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It’s time to jumpstart this holiday season on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston! Join us for the most wonderful time of the year, and you are all but guaranteed to find some Christmas cheer and a unique gift for everyone on your holiday nice list (including yourself!). Here’s a rundown of where to find the best holiday gifts, deals, local tree lightings and more this holiday season:
JUST ANNOUNCED: Save 25% On Your Hotel Stay in December! Go someplace new this holiday season and make new memories! Several hotels on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston are offering something truly special this holiday season. Click here to learn how you can receive a special 25% discount when you stay for 2 nights at any participating lodging property! Please call property directly with code “HOLIDAY 25 SPECIAL” to take advantage of this offer. Discount valid December 1, 2021 through December 31st, 2021. Some restrictions apply and are subject to change.
Fun holiday decor at Real Deal in Coos Bay!
WHERE TO FIND HOLIDAY SHOPPING TREASURES
Shop our Online Adventure Store to find unique gifts like Myrtlewood pens, charm bracelets, cool t-shirts, hoodies, hats, and masks and collectible charms from the Southern Oregon Charm Trail!
There are a bounty of holiday treasures waiting to be discovered in locally owned shops throughout Oregon’s Adventure Coast - we’re not talking about your run of the mill beach souvenir shops! Visitors will enjoy a unique gift shopping experience in eclectic retail businesses, including antique and kitschy shops, all over the Coos Bay, North Bend & Charleston area.
We asked some locals about their favorite places to go holiday shopping, so we thought we’d share these recommendations with you. Download and print our Coos Bay & North Bend Downtown Walking Maps to help you find the perfect shop on-the-go! Be sure to visit our Shopping Guide to view a list of all of our local merchants. Holiday shopping, done!
Some recommended local retail businesses in Coos Bay include: Checkerberry’s Flowers & Gifts, Tru Furniture Co.,Real Deals, Vintage 101 - Antique & Home Decor Marketplace, Leafs Treehouse Antique & Collectibles MallMarshfield Mercantile, Organic Glass Art & Gifts, Katrina Kathleen’s Home Decor & Gifts, Face Rock Creamery Outlet at Coos Bay Village, and so many more! The Coos History Museum Gift Shop provides visitors with a glimpse at our history and culture. And a visit to Coos Bay is not complete without a stop at Cranberry Sweets for their unique take on cranberry candies and other delicious selections. Here are some additional Coos Bay businesses to check out this holiday shopping season:
7 Devils Brewing Co. Art Connection Bahama Boards Believe In Magic Cascade Farm & Outdoor Jennie’s Shoes Josie’s Art Lab My Yarn Shop OrCoast Music Past to Present Emporium The Pottery Co. Tarnished Threads Threads That Bind Time Bomb Waxers Surf & Skate Shop Wild Coast Running Co.
North Bend’s lovely downtown area offers shoppers a blend of gift, antique and clothing stores to choose from, including The Smiling Frog Gallery & Boutique, Painted Zebra Boutique, Petal to the Metal Flowers, Books By The Bay, Fat Cat Antiques, The Apothecary by Archer Farms and many others. Other shopping options in North Bend include the Myrtlewood Factory north of the McCullough Bridge, and Ko-Kwel Gifts at The Mill Casino. Here are some additional North Bend businesses to check out this holiday shopping season:
In Charleston, find the perfect gift for outdoor and fishing enthusiasts at Englund Marine Supply. & Basin Tackle. You will find something special at Stillwagon Distillery, and Chuck’s Seafood might have the perfect gift for the seafood lover with its premiere selection of locally caught and canned, smoked seafood. Don’t miss Pottery By The Bay, Thrifty Sisters, Puna’s Hoodies & Jewelry, and Kinnee’s Gifts & Shells, featuring trinkets and other coastal items.
HOLIDAY SHOPPING PROMOTIONS
Shop Small Saturday - The Coos Bay Downtown Association encourages shoppers to support our local businesses while holiday shopping on Saturday, November 27, 2021. There will be door prizes and other surprises at participating downtown businesses.
**Reindeer Roundup - “**Ruckus, the Reindeer” will be hiding in downtown businesses November 29, 2021- December 21, 2021. Find the reindeer in participating businesses, take a picture, and then fill out an entry form to be entered to win a grand prize. (Business hours vary).
Get a Special, One-of-a-Kind Holiday Mug - Keep your receipts for all purchases made in Downtown Coos Bay between now and November 27, 2021! If you collect more than $100 in receipts from businesses in Downtown Coos Bay, bring them to Jennie’s Shoes (262 Central Ave), where you can receive a special one-of-a-kind commemorative Marshfield District holiday mug! Mugs are also available for purchase for $10. A limited supply of the collectible mugs will be available, so do not miss out!
November 27, 2021 - Walk by Santa and Tree Lighting at the Coos Bay Visitor Center. Santa himself will be at the Coos Bay Visitor Center from 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 27, 2021 also Shop Small Saturday. Children can leave letters filled with their Christmas wishes in Santa’s mailbox during that time. The jolly old man will also light the Coos Bay Tree at 5:30 p.m. at the Coos Bay Visitor Center. Parking will be limited, so the Tree Lighting will be Live Streamed on Facebook! Click here for more information.
December 1, 2021 - North Bend Virtual Tree Lighting. Watch the City of North Bend light their wonderful holiday tree on Live on Facebook.
December 3, 2021 - Empire District Virtual Tree Lighting and Santa Parade. Watch Santa ride through the streets of the Empire District of Coos Bay on top of the Empire fire engine from 3 p.m. -5 p.m. Friday, December 3, 2021. Their annual Tree Lighting will take place virtually at 5:30 p.m., and live stream it on their Facebook page.
OTHER HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS
December 3, 2021- 2nd Annual North Bend Christmas Cruise - Santa will visit the North Bend Community Center immediately following lighting the Empire Tree!!! Join him for a “Cruise” through a magical light display at the Community Center in designated “Santa Lanes” from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
December 4, 2021 - North Bend Lighted Truck Parade and Food Drive - Details coming soon on our events page.
Editor’s Note: As the developments in Coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to unfold, please follow the direction of our public health authorities, including the CDC, Oregon Health Authority, and Coos Health & Wellness, to protect yourself, our community and our visitors.
If you are ready to travel, we are ready to welcome you back to Oregon’s Adventure Coast. However, if you are feeling ill or not comfortable traveling right now, we encourage you to stay home and stay healthy. Let’s all do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19. Click here for more information.