Get Your Christmas Shopping Done Early with these 2017 Local Shopping Events

It’s never too early to start Christmas shopping! Start searching for those perfect gifts now and avoid the stress of last minute running around. Read on to find some local shopping events that can help you check off everyone on your holiday gift list!

Cape May

Holiday Crafts Fair
Friday, Nov. 24 and Saturday, Nov. 25 at 10 a.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave.
A must visit for those on your holiday gift lists. Shop for unique handmade gifts and seasonal decorations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278, or visit

Crafts at Christmas
Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3 at 9 a.m.
Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave.
Dozens of crafters offer everything from jewelry to leather goods, from fashion and accessories to water colors, so you are sure to find all the perfect gifts you’ve been searching for—and of course, a little something for yourself. Show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. For more information, visit

Washington Street Mall Hospitality Nights
Thursday, Dec. 7 and Friday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m.
Washington Street Mall
Stroll the three-block pedestrian walk and experience an old-fashioned small town Christmas in Cape May. Get in the holiday spirit with lights, festive décor, carolers and maybe event Santa himself, if you’ve been good this year. The 96 merchants of the mall open their doors from 7 to 9 p.m. and extend holiday hospitality to friends and neighbors, offering an array of interesting and unusual items, as well as seasonal treats. For more information, visit

Ocean City

Holiday Celebration Fine Arts & Crafts
Saturday, Nov. 11 and Sunday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk & Moorlyn Terrace
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., shop over 75 fine artists, crafters and photographers. Browse handcrafted, artisan-made items of every description from Christmas trees, ceramics, American Doll clothes, jewelry and reindeer to stained glass, candles, pet treats and art that can be framed. Gourmet food treats are yours for the tasting. Every offering is handmade in the USA by the seller. Your $3 admission will benefit the Ocean City Food Cupboard and the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. For more information, call (609) 365-2239.

“Earlier Than the Bird” Downtown Shopping Extravaganza
Saturday, Nov. 18 at 8 a.m.
Downtown Ocean City
Get out earlier than the bird and jump start your holiday shopping the weekend before Thanksgiving from 8 a.m. to noon. Shop in your pajamas for early bird shopping specials! For more information, call 1 (800) BEACH-NJ.

Christmas Arts & Handicraft Festival
Saturday, Nov. 18 and Sunday, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m.
Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk & Moorlyn Terrace
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., browse more than 75 crafters, artists, photographers and gourmet food specialists. Shop for everything for the holidays including magnificent wreaths, floral decorations, jewelry, custom gift baskets, wooden toys, glass, blankets, metal art, dog and cat apparel and treats, floral décor, soaps and lotions. Every item is made in the USA by the seller. Your $3 admission benefits the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, Ocean City Food Cupboard and the American Red Cross. For more information, call (609) 365-2239.

Sea Isle City

Girls Weekend
Friday, Nov. 17 to Sunday, Nov. 19
Throughout Sea Isle City
During Girls Weekend, shoppers can celebrate the fall season and prepare for the coming holidays with special offers at retailers, restaurants, salon and fitness services, lodging and other businesses throughout town. Girls Weekend will also feature wine tastings, live entertainment, dancing and more. Jitney service will be available on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. Participating businesses will be easy to identify thanks to colorful “Girls Weekend” flags hanging in front of stores and restaurants. For more information, call (609) 263-9090.

Holiday Stroll
Saturday, Dec. 9
Throughout Sea Isle City
Check off something for everyone on your list as you stroll through Sea Isle City to get your holiday shopping done! Browse through a variety of Sea Isle City businesses featuring discounts and hospitalities for the entire family! For more information, call (609) 263-9090.

Stone Harbor

Merchants’ Hospitality Night
Friday, Nov. 24
96th Street Downtown Shopping District
Visit merchants in the downtown shopping district and enjoy holiday music and refreshments while you shop. Take advantage of all the Black Friday sales! For more information, visit

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