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Holiday Happenings & Tree Lightings on Oregon's Adventure Coast!

Nov 11 - Dec 31, 2022

Join us for these additional Holiday Happenings in November & December! Then visit Holiday Lights at Shore Acres .


November 11th & 12th
Downtown Coos Bay Holiday Open House

Visit participating businesses in Downtown Coos Bay during the Holiday Open House and enter to win door prizes! Shop for the holidays and keep your receipts to receive a commemorative mug on Shop Small Saturday (see below for more). Start your shopping journey at Katrina Kathleen’s Home Décor – 191 S Broadway or Checkerberry’s Flowers & Gifts – 1290 N. Bayshore Drive (Coos Bay Village) and pick up your Downtown Open House map to more shops all waiting to show you their latest for the gift-giving season. Friday, November 11th from 9am to 5pm and Saturday, November 12th from 10am to 4pm

Charleston Crab Pot Tree
November 22nd - December 31st
Charleston Crab Pot Tree

The Charleston Fishing Families celebrate the season every year with a colorful, lighted Crab Pot Tree in the parking lot of Fisherman’s Grotto restaurant! Lights from the tree can be seen from Cape Arago Highway and across to the Charleston Marina! Photo courtesy of Chris at Off the Edge Photography.

Holiday Lights
November 24-December 31
Holiday Lights at Shore Acres State Park

More info on this very special holiday event, brought to us by the Friends of Shore Acres since 1986, and the New Timed Entry System, click here !

Historic Railway Lights
November 24-January 1
Oregon Coast Historic Railway Museum Lights

Right in downtown Coos Bay is another spectacular holiday lights display - vintage railroad engines, cabooses and other equipment festooned in 100,000 lights and ornaments! You cannot miss this beautiful display as you travel along Hwy 101 through Coos Bay! View the lights from your vehicle or from the sidewalk in front of the museum. The display is always FREE! Youngsters will love spying the stuffed animals inside the windows of the train! The lights are illuminated from dusk until 11pm every night through New Year’s Day.

Coos Bay's Lighted Tree
November 25th
Tree Lighting at the Coos Bay Visitor Center with Santa, Plus ELF! at The Egyptian

Join Santa at the Coos Bay Visitor Center for the Coos Bay Tree Lighting! The evening begins with cookies and cider in the Visitor Center at 4:30pm. Santa and the Mayor of Coos Bay will light the tree at 5:30pm. Following the tree lighting, follow Santa and the parade of revelers to The Egyptian Theatre as we return to the tradition of watching Elf after the tree lighting! Santa will sit on stage and listen to the wishes of the boys and girls. Elf will begin at about 7pm. Don’t forget your balled up white socks for the snowball fight!!!

November 26th
ELF! at The Egyptian

Two showings of Elf are planned, 2pm & 7pm, including a matinee with Santa once again available to hear all those wish lists! An evening showing at 7pm will not include Santa.

November 26th
Downtown Coos Bay Commemorative Mug and Shop Small Saturday

Keep your receipts for all purchases made in Downtown Coos Bay between November 11 and November 26. Collect $100 in receipts, bring those receipts to Jennie’s Shoes (262 Central Ave) and receive a commemorative mug! Shop Small Saturday encourages us to shop at small, local shops this holiday season.

November 28th to December 21st
Reindeer Roundup

Ruckus, the Reindeer, has convinced Santa’s reindeer to explore downtown instead of going back to the north pole following Santa’s visit. The reindeer will be hiding in businesses downtown. 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) The event will end on December 21st when the reindeer will return to the north pole to help Santa deliver toys to children around the world.

Christmas Opry
December 2nd-4th
Christmas Opry Returns in December!

Christmas “Little Ole Opry on the Bay” returns to the Liberty Theatre just in time to celebrate the holiday season. This family-friendly show offers a diverse song list including both traditional and contemporary music, with Hannah Kahler singing “Away in a Manger” to Clint Guevara singing “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”

Liberty Theatre, Home of Little Theatre on the Bay
2100 Sherman Ave, North Bend, OR 97420

Show dates & times:  
Friday, Dec 2 at 7 PM
Saturday, Dec 3 at 2 PM & 7 PM
Sunday, Dec 4 at 2 PM

Tickets on-sale now at the box office and online at . Box office hours are 11-1 PM every Tuesday or call 541-756-4336.

Lighted Tree
December 2nd
Empire District Tree Lighting and Santa Parade

The Empire District of Coos Bay will hold their annual Tree Lighting at 5:30pm, and will also live stream it on their Facebook page . Before the lighting, Santa will be riding through the streets in the Empire District - from 3:00-5:30pm - on top of the Empire fire engine as his elves hand out goodies to all the good little children in Empire. After the tree lighting, Star of Hope will once again be opening their doors for families to come in, have refreshments, visit personally with Santa, and vote in the gingerbread house competition. Each Star of Hope team will design and build a gingerbread house entry and the most votes will determine this year’s winner.

Trucks of all sizes cruise through North Bend for the holidays!
December 3rd
North Bend Tree Lighting, Festival on Main & Lighted Truck Parade!

Downtown North Bend will be the place to be on Saturday, December 3rd to get fully into the Holiday Spirit! Events begin at 9am and go all the way until 7pm! There is something for everyone throughout the day.

  • 9:00am-11:00am - Waffles with Santa! at the North Bend Fire Station - Reserve Your Time - this event is FREE but only 50 children (with guardians) can attend per time slot. Time slots are 9:00am, 9:30am, 10:00am and 10:30am.
  • 10:00am - Noon - Storytime with Mrs. Claus at the North Bend Public Library - Mrs. Claus will conduct two identical storytimes at 10am and 11am! After Storytime, children can write letters to Santa and make “magic” reindeer food! The event is FREE and has a capacity of 100 per session.
  • 11:00am-3:00pm - Ice Skating on North Bend’s New Ice Skating Rink! FREE
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm - Christmas on Main Street in downtown North Bend - look for the mischievous Elf on the Shelf in participating businesses and enter to win Free Tickets to the Ice Skating Rink, North Bend’s Winter Attraction!
  • 3:00pm-5:00pm - Holiday Block Party in the Festival Tent near City Hall
  • 5:00pm - Annual North Bend Tree Lighting in Grants Circle Roundabout outside City Hall (Note: new location this year in downtown North Bend)
  • 5:30pm-6:30pm - Meet Santa! in the Festival Tent near City Hall
  • 6:30pm-7:00pm - Lighted Truck Parade cruises through downtown and midtown North Bend. (Note: Click here to see the new route for parade, which follows the July Jubilee parade route)

Polar Express at the Egyptian Theatre
December 9th
Polar Express at The Egyptian Theatre

The Egyptian Theatre is hosting this heartwarming Christmas Holiday Movie with the historic Wurlitzer Organ being played before the movie as a fund raiser for The Oregon Coast Historic Railway Museum! The Movie starts as 7:00pm, Doors open at 6:15pm. Adults $5, Children $3

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50 Central Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420

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