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Southern Ocean County Chamber reminds you to add the Long Beach Island Region to the list for a unique holiday experience and take part in Holidays Redefined Shopping Program

In 2010 American Express introduced Shop Small Saturday, an initiative that Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce immediately embraced and began marketing to promote Thanksgiving Weekend in the Long Beach Island Region as well as the holiday shopping season. Continuing to cultivating events and utilizing member activities to build a large stock unique in store incentives, In addition the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, regional SHOP SMALL Headquarters for the November American Express small business initiative, members have been creating unique in store promotions on Thanksgiving Weekend that had given this weekend a boost in purchases, overnight stays and event attendance. From open houses and ongoing shop local incentives throughout the holiday season, it all kicks off on Small Business Saturday, after Black Friday shopping frenzy has subsided. Encouraging promotion of Gift Cards for favorite restaurants, shops, lessons or services are a fantastic way to give back to local businesses who create employment, donate to local causes and provide much needed expertise. The Chamber kicks off the Shopping Season with local businesses at their November 8 membership meeting.

This year Shop Small Saturday will kick off the Holiday’s Redefined Shopping Card program which helps promote businesses who have extended hours and services for the season. Prize included a Chowderfest Holiday Stocking Gift Pack featuring vintage tee, chowderfest beer mug with 30th Anniversary Gift Certificate, as well as seasonal event tickets provided by WJRZ. The Southern Ocean Visitor Center will be open on November 25 with Holidays Redefined Shopping Cards, Chowderfest Stocking packs for purchase for $35 , and WJRZ on site with giveaways from 10 to 2pm.

Shop Small with:
South End Surf N Paddle 220 S Bay Avenue Beach Haven
Free Ukulele Lessons from 1- 5 pm , have some holiday good cheer with us and take a free ukulele lesson. Maybe even learn a holiday song on a uke! Ukes are available for loan, first come-first served. All are welcome. Bring the kids!
Film Screening – Lighthouse International FilmUnder the Artic Sky 7pm to 10pm which will be hosted by South End Surf ‘N Paddle. $5.00 and free to LIFS members

THE GOOD LIFE Boutique 2200 Long Beach Blvd Surf City – Small Business Saturday Specials and wish lists.

Delaware Avenue Oyster House – Beach Haven Terrace Wine and mixer Gift Baskets and gift certificate specials

Ann Coen Photography – Large and small gifts available for the holiday season, a guided DIY Wreath Bar ($20), Hot Chocolate and Hot Toddies.

Long Beach Island Foundation –  Merry & Bright Market – exhibiting handmade crafts, art, and treasures by local artists – perfect for starting your holiday shopping! Additionally, LBIF will be offering food and fun including a fire pit, hot cocoa bar, yoga, and ornament-making for the kids.

Beach House Spa – For every $75 gift card, receive $15 for free; $100, receive $25 for free

Artifacts & Company – Pop Up art show – live music, light bites, cocktails, coffee bar, and plenty of shopping. 10am – 6pm

Reynolds Garden Shop – Annual Open House. Complimentary cup of cocoa and cookie. 10% off the entire store – including plant material.  Gift wrapping available at no charge.
Enter to win a Holiday Gift Basket with a $25 purchase. At the Floral Market, enter to win a handbag with a $25 purchase. Buy (2) $25 gift certificates and receive a free $10 certificate for yourself.

Farias Surf and Sport – Small Business Saturday Weekend Sale 20 – 50% OFF.

Shore Brake Cyclery – Special pricing on select bicycles and 20% off select accessories.

Two Giants – Additional 20% off for Shop Small Saturday. Holiday packages listed on website

Gifted by the Sea – 20% off the following items: all handbags, Vera Bradley, regular price clothing (excludes hats/gloves/scarves), all Christmas & Hanukkah items all jewelry (excludes Pandora, Kendra Scott, & Lizzy James). Nov 22 – Nov 27: Buy 2 Pandora items and get 3rd item (of equal or lesser value) for free.

Hagler’s Marina  – 10-5 Saturday 42nd and Long Beach Blvd, Brant Beach – will have a Yankee Candle blowout sale with candles and accessories! We will also have treats to enjoy while you shop! Pick up a Sandpaper, bring the ad and also get a free gift! Stress free shopping. We’ll even bag and tag the presents you buy

SwellColors Glass Studio & Gallery – 1715 Long Beach Blvd, Surf City  Sat 11/25 10am – 6pm
SwellColors North – Historic Viking Village, Barnegat Light Sat 11/25 10am – 5pm
We will be donating a dollar for every hand crafted fused glass paw print ornament we sell through the holiday season to the Southern Ocean County Animal Shelter.
* Free ring and wrist sizing for your custom silver and sea glass jewelry orders plus 25% off your order all weekend November 24th through 26th. * Free gift with every purchase. * Sales on just about everything in the studio.  * Spiced cider, yummy cookies, and great times with your favorite local artisans  * Everything handcrafted locally right here on Long Beach Island

The Union Market and Gallery – 120 West Main Street, Tuckerton Sat 11/25 – Made on Main event 12pm – 8pm
The MakeShift Union is excited to bring a festive spirit and a lot of handmade to The Union Market & Gallery at The Tuckerton Seaport
Imagine a sparkling cozy outdoor market featuring talented artisans, fire pits, carolers, and most importantly, pictures (and gift requests) with the jolly man himself. Made on Main will also feature locally crafted beverages and food, hot chocolate and s’mores for guests to enjoy. Inside, our gallery features a handmade boutique that is shoppable all year long!


Special Non Profit Events
Start off with Thanks 4 Giving Run in Beach Haven at 9am to support the Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean

Viking Village in Barnegat Light Visit From Santa by Fire Truck at 1pm
Bay Village Beach Haven Visit From Santa from noon to 2pm
Breakfast with Santa at Carmen’s Unique Beach Cuisine 122 North Bay Ave Beach Haven Reservations only Buffet 609.848.9650
Photos with Santa – The Union Market & Gallery 120 West Main Street, Tuckerton  609.879.5799 Call or check FB for more details. Outdoor market with firepits, food, and song.
Breakfast with Santa – The Mainland at The Holiday Inn Hotel, Rt 72, Manahawkin from 9am – 11am. Come enjoy our full breakfast buffet with special guest, Santa! Make your own Santa waffle at our delicious waffle bar. Christmas lists are encouraged but not required.

Special Events and Shows
One night only! The New Millennium Jazz Band – Surflight Theatre
Horse & Carriage Rides 4pm – 6pm at Kapler’s Pharmacy
Advent and Christmas Museum Open House – 430pm – 8pm at the LBI Museum
Surflight Theatre – Thanksgiving Open House – no charge – 330pm – 630pm. Holiday cheer, music, and refreshments


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