November 25, 2015
Dear Friends,
I would like to remind everyone that Friday, November 27 is the annual Christmas in the Downtown – our Miracle on Asbury Avenue.  Join merchants and the Chamber of Commerce in celebrating an old fashioned, Downtown Christmas and the arrival of Santa Claus from the top of the City Hall roof.  This is a great family event and I look forward to seeing everyone there. 
There are several holiday programs coming in December, from the Christmas Parade and Train Show to performances by the Ocean City Pops Orchestra and Ocean City Theatre Company.  Every weekend, the City offers horse and carriage rides, breakfasts with Santa Claus and photos with Santa.  Please visit the tourism website for all of the up to date happenings. 
First Night buttons are also on sale at a discounted price of $15 per person until December 15, when the price will be $20 per person.  Buy your buttons now for $15 online at, or call 1-800-BEACH-NJ. Buttons are also available at the City Hall Welcome Center, 9th and Asbury Ave.
I ask everyone to shop locally this holiday season. 
I hope you all have a great holiday weekend, and Michele and I would like to extend our wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, 
Warm regards,
Jay A. Gillian



Welcome to The City of Ocean City, New Jersey!

Ocean City is a town rich in history and a deep sense of community. Families have been vacationing in Ocean City for generations and many have made Ocean City their year round home.

Mayor Jay GillianOur residents enjoy award winning schools, world-class recreation facilities and outstanding municipal services from all City Departments including Police and Fire. Residents participate in activities for every age and interest including the cultural arts, music and theatre as well as sports and recreation programs available at our many parks, playgrounds and City facilities.

The City also maintains and operates a Municipal Airport, twelve-hole golf course, Aquatic and Fitness Center as well as the famed Ocean City Pops Orchestra.

Ocean City is also host to over 200 family friendly special events held year round. Many of our events are popular family traditions including the Night in Venice Boat Parade in July, our exciting Indian Summer Weekend in October featuring the mile long block party and fireworks, and our family friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration, First Night.

If you are vacationing in Ocean City, I know you’ll enjoy our seven miles of beautiful beaches and exciting boardwalk lined with shops, restaurants and amusements. And be sure to visit our unique and charming downtown shops and restaurants located in the heart of town on Asbury Avenue.


I am truly proud to serve as Mayor for this great community and hope you and your family enjoy your time in America’s Greatest Family Resort.


Jay Gillian, Mayor