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Surrounded by Holiday Lights at Shore Acres State Park
Published: 11/30/2018
 
Shore Acres State Park shines brightly with over 325,000 holiday lights.
Shore Acres State Park shines brightly with over 325,000 holiday lights.

Considered by many to be the brightest spot on the West Coast, the holiday lights at Shore Acres State Park is a Coos Bay community tradition on the Oregon Coast.

From Thanksgiving until New Year's Eve, brilliant displays of holiday lights attract visitors to Shore Acres State Park on Oregon's South Coast. Known for its illuminated displays of sea creatures like colorful puffins, pelicans and a life-size spouting whale, this park shines with over 325,000 lights. With paved and lighted paths throughout, the formal seven-acre garden is wheelchair accessible. The gift shop will be open for holiday shoppers and refreshments and entertainment will put everyone in the holiday spirit. Sponsored by the Friends of Shore Acres, Holiday Lights at Shore Acres has been a community tradition in Coos Bay since 1987. Nearly 75,000 visitors from all over the world enjoyed last year's holiday lights. Learn how it all began, read about sculpture design, fabrication and displays at the park. Parking is $5 or free with current Oregon State Park Pass. Shore Acres State Park is located on Cape Arago Highway, about 12 miles southwest of Coos Bay. Access the brochure at Shore Acres Holiday Sculpture Guide. For more information go to Coos Bay Holiday Lights or call the park at (541) 888-3732.

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