180 miles of Oregon coast travel: Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita,
Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City,
Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats & Florence.
Oregon Coast Calendar: Events for Pacific
City, Tillamook, Rockaway and Nehalem Bay
(Manzanita, Oregon) – The holidays are closing in,
and thus arrive a host of seasonal activities and events to Tillamook
County, on the north Oregon coast. Music, art, plays, and a decent helping
of caroling and Santa Claus-oriented goodies are flooding north coast
towns like Tillamook, Manzanita, Nehalem, Bay City, Pacific City and even
tiny Cape Meares.
This listing of events covers happenings until New Year’s
Eve. For a complete list of events from Astoria to Florence, see the Oregon
Coast Events Calendar.
November 11 - April 14, every Saturday: Garibaldi
Saturday Market. Self-produced products from the Northwest. Lodge
at the Old Mill. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 210 S. Third St. Garibaldi, Oregon.
November 10: Veteran’s Celebration.
Tillamook Naval Air Museum. 6030 Hangar Road, Tillamook, Oregon. 8 a.m.
to noon. (503) 842-1130.
Rockaway Beach. All rooms are immaculate and have TV’s, VCR’s
and in-room phones w/ data ports. Oceanfronts have queen bed, a
double hide-a-bed, kitchen, cozy firelog fireplace and private deck.
Both types sleep up to four people. Others are appointed for a two-person
romantic getaway, yet still perfect for those on a budget. Elaborate
oceanfront Jacuzzi suite has two bedrooms, kitchen, double hide-a-bed,
fireplace and private deck, sleeping as many as six. For family
reunions or large gatherings such as weddings, some rooms can connect
to create two-room and three-room suites. Some rooms pet friendly.
523 N. Pacific St., Rockaway Beach. (503) 355-2112 - 1-800-824-0938.
November 16: North Oregon Coast Symphony,
performing works by Copland, Bizet, Handel and more. 7 p.m. $10 at the
door, kids under 12. Tillamook United Methodist Church. 3808 12th Street.
Tillamook, Oregon. 503-368-7160.
November 16: "Broken Limbs," documentary
by Jamie Howell & Guy Evans. Donation admission includes pie &
ice cream. Bay City Arts Center. 5th and A. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Bay City,
November 16 – 17: "A Family Christmas,"
a holiday musical for the whole family. Presented by TAPA & TLC. Fridays
& Saturdays 7 p.m. Tickets at the door or in advance at Diamond Art
Jewelry. The Barn Community Playhouse. 12th and Ivy. Tillamook, Oregon.
November 18: Franc D'Ambrosio’s "Broadway"
– a concert presented by Monday Musical Club of Tillamook. 2 p.m.
Don Whitney Auditorium. 2605 12th Street. Tillamook, Oregon. 503-842-2078.
November 20 - December 29: Latimer Quilt &
Textile Center. 2105 Wilson River Loop Road. Tillamook, Oregon.
(503) 842-8622. www.oregoncoast.com/latimertextile
November 22: Thanksgiving Community Potluck Dinner.
1 p.m. Kiawanda Community Center. 34600 Cape Kiwanda Dr. Pacific City,
Oregon. (503) 965-7900.
November 22: Thanksgiving Community Potluck Dinner
in Tillamook. 7 p.m. TCCA Visitor Center. Tillamook, Oregon.
Cape Property Services.
Dozens of homes in that dreamy,
rugged stretch between Cannon Beach and Manzanita known as Arch
Cape. Oceanfront and ocean view , or just a short walk from the
All homes are immaculate and smoke free; some pet friendly (with
a fee). Some with broadband, indoor or outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces,
decks, and fire pits or barbecues. Call about tempting winter specials
that go until March (not valid holidays, however). www.archcaperentals.com
November 23 & 24: Cape Meares’ 7th Annual
Art Show & Sale. Paintings, ceramics, photography, fiber
art by local artists. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday & Saturday. Little Red
School House Community Center. 4th Street, Cape Meares. (503) 842-3581.
|Cape Meares Lighthouse
November 23 & 24: Rockaway Beach Holiday Gift
Fair. Rockaway Beach Civic Facility. Rockaway, Oregon. (503)
November 24: Christmas Tree Lighting in Garibaldi.
