It’s not too late to book some of the finest beach vacation rentals Oregon has to offer and enjoy a magical weekend with loved ones before Christmas rolls around. That’s right, there are plenty of fine rental properties available and you can even enjoy a third night free if you book a condo or beach house for a weekend stay before Christmas week. While you’re booking the kind of beach house rentals Oregon coast getaways are known for, you’ll be happy to know there is plenty to do in the coming weeks. Here is just a small sampling of activities you might enjoy:
4th Annual North Pole Express at Chinook Winds Play Palace
Take a virtual ride to the North Pole at the Chinook Winds Play Palace this December 16thand 17th, and again on December 23rd. The kids will love the magical journey, followed by a special gift from Santa, and everyone will enjoy the hot coca and cookies. The journey goes from 5:45pm to 8pm on Friday and 12:45pm to 3pm on Saturday. Tickets are $15.95, and families are encouraged to call ahead for reservations.
“Comedy on the Coast” December Showcase
Enjoy the comedy stylings of Tyler Boeh, Seamus O’Brien and Brad Upton at the Chinook Winds Casino’s December edition of “Comedy on the Coast” this Friday and Saturday, the 16th and 17th of December. Doors open at 7pm and shows start at 8pm. Tickets are only $15 and available online or over the phone from the Chinook Winds Casino.
“Hands-on Holiday Entertaining” Culinary Class
Book your place now to enjoy a hands-on holiday entertaining course from 11am to 2pm on December 17that Lincoln City’s Culinary Center. Attendees will learn how to make a menu of pimento cheese, blue cheese and pear and squares with caramelized onion, crab puffs, Oysters Rockefeller, prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, smoked sausage palmiers, pomegranate champagne cocktails, and chocolate truffles. With meal and wine, the day costs $75.
Oregon Coast Aquarium’s “Sea of Lights”
Kids and young-at-heart adults won’t want to miss the “Sea of Lights” at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in nearby Newport, Oregon this upcoming weekend. Stop by the aquarium from 5pm to 8pm to see the beautiful seasonal decorations that include “Scuba Santa,” a massive Christmas tree and over one million sparkling lights on display. Tickets are $10, or included with admission for the day.
Santa Claus Comes to Town at Dorchester House
Watch Santa Claus arrive by way of firetruck to the Dorchester House on NW Highway 101 on Tuesday, December 20th at 6pm. The official Dorchester House Holiday Ceremony is a perfect family-friendly event for the holidays, with chances for the little ones to join Santa on his sleigh and for everyone to enjoy some delicious hot cocoa and cookies indoors.
With a range of idyllic beach rentals Lincoln City, Oregon is always worth a visit. Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway for grownups or trying to create a magical experience for the family, there’s plenty to do this December on the Central Oregon Coast!