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December Events 2017 – Newport

November 27th, 2017

Gather friends and family at the Oregon Coast during the holiday season and make it a tradition! Choose a large group vacation rental to accommodate everyone in comfort. Stay on the Central Oregon Coast and enjoy these festive events taking place in the Newport area.

December 1st – 3rd
Holiday House Arts & Craft Show~ Holiday House has items that are homemade and juried. Includes homemade jams, candies, cookies and breads all freshly baked. Quilted wall hangings, table runners, dried apples, wreaths, bath soaps, items with sea themes, jewelry, toys, aprons, tea towels and photography. Numerous ornaments such as Santa’s, angels, snowmen, more. This is a benefit that helps provide gifts for the children of local fishing families. They will also be hosting a raffle with a prize basket of homemade items. Tickets will be available at the sale. December 1 and 2: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. December 3: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Yaquina Bay Yacht Club. 750 SE Bay Blvd., Newport, Oregon. https://www.facebook.com/HolidayHouseNewport.

December 2nd
Newport’s Lighted Boat Parade~ Local boats that are decorated with festive lights parade along the historic bayfront. Gather at various vantage points along the wharf. Parade begins at dusk. Watching is free; some cruise boats offer rides during the parade (for a charge). 541-265-6200.

Every Friday and Saturday in December
Sea of Lights at Oregon Coast Aquarium~ The 25th annual Sea of Lights kicks off Friday and Saturday, December 1, and 2, and continues on every Friday and Saturday in December. Sea of Lights is the largest holiday lights display on Oregon’s central coast. Pictures with Santa are available every night of Sea of Lights through Christmas. SCUBA Santa will dive in the exhibits every night of Sea of Lights until Christmas.

The initial weekend is from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Admission to the kickoff weekend: free for Aquarium members, donated food item encouraged. $2 + 2 donated nonperishable food items for Food Share of Lincoln County per person. People may also donate new, unwrapped children’s toys for the Newport Fire Department’s Holiday Toy Drive in place of a food donation. Admission to the kickoff weekend without donation is $10.

After kickoff weekend, every following Friday and Saturday in December the Sea of Lights will illuminate the Aquarium from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. $10. after 5 p.m. The Oregon Coast Aquarium is open every day, except December 25, this winter from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information visit aquarium.org or call (541) 867-3474.

December 8th
UnMasque the Night! ~ A Masquerade Ball. An abundance of libations, nibbles, noshes and desserts will be sure to please the palate of discerning partygoers – and it’s all for a good cause. It’s a winter ball to kickoff the season, along with the built-in purpose of giving as the event is a benefit for The Olalla Center for Children and Families in Toledo. The event also features a masquerade ball with the sounds of the Bringetto Jazz Quartet and dazzling dance numbers from the Pacific Dance Ensemble. There’s a live auction of “sought after experiences, trinkets and treasures” such as trips, foods and valuable items.The event is held at the Newport Elks, 45 SE Moore Rd, Newport, Oregon. 7 p.m. Tickets: $55. 541-336-2254.

December 27th – 31st
Whale Watch Week in the Newport Area~ Volunteers will be at dozens of high vantage points along the Oregon coast from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m – but seven of them are right in the Newport area. More on Whale Watch Week: 541-765-3407. www.whalespoken.org.

*Information & photo courtesy of Beachconnection.net

 

Thanks & have fun AT THE BEACH!

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