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Dec 5th

Holiday Tree Lighting

831 620-2020 - Start Time: 3:30 PM

Carmel-by-the-Sea lights up the night with a special tree lighting ceremony at Devendorf Park. The festivities kick off at 3:00pm at the Sunset Center with complimentary wine, cookies and coffee. The tree lighting ceremony begins at 4:30pm in Devendorf Park with plenty of entertainment, refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus! After the tree is lit at 5:45pm stop by Carmel Plaza for their annual open house with live entertainment and refreshments.


The Christmas Ballet - Holiday Program

Sunset Center - Carmel

Dec 5th & 6th - Smuin Ballet Presents Uncorked- The Christmas Ballet

Get ready to sit back and unwind with Michael Smuin's San Francisco tradition, The Christmas Ballet. A smorgasbord of sight and sound, this year's medley promises to enchant and envelop you in the holiday spirit. With a traditional first half, Smuin's strict attention to custom quenches your thirst for ballet perfection, while the second half lets loose with a collection of fresh, fun, and fantastical pieces that truly uncork the senses.

The Nutcracker - Sunday, December 14, 2014, 2:00 pm



December 7, 2014, 2:00 PM-5:00 PM


Tour some of Carmel's most charming inns and enjoy holiday treats and beverages along with way. The 16th annual Inns of Distinction tour will be offered by Carmel Heritage Society on Sunday, December 7 from 2-5p.m. Inns on the tour include Carmel Country Inn, Happy Landing Inn, Cypress Inn, LaPlaya Inn, Tally Ho, Wayside Inn, Coachman’s Inn and Candlelight Inn. Tickets will go on sale in November and purchased in advance they are $25.00 for Carmel Heritage members and $30.00 for nonmembers.  All tickets purchased on the day of the event are $35.00. Check the Carmel Heritage website at for further information or to order tickets through PayPal. Or call 831-624-4447 to order over the phone.



All Times and Dates Subject To Change Updated 11.9.14