Margate's 2023 Shop Small Extravaganza

Margate City, NJ 08402
United States

Event Dates and Times
November 25 & 26, 2023

The Margate business and restaurant districts will be celebrating Shop Small Business weekend beginning Friday, November 24 through to Sunday, November 26 by offering great sales, discounts, contests for shoppers and a parade through town led by America Sign Language (ASL) Santa on Saturday, November 25.


On Saturday, Santa’s lifeguard boat will travel from Coolidge Avenue down the length of Ventnor Avenue escorted by the Margate City Police Department and the Margate City Fire Department to Bocca, Essex Ave. Santa will be accompanied in his boat with his trusty elf and unicorn.

Heading up the event is Miss New Jersey 2023, Northfield’s own Victoria Mozitis; Leslie’s Dance Studio dancers, who will perform in front of Bocca, characters Buzz Lightyear and Minion will ride high above the streets in Margate’s 5-ton Storm Truck. Atlantic County Utilities Authority CNG pickup truck will deliver Supercan, and the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Atlantic City Division, will march the parade route. Lucy the Elephant (the inflatable version) will glide down Ventnor Avenue and the 95.1 WAYV / 100.7 WZXL van will be playing all of your favorite holiday tunes. Santa, his elves, a unicorn, Buzz Lightyear and the Minion will also be available for pictures and visits both outside of Bocca and then inside the restaurant where children can enjoy a complimentary slice of pizza and beverage along with Wawa giveaways and craft kits. There will also be a Barbie themed tent for photo opportunities featuring the pink world of the hit movie, USA DJ will be offering Holiday Songs Karaoke and 95.1 WAYV will have DJ for a day. Margate Mothers Association will be offering a free holiday craft.

Throughout the day on Saturday, a scavenger hunt for coupons hidden in small holiday boxes will be placed throughout the business districts (nothing will be hidden inside a business). Sustainable Margate will have environmental displays and information on Saturday at Bocca and participants can spin a wheel or play the quiz game to win prizes. New Jersey Fairy Hair will be on hand at Bocca ready to adorn your hair with sparkly strand extensions and there will be pumpkin decorating for a fee. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Atlantic County Toys for Kids Program. Guests are also encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to the program.

For more information, please visit the website provided.

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