Holiday Events in Old Monterey 2016

Enjoy the holidays in Old Monterey! There will be good cheer for all, with lots of fun family events all season long.

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Ice Skating by the Bay 2016

 
11/19 - 11/20
 
$13/$11
 
Custom House Plaza

Celebrate the holidays along the scenic coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay’s seasonal ice skating rink, November 19 - January 8. Located at Custom House Plaza (behind Portola Hotel & Spa), skaters can spend the day in a winter...

Multi-day event ending on Sun Nov 20, 2016

Ice Skating by the Bay 2016

 
11/21 - 11/27
 
$13/$11
 
Custom House Plaza

Celebrate the holidays along the scenic coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay’s seasonal ice skating rink, November 19 - January 8. Located at Custom House Plaza (behind Portola Hotel & Spa), skaters can spend the day in a winter...

Multi-day event ending on Sun Nov 27, 2016

Bella's Studio Holiday Boutique 2016

 
11/26/16
 
 
Bella's Studio

Bella's Studio presents a Holiday Boutique featuring handcrafted gifts by Bella Lofaso and Lisa Handley plus unusual fabrics, notions, and more for sewing enthusiasts, 9am-4pm.

Christmas Caroling in Old Monterey

 
11/26/16
 
free
 
Old Monterey District

The Old Monterey Business Association presents The Merry Carolers , singing and spreading good cheer on Alvarado Street every Saturday, 12pm-3pm, from Thanksgiving until Christmas. Bring the whole family and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in Old Monterey.

Ice Skating by the Bay 2016

 
11/28 - 12/4
 
$13/$11
 
Custom House Plaza

Celebrate the holidays along the scenic coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay’s seasonal ice skating rink, November 19 - January 8. Located at Custom House Plaza (behind Portola Hotel & Spa), skaters can spend the day in a winter wonderland by the Bay.

Multi-day event ending on Sun Dec 04, 2016

21 & Over Gingerbread House Extravaganza at MY Museum

 
12/1/16
 
 
Monterey County Youth Museum

This is the perfect time to get together with friends and start the holiday season off right with a fun activity, raising money for an awesome nonprofit and enjoy sweet treats and warm spirits! Monterey County Youth Museum invites adults...

Christmas Tree Lighting on Colton Hall Lawn 2016

 
12/2/16
 
Free
 
Colton Hall Lawn

All are cordially invited to Monterey’s Community Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, featuring carols, candles, cookies, cider, music, and good cheer on Friday, December 2, 5pm-6pm. Join us on the lawn in front of Colton Hall to share in this traditional, much-loved Monterey holiday celebration.

Yoga Sip and Shop Holiday Event at Om Studios

 
12/2/16
 
 
Om Studios

Come celebrate the holidays with Om Studios Monterey and SLAM (Stroller Strong Moms of Monterey/Salinas) on Friday, December 2. The yoga class begins at 5:30pm, and it will be followed by sipping, shopping, and socializing! Om's First Friday events are...

Christmas Caroling in Old Monterey

 
12/3/16
 
free
 
Old Monterey District

The Old Monterey Business Association presents The Merry Carolers , singing and spreading good cheer on Alvarado Street every Saturday, 12pm-3pm, from Thanksgiving until Christmas. Bring the whole family and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in Old Monterey.

Santa's Live Reindeer in Downtown Monterey 2016

 
12/3/16
 
Free
 
Golden State Theatre

Visit with Santa and his two Christmas reindeer under The Golden State Theatre marquee in Old Monterey on Saturday, December 3, 12pm-4pm. It's a perfect time for holiday gifts, treats, and making family memories. All are welcome to this free...

Kids' Gingerbread House Extravaganza 2016 at MY Museum

 
12/4/16
 
 
Monterey County Youth Museum

Monterey County Youth Museum invites children to get festive this holiday season and join us in decorating your own gingerbread houses on Sunday, December 4, 9:30am-11am. There will be lots of icing and candy canes, swirly twirly gum drops, and...

