Cities: Monterey, California

Ice Skating by the Bay 2022

 
12/1/22
 
$15/$13
 
Custom House Plaza

Celebrate the holidays at Ice Skating by the Bay's seasonal ice skating rink, open daily November 25 - January 1 . At Custom House Plaza, located behind Portola Hotel & Spa in Old Monterey, skaters can spend the day in a winter wonderland by the Bay.

Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for children 12 & under. Skate rental fee is $5.

Giant Used Book Sale at Monterey Public Library

 
12/1/22
 
 
Monterey Public Library

Monterey Public Library Friends and Foundation is hosting a giant used book sale Nov. 29 - Dec. 3 in the Community Room of the Library. You'll find something for everyone on your list including best sellers, rare books, DVDs, puzzles, children's books, coffee table books, and expanded genres.

Hours are Thu-Fri, 11am-2pm, and Sat, 10am-2pm.

Open Mic Night at Bon Ton L'Roy's

 
12/1/22
 
free
 
Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse

Come to Bon Ton L'Roy's every Thursday, 7pm-10pm, and share some music at our Open Mic Night. Join this friendly, supportive group of people for a fun, low-key evening of originals and covers and make some new friends.

First Friday Monterey

 
12/2/22
 
free
 
Old Monterey

Experience the culture and flavors of Downtown Old Monterey at First Friday Monterey! Join us on the first Friday of every month, 5pm-8pm, on Alvarado Mall (Alvarado and Del Monte) and Custom House Plaza for a family-friendly event for all ages. Enjoy art, live music, food and drink specials, and outdoor games and activities. View a list of activities here.

Traditional Tree Lighting on Colton Hall Lawn 2022

 
12/2/22
 
Free
 
Colton Hall Lawn

All are cordially invited to the Historic Downtown Monterey Traditional Tree Lighting Celebration on Friday, December 2, 5pm-6pm. Join us on the lawn in front of Colton Hall to share in this much-loved holiday event.

Enjoy cookies, cider, live music and caroling, and the lighting of the tree to bring in the holiday season. Monterey's Mayor and members of the City Council will be present.

First Friday at Monterey Museum of Art

 
12/2/22
 
free
 
Monterey Museum of Art

Come celebrate the weekend with Monterey Museum of Art on Pacific Street with extended hours and free access to the galleries every First Friday of the month, 5pm-7pm. Enjoy an evening of art, music, and community gathering.

Giant Used Book Sale at Monterey Public Library

 
12/3/22
 
 
Monterey Public Library

Monterey Public Library Friends and Foundation is hosting a giant used book sale from Tuesday, November 29 through Saturday, December 3 in the Community Room of the Library.

You'll find something for everyone on your list including best sellers,...

Mini Masterpieces: Free Family Fun Day at Monterey Museum of Art

 
12/3/22
 
free
 
Monterey Museum of Art

Monterey Museum of Art presents a Free Family Fun Day on Saturday, December 3, 11am-3pm. Drop by the Museum for an afternoon of art making and exploration.

Participants of all ages will be invited to take part in an exhibition scavenger hunt, collaborate in community chalk art, and create their own mini masterpiece.

Holiday Market at Stokes Adobe

 
12/3/22
 
 
Stokes Adobe

Stokes Adobe invites you to a holiday market by local artisans and makers on Saturday, Dec. 3, 1pm-7pm. This will be a unique holiday shopping experience featuring ceramics, art, paper goods, textiles, hats, children’s clothes, skincare, candles, and more.

Glenn Bell at Puma Road

 
12/3/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents musician Glenn Bell . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Local guitarist Glenn Bell...

Run, Walk, and Roll with Fleet Feet and Blue Zones Project

 
12/4/22
 
free
 
Blue Zones Project Monterey County

Get into the spirit of community on Sunday, December 4 with a casual Run, Walk, and Roll with Fleet Feet and Blue Zones Project - we'll meet at the office of Blue Zones Project Monterey County at 9am. This event...

Watch World Cup Soccer at Britannia Arms: England vs. Senegal

 
12/4/22
 
 
Britannia Arms of Monterey

It's on! Join Britannia Arms Monterey on Saturday morning to watch World Cup Soccer: England vs. Senegal. Kick-off is at 11am. Breakfast will be available. Wear your colors and make some noise! There will be no reservations and no holding...

Peter Martin with Ben Herod at Puma Road

 
12/4/22
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents guitarist Peter Martin with jazz saxophonist Ben Herod. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Poetry Workshop at Old Capitol Books

 
12/4/22
 
$10
 
Old Capitol Books

On the first Sunday of every month, 6pm-8pm, Old Capitol Books and Boukra Press host a poetry writing workshop. All levels are welcome. This is two hours of facilitated and structured poetry writing for only $10. Feedback given by trained and published poets.

Sunday Jazz Nights at Pearl Hour

 
12/4/22
 
$10
 
Pearl Hour

Every Sunday, Pearl Hour cocktail bar presents an evening of live jazz music featuring the Zach Westfall Group beginning at 8pm. $10 cover. Ages 21 and over only.

Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers Market

 
12/6/22
 
free
 
Old Monterey

The Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers Market is held on Alvarado Street every Tuesday, 4pm-7pm, featuring local produce, crafts, and food vendors. We're open rain or shine.

Covid testing is offered at the market, 4pm-6pm. Rapid tests are free for everyone, and PCR tests are free if you have health insurance. You can register online , but no appointment is necessary.

December Wine Maker's Dinner at Stokes Adobe

 
12/6/22
 
$200
 
Stokes Adobe

Stokes Adobe invites you to join us for a Wine Maker's Dinner on Tuesday, December 6, at 6pm. This 6-course dining experience with wine education and pairing will be led by Ian Brand of I. Brand & Family Winery....

WineDown Wednesday at Hula's

 
12/7/22
 
 
Hula's Island Grill

Celebrate WineDown Wednesdays at Hula's Island Grill! Every Wednesday, 12pm-9:30pm, all bottles of wine and sake are offered at half off. You're welcome.

Wednesdays at The Whisky Club with KMBY Radio Host David Marzetti

 
12/7/22
 
 
The Whisky Club Monterey

The Whisky Club invites you to join us for Wednesdays at the Whisky Club , a live radio broadcast conducted right here in our front window by David Marzetti of KMBY and co-hosted by Mitchel Sawhney, owner of The Whisky...

Play Kahoot! Trivia at Nacho Bizness

 
12/7/22
 
 
Nacho Bizness

Come on down to Nacho Bizness on Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm, for Kahoot! Trivia Night. Eat nachos, drink drinks, win prizes, and have fun.

Every Wednesday, there are 3 rounds of trivia followed by a speed round⁠. After each round, small prizes are awarded. At the end, all scores are added and the person with the most points wins the big prize⁠.

Karaoke at Bulldog Sports Pub

 
12/7/22
 
 
Bulldog Sports Pub

Join Bulldog Sports Pub for karaoke every Wednesday night at 9pm. Come on down and sing your heart out.

Adults' Gingerbread House Extravaganza 2022 at MY Museum

 
12/8/22
 
$45
 
Monterey County Youth Museum

MY Museum invites adults ages 21 and over to our Gingerbread House Extravaganza. This is the perfect time to get together with friends and start the holiday season off right!

Tickets are $45 per person - advance reservations are required . Fee includes gingerbread house with frosting and candy to decorate, a complimentary beverage, and dessert bar.

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