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Winter Whale Watching
December 27-January 1 2019
Migrating whales travel longer than any mammal on earth and can be observed from the Oregon Coast, if you know when and where to watch. Starting in late fall, Gray Whales leave their feeding grounds in the Arctic and travel south to breed in the warm waters off Mexico. With its expansive ocean views on elevated locations like capes and... [read more]
 
Holiday Attractions
Various Coast Locations
Through December 31
From lighthouses to lighted boats, plan now to catch the best Christmas lights, attractions and wonders of the holiday season along the Oregon Coast. Whether it's a brilliant light show at Shore Acres State Park on the South Coast or a Haystack Holiday getaway in Cannon Beach, visitors will find holiday festivities and illuminated decorations of all types up and... [read more]
 
Art Walks
Through December 31 2019
From Brookings to Astoria shops, studios and galleries up and down the Oregon Coast extend their hours and open their doors for art walks and tours. Community art walks and gallery nights is a fun way for visitors to explore the arts while touring Oregon's coastal towns. Each location offers a unique art experience with changing exhibits, artists talks, demonstrations... [read more]
 
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Astoria

including Warrenton & Hammond
Through December 22 Live Theater: Scooged in Astoria
Astor Street Opry Company Playhouse, 129 W. Bond St.
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations
December 16 In Their Footsteps Lecture Series: Let's Talk Humingbirds
Lewis & Clark NHP, Fort Clatsop 503.861.2471

Bandon

& Coquille
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations
December 27-31 Winter Whale Watch
Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304

Brookings

Through December 24 Nature's Coastal Holiday at Azalea Park
Azalea Park, 640 Old County Rd.
Through December 16 Live Theater: A Christmas Cactus
Chetco Playhouse, 1240 Chetco Ave. 541.469.1877
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations
December 27-31 Winter Whale Watch
Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304

Cannon Beach

& Arch Cape
Through December 23 Live Theater: The Wizard of Oz
Coaster Theater, 108 N. Hemlock 503.436.1242
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations
December 15 Santa at Surfsand Resort
Surfsand Resort, 148 W Gower, Cannon Beach
December 26-29 Holiday Foods Around the World
Various Dining Locations 503.436.2623
December 26 Winter Holiday Concert
Coaster Theatre 503.436.2623
December 27-31 Winter Whale Watch
Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304
March 7-10 2019 Savor Cannon Beach
Various Locations
May 3-5 2019 19th Annual Spring Unveiling Arts Festival
Various Locations

Coos Bay

including North Bend & Charleston
Through December 31 Holiday Lights at Shore Acres
Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Hwy.
Through December 16 Live Theater: Holiday Radio
Dolphin Playhouse, 580 Newmark 541.808.2611
December 14-February 9 2019 West Coast Ink & Print
Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave.
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations
December 27-31 Winter Whale Watch
Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304
January 1 2019 Polar Plunge at Sunset Bay
Sunset Bay State Park

Florence

December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations
December 27-31 Winter Whale Watch
Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304

Gold Beach

December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations
December 27-31 Winter Whale Watch
Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304

Lincoln City

including Gleneden Beach & Depoe Bay
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations
December 14-15 Live Theater: It's a Wonderful Life Radio Show
Lincoln City Cultural Center - 540 NE Hwy 101 541.994.9994
December 27-January 19 2019 Live Theater: A Nice Family Christmas
Theatre West, 3536 SE Hwy 101 541.994.5663
December 27-31 Winter Whale Watch
Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304
February 9-18 2019 Antique & Collectibles Week
Various Locations 541.996.1274

Long Beach Peninsula

including Long Beach, Seaview, Ocean Park & Ilwaco
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations

Manzanita

including Nehalem & Wheeler
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations
December 27-31 Winter Whale Watch
Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304

Newport

including South Beach & Otter Rock
Through December 31 25th Annual Sea of Lights
Oregon Coast Aquarium 541.867.3474
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations
December 22 Live Theater: The Christmas Show
Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive 541.265.2787
December 27-31 Winter Whale Watch
Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304

Port Orford

December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations
December 27-31 Winter Whale Watch
Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304

Reedsport

Winchester Bay & Gardiner
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations
December 27-31 Winter Whale Watch
Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304

Rockaway Beach

December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations
December 27-31 Winter Whale Watch
Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304

Seaside

& Gearhart
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations
December 27-31 Winter Whale Watch
Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304

Tillamook

including Pacific City, Neskowin, Netarts, Bay City & Garibaldi
Through December 23 Candy Cane Express
Garibaldi
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations
December 27-31 Winter Whale Watch
Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304

Yachats

including Waldport & Seal Rock
Through December 16 Heceta Head Lightstation's Victorian Christmas
Heceta Lightkeepers House and Lighthouse, 92072 Hwy 101 South 541.547.3696
December 14-January 5 2019 Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
Various Locations
December 27-31 Winter Whale Watch
Various Coastal Locations 541.765.3304