Nov. 25, 2022

Dear Friends,

Today is my dad's 93rd birthday, and I hope you'll join Michele, me and our entire family in wishing him a great day.

I also hope you were able to enjoy a safe, happy and healthy Thanksgiving with family and friends. We have much to be thankful for here in Ocean City, and I want to personally thank all of the residents, guests, businesses, city team members, educators, clergy members and volunteers who make our hometown so special.

I hope to see you today at our Miracle on Asbury Avenue Christmas and holiday celebration. The Fire Department will be on hand with a ladder truck at 5 p.m. in case Santa makes a landing on the roof of City Hall as he has in the past. He’ll then be on hand to help illuminate City Hall and the city’s Christmas tree.

Seasonal beach tags for summer 2023 are on sale now. The discounted price of $30 will remain in place through May 2023. Visit for more information on how to purchase online or in-person.

First Night buttons are also on sale. Ocean City’s family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration returns for its 30th anniversary, and the lineup of entertainment and activities looks great. Visit to see the schedule and get in on the fun.

Have a great weekend. 

Warm regards,

Jay A. Gillian

Mayor Jay A. Gillian
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