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Local Holiday Gifts, Prizes at California Welcome Center, Oceanside

Oceanside CA— The California Welcome Center, Oceanside is spreading holiday cheer this season with “12 Days of Christmas” rewards for “buying local.” Visitors and residents are encouraged to drop by the welcome center between now and December 18 to shop from an array of unique, local gift items. While visiting the center, shoppers can enter to win gift certificates from popular local restaurants and attractions, as well as receive 12 percent off their retail purchase.

“The California Welcome Center Oceanside is a great place to pick up “homegrown” gift items that are a reflection of Oceanside’s surf-inspired personality,” said Leslee Gaul, CEO of Visit Oceanside. “For those who have guests visiting, it is also a convenient spot to purchase discount tickets, coupons and maps to area attractions.”

Visitors can shop from a selection of Oceanside gift items such as a limited edition custom T-shirt by local surf shop Surf Ride that features the Oceanside Pier and celebrates Surf Ride’s 40th anniversary, beach-inspired, custom jewelry by Oh Yeah and Coola’s Hang Ten brand of natural sunscreen. The 12 percent discount on retail items is valid October 1 through December 31, 2014. The discount can only be applied to retail merchandise and does not include attraction tickets.

In addition to picking up local gifts and products, visitors to the California Welcome Center Oceanside can enter to win one of 12 gift certificates to local businesses. Guests can enter from now through December 18, 2014. Daily drawings start on December 8 and conclude with a grand prize giveaway on December 19, 2014.

The Welcome Center is open daily from 9am-5pm and is located 928 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054. For more information call 800-350-7873 or go to www.VisitOceanside.org.