Nature's Coastal Holiday light show opens Saturday

By The Curry Coastal Pilot December 02, 2011 09:16 pm

The Pilot/Bill Schlichting
 

Brookings’ Nature’s Coastal Holiday, one of the largest light shows on the Oregon Coast, will begin its three-week show tonight (Dec. 3).

The 450,000 lights, set up by volunteers, have transformed Azalea Park in Brookings into a holiday wonderland of toy soldiers, candy canes, ice skaters, elk, sea creatures, flowers and more.

The show will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. daily through Dec. 24. The cost is $1 for general admission and free for children younger than 12. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 22, 23 and 24, Santa will make an appearance at the park.

Nature’s Coastal Holiday began in 1997 with 50,000 lights; then quickly grew to nearly a quarter of a million. It is now approaching half a million lights, making it one of the biggest light shows on the Oregon Coast.