Upcoming Events

Ice Skating by the Bay 2018

 
12/14/18
 
$13/$11
 
Custom House Plaza

Celebrate the holidays along the scenic coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay’s seasonal ice skating rink, November 21 - January 6. At Custom House Plaza, located behind Portola Hotel & Spa in Old Monterey, skaters can spend the day in a winter wonderland by the Bay.

Christmas on the Wharf 2018

 
12/14 - 12/16
 
free
 
Fisherman's Wharf

Monterey Fisherman's Wharf Association presents Christmas on the Wharf on Fridays (5pm-9pm), Saturdays (11am-9pm), and Sundays (1pm-6pm) from November 30 through December 16.

Festivities will include holiday entertainment, free visits with Santa, wandering characters including holiday princesses, and a...

Multi-day event ending on Sun Dec 16, 2018

Canvas Night

 
12/14/18
 
$30
 
The Art Beat

Our Canvas Nights are an actual learning experience at a real Art Studio.

Our instructor will guide you step by step to create an amazing masterpiece! Absolutely no experience is necessary.

Pasquale Esposito Live in Saratoga

 
12/14/18
 
$65, $75, $85
 

The Sacred Heart Men’s Club presents Italian Tenor Pasquale Esposito in BIANCO NATALE. He will be accompanied by San Jose State University’s Orchestra conducted by Maestro Fred Cohen. Esposito will present a festive Holiday concert at Sacred Heart Church in...

Tower of Power at Golden State Theatre

 
12/14/18
 
$42-$75
 
Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre presents Tower of Power, celebrating their 50th anniversary tour, on Friday, December 14 at 8pm. Tickets are $42-$75. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here .

Tower’s musical odyssey began in 1968...

Paper Wing Theatre Presents "Steel Magnolias"

 
12/14 - 12/16
 
$26/$23
 
Paper Wing Theatre Company

Paper Wing Theatre Company presents the heartwarming play Steel Magnolias . Follow six Southern women through laughter, tears, heartache, and hope in a beauty shop in northwest Louisiana. Performances on Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm, December 7-23.

Multi-day event ending on Sun Dec 16, 2018

Cibo Restaurant presents VYBE

 
12/14/18
 
 
Cibo Ristorante Italiano

Cibo Restaurant invites you to join us for a night of live rock music featuring VYBE , 9pm-12:30am.

VYBE is a collaboration of talented, seasoned musicians who came together in early 2010 and have become...

Zack Freitas at Bulldog British Pub

 
12/14/18
 
 
Bulldog British Pub

Bulldog British Pub presents singer-songwriter Zack Freitas . Zack sings with all his heart and writes some great original songs. Come on down, enjoy a beer, and have a listen!

Lopez: Banda S7, Banda Santa Maria & Omar Palafox

 
12/14/18
 
 
Lopez Restaurante y Cantina

Lopez Restaurante y Cantina presents an evening of live music featuring Banda S7, Banda Santa Maria, and Omar Palafox on Friday, December 14. Doors open at 9:30pm. Ages 21 and over only.

Ice Skating by the Bay 2018

 
12/15/18
 
$13/$11
 
Custom House Plaza

Celebrate the holidays along the scenic coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay’s seasonal ice skating rink, November 21 - January 6. At Custom House Plaza, located behind Portola Hotel & Spa in Old Monterey, skaters can spend the day in a winter wonderland by the Bay.

Old Monterey Food Tour

 
12/15/18
 
$95
 
Monterey Bay Food Tours

This tour lasts approximately 3 hours and will take you to 4-6 restaurants and eateries on the side streets of Downtown Monterey and Fisherman’s Wharf. You will taste the different cultural influences that have made Monterey what it is today....

Holiday Sip & Shop

 
12/15/18
 
Free
 
Besties Boutique

Bungalow is popping up at Besties Boutique this holiday season. Join us for a Saturday Sip and Shop! Get your Christmas shopping done with bubbles, beats, Bungalow and Besties!

Handmade Journal Making Workshop at Play Full Ground

 
12/15/18
 
$50
 
Play Full Ground

Please note: this workshop has been moved to Salinas Valley Comic Con at Hartnell College. Let's make our own hand-crafted holiday gifts together at Play Full Ground! On Saturday, December 15, 12pm-5pm, we'll create handmade journals. $50 fee...

