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The towns of Coos Bay, North Bend, and Charleston are year-round destinations offering a calendar full of spirit and adventure. Click here to see more events and activities you're going to want to put on your calendar! Visit and follow our Facebook Page for the latest updates and news for travelers. 

Local Tip! While you're here, be sure to go see the beautiful lighted trains at the Oregon Coast Historical Railway!  You can see them any evening Thanksgiving through Christmas! 

November 2019

33rd Annual Holiday Lights at Shore Acres

A holiday tradition for the whole family. Famous for its beautiful 7-acre botanical gardens and Japanese lily pond, the annual Holiday Lights at Shore Acres display shines with more than 325,000 lights, animated displays, Santa, choirs, and more. The brightest and most beautiful place on the West Coast shines as brightly as ever in 2019! Visit for viewing tips! 

When & Where: Nightly (including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) 4 p.m.-9:30 p.m. starting Thanksgiving Day (November 28th) through December 31st.  Shore Acres State Park, Charleston.

Watch video below to see more! 

Tree Lighting and Visit with Santa - Coos Bay

Join Santa as he lights a 50 foot Christmas Tree in downtown Coos Bay. The event takes place at the Coos Bay Visitor Information Center. Cider and cookies will be served as visitors await Santa's arrival.

Following the tree lighting is the annual showing of ELF at the Historic Egyptian Theatre. Entry to the movie is FREE with a pair of new clean socks for the snowball fight scene. Socks will be donated to local shelters after the showing.

When & Where: November 29, 2019, Coos Bay Visitor Information Center and The Egyptian Theatre in Coos Bay.


North Bend Christmas Celebration & Parade

This year North Bend will be having a Holly Jolly Christmas where you'll enjoy tasty morsels to eat, music, crafts, cider, a visit from Santa…and for the grand finale the tree lighting and a Christmas Parade. 

A small gift and stocking will be given to each child. There will be craft activities and goodies, a bicycle drawing for the kids and poinsettia drawings for the adults. Santa’s helpers will be collecting ticket stubs for children ages 12 & under to enter the bike give–away.

Santa arrives at 3 p.m. The tree lighting begins at 5 p.m. and is followed by the lighted parade at 5:30 p.m.

When & Where: December 7, 2019, North Bend


More Important Dates Coming Up...

There's always something happening on Oregon’s Adventure Coast. Come see for yourself why they say this is "Where the Soul Meets the Sea".  Here are some more events coming up you don't want to miss. Check our Events Page regularly to see even more.

February 8, 2020: 36th Annual Charleston Crab Feed
March 13-15, 2020: South Coast Clambake Music Festival
April 25, 2020: Ah Shucks! 15th Annual Charleston Oyster Feed

We are here to help you plan, get here, and enjoy your visit. We encourage you to Contact Us if we can answer any questions or stop in one our visitor centers once you get here to find out the inside track for the best food, events and activities.

Where the Soul Meets the Sea!

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