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Holiday Lights and Other Don’t-Miss Events on the Coast

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Young or old, who isn’t enchanted by thousands of twinkling lights in the shape of animated orcas, leaping frogs, herons, seals and dozens of other creatures in an undersea garden? More than 50,000 visitors flock to Oregon’s South Coast each year to see the Holiday Lights at Shore Acres State Park (Nov. 28-Dec. 31) in Charleston, one of the biggest and longest-running events on the…

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