Cannon Beach, Oregon, puts the fun back in the holiday season with a series of
special events in November and December.
Each November, Cannon Beach hosts Haystack Holidays, a series of festive events that continue throughout December and are designed to put the fun back into the holiday season. Haystack Holidays highlights include Mimosa Madness, Cannon Beach’s refreshing alternative to the craziness of Black Friday; the downtown Lamp Lighting Ceremony, a long-time local tradition; and a holiday concert featuring premier Northwest a cappella group The Coats. Cannon Beach offers the perfect holiday shopping season getaway with the picturesque village lit up festively and shops and galleries offering unique gift opportunities. Of course, when your shopping is done, you can enjoy the spectacular Oregon Coast during a season like no other.
Visitors can get their shopping done during Mimosa Madness on November 25, featuring shopping deals at participating retailers, adult beverages and the opportunity to have purchases gift-wrapped at the Cannon Beach Library. Shoppers will find gifts throughout the town including everything from local chocolates, wine and spirits to fashions designed locally, gear for pets and treasures from shipwrecks. Art enthusiasts can find pieces made by Cannon Beach painter Jeffrey Hull and local glass blowers Jim Kingwell and Suzanne Kindland or photography and sculptures by renowned artists including Christopher Burkett and Georgia Gerber.
Additional Haystack Holidays highlights include everything from local traditions to theater performances. Visitors can catch a performance of It’s a Wonderful Life at the Coaster Theatre throughout the season, listen to the Cannon Beach Chorus’ Holiday Concert on December 9 or participate in a wreath–making class at the Cannon Beach Chamber, have Holiday Tea at the Library then walk over to Sandpiper Square for the popular Lamp Lighting Ceremony on December 3.
Cannon Beach will cap off Haystack Holidays this year with a performance by popular a cappella group The Coats at the Coaster Theatre on December 28. With an intensely arranged, comedic and interactive performance that blends music and laughter, The Coats have toured nationally and performed for the President of the United States and alongside the likes of The Beach Boys, Trisha Yearwood and Eddie Money.
It’s a Wonderful Life Performances | November 18-December 23
The Coaster Theater features the beloved American classic.
Mimosa Madness | November 25
Local shops offer their spin on Black Friday with special sales,
gift–wrapping and adult beverages, 8-11am.
Cannon Beach in Lights | November 25-December 17
Local residents and businesses compete for votes with holiday trim and twinkle lights.
Holiday Wreath Making | November 26 & December 3
Get creative with fun instructions, music and refreshments
at the Chamber of Commerce, 11am-3pm.
Holiday Tea | December 3
Cozy up to home baked cookies, cider and tea at the Cannon Beach Library, 1-4pm.
Lamp Lighting Ceremony | December 3
Share a beloved Cannon Beach holiday tradition in Sandpiper Square at 4pm.
Cannon Beach Chorus Holiday Concert | December 9
Celebrate the sounds of the season at Cannon Beach Community Church, 7pm.
Pictures with Santa | December 10
Hang out with Old Saint Nick at the Cannon Beach Library, 1-4pm.
Holiday Foods Around the World | December 26-30
Participating restaurants showcase specials highlighting traditions from different cultures.
Holiday Concert with The Coats | December 28
The Coaster Theatre hosts the Pacific Northwest’s premier a cappella group at 7pm.
For information on these events, call the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce
at (503) 436-2623 or visit: www.cannonbeach.org.