Community Tree Lighting Celebration
Friday, Nov 23 noon - 7 pm;
The Tree Lighting Party and Christmas Market festivities will begin on Friday, Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101. Thanks to a hardworking corps of volunteer elves, the center halls will be deliciously decked with garlands, ornaments and lights, a tree on stage and another on the west lawn. The Reindeer Room – with large plush reindeer and “snow” for your family photos – will be open in the Dance Studio all day.
Noon: , Black Friday shoppers can listen to the Bell Tree carols while they browse the charity booths, the Chessman Gallery and the LCCC Members Gift Shop.
2 to 5 pm Krista Eddy’s famous make-and-take ornament workshop will be open to kids of all ages. Donations are happily accepted but participation is free, while supplies last.
5 pm, LCCC volunteers and staff will begin to serve the cookies, hot chocolate and coffee, provided by Kenny’s IGA and the Morgan Family. If weather permits, the crowd will gather outside (if not, there will be room inside to enjoy). The Sweet Adelines will perform and lead a group carol sing, followed by the countdown and the flip of the switch, to illuminate the community Christmas tree and the rest of the Cultural Center’s outdoor light display.
At around 5:30 pm, a fire truck from North Lincoln Fire & Rescue will deliver Santa Claus to the south entrance of the Cultural Center. He’ll make their way to the auditorium, where Santa will hear wishes, pose for photos, collect food donations and give away candy canes on the decorated stage. There will be games in the auditorium, too.
Saturday, Nov 24
10 am to 4 pm. The Christmas Market will feature vendors of handmade goodies and artisan gifts, including jewelry, woodworking, food and textiles. The Chessman Gallery and LCCC Members’ Gift Shop will also be open, offering a selection of artwork and one-of-a-kind gifts made right here on the Oregon Coast.
Around 2 pm Santa Claus and his reindeer will arrive, hearing wishes and taking donations for the Lincoln City Food Pantry.
Sunday, Nov. 25
10 am - 3 pm a new set of vendors will take over the Christmas Market space. The Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market will be open for business, selling late season produce and a variety of seasonal goods.
All events free & open to the public