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The Holidays at Ocean House

Winter On-site



Discover the magic of the holidays at Ocean House. A roster of festive resort activities, spirited special events, and the unmistakable twinkle of the festive season is at every turn at this special time of year.

From Brunch with Santa to an ice cream social with the Mystic Aquarium penguins, festive get-togethers to decadent five-star meals, guests young and old will ignite their holiday spirit the moment they pull in the front drive.

Join us for the day or extend your stay overnight in one of our luxurious guest rooms or ocean view Signature Suites. We look forward to welcoming you this Season by the Sea!

Explore the Holidays

Dining, Family Events, Workshops, and Much More

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Weekends Beginning November 26
Each holiday season, Santa Claus stops in to visit during our famous Ocean House Brunches. Enjoy delicious brunch favorites and visits with Santa himself (plus unlimited sparkling wine and mimosas for the grownups!) during this wonderful holiday tradition.


Weekends Beginning December 8
In the midst of all the magic leading up to Christmas, Santa checks into Ocean House for a bit of rest and relaxation. Before bed, make a special visit to the big man himself at his very own secret Ocean House guest room. Children who’ve landed on the Nice List can enjoy one-on-one meetings, special photo opportunities and receive a special gift to take home.

Meetings are offered for 15 minute time slots between 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and each time slot accommodates up to three children.



Bring the holidays alive through one of our hands-on workshops or classes, all taught by our experts in the areas of culinary, pastry and the arts. Workshops cover a variety of topics and are fun for all ages!

Cookie & Cupcake Decorating Class December 2 and 22

Ornament-Making Workshop December 6

Gingerbread House Workshop December 14

Truffle Tree-Making Workshop December 20

Cookies & Canvas December 27


Sunday, December 31

Join one of the most anticipated parties of the year. Commemorate the end of 2023 in style, with great food, live music from Soul Factory (featuring Braiden Sunshine), and a fireworks toast at Midnight!

THE BALL Begins at 8:00 p.m.
Revel in a strolling cocktail reception, with festive and delicious food stations, open bar, and open seating close to the action of the live band and dancing.

LOBBY LOUNGE & THE BALL Begins at 8:00 p.m.
Reserve a band-side lounge table with a cocktail server in our luxurious Ocean House Lobby; a perfect landing spot between trips to the dance floor. Enjoy the festivities, live music, food stations, and open bar. Tables seat up to six guests.

DINNER IN COAST & THE BALL Begins at 7:00 p.m.
After an arrival complete with a glass of prestige Champagne, enjoy an impressive seafood tower and a sit-down tapas-style dinner, plus full bar. After dinner, join the lively festivities of the Ball, with the option to return to your table at your leisure throughout the evening.


The gift of Ocean House Collection will check off everyone on your list! Give the gift of a stay at Ocean House, Weekapaug Inn or Watch Hill Inn, a Five-Star spa experience, unforgettable dining, one-of-kind Ocean House apparel, jewelry, decor and more, all with an Ocean House Collection gift card.