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Haystack Holidays Lights up the Season
Published: 11/17/2016
 
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Cannon Beach, Oregon, puts the fun back in the holiday season with a series of festive events in November and December.

Starting in November and continuing throughout December, Cannon Beach hosts Haystack Holidays, a series of festive events aimed at putting the fun back into the holiday season.

Haystack Holidays highlights include Mimosa Madness, Cannon Beach's refreshing alternative to the craziness of Black Friday; the downtown Lamp Lighting Ceremony, a long-time local tradition; and a holiday concert featuring premier Northwest a cappella group The Coats. Cannon Beach offers the perfect holiday shopping season getaway with the picturesque village lit up festively and shops and galleries offering unique gift opportunities. Of course, when your shopping is done, you can enjoy the spectacular Oregon Coast during a season like no other.

Visitors can get their shopping done during Mimosa Madness on November 25, featuring shopping deals at participating retailers, adult beverages and the opportunity to have purchases gift-wrapped at the Cannon Beach Library. Shoppers will find gifts throughout the town including everything from local chocolates, wine and spirits to fashions designed locally, gear for pets and treasures from shipwrecks. Art enthusiasts can find pieces made by Cannon Beach painter Jeffrey Hull and local glass blowers Jim Kingwell and Suzanne Kindland or photography and sculptures by renowned artists including Christopher Burkett and Georgia Gerber.

Additional Haystack Holidays highlights include everything from local traditions to theater performances. Visitors can catch a performance of It's a Wonderful Life at the Coaster Theatre throughout the season, listen to the Cannon Beach Chorus' Holiday Concert on December 9 or participate in a wreath-making class at the Cannon Beach Chamber, have Holiday Tea at the Library then walk over to Sandpiper Square for the popular Lamp Lighting Ceremony on December 3.

Cannon Beach will cap off Haystack Holidays this year with a performance by popular a cappella group The Coats at the Coaster Theatre on December 28. With an intensely arranged, comedic and interactive performance that blends music and laughter, The Coats have toured nationally and performed for the President of the United States and alongside the likes of The Beach Boys, Trisha Yearwood and Eddie Money.

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