Upcoming Events and Important Announcements

Upcoming Events and Important Announcements

59th Annual Sandcastle Contest, June 9-11, 2023

Limited bus routes return as follows: weekday routes May 15, 2023 and weekend routes May 20, 2023.


Haystack Holidays in Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach’s unique specialty shops, boutiques, and galleries are a top attraction in our charming beach town, where you’ll find no shopping malls or chain stores, 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 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. 

Scrooge! The musical: November & December

A timeless musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, in which the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of a Christmas Eve night. For more details visit www.coastertheatre.com or call (503) 436-1242.

Mimosa Madness Weekend: Nov. 25th and Nov. 26th - Plaid Friday & Shop Small Business Saturday

Shop small this holiday season and make a big impact! A two-day complement to our Friday morning Mimosa Madness. Enjoy a safe extended shopping experience along with our early morning specials. For more details, follow us on Facebook @MimosaMadness.  

Holiday Wreath Making Classes:

Saturdays, Nov. 26th, Dec. 3rd 11am-3pm Tues. Nov. 29th, 5-8pm

Get creative at the Chamber Community Hall. This wreath making event even comes with an instructor, along with holiday music! Recycle last year’s ring and receive a discount.

Holiday Cookie Contest: Saturdays, Nov. 26th and Dec. 3rd., 11am-3pm

During the Wreath making classes we are holding our Holiday Cookie contest. Stop by the Chamber community Hall between 11am and 3pm to taste these wonderful creations and make your vote for the winner.                                                              

‘Name That Tune’ Window Display Contest: Nov. 28 – Dec. 20

Visit locations to determine which “tune” matches the window, submit your playing card for a chance to win a holiday gift basket. Download playing card HERE 

Awards/winners will be announced on Facebook on the 21st.

Answer Key 2022 Name That Tune

Cannon Beach Library Holiday - Sat., Dec. 3rd, 1-4pm

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-4pm. For more details, visit www.cannonbeachlibrary.org  - call (503)436-1391.

Lamp Lighting Ceremony: Sat., Dec. 3rd, 4pm

Join us in Sandpiper Square for a beloved Cannon Beach holiday tradition starting at 4pm. Free to the public. For more details, call (503) 436-2623.

Fireside Story Time and Pictures with Santa: Sun., Dec. 4th, 4pm

Settle in by the fireplace for a holiday story with Santa Claus at the Surfsand Resort. Join in to watch Santa Claus read jolly tales and answer any questions that the kids have for Santa. Take this chance to get a picture with Santa! We hope to see you there for a merry good time!

Operation Candy Cane: Sat., Dec. 10th - Dec. 12th, Starting at 6:00 PM

T’was the nights before Christmas and all through our town, the fire siren echoes, blaring its sound. It could only mean…It’s time for the FIRST Cannon Beach Fire District Operation Candy Cane. Santa will be traveling the streets of the city on a decorated fire engine. Firefighters will be handing out candy canes to those who come out to meet them while collecting cans of food or items for the warming center and for the local food bank. www.cbfire.com/operation-candy-cane-dec-10th-12th

Paint & Sip: Sat. Dec. 17th, 6-8pm

Paint with Dawning as she walks you through a holiday inspired creation of your own! Tickets $40, purchase at

 Haystack Holidays presents Paint 'N Sip with Dawning McGinnis Tickets | Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce (simpletix.com)

Caroling Downtown: Tues., Dec. 20th at 4:30-6:00pm

Caroling is a time-honored tradition and spreading the yuletide cheer downtown.  We’ll start at the Chamber and go through downtown ending for hot chocolate at the Chamber Community Hall.

Carols for preview - click here

Lauren Kinhan Concert: Thurs., Dec. 23rd at 7:30pm

Love Letters and Ornaments in Blue will feature Oregon expat, Lauren Kinhan, in the place from which all her music and inspiration springs. For more details visit www.coastertheatre.com or call (503) 436-1242.

Holiday Foods Around the World – Dec. 26th – 30th

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

Menus from Newmans at 988 and Public Coast Brewing Co

For more information, visit www.cannonbeach.org/HaystackHolidays   and www.facebook.com/HaystackHolidaysCannonBeach  or call the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce at (503) 436-2623


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Haystack Holidays Ornaments featuring artwork by Bill Steidel are Ornaments are currently out of stock.

Proceeds go to support Haystack Holidays.

Haystack Holidays OrnamentHH Ornament back


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