Hey there all of you fabulous LBI lovers! We hope you’re all staying safe and as warm as you can! We’re just over a week out from Christmas and we’ve seen our beloved sandbar transform into a picturesque winter wonderful with the first snow dusting of the season having fallen yesterday.
We’ve tracked Santa and & Mrs. Claus from the north end the day after Thanksgiving, to the south end just last weekend.
We’ve witnessed, reportedly, the largest Christmas Parade ever in Ship Bottom. We’ve enjoyed holiday pet parades and cookie wars.
We have decked the halls, the streets, the boat ramps and everywhere in between.
And now it’s time to get down to business.
THIS weekend is the last, the final full weekend to get your elfing in and check those boxes off your numerous Christmas lists. Many, many of our merchants – while perhaps not open year-round, keep their store’s doors open for you through the holidays. Get shopping people, for our owners and managers and weekend-working warriors are ready for you and whatever wishes you still need to fulfill.
One of the best you can spread the cheer around here is to keep your shopping local – which serves to boost the economy of LBI. It also helps our owners to keep their stores open longer for you to discover that unique gift you couldn’t find anywhere but on the sandbar.
And…when you’ve literally shopped you’ve dropped, we have more than a bevy of eateries, coffeehouses and watering holes to replenish your energy.
Here is a list of establishments that will be open for your eating and drinking pleasure:
Anthony’s Tratoria in Beach Haven
Arlington in Ship Bottom
Bisque in Ship Bottom
Buckalew’s in Beach Haven
Daymark in Barnegat Light
Delaware Avenue Oyster House in Long Beach Township
Gateway in Ship Bottom
Greenhouse Cafe in Ship Bottom
How You Brewin in Surf City
Inlet Deli in Barnegat Light
Kubel’s in Barnegat Light; Kubel’s Too in Long Beach Township
LaBamba in Long Beach Township
Nardi’s in Long Beach Township
Neptune Market in Harvey Cedars
Northside in Surf City
Panzone’s in Surf City
Plantation in Harvey Cedars
Raimondos in Ship Bottom – Closing briefly after New Year’s.
Port Hole Cafe in Ship Bottom
ScoJo’s in Surf City
Ship Bottom Brewery in Beach Haven
Surf City Pizza
The Local in Ship Bottom
So make your list and check it twice – we’ll see you soon to Be On LBI Time!