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All Times and Dates Subject To Change Updated 11.4.15

Friday, November 27th, 5-8pm 2015

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 11th & 12th (5-9pm) 2015

Annual Christmas in the Adobes

Information Line: 831-649-7120

Step back into Monterey's past during Christmas in the Adobes. See the adobes by candelight and enjoy refreshments and live performances as volunteers in period attire welcome you into historic homes decorated in historical style.



Friday, December 4th, 5:00pm 2015

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 6th, 5:30pm - 8:00pm 2015

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.


Thursday, December 31st 2015

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 30-venues hold concurrent performances & activities for both children & adults, culminating in a convergence on Custom House Plaza to ring in the New Year. Ring in 2016!


Every Tuesday 4pm-7pm

Farmers Market - Alvarado Street, Downtown Monterey

Buy the LOCAL fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers direct from farmers.