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‘Tis the Season to Shop Local

Oceanside CA— ‘Tis the Season to Shop Local is a new holiday campaign launching on Saturday, November 26th, inviting the community to explore Oceanside retail establishments and to inspire shopping local this holiday season. This unique and dynamic line-up of holiday programs and events features a shopping passport, a wine and beer tasting event, a makers fair featuring handcrafted goods, and a tree lighting celebration – all amid decorated shop windows, the glow of holiday lights and the cheerful sounds of live holiday music and carolers.

The two-weekend holiday extravaganza includes:

Shopping Passport

November 26-December 4
Various Oceanside Business Locations
Shoppers will receive a passport highlighting all of the participating Oceanside retail establishments. As customers visit each of the retail locations, they will receive a stamp on their passport. Additional stamps can be earned if merchandise is purchased. After receiving 10 stamps, the customer is able to enter their passport into an opportunity drawing for a chance to win prizes. The passports will be available at the participating retail locations.

Merry Makers Fair

November 26-27 and December 2-4, 11am-6pm
409 Mission Ave Ste 130, Oceanside, Calif. 92054
The Merry Makers Fair is a pop-up vendor showcase featuring over 15 artisanal businesses that will have creative, hand-crafted products ranging from paper goods, succulent art, jewelry, handmade clothing and accessories, etc.

Sip & Shop Downtown Oceanside

Saturday, November 26, 2pm-5pm
Downtown Oceanside
Complementing the holiday shopping atmosphere, is a special Sip & Shop event, providing beer and wine tastings inside of the participating retail establishments. Each tasting ticket will allow up to seven sips at the various locations. Participating beer and wine sponsors include: Bagby Beer Co., Beach House Winery, Belching Beaver Brewery, Breakwater Brewing Co., Legacy Brewing Company, Golden Coast Mead and Stone Brewery.

‘Tis the Season Window Decorating Contest

November 25-December 25
Enhancing the holiday cheer in Oceanside is the inaugural ‘Tis the Season Window Decorating Contest. Retail and dining establishments will decorate their store fronts to the theme of “‘Tis the Season.” A panel of judges will visit the participating locations from December 1-4 and cast their votes for a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner. The winners will be announced during the MainStreet Oceanside morning meeting on Tuesday, December 6th. The holiday window displays will remain visible until December 25.

Additional Holiday Events in Oceanside:

  • Oceanside Holiday Tree Lighting – Thursday, December 1
  • Oceanside Art Walk – Friday, December 2
  • Holiday Sunset Gift Market – Every Thursday, December 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29
  • 6th Annual Christmas Concert at Mission San Luis Rey – December 2 and 3
  • Parade of Lights at Oceanside Harbor – Saturday, December 10
  • Miracle on 34th Street Production at the Brooks Theatre – December 16-18
  • Chanukah Menorah Lighting Ceremony at the Oceanside Civic Center Plaza – December 28

About ‘Tis the Season to Shop Local

This campaign is a joint collaboration between the City of Oceanside, MainStreet Oceanside, Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, and Visit Oceanside. Special thanks to The Osider Magazine for their collaboration.
For more information or to view a complete list of participating businesses and Merry Maker Fair vendors, go to www.ShopLocalOceanside.com