N. Oregon Coast Calendar Winter, November, December - Seaside, Cannon Beach, Astoria Events
Various Mornings (low tides). Haystack Rock Awareness Program. Weather and tide permitting, staffers can be found on the beach throughout the year and on most low-tide mornings. Bird stations and spotting scopes, display tanks with microscopes, brochures and naturalists/interpreters. On the beach, by Haystack Rock. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-8060.
Every Day: Seaside Aquarium. Open every day of the week. Feed seals, see all manner of sea life. Seaside Aquarium. Seaside, Oregon. www.seasideaquarium.com 503-738-6211.
Every Wednesday. Seaside Farmer’s Market. Shop for weekly groceries or just to sample fresh, local foods at the weekly Seaside Farmer’s Market. 3 p.m. The market is held in the Broadway Middle School parking lot, conveniently located just off Highway 101. 1120 Broadway St. Seaside, Oregon. sunsetempire.com. (503) 738-3311. http://www.seasidemarket.org.
November 9 – 11. WOW! Cannon Beach. Women’s Only Weekend. A weekend filled with events, classes, discounts and fun. For more details, visit www.wowcannonbeach.com and www.facebook.com/WOWCannonBeach.
November 9 – December 29. Haystack Holidays. A wide variety of celebrations throughout town over the two months. Highlights: Women’s Only Weekend, Mimosa Madness, Wizard of Oz, Lamp Lighting Ceremony, Holiday Tea events, wreath making, various concerts. Throughout Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-2623. cannonbeach.org.
November 10. Downtown Fall Wine Walk. More than 20 Oregon Wineries will showcase their best wines in beautiful Downtown Seaside. There will be complimentary appetizers, too. A commemorative wine glass and ID bracelet are required for wine tasting. 1 p.m. $15 – $20. Throughout Seaside, Oregon. Www.seasideor.com.
November 16 – December 23. The Wizard of Oz (Weekends, theater presentation). This beloved tale based on the MGM classic film has been entertaining audiences for generations. Coaster Theatre. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-1242. www.coastertheatre.com.
November 22. Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk. Burn some calories before the big Thanksgiving feast at the Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk. Registration is $10 per person and includes a t-shirt (while supplies last). Day of registration opens at 8:30 am. Race starts at 9 am from Quatat Park. Register online http://www.sunsetempire.com/. 493 Oceanway St. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-5112.
November 23. Mimosa Madness. Cannon Beach’s refreshing alternative to the craziness of Black Friday with shopping deals, complimentary mimosas and refreshments from 8 – 11 a.m. Throughout Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-2623.
November 23. Seaside Parade of Lights. Lighting of the community tree begins the holiday season in Seaside. The Parade begins on Necanicum Drive at 1st Avenue and moves on to Broadway to the musical tree of dancing lights, set in the pocket park at the west end of the Carousel Mall. Lighted floats, families, pets and community groups. Hot cider, cocoa and cookies are served at this joyful evening of Christmas by the sea. 7 p.m. Seaside, Oregon. 503-738-6391. seasidechamber.com
November 23 - 25. Seaside Boutique Artisan Fair. Find the perfect gift. Featuring handcrafted and original gifts among scores of vendors in a festive, holiday gathering. Fine art, crafted beverages and artisan gifts created by each vendor straight from their heart into your home. 8 a.m. Seaside Civic and Convention Center. 415 1st Ave. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-8585. seasideconvention.com.
November 24 – December 15. Gingerbread Tea at Butterfield Cottage. The Victorian beach cottage is transformed into a Christmas jewel and will be open Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Entry includes a tour of the museum and costs $3 for children under 12 and $5 for all others. Raffle tickets are $1 each or $5 for eight tickets. Seaside Museum and Historical Society. 570 Necanicum Dr. Seaside, Oregon. 503-738-7065. seasidemuseum.org.
