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Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce brings the favorite treat back in 2018 to warm your winter and help you explore the sweet side of being in the Long Beach Island Region this February.

Treat yourself and the ones you love to some quality time in LBI this winter. With open houses, special events and planned activities that correspond with Chocolate Week, Feb 11-18, a Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce destination marketing initiative, supported by New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism.

Back by popular demand, Chocolate Week is a series of offers, activities and events that include Valentine’s Day and President’s Day Weekend; to encourage out of area visitors as well as serving local residents. Keeping the focus on simple pleasures that tie in with Valentine’s Day and mid winter escapes, the Southern Ocean County Chamber coordinates local businesses and organizations to extend special promotions, offers and classes that are being to create a sweet vibe throughout the Long Beach Island Region of the Jersey Shore from Barnegat, Long Beach Island, Stafford and Tuckerton and Little Egg Harbor.

A good place to start for all 21 and over is the Southern Ocean Made Surf and Sip Brew Trail featuring offerings and events from three local craft breweries as well as surf experience related galleries, shops and hands on exhibits to keep that summer feeling coming throughout the winter. For families looking for something to do with the under 21 set, Passport of LBI is loaded with non profit cultural organizations will have movie screenings, demos and events to make your stay even richer. Surflight Theater in Beach Haven will be having a special performance of Folsom Prison Live , a Johnny Cash tribute on February 17. Featuring Stephen E. Horst as Johnny Cash (from Surflight’s Million Dollar Quartet) Cash’s own birthday weekend, with hot chocolate and brownies $29.50 pp. Tuckerton Seaport will be hosting their Cocoa Cup Winter Mini Golf Tournament featuring treats for all players and the LBI Foundation of Art & Science will be providing a hot cocoa bar in conjunction with all their classes and workshops.

From chocolate filled open houses, themed sales, drink specials and creative menu items, please sure to follow @southernoceanchamber and @lbiregion on social as well as Visit LBI Region for updates on the latest listings.  On Wednesday, February 14, the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center will be hosting a Chocolate themed Open House from 10am – 4pm. All are invited to stop in and say hello. The Chamber is located at 265 W Ninth Street, Ship Bottom.

Southern Ocean Made Surf and Sip Brew Trail – Check out specialty brews that tie in the chocolate theme. The brew trail can be completed all week and throughout the year.

Anderson Insurance Agency – Stop by the Anderson Insurance Agency for a complimentary sweet treat.
Barnegat Light Museum – Stop in for some delicious hot chocolate and visit the Museum on Sat 2/17 from 10am – 4pm.
Bella Donna – Chocolate Mani/Pedi and Facials
Buckalews – Specialty drinks and Valentine’s Day specials
Cuisine on the Green – “Passion for Murder” mystery dinner show. TWO dates – Friday 2/9 & Saturday 2/10 $60 per person
Daymark Bar & Restaurant – Valentine specials all week, including chocolate dessert specials and drink specials
Delaware Avenue Oyster House –  Molè and a chocolate margarita featured all week.
G. Anderson Agency – Stop by the G Anderson Agency for a complimentary sweet treat.
Greenhouse Cafe – **HALF-OFF ALL THINGS CHOCOLATE**  8am to 8pm daily on our Beverage, Breakfast and Dessert Menus.
Cafe Mocha, Chocolate Cappuccinos & Lattes, Hot Chocolate, Chocolate Egg Creams, Chocolate Milk/Milkshakes, Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Waffles & Muffins, Mocha Cheesecake, Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies, G.F. Brownies & G.F. Chocolate Peanut Butter Bombs. Reservations accepted for any size party at any time.
Kapler’s Pharmacy  – Buy 2 chocolate products and get one free
LBI Foundation – Pop in to enjoy a  delicious hot chocolate bar with all the toppings; available Monday 2/12 through Saturday 2/17.
Lighthouse International Film Festival – preview Walking Sticks by Arthur Lipner on 2/17 at 7pm – Surf City Firehouse, serving hot chocolate.
ManaFirkin Brewing Company – featuring a Cherry Chocolate Porter
Pinelands Brewing Company – featuring Neapolitan Beer (Evan John Vanilla Bean Porter with Chocolate & Strawberry)
Smallcakes – will be open special hours 11am – 2pm on Valentines Day for delicious treats!!
Surflight Theatre – Hot chocolate and Brownies for sale at the 2/17 – Folsom Prison Live show – before, after, and during intermission of show
Tasty Cheesecakes – Tasty Cheesecakes offers Tasty Mini’s, Tasty Bites, Full size Tasty Cheesecakes with a variety of flavors. Stop in for a delicious treat!
The Arlington – Valentine specials all week, including chocolate dessert specials and drink specials
The Beach House Spa – Wednesday 2/14 – Sunday 2/18 Couples massage, wine & chocolate facial,  red velvet massage
The Local Market and Kitchen– delicious goodies by Sweet Melissa. Be sure to check out the coffee selection too!
*Sunday 2/11 -Kid Friendly tasting event:  2pm and 3pm seating, limited to 10 spots per seating. Price TBD Must RSVP:
*Friday 2/16 – Adult After Hours event: 630pm seating, limited to 24 spots. Price $40 per person. Meat and Cheese platters.
Sweet Melissa will offer a delicious demo. BYOB. Must RSVP:
The Mainland Holiday Inn – In the Mainland Kitchen & Pub, they will be offering special drinks all week – Chocolate Martinis and Hot Sipping Chocolate (Warm rich cocoa with Jameson Irish Whiskey topped with whipped cream.)
The Plantation Restaurant & Bar – *Sunday 2/11 Mi Amore Wine Dinner. Enjoy 5 courses of deliciousness by Chef Jeff Alberti paired with some of our favorite wines from the capital of LOVE itself, Italy. $65/person. Reservations required. Call 609.494.8191 to get your spot!  *All Week – Valentine Week Menu specials, including Appetizer, Entrée, dessert specials and drink specials.
The Union Market – offering a free Jersey Girl Chocolate Macaroon with any House Blend Hot Cocoa purchase. Two free if you order The Kaboom, Weather NJ’s Secret Stash creation
Tuckers Tavern –  *All Week – Valentine Week Menu specials, including Appetizer, Entrée, dessert specials and drink specials.
Tuckerton Seaport – Cocoa Cup mini golf tournament. This tournament will be held daily throughout Chocolate Week, February 11-18, 2018. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and brave the cold to win some chocolate covered prizes! Admission is $5.
*Spend a great afternoon at the Seaport learning to make delicious chocolate candies! We’ll be making molded chocolates, chocolate bark with mix-ins, and dipped treats. While the chocolate is setting, make your own homemade Valentines! Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent. Pre-registration is required by February 1, 2018. Register by calling 609-296-8868 or email
Van Dyk Group – From Feb 11 – Feb 18 – Stop in to say hello and enjoy FREE hugs and kisses of the chocolate kind to celebrate Chocolate Week. All locations (Barnegat, Manahawkin, LBI)

*It is suggested that you call for RSVP and to confirm hours of operation*