Happy Holidays

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Now through Dec. 10 – Manzanita Letters to Santa. Write Santa a letter telling him what it is, why you love Christmas and what you are looking forward to in 2021. Send letters to info@ exploremanzanita.com by Dec. 10 and put “Letters to Santa” in the email subject line. If you’d prefer to send a handwritten letter, mail to PO Box 851, Manzanita, OR 97130. Address the envelope “Letters to Santa c/o Manzanita Visitors Center.”

Every Saturday from Nov. 21 – Dec. 19 – Shop Small Saturday in Manzanita. Text the Manzanita Visitor’s Center photos of three receipts from a business in Manzanita on any of those Saturdays and your name will be entered to win one of five prizes. Look for updates on the Visitor’s Center Facebook page and www.exploremanzanita.com.

Nov. 27 – Dec. 15 – Letters to Santa at the mailbox at Rockaway Beach Wayside. A decorated mailbox will be placed near the Christmas tree with “Letter for Santa” written on it. If kids would like a reply from the North Pole, they need to include their name and address on the letter.

Dec. 12-13, 19-20– Candy Cane Express. Enjoy hot cocoa ad cookies on this festive steam-powered excursion. Running Nov. 28-29, Dec. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20. Departs from Garibaldi at noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Reserve tickets at https:// oregoncoastscenic.org/candy-cane-express/

– At dusk. Tillamook Holiday Light Parade in downtown Tillamook. The parade coincides with the Tree Lighting Ceremony on Second Street Plaza. Find the parade route on http://www.tillamookholidaylightparade.com/645915/parade-route/

Saturday, Dec. 12, and Sunday, Dec. 13 – 7 p.m. Riverbend Players presents “It’s A Wonderful Life,” a live radioplay adapted by Joe Landry and directed by Tom Cocklin. No admission charge. Go to www.riverbendplayers.org or the Riverbend Players Facebook page for show invitations.

Saturday, Dec. 12 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Letters to Santa at Tillamook Air Museum. There will be a socially distanced Santa, Grinch and friends at the museum to help collect your letters to head to the North Pole. Admission is free with two canned good or nonperishable food items per person.

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