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What’s Up Downtown Oceanside

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Check out these events and programs happening in Downtown Oceanside over the next two weeks:

O’side Turkey Trot Nov. 25, Oceanside Civic Center Returning live to Downtown Oceanside, the O’side Turkey Trot benefits over 60 local nonprofits serving Oceanside residents. Race day features a 5-mile, 5K, 1-mile, 1/5 mile, combo and even a virtual 5K event. Volunteer.


Thanksgiving Dining Guide Nov. 25, Downtown Oceanside Here is your guide to Downtown Oceanside restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day. Whether you are looking for early morning coffee, a full Thanksgiving dinner or a late night snack, these Oceanside businesses can take care of your needs. FIND OUT MORE

Black Friday Neighborhood Acoustic Jam Nov. 26, Brooks Theater OTC Music Series presents Kaleo Wassman with Shane Hall in this alternative Black Friday experience at 7:30 p.m. pouring love and music into the community and helping raise the awareness of kindness and aloha in Oceanside. Kailua-Kona born and raised and a founding member of Pepper, Wassman is one of reggae-rock’s most beloved musicians, songwriters and collaborators. BUY TICKETS

‘Tis the Season to Shop Local Nov. 27-Dec. 12, Oceanside This fun, distinctly local holiday celebration invites our community to explore Oceanside retail establishments and to shop local this holiday season. ‘Tis the Season to Shop Local’s unique and dynamic lineup of holiday programs and events will feature a new scavenger hunt, a beer and wine tasting event, a makers fair and a tree lighting celebration — all amid decorated shop windows, the glow of holiday lights and the cheerful sounds of live holiday music and carolers. FIND OUT MORE

Oceanside Holiday Challenge Nov. 27-Dec. 12, Oceanside NEW! Take our challenge to shop, eat and play local this holiday season! Register and download our scavenger hunt mobile app. Then visit Oceanside businesses, destinations and events during ‘Tis the Season to Shop Local starting on Small Business Saturday for a chance to win local prizes! No purchase necessary to participate.  FIND OUT MORE

Sip & Shop Downtown Oceanside Nov. 27, Downtown Oceanside Join us as we kick off ’Tis the Season to Shop Local with this walkable Downtown Oceanside shopping experience. On Small Business Saturday, enjoy 14 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. BUY TICKETS

Sixth Annual Merry Makers Fair Nov. 27-28, Pier View Way and North Tremont St. Come discover an array of handcrafted and artisanal goods by area makers at this free, two-day holiday pop-up market in Downtown Lot 35 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. next Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. next Sunday. Shoppers can browse art, jewelry, candles, macrame and more while listening to live holiday music. FIND OUT MORE

‘Tis the Season Window Decorating Contest Nov. 27-Dec.31, Oceanside Enjoy festive holiday window displays throughout Oceanside while you shop, as businesses decorate their storefronts to the theme of ’Tis the Season. A panel of judges will view the displays from Nov. 29-Dec. 3 and select first-, second- and third-place winners. Winners will be announced on Dec. 7. FIND OUT MORE

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony & Gift Market Dec. 2, Sunset Market During this special Sunset Market, Oceanside will welcome the holiday season with a grand Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m. at Regal Cinema Plaza. This annual holiday event will be filled with activities for the whole family from 5-8:30 p.m. FIND OUT MORE

Holiday Gift Markets Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Sunset Market 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 holiday shopping and dining with hot foods from around the world, gourmet gifts, kids activities, live music and free visits with Santa! FIND OUT MORE


Al Fresko Let So Cal’s original graze and seaside charcuterie company, now open in Tremont Collective at 602 S. Tremont St., curate your next event. At the forefront of meaningful consumption, Al Fresko inspires gatherings to be locally sourced, to be 100% organic and, most importantly, to create a communal vibe. Explore Al Fresko during the Oceanside Holiday Challenge. FIND OUT MORE


Flex Alerts Flex Alerts are a call for Californians to voluntarily conserve energy and avoid outages. By moving some of our energy use to the morning or early afternoon, we can align our usage to when cleaner energy is more abundant and there is less strain on our power grid. FIND OUT MORE




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