December is a delightful time to come to Newport. Festive decorations throughout this coastal town make it a charming place to visit during the holiday season.
And, there are lots of D’Lightful things to do…
Oregon Coast Aquarium Holiday Lights
The Oregon Coast Aquarium will celebrate their 20th Annual Sea of Lights celebration on Friday & Saturday, November 30 and December 1, 2012 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm. Stroll through the Aquarium grounds and enjoy thousands of colorful twinkling lights, holiday music and displays. Children can visit Santa in his workshop and enjoy free holiday face painting.
Admission is $2.00 per person with two items of non-perishable food, pet food or new unwrapped children’s toy for the Food Share of Lincoln County, the Newport Fire Department Holiday Toy Drive and Lincoln County Animal Shelter. An admission fee of $5.00 will be charged for persons without food or toy.
Annual Yaquina Bay Lighted Boat Parade
The Annual Yaquina Bay Lighted Boat Parade will begin at dusk on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Enjoy watching local boats decorated with festive lights while they parade along Newport’s Historic Bayfront. For reservations/fees to ride on one of the boats in the parade call Marine Discovery Tours at 541-265-6200.