Heceta Head Lightstation is celebrating 23 years of the annual Victorian Christmas Open House on Dec. 8 and 9, and Dec. 15 and 16, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Queen Anne-style Keeper’s House will be decorated inside and out with festive Victorian holiday decorations from Dec. 6 through Jan. 2. Open house sponsors Banner Bank, Sweet Homes Vacation Rentals, Yachats Chamber of Commerce and Yachats Presbyterian Church will be providing warm drinks and treats. Each evening, local performers will share holiday favorites. Ron Stanley, Sea String Quartet, Hammer and Whistle, Heart Song, High Tide and Marty Adams 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.
Guests are encouraged to take a night-time 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 View Point, just below the Keeper’s House, for $5 per vehicle. A free shuttle bus offered by NW Adventures Quest and Carnahan Construction will take visitors from the park right to the front door. Or bring warm, rainproof clothing and a flashlight and enjoy the beautiful walk up from the beach to the festivities.
People can support the historic Keepers’ Home by entering the holiday raffle 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.