goes up to $20 on Dec. 1.

Headline entertainment at the Ocean City Music Pier this year will include “GYPSY,” a tribute to the music of Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac, and “Motor City,” a revue of Motown’s greatest hits.

The return of perennial favorites like outdoor ice skating (with extended hours this year), rides at Wonderland Pier, magic shows, the Harlem Wizards and a variety of musical performances also highlight the entertainment lineup.

The Ocean City Pops will perform with a returning favorite – the Chicago tribute band Brass Transit. In their first-ever First Night appearance, the Atlantic City Ballet will perform a holiday show.

First Night’s 2024 sponsors include the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Cape May County Division of Culture and Heritage, McMahon Insurance Agency, Ocean City Free Public Library, Wonderland Pier, and Atlantic City Electric.

Tickets are also on sale for the Ocean City Pops’ Holiday Show at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Ocean City Music Pier. Led by Maestro Vince Lee, the Pops will perform classic holiday favorites and modern hits featuring soloist Sara Maimone of Ocean City.

Visit for tickets and more information.