'Tis the Season to Shop Local logo 2019

’TIS THE SEASON TO SHOP LOCAL

Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30, through Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019

Oceanside, California 

’Tis the Season to Shop Local is a fun, distinctly local holiday celebration inviting our community to explore Oceanside retail establishments and to shop local this holiday season. From Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30, through the South O Walkabout on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, this unique and dynamic lineup of holiday programs and events will feature a shopping passport, a craft beer and wine tasting event, a makers fair offering 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. Shoppers can enter passports at MainStreet Oceanside and the locations listed on the back until noon on Friday, Dec. 13, for a chance to win prizes.

TIS THE SEASON TO SHOP LOCAL PROGRAMS AND EVENTS:

SHOP LOCAL HOLIDAY PASSPORT PROGRAM

Nov. 30-Dec. 11

Shop local for the holidays and win! Fill up a Shop Local Holiday Passport for a chance to win local prizes by visiting and shopping at participating locations throughout Oceanside from Small Business Saturday through the South O Walkabout.  

HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY & GIFT MARKET

Dec. 5, 5-9 p.m. 

During this special Sunset Market, Oceanside will welcome the holiday season with the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m. at Regal Cinema Plaza. This annual event will be filled with activities for the whole family. Children can visit with Santa; create a craft; and enjoy bounce houses and more.

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’TIS THE SEASON WINDOW DECORATING CONTEST

Dec. 1-31

Enjoy festive holiday window displays throughout Oceanside while you shop, as businesses decorate their storefronts to the theme of ’Tis the Season. A panel of judges will view the displays Dec.1-7 and vote for first-, second- and third-place winners.

SOUTH OCEANSIDE WINTER WALKABOUT  

Dec. 11, 5-8 p.m.

Take a holiday stroll through South Oceanside at the Winter Walkabout. Enjoy live music, carolers and special discounts at participating stores fro Whaley Street to Vista Way. This is the last day to get your Shop Local Holiday Passport stamped to win local prizes.

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MERRY MAKERS FAIR

Nov. 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Come discover an array of handcrafted and artisanal goods by area makers at this free, two-day holiday pop-up market in Artist Alley in Downtown Oceanside. Shoppers can browse art, jewelry, candles, macrame and more while listening to live holiday music. 

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SIP & SHOP DOWNTOWN OCEANSIDE

Nov. 30, 1-4 p.m. 

Join us as we kick off ’Tis the Season to Shop Local with this walkable Downtown Oceanside shopping experience. On Small Business Saturday, enjoy tastings from your favorite Oceanside brewers, wineries and craft beverage makers while you explore downtown shops and listen to live holiday music.

ABOUT ’TIS THE SEASON TO SHOP LOCAL

’Tis the Season to Shop Local is an annual holiday campaign to support local retail businesses and artisans by encouraging residents and visitors to shop local during the holiday season. The campaign is a partnership between MainStreet Oceanside, Visit Oceanside, City of Oceanside Economic Development, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce and South Oceanside Business District. 

© 2019

 MainStreet Oceanside

Photography by Dave Thomas

and Lu DeLucy

All rights reserved.

701 Mission Avenue | Oceanside, CA 92054

760-754-4512

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