Summer isn’t the only time of year to enjoy some time away in one of our well-appointed beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City has plenty to offer visitors during the Christmas season. It’s a good thing that Lincoln City beach vacation rentals are available year-round, so you can enjoy everything this coastal area offers this magical time of year. Here are just a few of the events and attractions that bring visitors and locals together in the spirit of the season:
Visit the Christmas Cottage Year-Round
At the Christmas Cottage, located at 3305 SW Highway 101 in Lincoln City, “it’s Christmas 363 days a year” from 10am to 5:30pm. The holiday-themed store is only closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas, so you can peruse the more than 25,000 unique ornaments from all over the world – plus cards, stationery and more – almost every day.
North Pole Express at Chinook Winds Play Palace
The Annual North Pole Express returns to Chinook Winds Play Palace for its 5th year every Friday and Saturday this December. Kids will love taking a ride through the ‘virtual’ North Pole and visiting Santa Claus, who makes sure every child aged 3-11 leaves with a unique gift. The magical train journey runs from 5:45-8pm on Fridays and 12:45-3pm on Saturdays for $17.95 per person, including hot cocoa and cookies.
Angels Holiday Ball at Chinook Winds Casino Resort
The Angels Holiday Ball featuring Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts will make for a charmed evening at Chinook Winds Casino Resort this December 2nd from 4:30-11pm. The $75 admission ticket includes a steak or seafood dinner, delectable dessert, no-host bar, silent auction, live auction of Christmas trees and an exciting raffle.
Free Pixie Ornament Workshop for Children
The North Lincoln County Historical Museum will host a FREE Pixie Ornament Workshop for kids aged 6-12 on the 7th and 8th of December from 3:30-5:30pm. The museum will provide art supplies such as beads and jewels, as well as an assembled pixie to decorate, and every child leaves with their own unique creation to hang on the tree. Make sure to call (541) 996-6614 to save a spot for your child, because this is sure to be a popular activity!
A Whale of a Christmas in Depoe Bay
While the main Christmas tree in downtown Lincoln City is lit the weekend following Thanksgiving, the Depoe Bay Christmas tree is lit on December 7th during its own special ceremony. Enjoy music from carolers and take in all the festive decorations, then enjoy a Christmas Holiday Dinner in the Community Hall.
Jingle Bell 5K Jog & Walk
The 5th Annual Jingle Bell 5K Jog/Walk returns to the Lincoln City Community Center this December 16th at 9:30am. Whether you walk, jog or run, you are welcome to participate in this exciting event! Costumes are encouraged, and baby strollers and pets are also welcome. All participants are given their own festive jingle bell. Visit LincolnCity.org to register!
Christmas Eve Concert with Kids Sing Out
Kids Sing Out, also known as KSO, will bless the Lincoln City Cultural Center with their angelic songs this December 24th at 7pm. This free event features sacred Christmas hymns as well as secular holiday classics, and admission is free to all.
Whether you choose a big beach house for the whole family or one of our cozy beach condo rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon is full of surprises to keep you in the festive mood this holiday season. Book your vacation rental today and enjoy your Christmas season on the Oregon coast!