Beginning in mid-November, Cannon Beach plays host to Haystack Holidays, a series of holiday events designed to put visitors in the holiday spirit. Highlights include Mimosa Madness, this beach town’s laid-back answer to Black Friday which features shopping deals, complimentary mimosas and refreshments from 8-11am on November 27, and a rousing concert by The Trail Band, an energetic eight-piece ensemble, on December 30. The seasonal celebration kicks off November 13-15 with Women Only Weekend, an annual pre-holiday shopping event. Other events include the traditional Lamp Lighting Ceremony at Sandpiper Square on December 5 and live theater performances of Once Upon a Mattress running November 13-December 20 at the Coaster Theatre. The holiday season is illuminated by Cannon Beach in Lights, during which local residents and businesses compete for votes with their holiday décor beginning November 27.