Holiday Bus Trips

Whether your holiday to-do list includes shopping, taking in a dazzling light display or enjoying a seasonal performance, the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department can help you check off one or more items with several bus trips scheduled to depart this fall.

Get a head start on your holiday shopping with a trip to Arundel Mills on Saturday, Nov. 10. Maryland’s largest outlet and value retail shopping, dining and entertainment destination, the mall features more than 200 stores as well as Dave & Buster’s, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament and Live! Casino & Hotel.

The bus will depart Ocean Pines at 8 a.m.; the time at Arundel Mills will be from approximately 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The fee, which includes transportation only, is $25 per person.

Those looking for a more intimate shopping experience will want to browse over 75 unique shops and eateries at Peddler’s Village in New Hope, Pennsylvania on Friday, Nov. 16 at the annual Merchants’ Open House Weekend. Cap off the day with the Grand Illumination Celebration, where Santa will “flip the switch” and light up the town with over 1 million lights and event-goers will enjoy complimentary apple cider and marshmallow roasting.

The bus will leave Ocean Pines at 10 a.m. and will arrive at Peddler’s Village at approximately 1 p.m. We will stay for the Grand Illumination at 6:15 p.m. and head back to Ocean Pines at 7 p.m. The fee is $45 per person, which includes transportation only.

There’s no better time to visit New York City than at the holidays. Spend Saturday, Dec. 1 shopping, enjoying the spectacular decorations, watching a show or visiting the iconic tree at Rockefeller Center.

The bus will leave Ocean Pines at 5:30 a.m., stop for a quick breakfast and arrive in Manhattan around 10 a.m. We’ll depart the city at 6 p.m. The fee for this trip is $85 per person for transportation only.

On Saturday, Dec. 15, experience the greatest rescue story of all time with the musical stage adventure “Jesus” at the Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. A 2,000-seat auditorium, state-of-the art technology and live animals will help to tell the story of the most famous person ever to walk the earth and the everyday people whose lives he changed forever.

The bus will leave Ocean Pines at 10 a.m. and will arrive in Lancaster in time for the 3 p.m. performance. It will return to Ocean Pines at approximately 10 p.m. The per-person fee, which includes the show and transportation, is $115.

These trips are open to the public and buses will depart from the Ocean Pines Community Center, located at 235 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines. Reservations are required. Refunds will not be issued for cancelations unless vacant seats can be filled.

For more information or to register, call the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department at 410-641-7052. Information regarding additional recreational programs, including an online version of the Ocean Pines Activity Guide, is available at OceanPines.org 

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