Celebrate with Stainton’s!

Celebrate with Stainton’s!

Get ready, because big things are happening in Downtown Ocean City starting on November 21st!

Put on your best PJs that day and join us on Asbury Avenue from 8AM to 12PM for Earlier Than the Bird. This annual event lets you get a jump on holiday shopping while winning hourly prizes (including one for best pajamas!).

We want all of our customers to feel comfortable shopping at Stainton’s, so we enforce strict mask wearing, encourage social distancing, offer hand sanitizer, and have plastic barriers at the register. Your safety is our top priority, but we still want to give you the best holiday experience.

Throughout the holiday season, we’ll be offering promos and demonstrations from some of our 80+ vendors as well as prizes and live music.

And make sure you join us for Wish List Wednesdays! Every Wednesday in December, we’ll offer late hours and the opportunity to make a store a wish list for loved ones to come and check out. That way, everyone gets just what they want without the guesswork!

We’ve got lots of holiday magic in store this season, so mark your calendars and make sure you stop in!

Holiday Hours:

Saturday, Nov. 21st “Earlier Than The Bird” ~ 8:00am to 6:00pm
Friday, Nov. 27th, “Locals’ Black Friday” ~ 10:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday, Nov. 28th, “Small Business Saturday” ~ 10:00am to 8:00pm
Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays between Thanksgiving & Christmas ~ 10:00am to 8:00pm

*Closed, Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26th
*Closed Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25th


Wish List Wednesdays Are Back!

Wish List Wednesdays Are Back!

Ever wish holiday shopping was just a little bit easier? We’ve got a solution for you: Wish List Wednesdays!

What Are Wish List Wednesdays?

Every Wednesday between Thanksgiving and Christmas (that’s December 4th, 11th, and 18th), you can shop extended hours at Stainton’s. We’ll give you a Wish List to fill out while you wander through our 70+ unique boutiques. Then leave the list with us, and your loved ones can come in any day of the week to check it out and check off their shopping list with things they know you’ll love. (Encourage friends and family to fill out Wish Lists, and your holiday shopping gets easier, too!) But that’s not all!

Shop All of Asbury Avenue!

This year, we’ve enlisted the help of nearly 40 of your favorite stores and eateries all along Asbury Avenue! Every one of them will be open until 8PM those nights so that you can get all of your holiday shopping done in one fell swoop. Keep an eye out for special Wish List Wednesday promos and deals those nights, too! (Scroll down to see participating stores.)

Enter to Win!

If that’s not fun enough, you’ll also have a chance to win the Wish List Wednesday Raffle! Stop by any of the participating stores to pick up your punch card. Get your card punched at 10 different stores, then slip it into any of the available drop boxes to be entered for a chance to win a gift basket filled with items from every store!


  • Shop at nearly 40 stores on Asbury Avenue until 8PM on December 4th, 11th, and 18th
  • Leave a Wish List with us to make shopping easier for loved ones
  • Enjoy special promos and deals those nights only
  • Grab a punch card for a chance at a free basket full of goodies


Participating Stores

In case you can’t read Santa’s handwriting, here’s the list of participating stores and eateries open late on Wish List Wednesdays. You can pick up and drop off a punch card at any of these locations!

  • 7th Street Surf Shop
  • Alyse’s Shoes
  • Animal House
  • Art on Asbury
  • Artisan Body Products
  • Bella U Boutique
  • Bohemian Mama
  • Bowfish Kids
  • Bungalow Bowls
  • Colette’s
  • Could Be Yours Consignment
  • Donna-Gay Dillon Boutique
  • Drip N Scoop
  • Fazzio Interiors
  • Flying Carp Gift Gallery
  • Gleeson’s Audio-Video
  • Hoy’s 5&10
  • Interiors by Joann OC
  • Jon & Patty’s Coffee Bar & Bistro
  • Kay Jay’s Doll Shop
  • Little Egg Harbor Soap Co.
  • Lucky Find
  • Making Waves
  • Mew to You
  • Mia’s Christmas Gallery
  • Ocean City Coffee Company
  • Pappagallo
  • Pink Mermaid
  • Potomac Bead Company
  • Rauhauser’s Candies
  • Ruth’s Hallmark
  • Sack O’ Subs
  • Salty Seahorse
  • Salty Treasures
  • Sea Grass Boutique
  • Sea Oats
  • Second Chance Boutique
  • She’z the Boss
  • Spoon & Sip
  • Spotted Whale
  • Sun Seekers
  • Ta-Dah
  • The Spotted Whale
  • Verizon
  • We Make It Personal
Fall Block Party is October 12th!