November 24 – December 1. Holiday Wreath Making. Get creative at the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce from 11 am until 3 pm. This wreath making event even comes with an instructor - along with refreshments and holiday music. Cannon Beach Chamber. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
November 26 – December 14. Cannon Beach in Lights & ‘Name That Tune’ Window Display Contest. Visit participating retailers and submit correct ‘Name That Tune’ playing cards for a chance to win a holiday gift basket. Holiday lights voting at the Chamber or online at www.cannonbeach.org. Voting open through the 14th. Awards will be announced at the Coaster Theatre on the 15th. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
November 30 – December 1. Cannon Beach Chorus Holiday Concerts. Celebrate the sounds of the season with various concerts. Various locations throughout Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-0378.
December 1. Cannon Beach Library Holiday Tea. Enjoy home baked cookies, tea and cider. During the event they will draw the winner of their annual Quilt Drawing; you do not have to be present to win. Cozy up at the Cannon Beach Library from 1 pm until 4 pm. Free to the public. www.cannonbeachlibrary.org. Cannon Beach,, Oregon. (503) 436-1391.
December 1. Lamp Lighting Ceremony. Sandpiper Square is the site for a beloved Cannon Beach holiday tradition at 4 pm. You'll find treats and refreshments after the ceremony as well. Free to the public. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-2618.
December 8. Pictures with Santa. Support the Cannon Beach Academy and get your picture with Santa. Located at the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-2623.
December 26 – 29. Holiday Foods Around the World. Visit participating Cannon Beach restaurants as they feature unique food and beverage specials highlighting traditions from many different countries and cultures. Throughout Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-2623.
December 26. Winter Holiday Concert with The Trail Band. 8-piece ensemble that creates an energetic blend of brass and string arrangements of traditional and original music featuring five great vocalists. Coaster Theatre. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-2623. http://www.cannonbeach.org/explore/Holiday-Events-in-Cannon-Beach.
December 27. Copious Coastal Oddities. Covering a wide variety of beach curiosities from about 180 miles of coastline, including Pixieland, Green Flash at Sunset, singing sands, ghost forests. Given by coastal expert and author / publisher Andre’ GW Hagestedt. The talk starts at 6 p.m. at Seaside Brewing Co. 851 Broadway St, Seaside, Oregon. (503) 717-5451.
Every Sunday. Astoria Sunday Market. Visitors to 12th Street in Historic Downtown Astoria for the Astoria Sunday Market will discover visual and gastronomical delights. With nearly 200 craft, artist and food vendors plus live music, there is something for everyone to enjoy and much more. 10 a.m. (503) 325-1010. www.astoriasundaymarket.com/.
November 10. Astoria Second Saturday Art Walk. Art, festive refreshments, entertainment, music and creative outbursts. 5 p.m. Downtown Astoria, Oregon. http://astoriadowntown.com/.
November 16 through March. Graveyard of the Pacific. The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum presents a special exhibition Graveyard of the Pacific: Dangerous Currents-Shifting Sands. The show coincides with the shipwreck season. Historic artifacts, photographs, and first-person accounts from wrecks such as the Admiral Benson, the Alice, the Potrimpos, the Glenmorag, and over 20 more ships will be featured in the exhibition. Adults (18-54): $5 Seniors (55+): $4 Youth (13-17): $2.50 Kids (12 and under): Free Free admission on Thursdays thanks to the Port of Ilwaco. Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. 115 Lake St SE Ilwaco, Washington. 360-642-3446. http://columbiapacificheritagemuseum.org
December 1 – 2. Full length Nutcracker with live orchestra, choir and guest dancers from Ballet Idaho. Reserved seats $31 and $51 General Admission $21 Children under age 12 and Seniors $16. 7:30 p.m. Astoria High School W Marine Dr Astoria, Oregon. 503-861-1971.
December 7. John Doan's Christmas Unplugged - Reclaiming the Holiday Spirit. Experience Christmas past as if it were today with group sing-alongs and whistle-alongs, archival photographs, and the sound of a century old instruments (harp guitar, classical banjo, various zithers). 7 p.m. Suggested donation of $12-15. 503-325-7011 or go online at www.lcbiblechurch.com. Lewis & Clark Bible Church. 35082 Seppa Rd, Astoria, Oregon.
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