Holiday Events Kick Off This Weekend on Oregon Coast
(Oregon Coast) – Some start the holidays right after Thanksgiving. Other towns start it a week later. Whatever the case, the holiday season has arrived at the beach.
Some little towns, like Manzanita and Seaside, have tree lighting ceremonies on the big Friday after Turkey Day. Others seem to wait a week for their big holiday shindig. Then each continues with numerous yuletide delights throughout the month.
November 26. Magical Manzanita. The tree and town lighting is synchronized at 6 p.m. There will be music and caroling, various celebrations throughout the tiny town, and Santa will be at the Calvary Bible Church. Manzanita, Oregon.
November 26. Seaside Yuletide Parade. A lighted parade meanders through downtown at 7 p.m. Santa will be present. Christmas tree lighting and caroling 8 p.m. Seaside, Oregon. 503-738-6391 www.seasidechamber.com.
November 27. Wreath making from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Cannon Beach Community Hall. Cost to participate. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
November 27 – 28. Holiday Open House, Raffle and Christmas Sale. From noon to 4 p.m. Free. Garibaldi Museum. 112 Hwy 101. Garibaldi, Oregon. 503-322-8411.
November 27 - 28. Holiday Wreath Making. Tillamook Forest Center. 45500 Wilson River Hwy, Tillamook, Oregon. 503-815-6807. www.tillamookforestcenter.org
December 3. Holiday Ornament Night. An evening of food, socializing and crafts. Open to all ages. A dinner is serve, followed by the selling of holiday craft items. Free. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Yachats Community Presbyterian Church. 360 W 7th St. 541-547-4599. Yachats, Oregon.
December 3. Oregon Coast Aquarium presents ''Sea of Lights.” The entire aquarium celebrates the season with festive holiday decorations, music, a beautiful Christmas tree, thousands of colored lights and a chance for the children to visit with Santa. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. $2 admission fee plus 2 cans of non-perishable food for Lincoln County Food Share. 2820 SE Ferry Slip Road in Newport, Oregon. 541-867-3474. www.aquarium.org
December 4. Cannon Beach Holiday Events. Holiday Tea from 2 – 5 p.m. Cannon Beach Library. Town Lamplighting at 4 p.m. in Sandpiper Square. Ceremony and Caroling, and a Galleries Open House from 1-5 p.m. Cannon Beach.
December 4. Annual Yaquina Bay Lighted Boat Parade. Festive lights smother various ships as they parade around the bayfront in Newport. Parade begins at dusk. Free. Gather along the historic bayfront area to watch. Contact Marine Discovery Tours at 541-265-6200. Newport, Oregon.
December 4. Holiday Open House and Craft Sale at Connie Hansen Garden. Light refreshments and a chance to visit with gardeners. Local crafters will have unique gift items for sale, and relaxed shopping will add to the fun. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 1931 NW 33rd Street in Lincoln City, Oregon. (541) 994-6338.
December 4. Christmas Tree Lighting at Tillamook City Hall. 210 Laurel Avenue. Tillamook, Oregon.
December 4. Whale of a Christmas in Depoe Bay. Carolers and Christmas tree lighting at the Whale Watch Center. 12 p.m. Free. 541-765-2889. Depoe Bay, Oregon. www.whalespoken.org
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