Dec 6 & 7 ANNUAL HECETA HEAD LIGHTHOUSE VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
The Queen Ann style Keeper's House will be decorated with Victorian flourishes inside and out. Enjoy warm drinks and treats and performances by local musicians. Santa Claus will be there, and there will be a holiday raffle with great prizes from local businesses. Shuttle service will be offered from Heceta Head Lighstation State Scenic Area parking lot to the front door. Or bring warm, rainproof clothing and a flashlight and enjoy a beautiful walk up from the parking lot/beach. The parking fee is $3 or present your Oregon Coast Passport.
Dec 6 ANNUAL LIGHTED BOAT PARADE NEWPORT BAYFRONT
Local boats decorated with festive lights celebrate the holiday season on Yaquina Bay. Free admission, but tours available.
Dec. 6 & 7 87th ANNUAL YACHATS LADIES CLUB CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
Dec 12 29th ANNUAL WINTER CELEBRATION CEREMONY WITH THE SWEET ADELINES
The Opening Ceremony presented by Mary Claire Crook is held at the Little Log Church Museum and is sponsored by the Yachats Area Chamber of Commerce. The Opening Ceremony is followed by a performance by the Sweet Adelines at the Yachats Ladies Clubhouse with refreshements provided by the Yachats Ladies Club
Dec 13 ANNUAL WALDPORT CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT BRIDGE WALK
Join Santa at 5pm for refreshments, followed by a candlelight walk across the Alsea Bridge 6:30-7pm
Dec 13 PACIFIC COAST WINDS ENSEMBLE HOLIDAY CONCERT Yachats Commons
The Central Coast Community Band performs a free Holiday Concert 2 pm - 4 pm
Dec 13 YACHATS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Pacific Coast Wind Ensemble performing 2 pm - 4 pm
Dec 13 & 14 ANNUAL HECETA LIGHTSTATION VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
The Queen Ann style Keeper's House will be decorated with Victorian flourishes inside and out. Enjoy warm drinks and treats and performances by local musicians. Santa Claus will be there, and there will be a holiday raffle with great prizes from local businesses. Shuttle service will be offered from Heceta Head Lighstation State Scenic Area parking lot to the front door. Or bring warm, rainproof clothing and a flashlight and enjoy a beautiful walk up from the parking lot/beach. The parking fee is $3 or present your Oregon Coast Passport. FMI: (541) 547-3696. The lightstation is located just 14 miles south of Yachats.
Dec 20 WINTER SOLSTICE YACHATS COMMUNITY BONFIRE
Free with donations appreciated for the Yachats Academy of Arts & Sciences. Enjoy refreshments and entertainment. 4pm-6pm
Dec 24 CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES Yachats
5pm- Yachats Baptist Church 7pm - Yachats Community Presbyterian Church 11pm Candlelight Service with communion - Yachats Community Presbyterian Church
Dec 26-31 WINTER WHALE WATCHING WEEK Yachats
Escape the valley fog! Experience a cool, clear wintery coast day while seeking a glimpse of gray whales that are passing the Oregon coast on their southward migration from the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center. It is the perfect place to view these great mammals, remaining warm and dry even if the weather changes to wetter conditions. 11:30am - 1:30 pm The visitor center has expansive, ocean facing windows and is perched 100 feet above sea level, providing a great viewing angle. Programs are scheduled for Whale Watch Week which runs December 26 through 31. Winter Whale Watch Week highlights these whales as they migrate south toward their breeding and calving lagoons.
Jan 1 ANNUAL YACHATS PEACE HIKE
Start the new year on the right foot! Join the Yachats Trails Committee and fellow trekkers for an invigorating 6-mile round trip walk from the Commons to the Amanda trail and statue where the group will offer blessings for peace in the New Year. Hikers will then be invited to walk or shuttle back to the Commons for refreshments and to collect a commemorative Peace Hike button. In the event of heavy rain or wind, a shorter hike on an alternative route will take place. Dress for changeable weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring walking sticks if you have them. The hike will be on both paved and narrow dirt trail surfaces with some stairs and moderate inclines. 10am-1pm
Jan 17 & 18 13TH ANNUAL WINTER FOLK FESTIVAL Florence
Top folk performers from across the U.S. Free "Kid Koncerts", arts & crafts, food, and pie-baking contest
Jan 17 & 18 4th ANNUAL YACHATS AGATE FESTIVAL
The village gem invites you to the 4th annual Yachats Agate Festival and Gem-Mineral-Fossil Show. The festival weekend will feature spectacular displays as well as family friendly learning opportunities for all ages. There will be special guest speakers and the Oregon Coast Agate Club will also be joining in with demonstrations and club displays. Presented by Planet Yachats and sponsored by the Yachats Area Chamber of Commerce. Please stay posted FMI. For a peak at the 2014 festival, see Media Release.
Jan 31 ANNUAL YACHATS LIONS CLUB CRAB FEED
All you can eat crab, cole slaw, baked beans, coffee or soda. Tickets $35
May 15 EUGENE SYMPHONY SPRING CONCERT FLORENCE
"Orchestra Showcase" at 7 pm features musical selections from Barber, Haydn and Strauss featuring cellist Anne Ridlington.
Dec 20 ANNUAL WINTER SOLSTICE BONFIRE & CELEBRATION
Join the festivities at the Yachats Commons Picnic Area 4 pm - 6 pm