Holiday Lights are set to sparkle again on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve. This Coastal tradition of over three decades was on-hold during the COVID pandemic, but 2022 will be big, bright and festive once again.
Stroll through world-renowned Holiday Lights at beautiful Shore Acres State Park perched on the rugged cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Famous for its beautiful 7-acre botanical gardens and Japanese lily pond, Shore Acres State Park shines with more than 325,000 LED lights, animated displays, Santa, choirs and more—a holiday tradition for the whole family.
This festive annual display debuts on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 24th) and will light up Shore Acres State Park from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each night (including December 24th & 25th) thru December 31st.
The Friends of Shore Acres launched the Holiday Lights show in 1987 and it continued to delight visitors through 2019. The event was paused 2020-2021 for visitor safety during the pandemic. In 2019, nearly 60,000 visitors attended. Park staff expect the light show to be just as popular in 2022, if not more after a two-year absence.
NEW THIS YEAR – TIMED ENTRY
This year, Holiday Lights visitation will be through a timed reservation system. This is an effort to decrease long wait times and backed-up traffic conditions.
Entry into the lights is free, but you must pay the $5 parking fee per vehicle to park at Shore Acres for the event—in advance this year.
Here’s how to do it:
- Pick your day and time to visit. Half of the parking tickets will be sold in advance with the rest available within 7 days of entry (NOTE: Tickets will not be sold at the gate this year. Advance tickets are required.)
- Visit the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department website or click the “BOOK YOUR TICKETS” link below to book your time.
- Pay the $5 fee per vehicle.
- Print your pass—you must bring the pass with you to enter the park.