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’TIS THE SEASON TO SHOP LOCAL

Small Business Saturday, Nov. 27-Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021

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. 27, through Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, this unique and dynamic lineup of holiday programs and events will feature a new mobile scavenger hunt, 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.

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OCEANSIDE HOLIDAY CHALLENGE

Nov. 27-Dec. 12

NEW! Take our challenge to shop, eat and play local this holiday season. Register here, download our scavenger hunt mobile app and visit Oceanside businesses, destinations and events from Small Business Saturday through Sunday, Dec. 12, for a chance to win local prizes. Shop local for the holidays and get rewarded!

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SIP & SHOP DOWNTOWN OCEANSIDE

Nov. 27, 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, enjoy in-store specials and listen to live holiday music.

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MERRY MAKERS FAIR

Nov. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Nov. 28, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Come discover an array of handcrafted and artisanal goods by area makers at this free, two-day holiday pop-up market in Lot 35 in Downtown Oceanside. Shoppers can browse art, jewelry, candles, macrame and more while listening to live holiday music. 

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HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY & GIFT MARKET

Dec. 2, 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

Nov. 27-Dec.-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 from Nov. 29-Dec. 3 and select first-, second- and third-place winners.

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, City of Oceanside Economic Development and the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce.

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