2022 Holiday Events

Events from Dec. 14 to Dec. 31

Dec. 11, 2022 —  

2022 North Pole Express — Letters to Santa

Now through Dec. 18

Hosted by the City of Florence, kids of all ages can drop off letters to Santa Claus at the North Pole Express mail drop box. www.ci.florence.or.us/community/2022-letters-santa 
Siuslaw River Bridge Interpretive Center on Bay Street


Happy Wrappers 2022

Now through Dec. 23

Florence Habitat for Humanity’s annual gift wrapping service is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds benefit Habitat’s mission. www.florencehabitat.org 

Florence Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 2004 Highway 101


Gnome for the Holidays Treasure Hunt

Now through Dec. 24

Hosted by Florence Area Chamber of Commerce; florencechamber.com/event/gnome-for-the-holidays-treasure-hunt/ 

All over Florence


Heceta Holiday Brunch

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m.

Experience the seven-course brunch at Heceta Lighthouse B&B while it is decorated for Christmas. Reservations required at 866-547-3696; $74/person

Heceta Lighthouse B&B, 92702 Highway 101


Live Music: Priyo & Gypsy Moon with Nati Popova

Friday, Dec. 16, 5 to 8 p.m.

Guitar enthusiasts will hear music prodigy perform music from around the globe that will make them want to dance. Enjoy this evening with food, beverages, crab chowder and dancing. Reserve today at 541-521-9430. $10 cover charge.

The Laughing Crab Gallery, 1341 Bay St.


Ugly Sweater Christmas Karaoke and Christmas Party

Friday, Dec. 16, 6 to 8 p.m.

Come join residents for some Christmas Karaoke and a party, open to the community. Bring friends and family for a fun evening! Also a fundraiser to bring donations of cold weather clothes, tents, sleeping bags. Karaoke and raffle. www.shorewoodsl.com 

Shorewood Senior Living, 1451 Spruce St.


Live Music: The Endeavors

Friday, Dec. 16, 9 p.m. to midnight

Saturday, Dec. 17, 9 p.m. to midnight

Live music inside Blue Bills Sports Bar for 21+

Three Rivers Casino Resort, 5647 Highway 126


Soroptimist Christmas Basket Giveaway

Saturday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

People are invited to come get a free box of food to stock their pantries from Soroptimist of Florence and the area volunteers. All cars must line up on 27th between Kingwood and Oak streets. First come, first served. Email [email protected] for info

Siuslaw Middle School, 2525 Oak St.


Victorian Christmas Open House

Saturday, Dec. 17, 4 to 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 18, 4 to 7 p.m.

Heceta Lighthouse B&B Hosts the 26th Annual Victorian Christmas Open House. Free admission, $5 parking required; shuttle available

Heceta Lighthouse B&B, 92702 Highway 101


Christmas Concert

Sunday, Dec. 18, 10 a.m.

Music during this Sunday service, featuring Amy Clawson, Marty Adams and crew.

First Baptist Church Florence, 1935 25th St.


Siltcoos Lake Lighted Boat Parade

Sunday, Dec. 18, 6 p.m.

Darlings Marina and RV Resort invited the community to bring boats lit up with Christmas cheer to launch from the marina and join a boat parade on Siltcoos Lake. This is a non-sponsored event and subject to weather. Call 541-997-2841.

Darlings Marina, 4879 Darlings Loop Dunes City


Kiwanis Very Merry Movie Night: “The Grinch” (2018)

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Kiwanis Club of Florence and City Lights Cinemas present Universal Studios’ “The Grinch” (2018). Admission is $1, and tickets can be reserved now at www.citylightscinemas.com. This family-friendly event also features treats sponsored by Florence Food Share.

City Lights Cinemas, 1930 Highway 101


Moroccan Cuisine Dinner

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 4 p.m.

Global Dining Experience with Chef Anthony, who will be preparing a Moroccan meal for $36. Reservations only at https://checkout.square.site/buy/L4ICKN5CBZEMWGWF2YHOJT2P.

Eatwell Organic Noodle, 2465 Highway 101


Winter Solstice Lantern Walk

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 4:45 to 6 p.m.

Serene Abundance Studio hosts this event, which begins at the SW corner of the 75 Harbor Street Building and walks through Historic Old Town Florence. Bring a light source and dress for the weather.


Christmas Karaoke Night

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 6 to 9 p.m.

Come join The Laughing Crab for Christmas Karaoke and libations as people gather around a warm fireplace among friends. Sing from the entire catalog of 50,000+ songs, but Christmas songs are encouraged. Call 541-521-9430 for reservations, $5 cover

The Laughing Crab Gallery, 1341 Bay St.


“Seek This Jesus” A Christmas Musical Evening

Thursday, Dec. 22, 7 p.m.

This free musical evening features the Mohlman Family and refreshments. Jim Mohlman served in Florence as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2705 Munsel Lake Road


Live Music: Violinist Robbie Dee

Friday, Dec. 23, 6 to 8 p.m.

Local favorite violinist and busker Robbie Dee will play for people as they sip wines, eat from a chef-prepared menu, and enjoy the creative atmosphere. Call 541-521-9430 for reservations.

The Laughing Crab Gallery, 1341 Bay St.


Live Music: Joseph Carroll

Friday, Dec. 23, 9 p.m. to midnight

Saturday, Dec. 24, 9 p.m. to midnight

Live music inside Blue Bills Sports Bar for 21+

Three Rivers Casino Resort, 5647 Highway 126


Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service

Saturday, Dec. 24, 5 p.m.

This hour-long event is a special communion celebrating the night our Lord Jesus is born. Families will go up to the front altar, one at a time, to take communion as a family.

First Baptist Church Florence, 1935 25th St.


New Year's Meetup — Inspiring Entrepreneurs

Thursday, Dec. 29, 6 to 8 p.m.

Florence entrepreneurs invited to manifest and plan their upcoming New Year plans and ventures with RAIN Catalysts.

Empowered Living Wellness Center, 138 Maple St.


"I'm Too Old For Midnight" New Year’s Eve Bash

Saturday, Dec. 31, 5 to 8 p.m.

Just because you want to go to bed early doesn't mean you can't party! Welcome in the New Year early with a special appetizer menu and holiday drinks. Reservations recommended. Full menu, champagne toast at 6:45 p.m. and live music with the Drifts of Downtown: Denny Weaver.

Homegrown Public House & Brewery, 294 Laurel St.


Coast Runners EDM Dance Party
Saturday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m. to midnight

16+ electronic dance music party hosted by local DJs LALiPOP and Rave Rabbit. Bring a valid student or State Issued ID. Dance and wear a costume. Admission required.

Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St.