Garibaldi, Oregon. (503) 322-2544.
November 24 - 25: Holiday Wreath Making.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are required. Tillamook Forest Center.
45500 Wilson River Hwy. Tillamook, Oregon. (503) 815-6800. www.tillamookforestcenter.org
November 25: Latimer Quilt & Textile Center
“Open House.” Latimer Quilt & Textile Center.
2105 Wilson River Loop Road, Tillamook, Oregon. (503) 842-8622. www.oregoncoast.com/latimertextile
December 1 to May 31: Fishing on the Trask River
at the Trask River Hatchery.
15020 Chance Road, Tillamook, Oregon. (503) 842-4090.
December 1: Annual Habitat Holiday Art Auction.
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. TCCA Visitor’s Center. 2610 Third Street, Tillamook,
Oregon. To donate items call (503) 842-7472.
December 1: Annual Christmas Bazaar. 9
a.m. - 4 p.m. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church. 2102 Sixth Street, Tillamook,
Oregon. (503) 842-6192.
December 1: UMW Christmas Bazaar. 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Tillamook Methodist Church. 3808 Twelfth Street, Tillamook,
Oregon. (503) 842-1252.
December 1: Christmas Tree Lighting in Tillamook.
Tillamook City Hall. 210 Laurel Ave., Tillamook, Oregon. (503) 842-5378.
December 3: Christmas Past, Winter Tea,
an annual fundraiser. High Tea includes a raffle ticket and a door prize
ticket. 12 - 4 p.m. $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12, under 5 free. Latimer Quilt
& Textile Center. 2105 Wilson River Loop Road. Tillamook, Oregon.
December 6: Annual Awards Banquet and Silent Auction.
Special Guest Speaker: Mr. Gerry Frank, Author, Oregonian Columnist and
former Chief of Staff to Senator Mark Hatfield. 6 - 9 p.m. Pelican Pub
Ocean Front Banquet Room, Pacific City, Oregon.
Ocean Lodge. There will not be another property built
like this in Cannon Beach in our lifetimes. Rare, premiere ocean
front location; handsome, dramatic architecture and tasteful, fun
(nostalgic) beach interiors. Overlooks Haystack Rock. 100 percent
smoke free. Imaginative special occasion packages. Massive wood
burning lobby fireplace. Library w/ fireplace, stocked with impressive
book collection. Pet and family friendly. Lavish continental buffet
breakfast. In-room fireplaces, mini-kitchens. Jacuzzi tubs in select
rooms. DVD players, complimentary movies. Morning paper. Warm cookies.
888-777-4047. 503-436-2241. 2864 Pacific Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
December 7: Benefit for Tillamook County Pioneer
Museum. 6 – 8 p.m. Tillamook Pioneer Museum. 2106 2nd Street,
Tillamook, Oregon. (503) 842-4553. http://www.tcpm.org.
|Jetty at Nehalem Bay
December 8: Coast Swinger’s Square Dance
Club, 3rd Annual Christmas Bazaar. Craft items, Christmas Decorations,
Bake Sale. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Garibaldi City Hall, 6th & Acacia. Garibaldi,
Oregon. (503) 842-2980.