Hospice Tree of Life Celebration 2016

 
12/4/16
 
 
Portola Hotel & Spa

The Hospice Giving Foundation invites you to join us at Portola Hotel & Spa for a Tree of Life Celebration to remember loved ones as we begin the holiday season. The Tree of Life is a seasonal reminder of the lives that have touched us, each light shining as a tribute. To donate a light on the Tree of Life in memory of someone, please visit the Hospice Giving Foundation's website .

Brighten the Harbor Boat Parade 2016

 
12/4/16
 
free
 
Custom House Plaza

The Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club presents Brighten the Harbor , a lighted boat parade, on Sunday, December 4. Watch boats decorated for the holidays cruise along Monterey Bay's coastline, 5:30pm-8pm.

Ice Skating by the Bay 2016

 
12/5 - 12/11
 
$13/$11
 
Custom House Plaza

Celebrate the holidays along the scenic coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay’s seasonal ice skating rink, November 19 - January 8. Located at Custom House Plaza (behind Portola Hotel & Spa), skaters can spend the day in a winter...

Multi-day event ending on Sun Dec 11, 2016

Holiday Event at Spa on the Plaza

 
12/9/16
 
 
Spa on the Plaza

Spa on the Plaza presents a holiday event on Friday, December 9, 4pm-7pm. Baby, it's cold outside! But we'll be comfortable, toasty warm, and having fun here with raffle prizes, gifts with purchases, hors d'oeuvres, hot coco, and champagne. Come...

Christmas in the Adobes 2016

 
12/9 - 12/10
 
$25/$2
 
Pacific House

Christmas in the Adobes on December 9 & 10 is Monterey's signature holiday event! Stroll the streets of Monterey and stop in at any one of 22 decorated adobes with soft holiday lights, entertainment, and Christmas refreshments. The event supports Monterey State Historic Park children's educational programs. Tickets are $25 per night for adults, $2 for children ages 6-17, and free for children age 5 and under.

Multi-day event ending on Sat Dec 10, 2016

Venture Gallery's Holiday Reception - Meet the Artists

 
12/9/16
 
free
 
Venture Gallery

Venture Gallery invites you to a holiday reception and a chance to meet our talented artists, jewelers, and craftspeople. You'll have a chance to talk with the artists, watch live demonstrations, enjoy holiday treats, and purchase unique gifts!

East Village Coffee: Dave Holodiloff, "Enchanted Winter"

 
12/9/16
 
 
East Village Coffee Lounge

East Village Coffee Lounge presents the Dave Holodiloff Trio in an Enchanted Winter Holiday Concert . Come join Dave Holodiloff along with Kenny Stahl (flutes) and Steve Uccello (bass) for their annual holiday show. Tickets are $10 in advance (available East Village Coffee) or $15 at the door.

Christmas Caroling in Old Monterey

 
12/10/16
 
free
 
Old Monterey District

The Old Monterey Business Association presents The Merry Carolers , singing and spreading good cheer on Alvarado Street every Saturday, 12pm-3pm, from Thanksgiving until Christmas. Bring the whole family and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in Old Monterey.

CarmelBarre: Holiday Open House

 
12/11/16
 
 
CarmelBarre

CarmelBarre in Monterey invites you to join us for a Holiday Open House, 2pm-4pm. All are welcome! Enjoy wine tasting, healthy nibbles, barre demonstrations, and drawings for free stuff while you shop for handcrafted jewelry, fitness clothing, beauty products, and much more.

Ice Skating by the Bay 2016

 
12/12 - 12/18
 
$13/$11
 
Custom House Plaza

Celebrate the holidays along the scenic coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay’s seasonal ice skating rink, November 19 - January 8. Located at Custom House Plaza (behind Portola Hotel & Spa), skaters can spend the day in a winter...

Multi-day event ending on Sun Dec 18, 2016

A Very Victorian Holiday Party with Lillie Lemon

 
12/16/16
 
 
Bay of Pines Organic Restaurant

Come one, come all to Bay of Pines Restaurant's holiday bash, A Very Victorian Holiday Party: A Steampunk Extravaganza . This Victorian era / steampunk inspired event will feature beautiful brews, tasty treats, delectable desserts, and the steamy synthpop sounds of local musical favorite Lillie Lemon.

