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Nothing short of be-dazzled brilliance, the 24th Annual Lighted Boat Parade promises to light-up Yaquina Bay with holiday cheer. Bundle up the family and head to Newport on the Central Oregon Coast for some maritime holiday revelry. Newport's historic Bayfront will light-up the night with dozen of decorated boats parading around Yaquina Bay on December 2, 2017. Starting at dusk... [read more]
 
When the sun sets in Lincoln City, Oregon the stars come out at Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City offers top-notch headline entertainment this autumn. Theresa Caputo, from TLC hit show Long Island Medium, will be appearing for three shows, October 20-22. Theresa will share personal stories and explain how her gift works. Legendary country... [read more]
 
As the holidays begin to approach, escape the metropolitan rush and get in the festive spirit with November shopping events in Cannon Beach. Two festive November shopping events in Cannon Beach offers those seeking to escape the metropolitan rush of the commercial Christmas shopping season a respite from the crowds. Designed as a girls' getaway weekend for shopping and relaxing... [read more]
 
When the holidays come around on the Central Oregon Coast, Heceta Head Lighthouse hosts its Annual Victorian Christmas Open House over two weekends in December. The 22nd annual Heceta Lightstation Victorian Christmas Open House will be open to the public from 4-7pm on Saturday and Sunday, December 9-10 and December 16-17, 2017. Perched on a breathtaking bluff 205 feet above... [read more]
 

November 23-January 1 2018
Feed the seals and feed the community with your food drive donation at the Seaside Aquarium. Visit Seaside Aquarium during the holidays and get free admission with two non- perishable food items. From Thanksgiving to New Year's Day, Seaside Aquarium participates in the local community food drive. Your donation is a simple way to help the hungry and enjoy the... [read more]
 
Holiday Lights at Shore Acres
November 23-January 1 2018
From Thanksgiving until New Year's Eve, brilliant displays of holiday lights on Oregon's South Coast attract visitors to Shore Acres State Park. Shore Acres State Park is the brightest spot on the Oregon Coast with its illuminated displays of colorful pelicans and puffins, dancing frogs and a life-sized spouting whale. The park shines with over 325,000 lights from Thanksgiving until... [read more]
 
Finders Keepers
Through May 31 2018
Treasure hunters, beachcombers and visitors will scour the beach for beautiful, one-of-a-kind, glass floats during the 19th season of Finders Keepers in Lincoln City, Oregon. The Oregon Coast is about to get colorful as Finders Keepers, glass floats on the beach in Lincoln City, starts its 19th season, which runs October 14, 2017 through Memorial Day 2018. To kick off... [read more]
 
Winter Whale Watch
Depoe Bay
December 27-January 1 2018
The longest migration of any creature on earth can be observed from the shores of the Oregon Coast, if you know when and where to watch. In late fall, Gray Whales leave their feeding grounds in the Arctic and travel south to breed in the warm waters off Mexico. The Oregon Coast with expansive ocean views on elevated locations like... [read more]
 
Candy Cane Express
Tillamook
Through December 18
Hop aboard the Candy Cane Express for a festive train ride on Oregon's North Coast. Lit with festive holiday lights, visitors of all ages will enjoy this steam engine train excursion as it travels along the Tillamook Coast and glows in the low winter light. Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate and make sure you're camera-ready for that special moment when... [read more]
 
Yuletides in Seaside
November 24-December 18
With holiday celebrations just around the corner now is the time to make Seaside your next holiday stop on the North Oregon Coast. From an afternoon tea party at a Victorian coastal beach cottage to the Parade of Lights, Seaside has a full schedule of holiday happenings for visitors and locals alike. November 24 Seaside Parade of Lights Lighted floats... [read more]
 
Coaster Theatre 2017 Season
Cannon Beach
Through January 1 2018
Formerly a roller rink, Coaster Theatre in Cannon Beach is committed to bringing quality entertainment to the North Oregon Coast. From its early beginnings as the Coaster Roller Rink in the 1920s, Cannon Beach's Coaster Theatre has been an entertainment hub for residents and visitors alike. Today the Coaster Theatre Playhouse continues the tradition serving as a center of community... [read more]
 
2017 Seaside Art Walks
Through December 3
Every month galleries and businesses open their doors as a way to promote the arts and connect with visitors and locals in Seaside, Oregon. Seaside's First Saturday Art Walk is from 5-7pm monthly. Visitors can wander, view demonstrations, meet artists, enjoy live music and sample some tasty bites. Venues include various businesses, shops, boutiques and eateries in the historic Gilbert... [read more]
 
