Nov 11 - Dec 31, 2022
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
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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 “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 www.thelibertytheatre.org . Box office hours are 11-1 PM every Tuesday or call 541-756-4336.
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.
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.
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