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Friday, November 28th, 5-8pm

Annual Cannery Row Holiday Tree Lighting

Santa sleighs in for a full day of play along legendary Cannery Row. The festivities begin at Steinbeck Plaza overlooking Monterey Bay when Santa flips the switch on a towering 25-foot holiday tree.


Dec 5th & 6th (5-9pm)

Annual Christmas in the Adobes

Information Line: 831-649-7120

Monterey History and holiday tradition combine for the annual Christmas in the Adobes celebration. Tour 22 historic adobes by night and enjoy entertainment and refreshments along the way.


Friday, November 22 - Sunday, January 5

Ice Skating by the Bay

Custom House Plaza transforms into a winter wonderland this season for Ice Skating by the Bay.  Enjoy the outdoor ice rink well into the New Year!

Admission is $10 for children and $12 for adults.


Thursday, December 4, 5:00pm

Monterey's Tree Lighting

Historic Downtown Monterey's Traditional Christmas Tree Lighting will include carols, candles, cookies, cider and good cheer. The festivities will be from 5pm to 6pm on December 4th in front of Colton Hall.


Sunday, December 7, 5:30pm-8:00pm

Brighten the Harbor Boat Parade

Monterey Yacht Club's lighted boat parade, "Brighten the Harbor" will be held on Sunday, December 7. Watch the decorated boats cruise along Monterey Bay's coastline from 5:30pm-8:00pm.


Wednesday, December 31

First Night Monterey

First Night Monterey celebrates the lively arts scene in Monterey County with its family-friendly celebration of the arts on New Years Eve. Over thirty venues hold concurrent performances and activities for both children and adults, culminating in a convergence on Custom House Plaza, Monterey State Historic Park to ring in 2015. Live music ranges from classical to Irish traditional to experimental hip-hop.


All Times and Dates Subject To Change Updated 11.9.14