Holidays at the Oregon Coast
(Oregon Coast) – The season is soon upon us all, which means towns on the Oregon coast will be getting all gussied for the holidays.
Meanwhile, a host of fun and funky events are waiting in the wings, creating various highlights for fall and winter. In fact, not all the happenings are in the holiday vein. But you’ll find them everywhere on the beaches, in towns like Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Garibaldi, Lincoln City and Newport. For complete Oregon Coast events, click here
Through December 31. Visit the Lincoln County Historical Museum for free in 2009. Through a generous grant the North Lincoln County, the Historical Museum will offer free admission for the entire year of 2009. Lincoln City, Oregon.
Every Saturday. Garibaldi Saturday Market. 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Old Mill Marina. 210 S. 3rd. St., Garibaldi, Oregon. 503-322-0322
November 14. Crazy Holidaze - Mini Crop scrap booking class at the Liberty Inn brought to you by Snap N Scrap 101. Call Stephanie 541-994-7002. Liberty Inn, at the north end of Lincoln City, Oregon. www.libertyinn.com.
November 21. Manzanita Writers Series. Karen Karbo, reads. Writers can register at the door to read from their original work. The first nine registrants are invited to read for five minutes each. 7 p.m. $5 donation is suggested. Hoffman Center Annex, 594 Laneda Avenue. Manzanita, Oregon.
Nov 27. Pacific Power Parade of Lights. A holiday parade of lights. 7 p.m. Downtown. Seaside, Oregon. 503-738-6391 www.seasidechamber.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov 27 – 29. Holiday Gift Fair. Vendors selling handmade items. Free admission. Times: Nov 27 at 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., Nov 28 at 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Nov 29 at 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Seaside Civic & Convention Center, 415 1st Ave. Seaside, Oregon.
November 27 & 28. Eden Halliday - annual arts and crafts fair at Eden Hall. 10 a.m. –5 p.m. both days. Eden Hall, Gleneden Beach (five miles S. of Lincoln City, Oregon). www.sidedoorcafe.com.
Nov 28. Cardboard Songsters. (bluegrass; hillbilly blues). A duo-offshoot of the band, The Kitchen Syncopators. The group has evolved its own sound with a blend of rural and urban oldtime stringband, blues, ragtime, jazz, and jug band music. 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Tickets at the door: adults $7, kids $2. Cannon Beach History Center and Museum. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Nov 28. Gingerbread Tea. History and holiday event. 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Butterfield Cottage, 570 Necanicum Drive. Seaside, Oregon. 503-738-7065
December 4 – 5. Oregon Coast Aquarium Presents ''Sea of Lights.'' Ring in the holidays as the Aquarium becomes a winter wonderland surrounded by thousands of twinkling lights. Festive caroling, a Christmas village and a visit with Saint Nick. Photos by the big Christmas tree in the lobby. Hot chocolate and holiday treats. Many gift ideas in the Aquarium gift shop. 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. The Oregon Coast Aquarium. Newport, Oregon. www.aquarium.org
December 5. Open House and Craft Sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Connie Hansen Garden. 1931 NW 33rd, Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-6338.
Dec 5. Festival of Trees. Evening fundraising gala for Providence Seaside Hospital Foundation with live and silent auction, banquet, and public viewing of Holiday trees. Free Public Open House is 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Call for tickets. Seaside Civic & Convention Center, 415 1st Ave. Seaside, Oregon. 503-717-7600. www.providence.org/northcoast/foundation.
Dec 5 – 19 (Saturdays). Gingerbread Tea. History and holiday event. 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Butterfield Cottage, 570 Necanicum Drive. Seaside, Oregon. 503-738-7065
Dec 5. 1st Saturday Art Walk. Since July of 2005, the first Saturday of every month local galleries and businesses in the Seaside area show, feature or host a musician, artist or author. 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. 503-738-6391 www.seasidechamber.com
December 4 – 6. Porthole Players, Ltd presents: ''A Christmas Story.'' Friday & Saturday 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 West Olive Street. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-ARTS. www.portholeplayers.org
December 19 – 20. Porthole Players, Ltd presents: ''A Christmas Story.'' Friday & Saturday 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 West Olive Street. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-ARTS. www.portholeplayers.org
December 20. Gift of Music with Concert Rock Violinist Aaron Meyer. Canned food items are requested as entrance fee. Items will be donated to Lincoln City Food Pantry. Salishan Lodge, just S. of Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-764-2371.