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Yuletide in Seaside is a long held annual tradition in Seaside featuring a variety of FUN family friendly events! This year we have: Seaside Artisan Fair, Parade of Light & Community Tree Lighting, Tour of Lights, Window Decorating Contest, Letter from Santa a Coloring Contest and MORE!

Scroll down for more information on all the different events and fun things happening throughout the Holiday Season!

Seaside Artisan Fair

Artisan Fair Banner Event Hub (1200 x 628 px)

Looking for a gift this Holiday? Look no further than the Seaside Artisan Fair! Over 80 vendors each year with a variety of handcrafted items from art, woodworking and photography as well as goodies such as fudge, truffles and toffee! Santa will also be joining us both days for photo opportunities!


Friday, November 25th: 11:00AM-5:00PM
Saturday, November 26th: 10:00AM-5:00PM

Tour of Lights - Sponsored by Grocery Outlet

Starting December 2nd through December 18th, 2022.

Participants will pickup or download the map and begin their FUN filled night of watching the beautiful seasonal lights and decorations. Once finished they can go online and vote for their favorite houses! This application is open to ALL residents of Seaside and Gearhart. There will also be a Window Decorating Contest map for Businesses in Seaside and Gearhart.

There will be a 1st, 2nd & 3rd and *NEW* People's Choice Awards with CASH prizes!

1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $250
3rd Place: $100
People's Choice: $150


*This is for RESIDENTIAL addresses. For BUSINESSS addresses see "Window & Location Decorating Contest".

Parade of Lights & Community Tree Lighting Sponsored by Pacific Power

Join us for the annual Parade of Lights and Community Tree Lighting - Sponsored by: Pacific Power!

Grab a spot downtown and watch as the parade strolls by with festive lights, costumes and displays! After the parade has made it's way down Broadway listen in as we announce the winners of the Parade Categories!


  • Mayor's Choice
  • Best Walking Group
  • Best Commercial Motorized Vehicle
  • Best Non-Commercial Motorized Vehicle
  • Best Walking/Motorized Combination


After the parade is finished stick around as we light the Community Tree in downtown Seaside!


Parade Begins: 7:00PM
Tree Lighting: 8:00PM

Parade of Lights (Instagram Post)

Window & Location Decorating Contest

window contest (8)

This is the BUSINESS portion of the Tour of Lights map. We are also featuring a "REINDEER TRAIL" for kids and families to go on a Scavenger Hunt during their tour!


There will be a 1st, 2nd & 3rd place with advertising prizes!


*This is for BUSINESS addresses. For RESIDENTIAL addresses see "Tour of Lights".

Letters to Santa

Drop off your letters at one of the drop-off locations before December 15th to receive a handwritten letter back from Santa (courtesy of the residents of Avamere at Seaside)! Letters will be expedited to the North Pole and those who include their name and address will receive a special letter returned from the big man himself.

You can also fill out an ONLINE FORM on behalf of your child to give them the magical surprise from Santa!


Seaside Chamber of Commerce
7 N Roosevelt Drive, Seaside, OR 97138

Seaside Public Library
1131 Broadway St, Seaside, OR 97138

Sunset Empire Park & Recreation District
1140 Broadway St, Seaside, OR 97138

Artisan Fair Banner Event Hub (1200 x 628 px) (1137 x 628 px)

Days until Yuletide in Seaside!

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