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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.



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...

Del Monte Shopping Center Christmas Tree Lighting

Del Monte Shopping Center Christmas Tree Lighting

1410 Del Monte Center
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 16, 2019 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 reindeer...

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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...

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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,...

Monterey Jazz Festival All-Stars and Black Friday Sales

Monterey Jazz Festival All-Stars and Black Friday Sales

Ocean Ave & Mission St
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Nov 22, 2019 at 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

The Monterey Jazz Festival All-Stars will perform in the newly renovated Carmel Plaza courtyard on Black Friday. Siblings Akili and Ayana Bardley, Isaac De Vera and Anthony Paolini will jazz up the...

Ice Skating by the Bay

Ice Skating by the Bay

4 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 23, 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...

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Ice Skating by the Bay

Ice Skating by the Bay

4 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 24, 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...

Salinas Holiday Parade of Lights

Salinas Holiday Parade of Lights

One Main Street
Salinas, CA 93901

Nov 24, 2019 at 6:00 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....

Ice Skating by the Bay

Ice Skating by the Bay

4 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 25, 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...

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Pacific Grove Christmas Tree Lighting

Pacific Grove Christmas Tree Lighting

Grand and Forest Avenues
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Nov 25, 2019 at 5:30 PM to 6:30 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...

Ice Skating by the Bay

Ice Skating by the Bay

4 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 26, 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...

Christmas at the Inns

Christmas at the Inns

Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Nov 26, 2019 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,...

Ice Skating by the Bay

Ice Skating by the Bay

4 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 27, 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...

Christmas at the Inns

Christmas at the Inns

Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Nov 27, 2019 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,...

Ice Skating by the Bay

Ice Skating by the Bay

4 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 28, 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...

Annual Holiday Parade of Lights

Annual Holiday Parade of Lights

Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Nov 28, 2019 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...

Portola Hotel & Spa Thanksgiving

Portola Hotel & Spa Thanksgiving

2 Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Nov 28, 2019 at 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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