Fall Block Party is October 12th!

We’re getting really excited for this weekend’s big event. That’s right—it’s Fall Block Party! If you’ve never been, you’re in for a treat. This isn’t just another craft fair. It’s a HUGE end-of-summer celebration full of unique and handcrafted goods, delicious food, family activities, music, and more!
Spring Block Party is MAY 4TH

Spring Block Party is MAY 4TH

That’s right—one of the biggest events of the year is happening THIS Saturday, May 4th, between 9AM and 5PM. Ocean City’s Spring Block Party is essentially Opening Day here at the shore. Shop Asbury Avenue between 5th and 14th Streets and you’ll find more than 350 crafters, food vendors, bands, and kids’ activities PLUS more than 100 local businesses with special goods out front.

But don’t just stop at our front door—Stainton’s is like a whole new store inside! Pop in to check out new vendors and updated booths full of fun things and locally made goods.

Worried about parking? We have good news for you: street parking is free for the day! So whether you spend the whole day on our Avenue or just stop by for a bit, this event is definitely an Ocean City must-see.


Pictured here: New vendors!

OCNJ’s Girl’s Weekend is April 5th–7th!

OCNJ’s Girl’s Weekend is April 5th–7th!

Downtown Ocean City’s annual Girls’ Weekend is coming up fast! This is the time to treat yourself, and we’re all in!

Play hooky with us on Friday and enjoy extended shopping hours (10AM to 10PM), free coffee and pastries, and an afternoon painting class! Then join us and more than 15 of our vendors at the Fashion Show at Glazed Over Studios (info below).

Featured vendors include: Beachlove, Birds Eye View, Compendium, Crescent Moon, Cruise Control Gear, East Coast Girls, Ireland, Kim’s Place, Klothes Kove, Leiki, Ocean City Apparel, Patches and Lace, Pumpkinbuds, Seafindings, Seeshell, She’z the Boss, Sportz Teamz, and Surf Cottage.

On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll have food and beverage tastings, plus meetups with some of our creative small business owners. And all weekend long, you’ll get a free gift with any purchase of $50 or more! 


The Specifics:


All Weekend Long
Unique finds from dozens of small businesses under one roof
+ FREE gift with any purchase of $50 or more!


Friday, April 5th
10AM–10PM: Shopping with light refreshments
12PM–4PM: Painting with Patricia Neville (stencil your own coasters!)
7PM–9PM: Fashion Show at Glazed Over Studios


All Day Saturday, April 6th (starting at 10AM)
Dip Tastings with Two Tin Crows
Bloody Mary Mix Tastings with It’s My Derby
Book Signing with Seaglass author and owner of Seaglass Searchers Club Cindy Balboa
Birds’ Eye View Book Signing, Nucky: The Real Story of the Atlantic City Boardwalk Boss, By Frank J. Ferry
Meetup with Photographer Dan Myers (12PM–4PM)


All Day Sunday, April 7th (starting at 10AM)
Painting with Art Corner
Meetup with Photographer Dan Myers (12PM–4PM)
Dip Tastings with Two Tin Crows
Bloody Mary Mix Tastings with It’s My Derby
Gourmet Oil and Vinegar Tastings with Capella’s
Mini Paintings with Art Corner



Shop Small This Saturday!

Shop Small This Saturday!

Small Business Saturday is a nationwide event that celebrates community and the local businesses that help each town thrive. As on many main streets, you can enjoy deals and treats all along Asbury Avenue this holiday weekend as a thank you for your support.

When you buy from a small business, you are helping a child get dance lessons, a mom or dad put food on the table, a family pay a mortgage, or a student pay for college.

Our mission is to help make those dreams come true.

Stainton’s is not a department store. We are a marketplace made up of 70+ small businesses, full of unique and handcrafted finds brought to you by local entrepreneurs.

Our small business owners will be putting together some of their best gift ideas and offering special one-day-only deals for you this Saturday, so come out and shop small with OCNJ!