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Holiday Events

Holidays in Monterey County are very special and offer cozy feelings! Various holiday-themed events take place in Carmel, Monterey and Pacific Grove during Christmas, Mother's Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving and more. Mark your calendar and choose the best event, dinner or festivities you want to be part of when visiting or staying in Monterey, California.



Golf Course Easter Egg Hunt

Golf Course Easter Egg Hunt

77 Asilomar Blvd
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Apr 15, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Take the kids to Pacific Grove and let them blow off some steam at this free, wildly fun Easter egg hunt for the whole family. The hunt happens on the driving range and hundreds of eggs...

Marina's Labor Day Parade

Marina's Labor Day Parade

3200 Del Monte Blvd
Marina, CA 93933

Sep 2, 2017 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

The Parade will begin at 11 am - 12:30 pm on Reservation Road in Marina featuring military color guard, marching bands, horses, classic cars and dancers. Immediately following the Parade, the Festival...

Carmel by the Sea Veterans Day Celebration

Carmel by the Sea Veterans Day Celebration

Ocean Avenue
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Nov 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Military officials and city dignitaries, including the mayor, gather in Devendorf Park to honor Veterans of the nation’s wars with a ceremony and speeches. Afterward, the American Legion Post...

Marina Veterans Day Celebration

Marina Veterans Day Celebration

5th Avenue
Marina, CA 93933

Nov 12, 2017 at 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Everyone is invited to the Annual Veterans Day Celebration, Sunday, November 12th, 9:30 - 11:30 am at the historic Marina Equestrian Center Park, Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street, in Marina. This free...

Cannery Row Tree Lighting

Cannery Row Tree Lighting

700 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 24, 2017 at 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM

Join us for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Cannery Row! This free event is a fun tradition for the whole family – featuring Christmas Carolers, Santa’s Reindeer and of course,...

Salinas Holiday Parade of Lights

Salinas Holiday Parade of Lights

One Main Street
Salinas, CA 93901

Nov 26, 2017 at 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Holiday Parade of Lights is a Salinas family tradition. Each year, families begin arriving hours before the parade begins, bringing their chairs and blankets and picking just the right spot....

Christmas Tree Lighting

Christmas Tree Lighting

Grand and Forest Avenues
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Nov 27, 2017 at 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Come and join us at Pacific Grove's official Christmas Tree Lighting celebration at Jewell Park. Festivities include live entertainment by school bands and choruses, holiday refreshments, dance...

Christmas at the Inns

Christmas at the Inns

Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Nov 28, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Visit 10 bed & breakfast inns decorated for the holiday with live music at every inn and holiday treats. This is a great celebration for the entire family. Tickets are $20 per person,...

Christmas at the Inns

Christmas at the Inns

Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Nov 29, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Visit 10 bed & breakfast inns decorated for the holiday with live music at every inn and holiday treats. This is a great celebration for the entire family. Tickets are $20 per person,...

Annual Holiday Parade of Lights

Annual Holiday Parade of Lights

Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Nov 30, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

This Lighted parade on Lighthouse Avenue in downtown Pacific Grove will feature marching bands, holiday floats, dance-teams, equestrian groups, and of course, Santa Claus. After the parade, stores...

Downtown Monterey Tree Lighting Celebration
Member Night: Holiday Dinner

Member Night: Holiday Dinner

886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Dec 1, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Celebrate the season at our Holiday Dinner! Start your Member Night with a delicious dinner in Cindy's Waterfront restaurant and enjoy a fixed menu featuring seasonal selections. The dinner is...

Holiday Tree Lighting and Carmel Plaza Party

Holiday Tree Lighting and Carmel Plaza Party

Ocean Avenue & Mission Street
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Dec 1, 2017 at 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Come and join us in celebrating the 2017 Holiday Season at the annual City Holiday Tree Lighting and Carmel Plaza Holiday Party. The City Holiday Tree Lighting is held at Devendorf Park on...

Annual Stillwell's Fun in the Park

Annual Stillwell's Fun in the Park

Between Central and Jewell Avenues
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Dec 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Caledonia Park in downtown Pacific Grove behind the Post Office will be the site of a huge holiday party. Lots of wintry fun for all! Santa will arrive at noon, joining the Snowman and Snow Queen....

Brighten the Harbor Lighted Boat Parade
Christmas in the Adobes

Christmas in the Adobes

Monterey, CA 93940

Dec 8, 2017 at 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Return to the days of Alta California and see Monterey’s historic adobes splendidly decorated for the season with welcoming, candle-lit luminarias at each entrance! Enjoy festive music,...

Carmel-By-The-Glass Winter Holiday Party

Carmel-By-The-Glass Winter Holiday Party

Camino Real at Eighth Avenue
Carmel, CA 93921

Dec 8, 2017 at 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

A Carmel Holiday Tradition pairing local wines, local chefs and jazzy holiday music inside the grand ballrooms at the historic La Playa Hotel. Pèpe and Galante team up to showcase Carmel...

Seaside’s Winter Wonderland at Seaside City Hall
Christmas in the Adobes

Christmas in the Adobes

Monterey, CA 93940

Dec 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Return to the days of Alta California and see Monterey’s historic adobes splendidly decorated for the season with welcoming, candle-lit luminarias at each entrance! Enjoy festive music,...