Prepare to be Dazzled
Making holiday plans? Head down to the Southern Oregon Coast! There is no place better to be this season than in the brightest and most beautiful place on the West Coast.
What do you get when you combine holiday spirit with nearly 350,000 L.E.D. lights and a small army of dedicated volunteers? One of the most spectacular holiday light shows on the West Coast.
For the 29th consecutive year, this holiday spectacle will glitter and twinkle almost every night Thanksgiving thru New Year’s Eve.
Book your accommodations now so you can experience the 29th Annual Holiday Lights at Shore Acres State Park for yourself Nov. 26th thru Dec. 31st, 2015.
Five Free & Cheap Ways to Enjoy the Oregon Coast
It really is true, the best things in life are free. Take the mighty Pacific Ocean for example. One could spend hours gazing at it’s dramatic beauty without spending a dime. Here are some more free (or cheap) ways to explore Oregon’s South Coast.
1. Stroll through Downtown North Bend and Coos Bay
Downtown Coos Bay and North Bend is a great place to find the perfect holiday gift before the big holiday rush. Shoppers will find a wide range of unique antique stores, retail shops, restaurants, art and so much more. Spend an afternoon getting to know our wonderful and friendly merchants while browsing through their shops. You just never know what wonderful treasures you will find here, which makes Coos Bay a top destination for shoppers.
2. Sample Goodies at Cranberry Sweets
Satisfy that sweet tooth with a trip to Cranberry Sweets, a candy manufacturer/retailer with stores in Bandon and Coos Bay, Oregon. It’s a favorite among locals and visitors. Visitors to their store are often rewarded with a variety of irresistible in store samples. cranberrysweets.com
3. Catch a Movie at The Egyptian Theatre
Frugal moviegoers can expect to pay anywhere from $2- $5 to enjoy a night out at the movies (a huge savings over regular movie theater tickets). The newly restored and historical Egyptian features classic movies and live entertainment throughout the year. Located in the heart of downtown Coos Bay, this destination is fun for the whole family. 229 S BROADWAY ST, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420 egyptiantheatreoregon.com
4. Comedy Night at Warehouse 101 inside The Mill Casino every Wednesday
In the mood to laugh out loud? Come to Warehouse 101, inside the Mill Casino Hotel for Comedy Night every Wednesday! The Mill Casino features new comedians who are sure to make you laugh in addition to serving great food and drinks. Two FREE hilarious shows start at 6pm and 8pm every Wednesday evening. 21 and over only. www.themillcasino.com
5. Coos Art Museum
Established in 1950, the Coos art Museum is the third oldest Art museum in Oregon. The museum features rotating exhibits and the Steve Prefontaine Memorial Gallery. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for students, seniors, free to Members of CAM.
Tip: Check to see if they have an opening reception coming up. They are sometimes free and open to the public. You may also want to ask about other offers such as a senior special or kids offer). www.coosart.org
Check our newsletter next month for more free & cheap ways to spend your Oregon Coast vacation!