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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.



4th of July Living History Day

4th of July Living History Day

20 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Jul 4, 2018 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. After the City Parade, bring the whole family...

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, 2018 at 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Join us for an old-fashioned, family-style celebration in Devendorf Park across from Carmel Plaza on Ocean Avenue from noon to 4pm. There will be hot dogs, cold drinks, chips, ice cream, watermelon,...

Pacific Grove 4th of July Celebration

Pacific Grove 4th of July Celebration

Between Central and Jewell Avenues
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Jul 4, 2018 at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Celebrate July 4th with an old-fashioned, down-home BBQ in Caledonia Park (behind the Post Office) from 11am to 2pm. Come and enjoy food and live music, and a chance to enjoy a patriotic celebration....

Monterey 4th of July Pancake Breakfast

Monterey 4th of July Pancake Breakfast

600 Pacific St
Monterey, CA 93940

Jul 4, 2018 at 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Join Monterey Firefighters Charity Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. at Monterey Fire Station 1 before hitting July 4th downtown parade. Breakfast includes arts and crafts for kids and a chance...

Monterey 4th of July Celebration

Monterey 4th of July Celebration

Alvarado Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Jul 4, 2018 at 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Monterey's 4th of July Parade is not to be missed and starts at 10 am at the corner of Alvarado and Pearl streets. The City of Monterey’s free “Big Little Backyard Bar-B-Que...

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...

The Pebble Beach Zombie Run

The Pebble Beach Zombie Run

4005 Sunridge Road
Pebble Beach, CA 93953

Oct 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The Pebble Beach Zombie Race and Emergency Preparedness Fair is scheduled for Saturday, October 20. We are excited to hold this run in picturesque Pebble Beach on the Fire Defense Roads, from 9:00...

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...

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...

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