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What’s Up Downtown Oceanside

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Señor Grubby’s Oceanside Community Christmas Party Dec. 15, Señor Grubby’s From 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, come to Señor Grubby’s in Downtown Oceanside for this annual community Christmas party. Visit Santa in the photo booth and support Oceanside-based Got Your Back San Diego by entering to win raffle prizes. FIND OUT MORE

COVID-19 Vaccination Pop-up Dec. 16, Oceanside Public Library North County LGBTQ Resource Center is holding a COVID-19 vaccination pop-up event Thursday in front of the Oceanside Public Library. Come get your first, second or booster dose, or your flu shot, from 3-5 p.m. before the Sunset Market. Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines will be available. Make an appointment or walk in. FIND OUT MORE

Caring & Sharing Food Drive Through Dec. 16, Oceanside Morning Farmers Market MainStreet Oceanside and Friends of Oceanside Dia de Los Muertos are holding a food drive to benefit Bread of Life Oceanside. Drop off nonperishable donations on the final day of the drive at the Oceanside Morning Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will unload items from your trunk at the northeast corner of North Coast Highway and Pier View Way. You can also bring donations to the MainStreet Oceanside office, H & M Military Supplies, Dorothy’s Military Shop or Cotton Patch. FIND OUT MORE

Holiday Gift Markets Dec. 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 Thursdays in December from 5-9 p.m. Enjoy one-stop holiday shopping and dining with additional retail vendors, hot foods from around the world, gourmet gifts, kids activities, live music and free visits with Santa Dec. 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. next to the Information Booth in the center of the Sunset Market. Enjoy live music this week by Jim Allen Band and next week by Back Water Blues. Why go to the mall? The market has it all! FIND OUT MORE

Teeny Tiny Art Mart Through Dec. 20, Oceanside Museum of Art After last year’s epic display of creativity, OMA’s Teeny Tiny Art Mart is back. Hundreds of miniature masterpieces have been donated for a great cause with 100% of the proceeds helping to support OMA’s ongoing education initiatives. View the artworks on display in the lobby during museum hours Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Purchase and view virtually below. FIND OUT MORE

Cocktail Club: Bourbon Dec. 16, Communal Event Space Join the owner of Communal Coffee and Maker’s Mark at 7 p.m. for an evening filled with bourbon-based cocktails and food. You will learn how to mix up four different cocktails, and the Communal kitchen will be serving up charcuterie and its signature pizzettas. Held in Communal’s Event Space at 407 Minnesota St., this is the first in a series of cocktail workshops featuring different spirits and new mixing techniques. Tickets are $75 for this two-hour workshop. REGISTER

“A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play” Dinner & Show Dec. 17-18, Brooks Theater A Downtown Oceanside holiday tradition continues this weekend as Oceanside Theatre Company takes you to the studios of WOTC radio for Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale. On Friday and Saturday, enjoy a Dinner & Show at Piper Restaurant. This family-style dinner, with seatings at 5 and 5:30 p.m., includes fresh handmade pastas and garden-to-table delicacies just off the beach. Then take a short walk to the historic Brooks Theater for its 4th annual holiday show with live music and carolers. FIND OUT MORE

A Very Country Christmas & Little Locals Market Dec. 17-18, Northern Pine Brewing Treat yourself to some mighty fine beer and your favorite holiday tunes from Kimmi Bitter topped with a little twang during this returning holiday music event. Your finest or weirdest holiday attire is highly encouraged. Music starts at 7 p.m. Friday. Plan to join the Downtown Oceanside brewery again the next day for the 2nd Annual Little Locals Market from noon-5 p.m. Northern Pine will have a great lineup of makers selling succulents, jewelry, vinyl and more. FIND OUT MORE

Soulstice Yule Festival Dec. 18, Artist Alley Oceanside Mystic Soul Ritual Shop will be celebrating Yule on Saturday with artists and makers in Artist Alley from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. From noon to 2 p.m., enjoy a Wishing Pinecones Crafting. Wishing pinecones are a memorable way to start the new year. For $10, create your your own pinecone by dipping it into wax; decorating with glitter, herbs and oils; and writing your wishes. Toss into a bonfire on New Year’s Day to manifest your intentions for the new year. Crafts and tarot readings will be available all day. FIND OUT MORE

COVID-19 Nonprofit Grant Program Through Jan. 31, Oceanside As part of its ARPA spending plan, the Oceanside City Council approved $1 million for grants to local nonprofit organizations negatively impacted by COVID-19. To qualify, an applicant must be an Oceanside-based, tax-exempt, charitable organization in good standing. Grants will be awarded in two categories: $1,000 to $5,000 to offset revenue losses and $5,000 to $50,000 for specific programs to help address negative impacts in Oceanside caused by COVID-19. FIND OUT MORE

Holiday Chill Through Dec. 31, Mission Pacific Hotel This holiday season, choose sand over snow and celebrate at Mission Pacific Hotel. Make reservations for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve at Rooftop Bar and Valle. Enjoy Sunsets with Santa at the Rooftop Bar Dec. 20-24 during happy hour. Finally, participate in holiday events at the Downtown Oceanside hotel, including Holiday Candle Making on Dec. 19 and a Jarcuterie Workshop on Dec. 26. FIND OUT MORE

Jingle on the Beach Through Dec. 31, The Seabird Bring your family together for a beachside holiday celebration at The Seabird Resort. Make reservations for the holidays at Piper and The Shore Room. Sign up for a Pacific Coast Spirits Cocktail Class on Dec. 16 or Scotch & Truffles Tasting on Dec. 20. Locals can also RSVP for weekly Holiday Workshops and Movies by the Pool, and other fun seasonal activities, including a free weekly Story Time with Elves. FIND OUT MORE


Siren Floral Shop Now open at 427 S. Coast Highway, Siren Floral Shop is a floral design studio and retail space in Downtown Oceanside. Born out of a love for beauty, community and the universal joy of flowers, Siren Floral Shop offers bouquets and centerpieces, floral subscriptions, floristry toolkits and curated goods Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FIND OUT MORE


Reverse your ceiling fan to stay warm Everyone knows that ceiling fans are a great way to stay cool in the summer, but did you know they can also help keep you warm in fall? Normally, ceiling fans rotate counterclockwise, pushing air down and producing a slight wind chill effect, allowing you to feel cooler. Most ceiling fans have a reverse switch that will enable them to turn clockwise, producing an updraft and moving the warm air that collects near your ceiling back down. READ MORE


Smit Farms Located in Linden, California, Smit Farms supplies the Oceanside Morning Farmers Market with tree fruit that has been sustainably grown since 1969. Depending on the season, Smit Farms offerings include apples, peaches, plums, Asian pears and kiwi, plus grapes, almonds, pistachios and dried fruit. FIND OUT MORE



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