Nov 28 - Dec 31, 2023
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 10th from 9am to 5pm and Saturday, November 11th 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 for the traditional showing of 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!!!
A second showing of Elf is planned for 2pm on Saturday, September 25th. Beginning at 12:30pm Santa will once again be available to hear all those wish lists!
Shop Small Saturday encourages us to shop at small, local shops this holiday season! Coos Bay participating businesses are offering specials and door prizes all day. Also, keep your receipts for all purchases made in Downtown Coos Bay between November 10 and November 25. Collect $100 in receipts, bring those receipts to Jennie’s Shoes (262 Central Ave) and receive a commemorative mug!
Find the Mischievous Elf on the Shelf at participating businesses in North Bend! Each participating business will have its own mischievous Elf that moves within the business daily! Find the Elf and enter for a chance to win a wonderful gift. You can enter to win at each location. There will be one winner per business, but winners can only win from one business.
Visit The Mill Casino * Hotel & RV Park to view the amazing trees and wreathes decorated by local businesses and organizations for the annual fundraiser, Festival of Trees. All trees will be Auctioned on Wednesday, December 6th at 7pm. Proceeds benefit the programs of the Coos Bay-North Bend Rotary Club.
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 20th when the reindeer will return to the north pole to help Santa deliver toys to children around the world.
The North Bend Presbyterian Church will be filled with the sounds of winter this year as the Bay Area Concert Band performs two concerts. The 40-plus-year-old concert band will perform selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Tim Burton’s A Nightmare Before Christmas, and several holiday classics. Concerts are Thursday, November 30th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 3rd at 2:00 pm. These concerts are Free but Donations are Welcome!
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, from “Away in a Manger” to “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
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.
Liberty Theatre, Home of Little Theatre on the Bay
2100 Sherman Ave, North Bend, OR 97420
Show dates & times:
Friday, Dec 1 - 7:00pm
Saturday, Dec 2 - 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday, Dec 3 - 2:00pm
The Empire District of Coos Bay will hold their annual Tree Lighting and Visits with Santa from 5pm to 7pm. Take photos with Santa and enjoy cookies, cider, caroling and more!
Downtown North Bend transforms into a Winter Wonderland on Dec 2nd! Dive deep into the holiday spirit from 9am-7:30pm.
Join local artisans, food vendors, and more for your annual Holiday Shopping at the Coos History Museum from 11am-4pm on December 15th and 16th. Entry to the Faire is Free!
The Egyptian Theatre is hosting this Holiday Classic Movie plus an Ugly Sweater Contest just in time for the Holidays! The Movie starts as 7:00pm, Doors open at 6:15pm. Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children $3
Got New Year’s plans? You do now! Kick off 2024 with the Polar Bear Plunge at 9:00am, January 1st at Sunset Bay State Park!