Emmaline Molloy of Valley Botanicals at Lilify

 
12/15/18
 
 
Lilify

Join Lilify as we welcome Emmaline Molloy, founder of Valley Botanicals. Valley Botanicals skin care products are made by Emmaline in small batches on the Central Coast of California using only natural and organic ingredients.

Sip & Shop - Holiday Edition at Stripes

 
12/15/18
 
 
Stripes Children's Boutique

Tis the season! Join us for a Sip & Shop event this Saturday at Stripes Boutique featuring local makers, special deals and festive goods.

Hot apple cider (spiked or original) and cookies will be served.

Ugly Sweater Saturday at Sovino 2018

 
12/15/18
 
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

It's the holidays and the folks at Sovino Wine Bar feel like celebrating! Come in wearing an ugly sweater today and receive 50% off your first glass of wine or beer.

Belt Making Class at The Leather Company

 
12/15/18
 
$125
 
The Leather Company

The Leather Company presents a Belt Making Class. We have over 30 years of experience creating leather belts - come and learn from a professional! You'll create a 1.25" or 1.5" belt, casual or dress style, including a heavy duty solid brass or nickel buckle. Fee is $125 per student; all materials and tools provided. Register online or at the shop.

Holiday Open House at CarmelBarre

 
12/15/18
 
 
CarmelBarre

CarmelBarre invites you to join us for our annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 15, 2pm-4pm. Enjoy local vendors, sips of wine, light bites, incredible retail ($25 leggings, anyone?), and package sales to ready yourself for the holidays. Bring...

Simply Smashing Paper Doll Event

 
12/15/18
 
Free
 
Simply Smashing!

We hope you can join us on Saturday, Dec. 15th, 4-7 PM, as we celebrate our latest art installation, Simply Smashing Paper Doll Collection by local artist, Deborah Barba!

Christmas Tree and Lights

Christmas in Campbell Street Entertainment

 
12/15/18
 
 
Downtown Campbell

Throughout the month of December leading up to Christmas Day, we'll there'll be music in the streets of Downtown Campbell on scheduled evenings. There'll be some street entertainment scheduled to give your holiday shopping a little extra jingle.

Kids Canvas Night

 
12/15/18
 
$40
 
The Art Beat

Kid's Canvas Night the third Saturday of every month. This is a drop-off, fun night for kids only with pizza, beverages, and awesomeness provided! Our Canvas Nights are an actual learning experience at a real Art Studio.

Cibo Restaurant presents Strike Twice

 
12/15/18
 
 
Cibo Ristorante Italiano

Cibo Restaurant invites you to join us for a night of live music featuring Strike Twice, 9pm-12:30am. Strike Twice is six seasoned performers who love to groove with rock, funk, jazz, pop, reggae, and blues. Great vocals...

Downtown Campbell Farmers' Market

 
12/16/18
 
 
Downtown Campbell

The Campbell Farmers' Market held on Sundays in Downtown Campbell is consistently rated as one of the best if not the best year-round Farmers' Markets in the South Bay. Come and enjoy the festive and vibrant community oriented atmosphere that attracts fans of the Campbell Farmers' Market from all around

Ice Skating by the Bay 2018

 
12/16/18
 
$13/$11
 
Custom House Plaza

Celebrate the holidays along the scenic coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay’s seasonal ice skating rink, November 21 - January 6. At Custom House Plaza, located behind Portola Hotel & Spa in Old Monterey, skaters can spend the day in a winter wonderland by the Bay.

Furoshiki Gift Wrapping Class at Cha-ya

 
12/16/18
 
 
Cha-ya Japanese Tea & Things

Cha-ya Japanese Tea and Things presents a class in the art of furoshiki gift wrapping on Sunday, December 16. There will be two one-hour sessions from which to choose: one at 11am and one at 1pm. Workshop will include a...

Holiday Open House at Comanche Cellars

 
12/16/18
 
 
Comanche Cellars Wine Room

Comanche Cellars Wine Room invites you to join us for our Holiday Open House. Our wine maker, Michael, will be on hand to sign bottles of your favorite wines from our collection.

Ice Skating by the Bay 2018

 
12/17/18
 
$13/$11
 
Custom House Plaza

Celebrate the holidays along the scenic coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay’s seasonal ice skating rink, November 21 - January 6. At Custom House Plaza, located behind Portola Hotel & Spa in Old Monterey, skaters can spend the day in a winter wonderland by the Bay.

