10 Things You Need to Know About The Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar

If you haven’t been to the Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar yet, make time and head there ASAP! There is something for everyone - shopping, drinks, food, and fun! We’ve outlined ten things you need to know about the AP Holiday Bazaar. Experiencing some FOMO after reading this is to be expected, but don’t worry…there are still 3 weekends left of the Holiday Bazaar. We hope to see you soon!!

1. There are over 75 local vendors.

Shop small with us and get some awesome holiday gifts! We have a variety of vendors - jewelry, clothing, hot sauce, jams, household goodies, candles, decorative artwork, and MORE. You name it, one of our vendors is probably selling it. Click here for a full list and schedule of our vendors.


2. You can shop Morning, noon, and night.

We have awesome hours so you don’t have to worry about missing out. We’re open every Saturday and (almost every) Sunday* in December from 11-6PM. Click here for a full schedule of this year’s bazaar.

(*Note we are not open on Sunday, December 16)

3. We have live music every weekend!

Enjoy some holiday tunes sung by local groups. Music normally starts around noon. Sing along, have fun dancing, and get in the holiday spirit! Show us your best moves and maybe you’ll make it onto our Instagram story!


4. You can drink while you shop!

Check out our hot drink bar and grab some hot chocolate, hot mulled wine, or one of our other festive cocktails. Let’s get real…shopping is so much better when you can get your buzz on.


5. You can craft your way through the holidays with us!

We have workshops for everyone! Need a unique, custom gift? Paint your fur baby (or someone else’s) with Cassie Bees Studio. Feeling crafty? Make your own hand sewn ornament with Julia Passafiume. Click here for a full list of all of our workshops!

6. Need some holiday photos? We’ve got you covered.

We have tons of different ways for you to get that perfect holiday shot. Take a photo with Santa, hop into our holiday photo booth, or stop by the multiple photo op spots hidden around the bazaar (hint hint, we included a photo of some of our favorite spots in the photos below!).


7. We have a GIANT holiday tree!

It’s perfect for a photo op and is sure to get you in the holiday spirit!


8. We releaseD New limited edition merchandise This year!

Head over to the Asbury Park Bazaar table (located right under the marquee) and check out our sweatshirts, shirts, tote bags and more! We have a new logo design that we know you’ll love. This year, we’re also introducing our new limited edition Christmas mugs and ornaments! Be sure to check out the awesome new designs. Get yours before they’re gone!


9. Relax by our fireplace lounge

If you get tired from all the shopping and excitement, you can head over to our fireplace lounge. Take a load off, maybe take a couple cute pictures…or grab a drink and hang out!

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10. If you get hungry from all the shopping, there are plenty of options!

Stop by Anchor’s Bend or the Asbury Oyster Bar and enjoy a seasonally-inspired menu and holiday drinks. We also have a Mogo taco bar inside the great hall. Choose from a variety of Korean fusion tacos (they’re SO good and a perfect mid-shopping snack!). You can also indulge with a sweet treat at The Good Donut Shop and Red Rose Bakery.

Marguerite Chavez