Get Jolly with Winter Events on the North Coast

By Emily Lindblom | Wednesday, December 4, 2019

This week is full of festive events to bring the communities of the North Coast together in the spirit of celebrating the winter season. Come out and make your own decorations, shop for locally made gifts and witness a tree light up in colorful lights.

Mason Jar Center Pieces

December 5, 7 and 14

Basket Case Greenhouse in Long Beach invites you to come make winter centerpieces to decorate your house this season. You'll learn how to arrange evergreens, pine cones, cranberries and other festive decorations in painted mason jars. All materials, instruction and refreshments are included in the $20 price for one jar, and it's $10 for each additional jar. The event runs from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 and  Dec. 14 and at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Dec. 7. For more information, visit the Mason Jar Centerpieces Facebook event page.

Christmas Bazaar

December 6 and 7

The Tillamook United Methodist Church Christmas Bazaar will feature gifts, handcrafts, gift baskets and home-baked goods. Come for these holiday treats and more from 4 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 6 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7.  Find more information online.

Holiday Farmers Market

December 7

Join the Manzanita Farmers Market as it moves indoors this weekend for a Holiday Farmers Market at the White Clover Grange in Nehalem. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, you'll get to experience handmade and local goods from more than 25 farms and artisan vendors. Farm vendors will have fresh vegetables, local fish and meat, honey, baked goods, teas, jams, plants, oils and vinegars and more. Meanwhile, artisans will offer candles, rugs, pottery, jewelry, home decor, ornaments, paintings, glass floats and copper wind structures, among other items. To keep up your strength while shopping, grab a hot lunch of Reuben sandwiches, vegetarian chili and homemade pies from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the downstairs dining area. Find out more on the White Clover Grange website.

Kokedama Ornaments

December 7

Learn how to make your own kokedama ornaments from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Dennis' 7 Dees Seaside Garden Center. Kokedama refers to the Japanese method of taking a live plant and wrapping its roots in a soil ball covered with moss. These ornaments are meant to hang on your Christmas tree, or you can give them as gifts. The class fee of $25 includes all materials. Sign up ahead of time online to reserve your spot!

Tillamook Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Festivities

December 7

The City of Tillamook is celebrating its 17th year of holiday fun, cookie decorating, photos with Santa and, of course, the tree lighting. The festivities begin at 3:30 p.m. this Saturday at the Second Street Plaza. You can enjoy snacks and treats, try to win a coloring contest and spend time with the community in the spirit of the winter season. The tree lights up at 5:30 p.m., and the illumination is followed by the Holiday Light Parade.

These are just some of the ways to celebrate the winter season on the North Coast. Find out more festive things to do on our North Coast Daytime Events page as well as our North Coast Nightlife calendar.

About the Author Emily Lindblom
Emily Lindblom is passionate about telling the stories of people and places in the Pacific Northwest and loves investigating environmental issues and highlighting the wonders of the region's forests and coastline. She has a background in community reporting and a master's degree in multimedia journalism and enjoys hiking and surfing in her free time.