Oregon Coast Events: December in Newport and Depoe Bay
(Newport, Oregon) – The season kicks in around the Newport area and keeps going at full speed throughout December. This is when Whale Watch Week happens, a Victorian house hosts quaint tea parties, a pint-sized version of the Nutcracker takes place, and the whole of Yaquina Bay gets remarkably festive. Some events take place in Depoe Bay as well.
Until January 31. 2010 Glass Treasures. Find one of the 200 luminous artisan collectible hand blown glass floats via weekly drawings at local merchants. Throughout Newport, Oregon. www.newportchamber.org
Every Second Saturday. Newport Drum Circle. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Don Davis Park Gazebo. Newport, Oregon.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. High Tea at The Grand Victorian. Limited seating so call by each Tuesday, no later than 6 p.m. to reserve your choice of seating times (times are between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesdays.) 105 NW Coast Street. Newport, Oregon. 800-784-9936 or 541-265-4490.
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. 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
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 Bazaar. Give a unique gift this season, arts and crafts and food available at the Newport Farmers Market, Artisans, Crafters & Farmers Holiday Bazaar. 9 a.m. Newport Senior Center. 20 SE Second St, Newport, Oregon.
December 4. Historical Society Open House. Members of the Yaquina Art Association will demonstrate and display traditional as well as newer arts and crafts. Free. 1 p.m. 545 SW Ninth Street. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-7509.
December 10 - 12. Little Nutcracker. Short and sweet kid's version of the traditional Nutcracker - mouse mayhem and magic. 7 p.m. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W Olive St. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-2787.
December 8 - 12. 16th Annual Festival of Trees. Best Western Agate Beach Inn. Newport, Oregon. 541-574-4864. http://www.samhealth.org/festivaloftrees
December 14. Literary Flicks - "Treasure Island." 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Newport Public Library. 35 NW Nye Street, Newport, Oregon. 541-265-2153.
December 18. The Florestan Trio. Classical music. 7:30 p.m. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W Olive Street. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-2787.
December 26 – January 1. Whale Watch Week. Volunteers along various high points in Depoe Bay, Newport, as well as the rest of the Oregon coast. This week is the peak time for winter migration, but whales may be seen heading south from mid-December to late January. 541-754-3407
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