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 for 2020 include health & safety conscious events like a virtual LIVE stream of our annual beloved Lamplighting Ceremony, holiday wreath making classes by reservation, outside lighting & window contests, a holiday paint night, virtual storytime with Santa, and holiday foods from around the world featured at local restaurants. 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)!
Join us for the Holidays!
2020 Schedule - PDF Download HERE!
Purchase ornaments HERE!
Name That Tune Digital Playing Card HERE!
Cannon Beach in Lights & Name That Tune Window Display VOTING NOW OPEN!
The Holidays look a little different this year with re-imaged traditions throughout the holiday season:
Plaid Friday & Small Business Saturday: November 27th and November 28th
Shop small this holiday season and make a big impact! A two day alternative to our Mimosa Madness. Enjoy a safe extended shopping experience. Wear PLAID to show your love and support for local businesses. Times vary per location. For more details, follow us on Facebook @MimosaMadness.
Cannon Beach in Lights & ‘Name That Tune’ Window Display Contest: December 3rd – December 20th
Enjoy the beauty of Cannon Beach adorned in lights during the Holidays! Visit participating retailers and submit correct ‘Name That Tune’ playing cards for a chance to win a holiday gift basket. Participating businesses for both contests are competing for best display. Vote at the Chamber or online (link coming soon). Voting opens December 1st through the 20th. Awards will be announced on Facebook on the 21st. Digital Playing Card download HERE & VOTING NOW OPEN!
Holiday Wreath Making Classes: December 5th and December 6th
Get creative at the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce offering (3) two-hour time slots 10am, 12:30pm & 3pm. This wreath making event even comes with an instructor, along with holiday music! Recycle last year’s ring and receive a discount. For your health and safety, a max of 6 groups per time slot so call to make your reservation 503.436.2623. Please bring your masks.
Virtual Lamp Lighting Ceremony: Saturday, December 5th
Watch the live stream of our re-imaged tender Cannon Beach Christmas tradition on our Haystack Holidays Facebook page at 5pm. Just before the ceremony keep an eye out for Santa around town in the fire truck.
Holiday Paint with Benjamin: Saturday, December 12th
Instructor Ben Schlattman will walk you through a holiday creation of your very own. For your health and safety, a limit of 18 seats will be available. Held at the Chamber Community Hall at 6pm.
Fireside Storytime with Santa: Saturday, December 19th
Settle in (virtually) by the fireplace for a holiday storytime with Santa Claus. Tune in on Facebook to watch Mr. and Mrs. Claus read jolly tales at the Surfsand Resort and type in any questions that the kids have for Santa. We hope to e-see you there for a merry good time!
Coaster Theatre Radio Hour: Streaming on December 20th, 22nd, and 24th
A radio hour rendition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Written, workshopped, and performed by our community. For more details, visit www.coastertheatre.com or call (503) 436-1242.
Holiday TAKEOUT Around Cannon Beach: December 20th – January 3rd
We have transformed our traditional Holiday Foods Around the World due to our new "Extreme Risk" level. Order takeout from our local restaurants this holiday season and make a big impact! Visit our Shop & Dine Local page for more information. We encourage you to call the restaurants directly to confirm their hours.
Follow us on Facebook for up-to-date information and posts @HaystackHolidays
Haystack Holidays Ornaments featuring artwork by Bill Steidel is available, while supplies last, at the Chamber Information Center and online HERE.
Proceeds go to support Haystack Holidays