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Best New Years Celebrations Near Manzanita Beach!


Note: Check back soon. We are awaiting schedules for the Oregon Coast New Years 2019 from communities and businesses.

It’s that time of year again! Some people love the sunny days of summer, but those in the know also love winter at the coast! It’s the best show on earth! We switch from powerful storms to sunshine in the blink of an eye. Crackling fires in the fireplace and family-friendly events make winter a must-see.

There’s also no place better to celebrate the Oregon Coast New Year!

New Years Eve Manzanita Oregon
New Years Eve Manzanita Oregon


Find out how you can plan the ultimate New Year’s vacation and celebrations.  You’ll find our insider’s recommendations for local restaurants, nightlife, outdoor recreation, and more!

Our Guide to the Best New Year’s Eve in the Manzanita Area and the Oregon Coast


Note: Check back often - updates are added as they come in! Here at the beach, everything moves in a bit more relaxed way.

December 30, 2018

  • New Years Reflection & Resolutions, Seaside Yoga Studio & Retreat Center, 609 Broadway St, 11:30-2pm During this popular and engaging workshop, we will take a time-out to reflect on our achievements and challenges from the year past and then turn our focus to our potential and intentions for the year ahead. There will also be some surprises this year! We will begin and end the workshop with a mindfulness meditation and a 30-minute Gentle Yoga session, appropriate for all levels. Bring your yoga mat if you have one and a journal! Cost of the workshop is $35 in advance and $40 on the day-of. Sign-up can be done in the studio or here

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December 31, 2018

  • Bakers New Years Eve, Seaside, Seaside, Dough Dough Bakery & Fermentation Station, 8 North Holladay 7 - 9:30 pm Are you an early riser, that feels like you miss out on all the good parties? We know exactly how you feel, and have the perfect celebration for you. Come celebrate New Years Eve with us bakers all day long! Mimosas and beermosas available for purchase all day. Specialty menu with traditional foods to bring luck and prosperity. Keep your eyes open as we get closer. Join us in celebrating a brand new year! (503) 739-7660

  • Roaring '20s New Years Party! Seaside, Elks Lodge, 324 Avenue A, 7 - 12:30 am Flappers and Fellas - Ring in the New Year with us at the Seaside Elks Lodge with a Roaring '20's Bash! There's lots of fun - Lite Bites, Live Music by Portland band Phoenix, Dancing, Champagne for toasts at 9pm and 12am, 50/50 Raffle, Festive Photo Booth, Party Favours. Prohibition Ends Here! Come in costume and gain entrance to our Exclusive speakeasy where we'll be serving prohibition era cocktails and playing 1920s music all night long! Open to the public - 21 and over only. Tickets are $15 in Advance or $20. Purchase Tickets at the Elks or via this link!

  • New Year's Eve at Fort George, Astoria, Fort George Brewery, 1483 Duane St 9-12pm. New Year's Eve with Will West & The Friendly Strangers at Fort George Brewery details TBA


  • New Year’s Eve Celebration at McMenamins Each year, McMenamins Sand Trap Pub offers a fabulous New Year’s Eve celebration in Gearhart. Enjoy dinner and drinks, a toast at midnight, and awesome live music from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The event is open to guests 21 and over, and admission is free. View the pub’s events calendar for more information.

  • Manzanita’s Wacko New Year’s Eve Midnight Parade. According to beach, “A little known secret about Manzanita’s New Year’s celebrations is its New Year Parade at midnight, which has been a surreal little local tradition that’s been happening for at least a few years. Generally, people just come out of the local businesses and perform an oddball parade of sorts – proof again of the kooky and creative side to the fun-loving locals. Now, only the San Dune exists in Manzanita, but some may be coming from nearby The Wateringhole in Nehalem or Sea Shack in Wheeler. In the past, there was, among other things, a large dragon costume. It’s quite a spectacle. In recent years, the city grudgingly gave it’s okay for the parade, partially on the basis it would happen with or without the permit.”  We don’t know about the bar crowd, but we’ve participated, and depending on the weather, it’s really fun!

  • New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge Polar Plunges are some of the most popular New Year’s Day events on the Oregon Coast. Mostly tackled by locals, visitors are also getting into the act of running into the frigid waves of the Pacific.  One of the most notable is the plunge on Manzanita Beach. “I started doing this about 12 years ago and it’s just grown ever since,” said Janice Gaines, owner of Spa Manzanita. “Last year, we had about 500 people and roughly 300 of them took the plunge.” This year, the Polar Plunge in Manzanita will be located at the north end of Manzanita Beach, about one mile north of Manzanita along the waterfront. Parking is limited, however, plungers can park in the neighbourhood above the area. There’s also a plunge in Arch Cape, just a few miles up the road. All ages are welcome.

  • Nehalem Bay First Day Hike Another great way to ring in the New Year is by taking a refreshing hike through Nehalem Bay State Park. You can take in the sights and sounds, observe wildlife, and enjoy views of the bay. This guided hike goes around the Nehalem Bay Loop Bike Path, which is just under 2 miles. The trail is paved, and guests of all ages are welcome. Be sure to dress for any inclement weather and bring water, a snack, and your camera!

Tips for Your New Year’s Oregon Coast Trip

The Oregon Coast in winter is always unpredictable. The weather can be surprisingly warm and sunny, or cold and rainy. We do get some incredible winter storms! The best way to prepare for your New Year’s Eve getaway is to be flexible. If your hike gets rained out in the morning, consider visiting a shorter trail in the afternoon if the weather clears. You can also spend the day dining, shopping, and sightseeing. Planning plenty of indoor and outdoor activities will help you have a great time no matter the weather!

Have a Wonderful New Year’s, Manzanita Beach Style!

We hope our Oregon Coast New Year’s Eve vacation tips have helped in planning your holiday getaway! Be sure to check out more of our posts about Manzanita, Oregon and the northern Oregon Coast – we love to vacation year round.

What’s your favourite New Year’s Eve Manzanita vacation tip, or other places on the coast?

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