Nov 28 - Dec 31, 2019
The brightest and most beautiful place on the West Coast shines as brightly as ever in 2019.
Famous for its beautiful 7 acre botanical gardens and Japanese lily pond, Shore Acres shines with over a quarter million lights, animated displays, Santa, choirs, and more. A holiday tradition for the whole family.
This festive annual display debuts on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 28th) and will light up Shore Acres from 4 p.m.-9:30 p.m. each night (including Dec 24th & 25th) thru December 31st.
Fridays and Saturdays are the busiest.
(Waiting line of cars likely, especially on a dry night)
Traffic is heavy between 6:00pm-8:00pm
Sundays through Thursdays are less busy.
Bonus: Park rangers will randomly select one vehicle coming by the booth after 3pm each Sunday through Thursday to win an OPRD-branded gift or an annual parking pass!
There is less traffic on rainy nights and the lights are beautiful in the rain!
$5 parking fee - Cash or Check Only
Parking is free with current OPRD Annual Parking Permit, or Coastal Passport, or current Campground Receipt.
Animals - Dogs and other animals are not allowed outside vehicles at Shore Acres. Exception: Service Animals
Wheelchairs - the park has a few wheelchairs available to those who may need them.
Arrive Early - See the ocean waves, the park, and the lights’ sparkling transition from daylight to dark!
In Charleston, stop in at the Charleston Marine Life Center and discover the marine life and coastal ecosystem just off Oregon’s coast. Take a stroll along Bastendorff Beach. You might even see a surfer taking on the waves. And if you have more time this visit, take a fishing charter out of the Charleston Marina.
In Coos Bay, take a stroll along the boardwalk and visit the Coos Bay Visitor Information Center where you will see the 30’ lighted tree! Visit the Coos History Museum and explore our area’s culture and history. A special exhibition now on, Vet Ink: Tattoos Inspired by Military Service, explores the reasons local veterans and active duty military men and women chose their tattoos. And catch a bite to eat at one of our many casual restaurants and coffee shops.
In North Bend, take a stroll downtown and visit quaint, one-of-a-kind shops and cafes. Cross over the historic McCullough Bridge on your way to Horsfall Beach at the tip of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area and one of the many ATV rental locations in the area.