Heceta Head Lightstation is celebrating 25 years of the Victorian Christmas Open House on Dec. 11-12 and Dec. 18-19, from 4 to 7 p.m. each day.
The historic lighthouse is located about 14 miles south of Yachats.
Each evening, local performers will share your holiday favorites. Coastalaires, Marty Adams, Takako Klampe, Hammers and Whistles, Robbie Dee Woody, Nyah and RosaMundi Celtic Trio are some of the talented musicians who will be performing at the historic Keeper’s House. Even Santa will be visiting to welcome children of all ages.
Things will be a little different this year to protect volunteers and the community. To provide space for social distancing, only 30 people at a time will be permitted in the home. Food and beverages will not be served, and facial coverings will be required indoors.
Guests are encouraged to take a nighttime walk to the lighthouse, so bring a flashlight. This is a great opportunity to watch the lighthouse beams rotate overhead — truly a magical experience.
Entry to the Keeper’s House is free, but donations are gladly accepted. Parking is available at the Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint, just below the Keeper’s House, for $5 per vehicle. A free shuttle bus, offered by Coldwell Banker Coastal Real Estate, will take visitors from the park right to the front door. Or bring warm, rainproof clothing and a flashlight so you can enjoy the beautiful walk up from the beach to the festivities.
People can support the historic Keepers’ Home by entering the holiday raffle (online or in person) and win a free night’s stay at the bed & breakfast, as well as great prizes from local artists and businesses. The Heceta Lighthouse Gift Shop will be open and filled with special lighthouse gifts for your Christmas shopping.
Organizers expressed appreciation to the event sponsors, Oregon Pacific Bank and Sweet Homes Vacation Rentals.
Help celebrate 25 years of community tradition at the Heceta Head Lighthouse Keeper’s Home. For more information, visit www.hecetalighthouse.com or contact the Heceta Lighthouse B&B at 866-547-3696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Queen Anne-style Keeper’s House will be decorated inside and out with festive Victorian holiday decorations through Jan. 3. Those who are unable to attend one of the Christmas open houses can still enjoy the lights by visiting the state park, booking a private history tour at 866-547-3696, or by reserving a room.