Christmas Caroling in Old Monterey

 
12/17/16
 
free
 
Old Monterey District

The Old Monterey Business Association presents The Merry Carolers , singing and spreading good cheer on Alvarado Street every Saturday, 12pm-3pm, from Thanksgiving until Christmas. Bring the whole family and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in Old Monterey.

Ice Skating by the Bay 2016

 
12/19 - 12/25
 
$13/$11
 
Custom House Plaza

Celebrate the holidays along the scenic coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay’s seasonal ice skating rink, November 19 - January 8. Located at Custom House Plaza (behind Portola Hotel & Spa), skaters can spend the day in a winter...

Multi-day event ending on Sun Dec 25, 2016

Christmas in Italy Fundraiser for Salvation Army

 
12/21/16
 
 
Cibo Ristorante Italiano

Cibo Ristorante Italiano presents a Christmas in Italy Holiday Party and Fundraiser for the Salvation Army of the Monterey Peninsula . We'll have Happy Hour 4pm-7pm, dinner 5pm-10pm, and music by the Monterey Italian All Stars 6pm-9pm. 20% of revenue will be donated to the Salvation Army Christmas Program.

Christmas Showcase with Boscoe's Brood & Kristen Gradwohl

 
12/22/16
 
 
Old Monterey District

Bay of Pines Organic Restaurant and Kiki Wow presents a Christmas Showcase featuring Boscoe's Brood and Kristen Gradwohl of local band Valley Soul. The show is a charity fundraiser - we ask that you give what you can and bring an unwrapped gift for a child.

Christmas Caroling in Old Monterey

 
12/24/16
 
free
 
Old Monterey District

The Old Monterey Business Association presents The Merry Carolers , singing and spreading good cheer on Alvarado Street every Saturday, 12pm-3pm, from Thanksgiving until Christmas. Bring the whole family and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in Old Monterey.

Ice Skating by the Bay 2016

 
12/26 - 1/1
 
$13/$11
 
Custom House Plaza

Celebrate the holidays along the scenic coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay’s seasonal ice skating rink, November 19 - January 8. Located at Custom House Plaza (behind Portola Hotel & Spa), skaters can spend the day in a winter wonderland by the Bay.

Multi-day event ending on Sun Jan 01, 2017

Noon Year's Eve Party at MY Museum 2016

 
12/31/16
 
 
Monterey County Youth Museum

Ring in the New Year at a kid-friendly hour this year! Join MY Museum on December 31, 10am-12pm, for an unforgettable Noon Year’s Eve Celebration complete with noisemakers, face painting, and party hats. Watch the Noon Year’s Ball light up as we countdown together. Call to register.

First Night Monterey 2017

 
12/31/16
 
 
Old Monterey District

A community celebration of the arts, First Night Monterey is an affordable, alcohol-free family celebration held on New Year’s Eve, 3pm-midnight, in the heart of Old Monterey. Join us as we dance, play, act, perform, create and sing our way into 2017! Featuring over 20 performance venues.

Parking: Event parking is available in the downtown Monterey garages, and MIIS and City Hall parking lots. First Night Monterey is also partnering with MST to provide a Park and Ride program. Park near the Macy's Furniture store at Del Monte Center and MST buses will pick you up on a regular schedule from 3pm to 1am.

Bubbles and Brews: A New Year's Eve Celebration 2016

 
12/31/16
 
$150/$40
 
Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill

Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill invites you to celebrate New Year’s Eve with us! Savor the evening with a five-course dinner featuring libations provided by Alvarado Street Brewery and Caraccioli Cellars, then ring in the New Year and dance the rest of the night away to music by our DJ, or at our silent disco in the beer garden.

Ice Skating by the Bay 2016

 
1/2 - 1/8
 
$13/$11
 
Custom House Plaza

Celebrate the holidays along the scenic coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay’s seasonal ice skating rink, November 19 - January 8. Located at Custom House Plaza (behind Portola Hotel & Spa), skaters can spend the day in a winter...

Multi-day event ending on Sun Jan 08, 2017

"Whose Live Anyway?" at Golden State Theatre

 
3/10/18
 
$42-$86
 
Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre presents Whose Live Anyway? , featuring Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, Joel Murray, and Bob Derkach. Enjoy a completely improvised 90-minute show of games, scenes and songs that will tickle your funny bone. Tickets are $42-$86.