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Old 11-22-2006, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Have any of you been to see all the Christmas lights at Shore Acres?

We've lived here in the Bay area about 3 & half years and we've gone there every Christmas season to see all the beautiful Christmas lights on display. It's the best display of Lights I have ever seen. If you've never been you are missing quite a sight.

This link shows a small picture of the pond lights at Shore Acres.
http://www.theworldlink.com/articles/2006/11/22/news/news01112206.txt (broken link)
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Old 11-22-2006, 09:45 PM
 
Location: coos bay oregon
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we have family coming down this weekend to go see it. Very cool!!! We've gone the last 2 yrs, and enjoy it very much each time. Its well worth the minimal entry fee!!! Great family event. We talked to someone last year that came up from San Fran. to come see the lights! Our little claim to fame here eh?
Tiff
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Old 11-24-2006, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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It's become our newest family tradition. We actually choose the light rainy evenings to walk thru because it's less crowded (and we don't get in the way of the picture takers) and the lights actually reflect brighter off the wet leaves.
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Old 11-24-2006, 10:05 PM
 
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It's makes for a fun family tradition. I know I always enjoy it. We'll be going out to Shore Acres in about a week to see the lights once again.

The local news had some pictures of them. The animated splashing whale in lights is back once again. They say there's lots of new stuff to see too.
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Old 12-04-2006, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Okay, walked thru last night with the full moon. Lots of purple and blue lights this year. Very pretty. Since it was a full moon with extreme low tides, we stopped at Sunset Bay and was able to walk way out before visiting the gardens.
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Old 12-04-2006, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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I went last friday. I have got to say that it just gets better every year. The seals,whales and a frog moving in lights is quite a sight to see. Just looking out over the garden it looks like a sea of lights.
I loved those purple lights even though there just a few of them. You don't see a lot of purple Christmas lights. There's plenty of blue-green lights that make it seem like on ocean of lights. My favorite place is always the pond.

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Old 12-04-2006, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Eugene Oregon
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Is this worth checking out while I'm visiting Oregon? How far would you say that is from Eugene where I'll be staying?
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Old 12-04-2006, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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It might be worth checking if you like Christmas lights. According to my map it's 116 miles from Eugene to Coos Bay. From there you go on Cape Argo high way for a few miles. It's a wonderful drive and it might be best to take it during daylight then see the lights at night.
It gets really dark out that way as you are in the forest and there are no street lights. Oh you feel like you are lost in the dark before you see the entrance to Shore Acres.
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:31 PM
 
Location: coos bay oregon
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Hey Des, if you come and see them, give a holler first. I live on Cape Arago and still have to go to the lights this year. You can follow me on down.
I know theres a website w/some pics of the lights from a few years ago - i think if you just google Shore Acres State park, you'll get some links that might be helpful.
Tiff
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:58 PM
 
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It's definately worth seeing and if you arrive along Cape Arago just before sunset, watch for the migrating whales along the stop-offs. (Whale Watch Week starts the day after Christmas but I saw a spout out there yesterday).
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