Haystack Holidays prepares to return to Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast
Published on 02/11/22 at 06:02
By the staff of the Oregon Coast Beach Connection
(Cannon Beach, Oregon) — Thanksgiving weekend is fast approaching now, and the Oregon North Coast is gearing up to hit this holiday with a strong start. (Photos Oregon Coast Beach Connection)
Case in point: Cannon Beach’s Haystack Holidays is coming back strong after two years of battling the pandemic, creating that magical feeling that only this village can at this time of year. Clusters of unique specialty shops, restaurants and of course galleries join forces to create a beach party vibe. You’ll have the opportunity to shop for more thoughtful gifts in a relaxed atmosphere, where evergreen garlands, twinkling lights and red ribbons soar despite the Oregon Coast winds — and they largely stay there. for the season.
Along the way, you can make some of your own holiday decor, enjoy refreshments, watch a lighting ceremony, sing carols with the Coasters, and help decide who has the best holiday cookies, among other things. festive events.
It all takes place in the crisp, cool ocean air of Cannon Beach, often within earshot of the waves slowly crashing onto the nearby sand.
Organized by the Cannon Beach Chamber, in collaboration with other local partners, there are still events and aspects to be confirmed. As usual, it starts more or less officially on Friday November 25 and Saturday November 26, with Mimosa Madness Weekend, with Plaid Friday and Small Business Saturday. The goal is to shop locally and make an economic impact in the North Oregon Coast village, while having some beach time. Wear a plaid to show your support for local businesses.
Of course, there will be mimosas in the mix.
November 26 and December 4, Holiday Wreath Making Class at the Cannon Beach Room. These run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. These classes are complete with an instructor, refreshments and holiday music. If you bring last year’s wreath from Cannon Beach and recycle it, you get $2 off the $25 fee for each wreath.
Classes have no pre-registration – you just need to show up and introduce yourself. Crown making time depends on experience; novices can take up to an hour to complete their wreath.
On top of all that, there’s a holiday cookie contest going on during this time and you can help decide who has the best Cannon Beach cookie.
The “Name That Tune” window contests run from November 28 through December 16. For this, you submit playing cards at participating businesses to win a holiday gift basket.
Cannon Beach lights go up on November 29 and there is a vote between that date and December 16 for the best Christmas displays. Visit the city’s website to publicize your favorite.
December 3rd is the biggie: the lamp-lighting ceremony. Gather at Sandpiper Square at 4 p.m. for an archetypal Cannon Beach experience and serious North Oregon Coast tradition. As well as watching the lights come on, you’ll hear holiday tunes, sing-alongs, and special guests. It’s free. (503) 436-2623.
Holiday Foods Around the World kicks off December 26-30. Pop into select Cannon Beach restaurants that will offer unique international cuisine, both food and drink. Different countries will be honored in different restaurants. A list of locations will soon be available on the Cannon Beach website.
For epic holiday theater, head to the Coaster Theater from November 18 to December 18, with its production of Scrooge! Musical comedy. The book, music and lyrics are by Leslie Bricusse.
It’s the timeless tale of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, but a musical version. Ye olde miser Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption one night on Christmas Eve, after being visited by the ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. But it’s all settled on tunes.
Performances start at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows start at 3:30 p.m. and $25. Tickets available online, at the theater box office or by calling 503-436-1242.
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