royale festival of lights

The Princess Royale atrium will be turned into a festive, winter wonderland this holiday season for its inaugural Royale Festival of Lights.

(Nov. 11, 2022) The Princess Royale atrium will be turned into a festive, winter wonderland this holiday season for its inaugural Royale Festival of Lights.

“Our atrium area has so much potential, and is being utilized by most of our guests in so many different ways, from holiday parties to awards ceremonies, but this holiday season we wanted to give back to the local community and offer children and their families a winter wonderland,” said Princess Royale’s Director of Sales Alexandra Marginean. “It’s something unique, but we are hopeful its vibrancy and brightness will offer Ocean City locals and visitors a jolly experience.”

The Royale Festival of Lights display opens in the atrium on Friday, Nov. 18, with a reception from 5-7 p.m.

Guests can say hello to Santa, take a photo in front of a Christmas scene and explore the decorated atrium. Attendees will also receive a complimentary signature drink, in addition to a hot chocolate station and passed hors d’oeuvre.

The atrium is open to the public, Nov. 18 to Jan. 9, from 5-10 p.m. During the weekends the pool bar will be open, and there will be live entertainment and Santa.

A portion of room packages sales during Festival of Lights will benefit Believe in Tomorrow Foundation, a leading national provider of pediatric hospital and respite housing services for critically ill children and their families.

“Believe in Tomorrow is a great local community charity and we wanted to support them, especially around the holidays knowing their mission is focused on offering children a multitude of fun, family friendly activities,” Marginean said.

Enter promo code HOLIDAY22 when booking between Nov 18, 2022 to Jan 9, 2023. Guests will also get two tickets to Winterfest of Lights at Northside Park on 125th Street, complimentary with their stay.

“It would be a great package for families traveling to Ocean City for the holidays, or a nice staycations [for those who live locally],” Marginean. “I’m hoping it’s going to be a wonderful event for kids and parents, and they’ll look at OC as a fun, winter wonderland escape. They can do the indoor festival here and then go to Winterfest of Lights for the outdoor lights display.”

Many people have already taken advantage of the first-time promotional offer, Marginean said. She hopes the popularity grows over the next few weeks.

The Princess Royale lobby area is also festive with Christmas trees on display decorated by each of the 91st Street hotel’s departments.

“We are very excited about the Princess Royale Festival of Lights. It’s an honor to be a part of that,” said Brian Morrison, founder/president of The Believe In Tomorrow Children’s Foundation. “I’m looking forward to the event and the opening reception on Nov. 18. Proceeds from that will certainly be utilized by Children’s House by the Sea and our new project on 65th Street. It’s going to be a great event for us.”

Believe In Tomorrow provided the first pediatric respite program in the country in 1986 in Ocean City.

The 65th Street property (formerly the SeaBow Apartments) adjoins the Believe In Tomorrow Respite flagship facility – Believe In Tomorrow’s Children’s House By The Sea – located on 66th Street, which was constructed in 1999.

The new 65th Street property was obtained a year ago and has a large backyard space, which will serve both facilities. When renovations are completed in 2023, this expansion will make this the largest pediatric respite property of its kind in the United States.

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