Festive Holiday Events in and around Lincoln City, Oregon

With miles of pristine coastline, charming local businesses, and a range of superb beach house rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon is an ideal place to plan a family gathering or get away for an intimate break during the often-hectic holiday season. Not to mention the special events that bring this coastal area alive during the holidays. If you’re looking for an excuse to visit Lincoln City this December, here are some of the most festive goings-on around the Oregon coast that are sure to make your season bright.
Depoe Bay Whale of a Christmas
This December 6th, 2014, Depoe Bay will come alive with street carolers, festive decorations, Santa Claus, and the Depoe Bay Christmas tree lighting ceremony. There will also be extended hours at local businesses so you can shop to your heart’s content before heading back to your beach home rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon is just a short drive away.   
Newport Symphony Benefit Concert presents: Pink Martini
The Newport Symphony Benefit Concert series is presenting a two evenings with Pink Martini, the hippest small orchestra on the Oregon coast. The Newport Performing Arts Center will play host to this “house jazz band gone hipster-classical” with pianist Thomas Lauderdale at the helm for two evening concerts this Tuesday, December 16th and Wednesday, December 17th.
Lincoln Pops Big Band at Gleneden Beach
There will be more great live music in nearby Gleneden Beach this Thursday, December 18th at 7:30 p.m. The Lincoln Pops Big Band will share its signature big band sound straight out of the Swing Era, making this a perfect night to get dressed up and put on your dancing shoes.
Holiday Family Sleepover at Oregon Coast Aquarium
This Saturday, December 27th, the Oregon Coast Aquarium will stay open all night for its special Holiday Family Sleepover. Local and visiting families are invited to participate in a scavenger hunt, enjoy a full dinner and late-night snack, and peruse the exhibits before falling asleep with the Passages of the Deep tunnels as a backdrop. You can even enjoy breakfast and an exclusive visit with the sea lions before leaving in the morning on the 28th.
Special Glass Art Drops at Lincoln City
The weekend of Saturday, December 27th and Sunday, 28th will also bring beachcombers to Lincoln City’s coastline in search of specially placed Glass Float Drops within walking distance of their beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon visitors are welcome to look for all the pieces of “dropped” glass art they can find, which may include any combination of glass floats, crabs, sand dollars, and starfish. 
Winter Whale Watch Week
To cap off 2014 in the Central Oregon Coast, Winter Whale Watch Week will take place this Saturday, December 27th, 2014 through Thursday, January 1st, 2015. You’ll find trained volunteers at the coast ready to educate visitors and help visitors spot some of the gray whales who are heading south for winter.
Just make sure to plan ahead and book your vacation rentals; Lincoln City, Oregon lodging is sure to fill up fast with all these festive events.