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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.



Haunted House at the Cardinale & Wright Pumpkin Patch

Haunted House at the Cardinale & Wright Pumpkin Patch

2004 Fairground Road
Monterey, CA 93940

Oct 7, 2022 at 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Join us for more Halloween scares and frights at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center every Friday and Saturday Night in October started Oct. 7th, plus Halloween presented by The Artichoke...

Haunted House at the Cardinale & Wright Pumpkin Patch

Haunted House at the Cardinale & Wright Pumpkin Patch

2004 Fairground Road
Monterey, CA 93940

Oct 8, 2022 at 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Join us for more Halloween scares and frights at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center every Friday and Saturday Night in October started Oct. 7th, plus Halloween presented by The Artichoke...

Haunted House at the Cardinale & Wright Pumpkin Patch

Haunted House at the Cardinale & Wright Pumpkin Patch

2004 Fairground Road
Monterey, CA 93940

Oct 14, 2022 at 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Join us for more Halloween scares and frights at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center every Friday and Saturday Night in October started Oct. 7th, plus Halloween presented by The Artichoke...

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Haunted House at the Cardinale & Wright Pumpkin Patch

Haunted House at the Cardinale & Wright Pumpkin Patch

2004 Fairground Road
Monterey, CA 93940

Oct 15, 2022 at 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Join us for more Halloween scares and frights at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center every Friday and Saturday Night in October started Oct. 7th, plus Halloween presented by The Artichoke...

Haunted House at the Cardinale & Wright Pumpkin Patch

Haunted House at the Cardinale & Wright Pumpkin Patch

2004 Fairground Road
Monterey, CA 93940

Oct 21, 2022 at 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Join us for more Halloween scares and frights at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center every Friday and Saturday Night in October started Oct. 7th, plus Halloween presented by The Artichoke...

Haunted House at the Cardinale & Wright Pumpkin Patch

Haunted House at the Cardinale & Wright Pumpkin Patch

2004 Fairground Road
Monterey, CA 93940

Oct 22, 2022 at 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Join us for more Halloween scares and frights at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center every Friday and Saturday Night in October started Oct. 7th, plus Halloween presented by The Artichoke...

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Haunted House at the Cardinale & Wright Pumpkin Patch

Haunted House at the Cardinale & Wright Pumpkin Patch

2004 Fairground Road
Monterey, CA 93940

Oct 28, 2022 at 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Join us for more Halloween scares and frights at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center every Friday and Saturday Night in October started Oct. 7th, plus Halloween presented by The Artichoke...

Trick or Treating in Downtown Pacific Grove

Trick or Treating in Downtown Pacific Grove

Downtown Pacific Grove
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Oct 29, 2022 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...

Haunted House at the Cardinale & Wright Pumpkin Patch

Haunted House at the Cardinale & Wright Pumpkin Patch

2004 Fairground Road
Monterey, CA 93940

Oct 29, 2022 at 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Join us for more Halloween scares and frights at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center every Friday and Saturday Night in October started Oct. 7th, plus Halloween presented by The Artichoke...

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Carmel by the Sea Birthday Party and Parade

Carmel by the Sea Birthday Party and Parade

Ocean Avenue & San Carlos Street
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Oct 31, 2022 at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Carmel-by-the-Sea is celebrating 106 years in style with a dazzling parade of awe-inspiring floats and amazing performers. The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea was incorporated on Halloween in 1916,...

Carmel by the Sea Veterans Day Celebration

Carmel by the Sea Veterans Day Celebration

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

Nov 11, 2022 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...

Cannery Row Tree Lighting

Cannery Row Tree Lighting

700 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 25, 2022 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 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, Santa...

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Pacific Grove Christmas Tree Lighting

Pacific Grove Christmas Tree Lighting

Grand and Forest Avenues
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Nov 28, 2022 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 at Jewell Park include live entertainment by school bands and choruses beginning at...

Pacific Grove's Holiday Parade of Lights

Pacific Grove's Holiday Parade of Lights

Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Dec 1, 2022 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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...

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 2, 2022 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...

Annual Stillwell's Fun in the Park

Annual Stillwell's Fun in the Park

Between Central and Jewell Avenues
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Dec 3, 2022 at 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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 on a shiny Pacific...

Christmas at the Inns

Christmas at the Inns

Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Dec 6, 2022 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

Dec 7, 2022 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,...

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...

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...