We love November!
The off-season is a lovely time to appreciate the calm and quiet on our beautiful island, support our local businesses (many are still open!), and enjoy a couple of great holiday events.
If you are looking to donate for the holidays, please check out these locations:
St. Francis Center
Thanksgiving Food Drive Donation, Drop-Off Until November 13th
Blood Drive on November 30th from 1pm – 6pm in the Church Hall
A Toys for Tots Drop-Off Location November 1st – December 11th
If you are looking to shop for the holidays, please support island events such as these leading up to Small Business Saturday:
The Arlington: “Art at the Arlington” will be on November 16th. This is a silent auction of local works of art, sponsored by Swing Graphics, to benefit The Lotus Project which supports the mission of offering art wellness workshops to people loving someone battling substance use disorder
St. Francis Center: Christmas Craft Show & Sale on November 18th (9:30 – 4) & 19th (9:30 – 2) will be held in the Gym
Viking Village: Santa’s Viking Christmas Village Craft Show, Pictures with Santa, and Live Music on November 25th from 10am – 4pm
LBIF: Merry & Bright Holiday Market November 25th from 11am – 7pm
The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce is doing something extra special for Small Business Saturday – check out their holiday shopping program here for a great opportunity starting on November 25th. Below is a list of island retailers participating in this program:
Ann Coen Photography , Artifacts & Company , Beach House Spa , Bywatyr Gift Shop , Hagler’s Marina , Long Beach Island Foundation , Morrison’s Marina & Ship’s Store , Serenity Design , Spice It Up , Surflight Theatre , The Good Life Boutique , The Haymarket , Two Giants Photography , YuleTIDE , Buckalews , Daymark , Delaware Ave Oyster House , The Arlington , The Gateway Restaurant & Lounge
If you are looking to experience the off-season culture, try to get to these events:
The Arlington: “Shave the Date” for a #noshavenovember event; a Pop-Up Barber Shop to Benefit Men’s Cancer Research through benefit David’s Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation 3pm – 8pm on November 24th
LBIF: “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” will be performed by the Bellarine Theatre Company from November 16 – 19th tickets here.
Surf City & Barnegat Light
How You Brewin?: Pop-Up Bake Shop on November 22nd (Surf City) and November 25th (Barnegat Light) with Artisan Baker Rafael Morillo!
LBI Surf Fishing Classic (October 7th through December 10th) more info here.
Thank you to local businesses for keeping our season alive!
If we have overlooked any events, we are so sorry! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add them to this post as soon as possible.