Holiday Collection

All the best ideas for decorating, entertaining, and gift-giving with a coastal spirit.

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Holiday Lights
Photo: Shirley Bridgham

Holiday Lights

Shore Acres State Park, Oregon

Friends of Shore Acres had no idea they were starting a tradition 21 years ago when they strung a few lights on a blufftop park overlooking the Pacific. Today tens of thousands visit Coos Bay, touring gardens filled with holiday and maritime luminarias open from Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve. Among the highlights, an animated life-size whale and a formal landscaping display; 541/888-3732 or

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