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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.



Portola Hotel & Spa Thanksgiving

Portola Hotel & Spa Thanksgiving

2 Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 23, 2017 at 12:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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

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...

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner

701 Wave St.
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Sardine Factory offers a special four-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu featuring butternut squash bisque, fresh all natural roast Diestal turkey with sides and choice of dessert. 1:00 - 8:00...

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....

Pacific Grove Christmas Tree Lighting

Pacific Grove 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

Downtown Monterey Tree Lighting Celebration

Monterey, CA 93940

Dec 1, 2017 at 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Monterey's traditional Community Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration takes place on Friday, December 2nd on the lawn in front of historic Colton Hall from 5:00 – 6:00 pm, featuring carols,...

Member Night: Holiday Dinner

Member Night: Holiday Dinner

886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Dec 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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

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 3:00 PM to 7:00 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...

Christmas on the Wharf

Christmas on the Wharf

4 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Dec 1, 2017   All Day Event

Beginning Friday, December 1st through Sunday, December 17th, on Friday evenings from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m, Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. –...

Marina Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration

Marina Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration

3200 Del Monte Blvd
Marina, CA 93933

Dec 1, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Everyone is invited to attend the Annual Marina Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration on December 1, 2017, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Vince DiMaggio Park, 3200 Del Monte Blvd.  Participate in an evening...

Christmas on the Wharf

Christmas on the Wharf

4 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Dec 2, 2017   All Day Event

Beginning Friday, December 1st through Sunday, December 17th, on Friday evenings from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m, Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. –...

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....

Holiday Open House at Del Monte Shopping Center
Christmas on the Wharf

Christmas on the Wharf

4 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Dec 3, 2017   All Day Event

Beginning Friday, December 1st through Sunday, December 17th, on Friday evenings from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m, Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. –...

Brighten the Harbor Lighted Boat Parade

Brighten the Harbor Lighted Boat Parade

Monterey, CA 93940

Dec 3, 2017 at 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Watch the decorated boats cruise along Monterey Bay's coastline from 5:30pm-8pm. Monterey Yacht Club's lighted boat parade, "Brighten the Harbor" is not to be missed!

Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane

Morse Drive
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Dec 3, 2017   All Day Event

Central coast 'Candy Cane Lane' in Pacific Grove goes on display every Christmas and is a sight to see for young and old alike. Drive through or park and walk this block that is...