December 14: Santa, Sing-a-long & Christmas
Decorating Awards. 6:30 p.m. Rockaway Beach Wayside (if raining,
at Firehall). (503) 355-8108. www.rockawaybeach.net
New Year’s Eve: Manzanita’s Wacko
Midnight Parade. A little known secret about Manzanita’s
New Year’s celebrations is its New Year Parade at midnight, which
has been a surreal little local tradition that’s been happening
for at least a few years. Generally, people just stagger out of the local
bars and perform an oddball parade of sorts – proof again of the
kooky and creative side to the fun-loving locals. Now, only the San Dune
exists in Manzanita, but some may be coming from nearby The Wateringhole
in Nehalem or Sea Shack in Wheeler. In previous years there was, among
other things, a large dragon costume. In recent years the city has grudgingly
given it’s okay for the parade, partially on the basis it would
happen with or without the permit.
Beach Rentals, Lincoln City. Perfect for large family
vacations all the way down to a getaway lodging for two - with
over 25 vacation rental homes to choose from. A breathtaking collection
of craftsman or traditional beachfront homes, or oceanview houses
– from one to seven bedrooms. In various areas of Lincoln
City and overlooking the beach, with some in Depoe Bay. All kinds
of amenities are available, like hot tubs, decks, BBQ, rock fireplaces,
beamed ceilings and more. Some are new, some are historic charmers.
Lincoln City, Oregon. 1-(503)-232-5984. www.a1beachrentals.com.
Sands Condominium Motel, Lincoln City. Free, fresh baked
cookie upon check-in is just the start. All rooms beachfront and
up against Lincoln City's most famous stretch of beach: the D River.
Each room comes as a suite or mini-suite, and has a kitchen and
balcony or patio. Some w/ gas fireplaces, while all have a DVD Players;
movies to rent come with free popcorn. Heated indoor pool, a spa,
and this fabulous beach is lit at night. Rooms sleep from two, four
to six - including a deluxe fireplace suite. Gift certificates orspecial
occasion packages. www.dsandsmotel.com.
171 S.W. Highway 101. 800-527-3925.
Paradise Suites & Vacation Rentals - Seaside
Unique Luxury Accommodations in Seaside. 1BR Suites,
1BR & 2BR Duplex Units and 3BR Houses, units for 2-8 people.
Rent entire property for 20-26. Close to beach, river and Broadway
Suites are designed for two adults; vacation rental units for families.
All units have kitchen and many have fireplace, deck and jetted
tub. Comfy robes, slippers, luxury bath amenities, quality linens
and more. 741 S. Downing St., Seaside. 800-738-6691. www.SeasideSuites.com
POINT Newport - Offers only the finest in luxury condominium
lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the
All units boast two bedrooms, two bathrooms, designer kitchens,
wireless broadband Internet, fireplaces, Jacuzzi’s and private
decks. Friendly staff dedicated to high quality and superb customer
service. 140 NW 48th Street, Newport. (541) 265-3751. (800) 870-7795.
City Vacation Homes
Something for everyone: smaller homes
with a view to a large house that sleeps 15. All are either oceanfront
or just a few steps away – all with a low bank access and
fantastic views. Most are in the Nelscott area; one is close to
the casino. You’ll find a variety of goodies: fireplaces,
multiple bedrooms, dishwashers, Jacuzzis, washer/dryers, hot tubs,
cable TV, VCR, barbecues; there’s a loft in one, and another
sprawling home has two apartments. Pets allowed in some homes
– ask first. Each comes with complete kitchens. Most have
seventh night free. Prices range from winter $85 to summer $230
per night. www.getaway2thecoast.com.
at Cannon Beach. Beautifully wooded natural setting at quiet south
end of Cannon Beach. Great during winter storms with a new book by
the fireplace – or when the sun is out for family fun and beach
strolling. Handsome beach cottage-style architecture. Lush flowering
gardens and naturalized courtyard pond. Warm, inviting guest rooms.
Continental buffet breakfast. Warm Cookies. Family and Pet Friendly.
Welcome gifts. Smoke-free. Complimentary Wireless Connectivity. Wine
and book signing events. 800-321-6304 or 503-436-9085. Hemlock At
Surfcrest, Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.atcannonbeach.com.
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