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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.



Halloween Dinner at Monterey Bay Aquarium

Halloween Dinner at Monterey Bay Aquarium

886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Oct 26, 2019 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 26, 2019 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 26, 2019 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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Children's Trick-or-Treat on Lighthouse

Children's Trick-or-Treat on Lighthouse

Lighthouse Avenue
Monterey, CA 93940

Oct 26, 2019 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...

The Pebble Beach Zombie Run

The Pebble Beach Zombie Run

4005 Sunridge Road
Pebble Beach, CA 93953

Oct 26, 2019 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...

Pumpkin Carving & Pinot

Pumpkin Carving & Pinot

241 Alvarado Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Oct 27, 2019 at 7:00 PM to 8:30 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! $25.00 cost...

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Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

3652 The Barnyard
Carmel, CA 93923

Oct 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Fun for the whole family!  Costume parade, candy, pony rides, face painting, balloon twisting, giveaways, kids crafts and live music provided by the Dave Holodiloff Band. Don’t...

Halloween Bonanza

Halloween Bonanza

986 HIlby Avenue
Seaside, CA 93955

Oct 31, 2019 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, 2019 at 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

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...

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Trick or Treat by the Bay

Trick or Treat by the Bay

#1 Old Fishermans Wharf
Monterey, CA 93940

Oct 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Fisherman's Wharf Association will hold “Halloween on the Wharf: Trick or Treat By the Bay” at historic Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey. Come in costume...

Trick or Treating for the Littles

Trick or Treating for the Littles

796 Northridge Mall
Salinas, CA 93906

Oct 31, 2019 at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Bring your littles out for an evening of trick-or-treating at Northridge Mall shops and restaurants! From 4-6:00 pm, children can parade their costumes from shop to shop collecting their treats. Also,...

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Veterans Day Weekend: Free Admission for Veterans and Active Duty Military
Veterans Day Weekend: Free Admission for Veterans and Active Duty Military
Veterans Day Weekend: Free Admission for Veterans and Active Duty Military
Carmel by the Sea Veterans Day Celebration

Carmel by the Sea Veterans Day Celebration

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

Nov 11, 2019 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...

Ice Skating by the Bay

Ice Skating by the Bay

4 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

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, 2019 at 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

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, 2019 at 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

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...

Cannery Row Tree Lighting

Cannery Row Tree Lighting

700 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 22, 2019 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,...