With a host of cozy beach house rentals to call home for the holidays, Lincoln City is an idyllic place to get away for Christmas on the Central Oregon Coast. There’s also plenty to do on the coast this time of year. Whether you are looking for a fun and festive time, or just want some time away from the hustle and bustle to unwind, you can have it your way in this charming seaside town that boasts 7½ miles of majestic beaches. Here are a few of our top picks for holiday activities to get you in the spirit this season in Lincoln City.
Artisanal Shopping Galore
There are plenty of shopping opportunities in Lincoln City, from the famous outlet shops to the numerous locally owned businesses peppered around Highway 101. If you want to find some of Oregon’s best vendors all in one place, though, you won’t want to miss the Artisan Faire that takes place at Salishan Marketplace every Friday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. You’ll find an assortment of handmade goods and unique crafts that make perfect gifts this time of year. Upcoming faire dates include Friday, December 20 and Friday, December 27. Why not book one of our beach condo rentals and make a weekend of it?
Family Fun with the North Pole Express
The North Pole Express has set up shop at Chinook Winds Play Palace this December. For $17.95 per person, you can take a magical journey to the North Pole with singing, cookies, hot cocoa, visits with Santa Claus, and all sorts of fun for the little ones. There will be a family night on Friday, December 20 from 5:45 PM to 8:00 PM and a final matinee (for children ages 3-11 only) on Saturday, December 21 from 12:45 PM to 3:00 PM.
Winter Solstice Celebrations
The winter solstice takes place this December 21, and the Central Oregon Coast is a beautiful place to enjoy Mother Nature as the season turns. To mark the occasion, Lincoln City’s Driftwood Public Library will be holding a winter solstice celebration on Friday, December 20 with poetry, music, and yummy cookies starting at 6:30 PM. Marci’s Bar & Bistro on Northwest Highway 101 will also be holding a formal winter solstice soiree on Saturday, December 21 at 6:00 PM. Book your reservations in advance if you want to enjoy a unique storytelling event along with your three-course dinner, which will be followed by music and dancing.
Celebrate Christmas Eve with Song
This Christmas Eve, the Lincoln City Cultural Center will host Winter Glow: A Christmas Eve Celebration Song sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Lincoln City. The evening of music will begin at 6:30 PM with the band Cross Generation, followed by the mother-daughter duo Strawberry Charlotte and a bells performance by The Beard Family Bells. There will be plenty of opportunities for the crowd to join in as well.
Christmas Meals for a Stress-Free Day
While guests can always cook up a storm in the gourmet kitchens that come standard in A1’s beach vacation rentals, Oregon is also a great state to dine out – even on Christmas Day. You can enjoy the bounty of Oregonian produce at the Christmas Day Brunch at MIST @Surftides from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Buffet Christmas Dinner at Siletz Bay Buffet in Chinook Winds Casino Resort from 11 AM to 9 PM, Christmas Day Buffet at Fathoms (in the Inn at Spanish Head) from noon to 7:00 PM, Christmas Dinner at the Rogue River Steakhouse in Chinook Winds Casino Resort from noon to 9:00 PM, Christmas Dinner at Chinook’s Seafood Grill from noon to 9:00 PM, or the Christmas Dinner at Maxwell’s Restaurant & Lounge starting at 1:00 PM.
Lincoln City, Oregon is a magical place year-round, but this beautiful part of the world really comes to life during the Christmas season. So, book your beach house rentals today and enjoy the holidays on the Central Oregon Coast!