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Holiday Events

Holidays in Monterey Bay 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.



Valentine’s on Old Fisherman’s Wharf

Valentine’s on Old Fisherman’s Wharf

#1 Old Fishermans Wharf
Monterey, CA 93940

Feb 14, 2023   All Day Event

Celebrate a great Valentine's on Old Fisherman’s Wharf in February! As they say, turn on your love light! Join in the fun with the "Old Fisherman's Wharf's For Love of the...

Monterey 4th of July Pancake Breakfast

Monterey 4th of July Pancake Breakfast

600 Pacific St.
Monterey, CA 93940

Jul 4, 2023 at 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Join Monterey Firefighters Charity Pancake Breakfast from 7:30am to 10:30am at Fire Station #11. Breakfast includes warm fluffy pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit and all the fixings, and...

Carmel-by-the-Sea 4th of July Celebration

Carmel-by-the-Sea 4th of July Celebration

Corner of Ocean and Junipero
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Jul 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Join us for an old-fashioned, family-style celebration in Devendorf Park across from Carmel Plaza on Ocean Avenue with Monterey County Pops! that will debut its return with a live performance on July...

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Monterey 4th of July Celebration

Monterey 4th of July Celebration

Alvarado Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Jul 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Monterey's 4th of July Parade 2023 is not to be missed and starts at 10am at the corner of Alvarado and Pearl streets. Come and join us to enjoy the festive floats, patriotic displays,...

4th of July on the Wharf

4th of July on the Wharf

#1 Old Fishermans Wharf
Monterey, CA 93940

Jul 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Monterey's Old Fisherman’s Wharf will be festively decorated for 4th of July with an opportunity for wonderful photo ops for your family and friends. Schedule of Events 2 pm - 5...

4th of July Living History Day

4th of July Living History Day

20 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Jul 4, 2023 at 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Monterey State Historic Park is celebrating our country’s independence with a special Living History Day on July 4, 11am-3pm in the Memory Garden behind the Pacific House Museum at Custom...

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Pacific Grove 4th of July Celebration

Pacific Grove 4th of July Celebration

Lighthouse Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Jul 4, 2023 at 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

The Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce will host a Fourth of July Drive and Dine event in downtown Pacific Grove from 11am -3pm. The event will feature patriotic decorations and materials adorning...

Seaside 4th of July Celebration

Seaside 4th of July Celebration

440 Harcourt Ave.
Seaside, CA 93955

Jul 4, 2023 at 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The City of Seaside will be hosting its annual Red, White and Blues festival from 11am to 4pm. This event will take place on the City Hall Lawn and will feature a petting zoo, pony rides, Inflatable...

Trick or Treating in Downtown Pacific Grove

Trick or Treating in Downtown Pacific Grove

Downtown Pacific Grove
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Oct 28, 2023 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...

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Del Monte Shopping Center Christmas Tree Lighting

Del Monte Shopping Center Christmas Tree Lighting

1410 Del Monte Center
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 18, 2023 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...

Cannery Row Tree Lighting

Cannery Row Tree Lighting

700 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 24, 2023 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Join us for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Cannery Row in Steinbeck Plaza. This free holiday event is a fun tradition for the whole family featuring Christmas Carolers and of course, Santa...

Pacific Grove Christmas Tree Lighting

Pacific Grove Christmas Tree Lighting

Grand and Forest Avenues
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Nov 27, 2023 at 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Come and join us at Pacific Grove's official 2023 Christmas Tree Lighting celebration at Jewell Park. Festivities at Jewell Park include live entertainment by school bands and choruses beginning...

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Pacific Grove's Holiday Parade of Lights

Pacific Grove's Holiday Parade of Lights

Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Nov 30, 2023 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

2022 EVENT WAS CANCELED DUE TO RAIN. 2023 FINAL DATE TO BE DETERMINED The lighted parade on Lighthouse Avenue in downtown Pacific Grove will feature marching bands, holiday floats, dance teams,...

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, 2023 at 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Come and join us in celebrating the 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 Ocean Avenue...

Downtown Monterey Tree Lighting Celebration

Downtown Monterey Tree Lighting Celebration

570 Pacific St
Monterey, CA 93940

Dec 1, 2023 at 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Monterey's traditional Community Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration 2023 takes place on Friday on the lawn in front of historic Colton Hall from 5 to 6 pm, featuring carols, candles,...

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, 2023 at 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

CANCELED FOR 2022 Caledonia Park in downtown Pacific Grove behind the Post Office will be the site of a huge holiday party in December. Lots of wintry fun for all! Santa will arrive at noon...

Christmas at the Inns

Christmas at the Inns

Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Dec 5, 2023 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Visit 10 bed & breakfast inns decorated for the 2023 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

Dec 6, 2023 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Visit 10 bed & breakfast inns decorated for the 2023 holiday with live music at every inn and holiday treats. This is a great celebration for the entire family. Tickets are $20 per person,...