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Published on December 5, 2017 1:39PM

Guests will get to re-live the holiday traditions of 19th Century Newport lighthouse keepers this Saturday, Dec. 9, when the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area hosts its annual Victorian Holiday Celebration.

This unique event, held a stone’s throw from the Oregon Coast’s tallest lighthouse, connects kids to public lands and to America’s natural and cultural heritage.

“Visitors can enjoy traditional music by local musicians, making Victorian-era crafts, caroling, and storytelling while sipping a cup of hot cider in a family friendly atmosphere,” said Yaquina Head Manager Janet Johnson.

Admission to the event is free. The Yaquina Head Interpretive Center will be open from 10 am to 4 pm. All other areas of the park will be accessible from 8 am to dusk.

For more information about the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, contact the BLM at 541-574-3100 or go to www.blm.gov/learn/interpretive-centers/yaquina.

The schedule:

10 am: Open caroling

11 am: Storytelling with Doug Force

Noon: Mary-Beth Nickel & Friends: harp, flutes and drum

1 pm: Eddyville Charter School African drumming group

2 pm: Spindrift: hammered dulcimer, mandolin and viola

3 pm: Coastalaires barbershop chorus

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