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Holiday block party this Saturday

Festivities take place from 33rd to 36th streets in OC; 13 merchants participating
By Kara Hallissey | Dec 07, 2017

(Dec. 8, 2017) The third annual holiday block party, which will take place along the 33rd to 36th Street corridor in Ocean City on Saturday, will feature a variety of deals offered by 13 restaurants, businesses and retail stores.

“It has turned out to be a nice little niche in the community,” said Jenny Carven, owner of Ish Boutique with Christina Lawson. “Walk up and down a couple blocks and do it all.”

In addition to specials and deals at the various businesses, each has committed to donate at least $50 to Worcester G.O.L.D. (Giving Other Lives Dignity), a local nonprofit that has provided financial aid to families in crisis, vulnerable adults and children in foster care since 1996.

“This year, we are teaming up with Worcester G.O.L.D. and sponsoring 15 kids, as of now, and asking the community to bring in winter gear and canned goods [for Diakonia],” Carven said. “Christina and I are so excited to be giving back to the community this time of year. Giving back is very important to us and all businesses will have a little jar to collect change for Worcester G.O.L.D. We may even be able to sponsor a couple more kids.”

Ish Boutique on 34th Street will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and is offering 25 percent off guest’s entire purchase, sweets, treats and complimentary gift wrapping.

“Each business is open at different times and you get a little bit of everything,” Lawson said. “You can play at Planet Maze, get a bite to eat and then shop. There is a lot to offer here in a short walking distance. Santa will also make an appearance that day.”

Happy hour prices will be available all day and night at Barn 34. In addition, get $9 fish tacos and select appetizers are half price on Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Next door, Real Raw Organics has $8 acai, dragonfruit and lilikoi bowls and up to 50 percent off on grocery items and merchandise. Every $50 spent in gift cards warrants a free Kombucha. There will also be giveaways throughout the day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In addition, Ocean Atlantic Surf Shop on 34th Street has wetsuit specials, select winter gear 20 percent off and select summer items 50 percent off from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Across Coastal Highway, Planet Maze on 33rd Street will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and a gift will be raffled off every hour. Holiday golf balls will be available and if visitors buy a triple play laser tag gift certificate, they get a second free. There will also be complimentary hot chocolate and candy.

On 33rd Street, Guidos Burritos will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., offering 15 percent off entire purchases and an additional 5 percent off if guests bring in a donation.

K-Coast Surf Shop on 35th Street is offering a free $49.95 hoodie with any $99 clothing, sunglasses or watch purchase on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Shotti’s Point will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. with happy hour specials all day.

OC Wasabi on 33rd Street will have dine-in drink and food specials from 4-10 p.m. and Rare & Rye on 32nd Street will feature happy hour specials from noon to 11 p.m.

At Señor Cigars on 33rd Street, there will be stocking stuffers for under $10, deals on gift packs, cigar accessories and gift cards available from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

A free milkshake for every kid’s meal purchase and buy one, get one off any equal sized sandwich with the purchase of two fountain beverages will be available at Tony Luke’s on 33rd Street from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. that day.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday at Endless Summer Surf Shop on 37th Street, there will be complimentary hot chocolate and all Endless Summer T-shirts and sweatshirts are buy one, get one 50 percent off.

“It gets everyone together of all ages from babies, kids, parents and grandparents,” Lawson said. “There is something for everyone, it’s fun and gets everyone out of the house and shopping together.”

This is the third annual holiday block party and organizers try to expand the event each year with giving back to the community a huge part of why it takes place.

“Most businesses close up in January and it’s nice to have a special event right before the holidays,” Carven said. “All donations stay local and are going to people in our community who need the help.”

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