Our 2023 Show Opens Nov 24th!
For more than 25 years, locals and visitors alike have shared in the wonder and beauty of Nature’s Coastal Holiday Festival of Lights in picturesque Azalea Park...
The annual event began with a mere 22,000 lights in 1997 and has grown to over 3,000,000 (that's 3 MILLION) dazzling lights. In 2017, our biggest year, over 25,000 people enjoyed the holiday enchantment of the various displays compared to 7,120 people in 1997. We continue to see over 20,000 visitors each year from dozens of states and more than 8 foreign countries making this nightly show a truly international event.
The brain child of past volunteers, Olivia Abbott and Keith Pepper, the Festival of Lights is a completely volunteer coordinated and staffed event. In the early years, there were only a few dozen people to help string the lights in the park. A few more individuals baked cookies and the local schools helped by designing and distributing posters. That same spirit of volunteering is still at the core of the event.
Nature's Coastal Holiday is a non-profit organization bringing the spirit of giving to our community by planning and organizing the Festival of Lights in Azalea Park located in Brookings, Oregon. A small group of individuals plan and organize the event each year, but the Brookings-Harbor community is the main component when it comes to stringing lights and hosting the month long event. Proceeds from the show are used to improve Azalea Park and support other community organizations.