Haystack Holidays

Cannon Beach’s exceptional specialty shops, boutiques and galleries are a top attraction in our charming beach town where you’ll find no shopping malls or chain stores in sight; making it a great spot to slow down and enjoy the hunt for those perfect holiday gifts. Add some evergreen garlands, twinkling lights and red ribbon and you'll begin to see just how much holiday magic can unfold in our beautiful little village by the sea. Beginning in November, we invite you to experience that magic during Haystack Holidays, a series of events designed to celebrate the season unlike anywhere else in the country. Highlights include Mimosa Madness, Cannon Beach’s day after Thanksgiving early morning shopping extravaganza, be "one of a kind" not one of the crowd; the Downtown Lamp Lighting Ceremony, a tender Cannon Beach experience, our beloved local holiday tradition; and a special winter after Christmas concert. And of course, when your shopping and celebrating is done, you can enjoy the scenic Oregon Coast during a season like no other (The Magic Season)!

2019 Event Schedule

 The Fireside Social Orchestra Winter Concert Tickets On Sale Now - Click HERE!

Annie Live on Stage  | November 15 – December 22

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Tickets available at For more details, call the Coaster Theatre at (503) 436-1242.

Mimosa Madness | Friday, November 29

A shopping extravaganza! Get up early with Cannon Beach for a unique shopping experience. Be “One of a Kind” not one of the crowd. Celebrate the day after Thanksgiving in our small beach town offering big excitement, personal service, and refreshments while you shop. For more details, visit

Wreath Making Classes | Saturday, November 30 & Saturday, December 7

Get creative at the Cannon Beach Chamber Community Hall from 11am until 3pm. This wreath making event even comes with an instructor– along with refreshments and holiday music! Recycle last year’s ring and receive a discount.

Cannon Beach in Lights & ‘Name That Tune’ Window Display Contest | Dec. 2–21

Join the local festivities as Cannon Beach gets decked out for the holidays. Visit participating retailers to check out their decorations and window displays themed to a Yuletide song, submit correct ‘Name That Tune’ window display playing cards to the Chamber Visitor Information Center for a chance to win a holiday gift basket. You may also vote for your favorite business decorations in the Cannon Beach in Lights competition. Votes will be accepted in person at the Chamber Visitor Information Center or online through December 20. Winners will be announced at the Coaster Theatre performance on December 21. 

Cannon Beach Chorus Holiday Concerts | Friday, Dec. 6 – Sunday, Dec. 8

Celebrate the sounds of the season with the Cannon Beach Chorus. For locations and more details, visit or call (503) 436-0378.

Holiday Tea | Saturday, December 7

Enjoy home baked cookies, tea and cider. During the event they will draw the winner of their annual Quilt Drawing; you do not have to be present to win. Cozy up at the Cannon Beach Library from 1pm until 4pm. Free to the public. For more details, visit or call (503) 436-1391.

Lamp Lighting Ceremony | Saturday, December 7

Join us in Sandpiper Square for a tender Cannon Beach Christmas experience, our beloved holiday tradition at 4pm. Enjoy music, singing, and special guests with treats and refreshments after the ceremony. Free to the public. For more details, call (503) 436-2623.

Pictures with Santa | Saturday, December 14

Santa Claus is coming to town. Come support the Cannon Beach Academy and get your picture with Santa and elves from the Cannon Beach Fire Department. Located at the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce from 1pm until 4pm.   Ho Ho Ho!

Holiday Foods Around the World | Thursday, Dec. 26 – Saturday, Dec. 28

Visit participating Cannon Beach restaurants as they feature unique food and beverage specials highlighting many different countries and cultures.

Winter Concert with Fireside Social Orchestra | Thursday, December 26

A Fireside Christmas! Fireside Social Orchestra will perform music of the Nineteenth Century on period instruments and voices during a festive concert at the Coaster Theatre. Performance starts at 7pm and tickets are $30. For more information and tickets, click HERE!

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