2nd Saturday Art Walk
Through December 10
Visitors can wander throughout galleries and shops in downtown Astoria the second Saturday of every month and enjoy works of art, festive refreshments, live music and general merriment. Every second Saturday of the month, from 5-8pm, downtown businesses extend their hours to exhibit original works of art. The process is simple; proceed at your own pace, wander into galleries and... [read more]
 
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Astoria

including Warrenton & Hammond
December 1-23 Live Theater: Scrooged in Astoria
Astor Street Opry Co. Playhouse , 129 West Bond 503.325.6104
December 9 Astoria 2nd Saturday Art Walk
Various Locations
December 17 In Their Footsteps Series: Channeling Your Inner Lewis & Clark
Lewis & Clark National Historic Park, Fort Clatsop 503.861.2471
December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304
April 27-29 2018 Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival
Clatsop County Fairgrounds

Bandon

& Coquille
December 11-13 Sonos Handbell Ensemble
Sprague Community Theater, 1202 11th St.SW
December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304
September 7-9 2018 Bandon Cranberry Festival
Various Locations

Brookings

December 8-17 Live Theater: Miracle on 34th Street
Chetco Playhouse, 1240 Chetco Ave. 541.469.1877
December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304
May 26-28 2018 Azalea Festival
Various Locations

Cannon Beach

& Arch Cape
Through December 31 Live Theater: A Christmas Carol
Coaster Theatre Play House, 108 N. Hemlock 503.436.1242
November 24-25 Mimosa Madness
Various locations
December 2-3 Holiday Tea
Cannon Beach Library 503.436.1391
December 2-3 Lamp Lighting Ceremony
Sandpiper Square 503.436.2618
December 2-3 Cannon Beach Chorus Christmas Concert
Cannon Beach Community Church
December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304
December 27-28 Holiday Concert With The Trail Band
Coaster Theatre 503.436.2623
March 8-11 2018 Savor Cannon Beach
Various Locations
June 8-10 2018 54th Annual Sandcastle Contest
Various Locations 503.436.2623

Coos Bay

including North Bend & Charleston
November 23-December 31 Holiday Lights at Shore Acres
Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy. 541.888.3732 or 541.269.0215
December 1-17 Live Theater: Inspecting Carol
Dolphin's historic Empire Theater, 580 Newmark Ave. 541.808.2611
December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304

Florence

December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304
February 3 2018 7th Annual Florence Crab Crack
Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. 541.997.9110
May 19-20 2018 Rhododendron Festival
Various Locations 541.997.3128

Gold Beach

December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304

Lincoln City

including Gleneden Beach & Depoe Bay
December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304
June 23-24 2018 Summer Kite Festival
D-River Wayside

Long Beach Peninsula

including Long Beach, Seaview, Ocean Park & Ilwaco
November 24-26 Peninsula Art Association Studio Tour
Various Locations
December 2-3 Annual Crab Pot Christmas Tree Event
Port of Ilwaco
December 3-4 Water Music: Christmas Concert
Inn at Harbor Village, Ilwaco

Manzanita

including Nehalem & Wheeler
December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304

Newport

including South Beach & Otter Rock
December 2 Yaquina Bay Lighted Boat Parade
Historic Bayfront
December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304
February 22-25 2018 Newport Seafood & Wine Festival
Port of Newport, South Beach 2000 SE Marine Drive

Port Orford

December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304

Reedsport

Winchester Bay & Gardiner
December 2-4 Holiday Bazaar
Reedsport Community Center 541.271.3495
December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304

Rockaway Beach

December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304

Seaside

& Gearhart
November 24-26 Seaside Artisan Gift Fair
Seaside Civic and Convention Center 503.738.8585
November 26-December 17 Gingerbread Tea at Butterfield Cottage
Seaside Museum, 570 Necanicum 503.738.7065
December 2 Seaside First Saturday Art Walk
Historic Gilbert District
December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304

Tillamook

including Pacific City, Neskowin, Netarts, Bay City & Garibaldi
December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304

Yachats

including Waldport & Seal Rock
December 9 Candlelight Bridge Walk
Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center 541.867.7451
December 9-17 Annual Heceta Lightstation Victorian Christmas
Heceta Head Lightstation 541.547.3696
December 26-January 1 2018 Winter Whale Watch
Various Oregon Coast locations 541.765.3304