Nov 25 - Dec 31, 2021
Famous for its beautiful 7-acre botanical gardens and Japanese lily pond, Shore Acres shines with over a 325,000 LED lights, animated displays, Santa, choirs, and more. A holiday tradition for the whole family.
This festive annual display debuts on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 25th) and will light up Shore Acres State Park from 4 p.m.-9:30 p.m. each night (including December 24th & 25th) thru December 31st.
Fridays through Sundays are the busiest.
(Waiting line of cars likely, especially on a dry night)
Traffic is heaviest between 5:30pm-8:00pm with waits to get into the park.
Mondays through Thursdays are less busy.
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. These are available on a first come basis.
Arrive Early - See the ocean waves, the park, and the lights' sparkling transition from daylight to dark!
Note: this event may get cancelled due to COVID-19. Please check with us prior to booking your travel.
Stop in the Shore Acres Gift Shop during your visit and find exciting holiday gifts for that special someone in your life. And take a chance to win a stay in the Garden House! Purchase raffle tickets for the Ultimate Bed and Breakfast, available in the Shore Acres Gift Shop. The Prize is an overnight stay for two adults in the Garden House on New Year’s Eve with a special catered breakfast, provided by The Pancake Mill, the next morning. Tickets are $10 each (only 300 will be sold) with the drawing to be held at 4:00 PM on Christmas Day. Ticket holder does not need to be present to win.
In Charleston, stop in at the Charleston Marine Life Center and discover the marine life and coastal ecosystem just off Oregon’s coast (subject to COVID opening). 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. Visit the Coos Art Museum to see the latest exhibition, their permanent collection, and the Steve Prefontaine Gallery. 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.