North County Light Parade – Saturday December 18, 2021 – Photos by Don Backman

Well, it wasn’t raining sideways like last year, and the North County Light Parade brought joy to lots of folks that lined the route from Wheeler to Nehalem to Manzanita… It takes a village or three, but it also takes an “organizer” and kudos to Kim Troutman for her group text…. From Kris Troutman, organizer North County Light Parade, “What an amazing night!!! It’s really easy to send out a group text to get this kind of thing organized, but what’s really great is the incredible response from members of this community. If you see any of these people in the next few days, thank THEM for the wonderful Christmas display!! Michelle Chestnut, Joel and Amy VanDyke, Laurie Miller, Gayle and Breanna Stephens, Landon Myers, Kristi Woika, Walter Mills, Brad and Kelly Thayer, Scott DeLoe, Justin Telford, Levi Hill, Barbara Boss, My crew..Tim, Megan, and David Troutman, Nehalem Bay Fire and Rescue, the City of Manzanita and SANTA!!!
When we got home My kids and I were talking about how fun it would be to actually sit and watch this one day. Well, they want to sit and watch it. Personally, if you could see what I saw, I’ll stay behind the wheel. Smiles for miles!!! From kids from 1 to 92!!
Merry Christmas!!!”

Be sure to JOIN IN THE FUN – and light up Tillamook County. Enter the county-wide contest … and have your light display on the Tillamook County map for all to see and and enjoy. Enter the contest (prizes to be awarded by area.) mail your address and contact information to or fill out this Google form to enter:

Here’s a link to the current map – we are updating daily as more entries come in – get your entries in TODAY … Contest end Dec. 22nd.

Here’s the North County Light Parade – December 18, 2021 – Photos by Don Backman