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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 1, 2018 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

The Parade starts at 11am on Reservation Road in Marina featuring military color guard, marching bands, horses, classic cars and dancers. Immediately following the Parade, the Festival will swing...

Point Sur Lightstation Halloween Tour

Point Sur Lightstation Halloween Tour

Hwy One
Big Sur, CA 93920

Oct 20, 2018 at 5:15 PM to 9:00 PM

An evening of ghostly fun will begin with a walking tour to the lighthouse in time to watch the sunset, then on to the Barn where a light buffet will be served. Later, Pt. Sur's professional...

Pumpkin Plunge

Pumpkin Plunge

1148 Wheeler Street
Seaside, CA 93955

Oct 20, 2018   All Day Event

The City of Seaside's Pattullo Swim Center will be holding its Annual Pumpkin Plunge! This event includes free recreational swimming and activities! Plunge for a pumpkin and decorate it using...

Halloween Dinner at Monterey Bay Aquarium

Halloween Dinner at Monterey Bay Aquarium

886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Oct 27, 2018 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 27, 2018 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 27, 2018 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 27, 2018 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 27, 2018 at 5:15 PM to 9:00 PM

An evening of ghostly fun will begin with a walking tour to the lighthouse in time to watch the sunset, then on to the Barn where a light buffet will be served. Later, Pt. Sur's professional...

The Pebble Beach Zombie Run

The Pebble Beach Zombie Run

4005 Sunridge Road
Pebble Beach, CA 93953

Oct 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The Pebble Beach Zombie Race and Emergency Preparedness Fair is scheduled for Saturday, October 27. We are excited to hold this run in picturesque Pebble Beach on the Fire Defense Roads, from 9:00...

Halloween Bonanza

Halloween Bonanza

986 HIlby Avenue
Seaside, CA 93955

Oct 31, 2018 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The City of Seaside will be holding its annual Halloween Bonanza at the Oldemeyer Center located at 986 Hilby Avenue in Seaside. The event will also feature games, activities, interactive crafts,...

Pumpkin Pandemonium

Pumpkin Pandemonium

1410 Del Monte Center
Monterey, CA 93940

Oct 31, 2018   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...

Pumpkin Carving & Pinot

Pumpkin Carving & Pinot

241 Alvarado Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Oct 31, 2018 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Pumpkin Carving & Pinot is back! Join us for some Halloween fun! We'll provide the pumpkins, carving tools, stencils, aprons if you want them and of course a glass of wine!  Call for...

MallStars Party in the Pumpkin Patch

MallStars Party in the Pumpkin Patch

796 Northridge Mall
Salinas, CA 93906

Oct 31, 2018 at 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Wrangle the kids up and bring them to Grand Court near Starbucks for some not-so-scary Halloween fun. We'll start with decorating real pumpkins that you can take home! Then, MallStars will compete...

Annual Halloween Wine Dinner & Costume Party

Annual Halloween Wine Dinner & Costume Party

Ocean between Lincoln & Monte Verde
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Oct 31, 2018 at 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Join us for our annual Halloween wine dinner and costume party! Cellar Master Doug Danzer will be our featured guest speaker. Enjoy some of Monterey County's most treasured wines, paired with...

Carmel by the Sea Veterans Day Celebration

Carmel by the Sea Veterans Day Celebration

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

Nov 11, 2018 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 11, 2018 at 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Everyone is invited to the Annual Veterans Day Celebration, Sunday at the historic Marina Equestrian Center Park, Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street, in Marina. This free festival offers history, music...

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, 2018 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...

MallStars Breakfast With Santa

MallStars Breakfast With Santa

796 Northridge Mall
Salinas, CA 93906

Nov 11, 2018 at 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Welcome Santa Claus to town with the MallStars kids club! Join Santa and friends for breakfast, games, giveaways and a fun holiday art project. Meet us in the food court for the chance to welcome...

Del Monte Shopping Center Christmas Tree Lighting

Del Monte Shopping Center Christmas Tree Lighting

1410 Del Monte Center
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 17, 2018 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 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...

Portola Hotel & Spa Thanksgiving

Portola Hotel & Spa Thanksgiving

2 Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 22, 2018 at 12:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Join us at the Portola Hotel & Spa in De Anza Ballroom for a traditional Thanksgiving feast the entire family will enjoy. Indulge in a spectacular display of California cheeses and cured meats,...