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’TIS THE SEASON TO SHOP LOCAL

Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26-Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022

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. 26, through Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, this award-winning lineup of holiday programs and events will once again feature a mobile scavenger hunt, a craft beer and wine tasting event, a makers fair offering handcrafted goods, and a tree lighting celebration — all amid  the glow of holiday lights and the cheerful sounds of live holiday music and carolers.

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OCEANSIDE HOLIDAY CHALLENGE

Nov. 26-Dec. 11

Take our challenge to shop, eat and play local this holiday season. Register, download our scavenger hunt mobile app and visit Oceanside businesses, destinations and events from Small Business Saturday through Sunday, Dec. 11, for a chance to win local prizes. Shop local for the holidays and get rewarded!

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IN-STORE EVENTS AND SPECIALS

Nov. 26-Dec. 11

These events and specials at participating 'Tis the Season to Shop Local businesses are sure to add some festive fun and Christmas cheer to your holidays.

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HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY & GIFT MARKET

Dec. 1, 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. Kids can visit with Santa, create a craft and much more.

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HOLIDAY GIFT MARKETS

Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 

Discover eclectic holiday gifts from 200 artisans and merchants at San Diego County’s top weekly food and music street market. Every Thursday in December, enjoy one-stop shopping and dining with hot food from around the world, plus gourmet holiday goodies, live music, kids activities and more.

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MERRY MAKERS FAIR

Nov. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Nov. 27, 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 three Downtown locations. Shoppers can browse art, jewelry, candles, macrame and more while listening to live holiday music. 

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SIP & SHOP DOWNTOWN OCEANSIDE

Nov. 26, 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.

ABOUT ’TIS THE SEASON TO SHOP LOCAL

Winner of the 2021 Small Business Saturday Neighborhood Champion Innovation Contest by Main Street America and American Express, ’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. Sponsored by MiraCosta College and The Osider, the campaign is a partnership between MainStreet Oceanside, City of Oceanside Economic Development and the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce.

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