The Beachcomber Holiday Guide

Beach Haven: Shop Local for Small Business Saturday

By Eric Englund | Nov 08, 2019

Beach Haven — While no doubt throngs of people will be hitting the malls and chain stores on Black Friday, Nov. 29, the Beach Haven Chamber of Commerce hopes local shoppers stick around for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30. Small Business Saturday is a shopping holiday initiated and promoted by American Express, beginning in 2012.

“The concept is that Black Friday doesn’t do much for small businesses, so on this day, we want people to support their local businesses by shopping in Beach Haven,” said Barb Cona, chamber president.

Cona said on that day various chamber members will be offering special sales and holiday-oriented events as well as announcing special hours to accommodate the holiday shopping season..

Kapler’s Pharmacy will be hosting its annual Holiday Soirée all day and will offer horse carriage rides from 4 to 6 p.m. with music and refreshments. Various other businesses will have sales, promotionals and activities that day. South-End Surf ’N Paddle is offering the surfing film “Emocean” from 7 to 9 p.m. During the afternoon from 1 to 4, there will be free ukulele lessons where you can learn holiday songs with some Hawaiian flair.

As a way of saying “Thank you” to customers, Buddy’s Pet Stop is putting every single item in the store on sale, including treats, supplements, winter coats, harnesses, collars, toys, bully sticks and Christmas essentials.

Song of the Sea will offer 10 percent off mugs. Artifacts & Company will feature 30 to 50 percent off clothing and selected furnishings. At The Coffee Nest’s hot cocoa bar, you can enjoy one and get a second at half price.

On Nov. 30, the Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary is having a Craft and Gift Fair featuring local vendors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. And at the LBI Historical Museum, a holiday open house takes place from noon to 4. It will start with caroling around the tree, followed by an Elves Workshop with Christmas crafts and decorations for children to make. The museum’s gift shop will be open with end-of-season discounts and holiday items. From 4 to 6, there will be a fire pit in nearby Veterans Memorial Park for s’mores and marshmallows.

The Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean County sponsors a 5K & 1-mile Fun Run and walk from 9 to 11 a.m., starting and finishing at Veterans Park. See to sign up.

The Spotted Whale will be open Thanksgiving weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and will offer specials on Small Business Saturday that include 25 percent off any products that are red or green along with complimentary gift wrapping. Light refreshments will be available.

Lavish Salon will have 20 percent off all product and 40 percent off select products.

Coastal Consignment & Salvage Co is open Friday, Saturday and Monday from 10 to 4 and Sunday from 11 to 4. All jackets are 20 percent off. A Lovely Universe will be open Friday and Saturday from 10 to 5.

Coconuts and Tropics will be open Saturdays 10:30 to 5, Sundays and Black Friday 11 to 4 through Thanksgiving weekend. Summer items are up to 50 percent off. Island Sun Jewelry is open Thursday through Monday from 10 to 5 through Jan. 5.

Updated information on events and sales can be found at

— Eric Englund

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