Press release from Misty Anderson, Director of Special Projects at Heceta Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast
Heceta Head Light Station is celebrating 25 years of the Victorian Christmas Open Houses on December 11 & 12, and December 18 &19 from 4 to 7 pm.
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 our volunteers and the community. To provide space for social distancing, we will permit only 30 people at a time in the home. Food and beverages will not be served. Facial coverings will be required indoors.
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 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.
You 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.
A big thanks to our sponsors, Oregon Pacific Bank and Sweet Homes Vacation Rentals!
Help celebrate 25 years of community tradition at the Heceta Head Lighthouse Keeper’s Home. If you would like more information please 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 December 1st-January 3rd. If you are unable to attend one of the Christmas Open Houses, please enjoy the lights by visiting the state park, booking a private history tour at 866-547-3696, or by reserving a room.
Jeremy D’Entremont is the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He is the president and historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation and founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, and he has lectured and narrated cruises throughout the Northeast and in other regions. He is also the producer and host of the U.S. Lighthouse Society podcast, “Light Hearted.” He can be emailed at Jeremy@uslhs.org