Yachats, Florence Celebrate the Holidays, Oregon Coast Style
(Yachats, Oregon) – From lighthouses that are lit up in other ways than the usual lamp, to whales, homemade pie and even a whodunit involving Santa Claus, Yachats and Florence know how to ring in the holidays. Various holiday music programs highlight the season, and there is food to dig into and some very downhome, hassle-free ways to go shopping. (Above Heceta Head Lighthouse provides an interesting holiday festival)
December 2. Yachats Big Band Dance. 7 p.m. Suggested donation: Adults $5.00, under 12 free. Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & W 4th St. (541) 265-2514.
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 4 – 5. 83rd annual Yachats Ladies Club Holiday Bazaar. Crafts made by Ladies Club members include handknit items, aprons, quilts, afghans, wall hangings, home decor, table runners, pot holders, potato bakers, casserole carriers, bake sale table, gift baskets and much more. Saturday features lunch with pie. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Yachats Ladies Clubhouse, W 3rd and Pontiac. Yachats, Oregon. (541) 547-3205.
December 4. Dead in the Sled! Ho, Ho, Ho...OH NO! Dinner and mystery theater with a holiday theme held at the Overleaf Event Center. Find out whodunnit during an evening of laughter, food, and drama. Tickets are $45 per person and include dinner catered by the Drift Inn of Yachats. 6:30 p.m. Overleaf Lodge. 280 Overleaf Lodge Lane. Yachats, Oregon Call (541) 999-9281 or visit www.poisonpenplayers.org
December 6. Opening Ceremony for Yachats Winter Celebration. 7 - 7:30 p.m. 7:30-8:00 pm The Sweet Adelines sing holiday harmonies at the Yachats Ladies Club. Refreshments. Little Log Church & Yachats Ladies Club, W 3rd & Pontiac. Yachats, Oregon.
December 11. Yachats Farmers' Market Holiday. Fair Arts and crafts vendors of the summer market show their wares at this annual holiday market. 10 am to 4 pm. Yachats, Oregon. (541) 528-7192.
December 11 – 12, and 18 – 19. 15th annual Victorian Christmas Open House, Heceta Lightkeepers' House. The Queen Ann-style Keeper's House will be decorated with Victorian flourishes inside and out. Enjoy warm drinks and treats and performances by local musicians. Santa Claus will be there. Historic tours of the lighthouse. Holiday raffle. Shuttle service from Heceta Head Lightstation State Scenic Area parking lot to the front door. Bring warm, rainproof clothing and a flashlight and enjoy a beautiful walk up from the parking lot/beach. Parking fee is $3 or present your Oregon Coast Passport. 4 – 7 p.m. The lightstation is 14 miles south of Yachats – about 10 miles north of Florence, Oregon. (541) 547-3696.
December 12. Dicken's Tea & Holiday Fashion Show. Seasonal tea to celebrate winter solstice, fashion show from local designers. Admission $15. 2 p.m. Drift Inn Historic Cafe & Pub. 124 Hwy 101. Yachats, Oregon. (541) 547-4477.
December 12. There's a Song in the Air! Community Christmas Program featuring seasonal music performed by the Chancel Choir, Organ and Campanas Del Mar Handbells. 3 p.m. Yachats Community Presbyterian Church, 360 SW 7th St. Yachats, Oregon. (541) 547-3400.
December 14. Combined Drum Circle - A Winter Solstice Celebration. 7 p.m. Yachats Commons, W 4th St & Hwy 101. Yachats, Oregon. (541) 547-4713.
December 17. Let There Be Peace Concert. Yachats Village Ringers and guest instrumentalists perform carols from various countries and cultures as well as traditional favorites. 7 p.m. Yachats Commons, 441 Highway 101. Yachats, Oregon. (541) 547-4821.
December 17 and 18. Holly Jolly Follies. 2nd Annual Christmas variety show, with over 100 local cast members and technicians. Comedy, drama, music and dance. Friday: 7 p.m. Saturday: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Adults: $12, Kids under 12 years: $6. Florence Event Center. Florence, Oregon. 541-997-1994. www.hollyjollyfollies.us
December 19. Lions Pancake Breakfast with Santa. Breakfast includes all you can eat pancakes, eggs over easy, choice of ham or sausage, milk, tea, or coffee. 7:30 - 11:30 a.m. Yachats Lions Club, W 4th and Pontiac. Yachats, Oregon.
December 19. Monmouth Taiko Drummers - A Winter Solstice Celebration. Drumming performance with the Yachats Belly Dancers. 2 p.m. Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & W 4th St. (541) 547-4713.
December 20. Bell Ringers Winter Solstice Concert. Bell Ringers, Hammered Dulcimer, Flute & Bodhran. 3 p.m. Little Log Church, W 3rd St & Pontiac. Yachats, Oregon. (541) 547-4713.
December 21. Solstice Night Bonfire. 4:30 p.m. Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 & W 4th St. (541) 547-4713.
December 24. Christmas Dinner Served at the following Yachats restaurants Adobe Resort Restaurant, 541-547-3141, Drift Inn Historic Café & Pub, 541-547-4477, and Ona Restaurant, 541-547-6627.
December 26 - Jan 2. Winter Whale Watch Week Whale watch interpreters will be posted at Cape Perpetua Visitors' Center & Cook's Chasm. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
December 31. New Year's Eve Dinner at the Adobe Resort Restaurant, the Drift Inn Historic Cafe & Pub, Ona Restaurant and Roca Mar Restaurant. Live Music at the Drift Inn, Adobe Lounge, and Roca Mar Lounge. Masked Party at Ona Restaurant.
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