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 14 membership meeting.

Shop Small with:

Ann Coen Photography – Large and small gifts available for the holiday season, Local artists work available for purchase with gift items ranging from stocking stuffers to custom canvases! Complimentary seasonal refreshments. Wreath making $20 and free kids activity table. Holiday Specials available! Hours 10am-4pm

Artifacts & Company – light bites, coffee bar, and plenty of shopping. 10am – 6pm.

Beach House Spa – Service Gift Card and boutique sales happening

ByWater Shop – Great deals on holiday merchandise, and LBI themed decorations. Drop in for Free shell ornament workshop  Open 10-5pm

CarmensPot Luck Dinner $25 per person.

Creperie de la Mer – 11/24 – free French press coffee or tea, hot or iced, with the purchase of sweet or savory crepe.

Delaware Avenue Oyster House – Beach Haven Terrace Holiday Pop Up Shop featuring 12 local artists, Regal Wines and our annual gift card bonus day $10 for each $50 card bought

Farias Surf and Sport – Small Business Saturday SUPER SIDEWALK SALE

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

The Haymarket – Gift certificate giveaway contest and free gift wrapping

Long Beach Island Foundation – Holiday Market Festival 10am to 6pm – exhibiting handmade crafts, art, and treasures by local artists – perfect for starting your holiday shopping! Additionally, LBIF will be offering food and fun including outdoor vendors, food trucks, beer and fire pits.

Jetty Flagship – Exclusive deals on Black Friday at the Flagship Store remains open all weekend

Kapler’s Pharmacy – 1 South Bay Ave., Beach Haven 609. 492.9221
Holiday Soiree 11/23 & 11/24 from 4pm – 7pm. Horse & Carriage rides, sing-a-long, food and drinks, special in-store savings and more!

Manafirken – 450 East Bay Ave., Manahawkin
Brews & Latin Dance Moves 11/28 – A brew & an hour-long beginner Latin dance lesson are included with admission at ManaFirkin Brewing Company on Wednesday, Nov. 28th! Singles, couples and groups are welcome, and no experience is necessary. Space is limited! Early Bird tickets are available now — $25 each or $45 for a pair.  Be sure to wear comfortable shoes that won’t slip off.

Reynolds Garden Shop – Annual Open House, a day of shopping and hands on activities Store wide sales and gift wrapping available at no charge. Annual Holiday Open House – Saturday, November 24 Be sure to join Reynolds in getting into the spirit of the season by strolling through the fully decorated holiday shops, with a complimentary cup of hot cocoa and tasty cookie. Enter to win a beautiful Holiday Gift Basket with a $25.00 purchase.  Reynolds offers everything to create the perfect holiday home from fresh Christmas trees, wreaths and greens, to nativities, ornaments and potpourri. You’re sure to find the perfect gifts. Reynolds is happy to gift wrap at no charge! Don’t forget, it’s Small Business Saturday too! Receive 10% Off the entire store including plant material.

Shore Brake Cyclery – Special pricing on select bicycles.

The Spiritual Gift Shoppe – Celebrate Small Business Saturday with us! Come alone or with friend at any point during the day. We will offer 5 minute group energy clearings, which are a blend of Reiki, Healing Touch, Sound, Essential Oils, Crystals and Smudging. Take advantage of our amazing inventory and get to know our resident healers. Light refreshments included. Come to the part and get a bit of peace into your day! Cash & Credit cards accepted in the Gift Shop. 609-290-7218 for more info.

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

Things A Drift – Shop Small Weekend – Make It A Coastal Christmas 11/23 – 11/25  Exclusive selection of unique nautical gifts, treasures from the sea, artisan cards, handmade sea glass jewelry, & original art created by local artists. Book signings by local authors, demonstrations, tastings, and more!

The Tuckerton Seaport Gift Shop open 9 to 5pm. Spend $20 or more and spin their prize wheel. Wood Carving Classes also scheduled for Carve a Tree or Santa

The Union Market and Gallery – 120 West Main Street, Tuckerton Sat 11/24 – 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
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
Lizzie Rose Music Room featuring Bell Bottom Blues – A tribute to Eric Clapton
Surflight Theatre – One night only! The New Millennium Jazz Band  730pm
Kapler’s Pharmacy – Horse & Carriage Rides 4pm – 6pm
LBI Museum  Noon to 7pm Celebrate the Season Open House. Elf Makers Workshop for Kits, Firepit and Marshmallow roasting & Caroling

South End Surf N Paddle 220 S Bay Avenue Beach Haven
Free Ukulele Lessons from 1- 4 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 Film: Double Feature
5pm to 7pm FAR OUT

7 to 8 pm Light food and refreshments will be served
8-10pm Andy Irons: Kissed by God  hosted by South End Surf ‘N Paddle. $5.00 and free to LIFS members

Surflight Theatre – Holiday High Tea at the Show Place from noon to 2pm The Holiday High Tea will feature 3 flavors of holiday inspired tea sandwiches, Butternut squash and Apple soup, Waldorf Salad, the Tea Party to Go signature buttery scones, fresh clotted cream, jam, and a variety of festive desserts. All of these delicious treats will be served on the beautiful Tea Party to Go collection of fine china from around the world. Dennis Linde will be providing the holiday music on piano, and visitors are encouraged to snap some great tea party memories at the Tea Party to Go photo booth area. $42.50 Adults and Seniors, Children 12 and under $15.00 Seating extremely limited.