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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.



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...

Halloween Dinner at Monterey Bay Aquarium

Halloween Dinner at Monterey Bay Aquarium

886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Oct 28, 2017 at 6:15 PM to 10:00 PM

Start your haunted evening off right with our special Halloween Dinner in Cindy's Waterfront restaurant and Cafe. Your dinner ticket includes admission to the Halloween Dance Party, a three-course...

Halloween Dance Party

Halloween Dance Party

886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Oct 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Put on your costume and join the skeletons and sea stars, black cats and bat rays for an evening of trick-or-treating, dancing and ghostly good times. The Halloween Dance Party is limited to Aquarium...

Trick or Treating in Downtown Pacific Grove

Trick or Treating in Downtown Pacific Grove

Downtown Pacific Grove
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Oct 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Ghosts and goblins of all ages are invited to this free family event. Activities include candy, giveaways, music, the PGPD Halloween Safety Zone and special offers at participating businesses. Children...

Children's Trick-or-Treat on Lighthouse

Children's Trick-or-Treat on Lighthouse

Lighthouse Avenue
Monterey, CA 93940

Oct 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Lighthouse District shops, restaurants, and boutiques welcome little goblins with special treats on Halloween. Dress up and come on down to Lighthouse Avenue for an afternoon full of fun and trick-or-treating. 2pm-5pm. Lighthouse...

Point Sur Lightstation Halloween Tour

Point Sur Lightstation Halloween Tour

Hwy One
Big Sur, CA 93920

Oct 28, 2017 at 5:15 PM to 9:00 PM

On Saturday starting at 5:15 PM, an evening of ghostly fun, with a walking tour to the lighthouse in time for the sunset, followed by a buffet supper in the barn. Ghost stories, and a spooky tour...

The Pebble Beach Zombie Run

The Pebble Beach Zombie Run

4005 Sunridge Road
Pebble Beach, CA 93953

Oct 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The Pebble Beach Zombie Race and Emergency Preparedness Fair is scheduled for Saturday, October 28. We are excited to hold this run in picturesque Pebble Beach on the Fire Defense Roads, from 9:00...

Pumkin Pandemonium

Pumkin Pandemonium

1410 Del Monte Center
Monterey, CA 93940

Oct 31, 2017   All Day Event

Come celebrate Halloween with your family at The Del Monte Shopping Center! Candy and glow sticks will be handed out, free pumpkins will be available in our Pumpkin Patch along with other kid friendly...

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...

Carmel Plaza Pre-Holiday Prep Party & Fashion Show

Carmel Plaza Pre-Holiday Prep Party & Fashion Show

Ocean Ave & Mission
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Nov 11, 2017 at 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Schedule 12:00 to 4:00 PM In-store activities with treats & beverages throughout the day. 1:00 PM Fashion Show 2:00 PM Wreath Making Demo 3:00 PM Gift Basket Drawing In...

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...

Ice Skating by the Bay

Ice Skating by the Bay

4 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 18, 2017   All Day Event

Celebrate the holidays amidst the scenic coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay's seasonal ice skating rink located in Custom House Plaza behind Portola Hotel & Spa. Skaters can spend the day...

Del Monte Shopping Center Christmas Tree Lighting

Del Monte Shopping Center Christmas Tree Lighting

1410 Del Monte Center
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 18, 2017 at 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM

This family favorite event kicks off the holiday season and culminates with the lighting of the Del Monte Christmas Tree by Santa & Mrs. Claus. Free refreshments will be served and free reindeer...

Ice Skating by the Bay

Ice Skating by the Bay

4 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 19, 2017   All Day Event

Celebrate the holidays amidst the scenic coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay's seasonal ice skating rink located in Custom House Plaza behind Portola Hotel & Spa. Skaters can spend the day...

Ice Skating by the Bay

Ice Skating by the Bay

4 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 20, 2017   All Day Event

Celebrate the holidays amidst the scenic coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay's seasonal ice skating rink located in Custom House Plaza behind Portola Hotel & Spa. Skaters can spend the day...

Ice Skating by the Bay

Ice Skating by the Bay

4 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 21, 2017   All Day Event

Celebrate the holidays amidst the scenic coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay's seasonal ice skating rink located in Custom House Plaza behind Portola Hotel & Spa. Skaters can spend the day...

Ice Skating by the Bay

Ice Skating by the Bay

4 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 22, 2017   All Day Event

Celebrate the holidays amidst the scenic coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay's seasonal ice skating rink located in Custom House Plaza behind Portola Hotel & Spa. Skaters can spend the day...

Ice Skating by the Bay

Ice Skating by the Bay

4 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 23, 2017   All Day Event

Celebrate the holidays amidst the scenic coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay's seasonal ice skating rink located in Custom House Plaza behind Portola Hotel & Spa. Skaters can spend the day...

Portola Hotel & Spa Thanksgiving

Portola Hotel & Spa Thanksgiving

2 Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 23, 2017 at 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Join us at the Portola Hotel & Spa in our grand ballroom for a traditional Thanksgiving feast. Indulge in a spectacular display including California cheeses and cured meats, peel and eat shrimp,...

Thanksgiving Day Buffet Brunch

Thanksgiving Day Buffet Brunch

1 Old Golf Course Rd
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 23, 2017 at 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

TusCA Ristorante located at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa at 1 Old Golf Course Road in Monterey, Chef Steve Johnson announced today TusCA Ristorante will serve an incredible Thanksgiving...

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