Mondays at the Museum

 
12/17/18
 
Free with Admission
 
Monterey Museum of Art

Meet Monterey Museum of Art Executive Director, Stuart Chase. Ask questions and view Stuart’s favorite art on view from the collection.

Ice Skating by the Bay 2018

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

Celebrate the holidays along the scenic coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay’s seasonal ice skating rink, November 21 - January 6. At Custom House Plaza, located behind Portola Hotel & Spa in Old Monterey, skaters can spend the day in a winter wonderland by the Bay.

Holiday Open House at Pacific Valley Bank

 
12/18/18
 
free
 
Pacific Valley Bank

Pacific Valley Bank cordially invites you to join us for a Holiday Open House at our Monterey Branch. All are welcome to meet our friendly staff, enjoy some coffee and cookies, and view our collection of historical photos dating as far back as 1880.

Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers' Market for the Holidays

 
12/18/18
 
free
 
Old Monterey District

Visit the Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers' Market during the holidays! Open rain or shine every Tuesday, 4pm-7pm, it’s the perfect place to find handcrafted items and gourmet products for holiday gift-giving and fresh produce for holiday meals.

Beginning Leather Tooling Class at The Leather Company

 
12/18/18
 
$225
 
The Leather Company

The Leather Company presents a Beginning Leather Tooling Class which includes preparing the leather and cutting for tooling, creating and designing the pattern for projects, swivel knife cutting, decorative stamping, beveling, and background and shading techniques. Fee is $225 per student, all materials and tools provided. Register online or at the shop.

Paint and Sip at Sovino Wine Bar

 
12/18/18
 
$50
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant presents a Paint and Sip Class ! Tonight, local artist and retired art teacher Bunny Paivine will be teaching an easy-to-follow painting class. You’ll take home your own 11 x 14 canvas painting. All materials and a glass of wine are included in the $50 fee.

Ice Skating by the Bay 2018

 
12/19/18
 
$13/$11
 
Custom House Plaza

Celebrate the holidays along the scenic coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay’s seasonal ice skating rink, November 21 - January 6. At Custom House Plaza, located behind Portola Hotel & Spa in Old Monterey, skaters can spend the day in a winter wonderland by the Bay.

Holiday Bags Tags & Cards

 
12/19/18
 
Free
 
Campbell Library

Come make holiday bags, tags, and cards for everyone! All supplies will be provided for this family craft and all families are invited to craft together at the Campbell Library in the Community Room (basement).

IT Tech Talk (Free Help Understanding Tech)

 
12/19/18
 
free
 
I Will Repair: Electronics Repair

Having problems with your computer or cellphone? Whether it's hardware or software related, you're invited to I Will Repair's open forum Tech Talk on Wednesdays at 6pm. We won't have any set curriculum or structured topics, but we will aim to empower our community.

Ice Skating by the Bay 2018

 
12/20/18
 
$13/$11
 
Custom House Plaza

Celebrate the holidays along the scenic coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay’s seasonal ice skating rink, November 21 - January 6. At Custom House Plaza, located behind Portola Hotel & Spa in Old Monterey, skaters can spend the day in a winter wonderland by the Bay.

Old Monterey Food Tour

 
12/20/18
 
$95
 
Monterey Bay Food Tours

This tour lasts approximately 3 hours and will take you to 4-6 restaurants and eateries on the side streets of Downtown Monterey and Fisherman’s Wharf. You will taste the different cultural influences that have made Monterey what it is today....

Open Mic Night at Bon Ton L'Roy's

 
12/20/18
 
free
 
Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse

Do you make music or write poetry? Bon Ton L'Roy's hosts an Open Mic Night every Thursday at 7pm. We're a friendly, supportive group of people who love to share our music and art. Come and join us for a fun, low-key evening of originals and covers and make some new friends.

Salsa Dancing at American Burger

 
12/20/18
 
$5
 
American Burger

Dance salsa at American Burger on Thursdays at 9pm! The session begins with a lesson by Juanito Benitez. Fee is $5. All levels of dancers are welcome.

Ice Skating by the Bay 2018

 
12/21/18
 
$13/$11
 
Custom House Plaza

Celebrate the holidays along the scenic coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay’s seasonal ice skating rink, November 21 - January 6. At Custom House Plaza, located behind Portola Hotel & Spa in Old Monterey, skaters can spend the day in a winter wonderland by the Bay.

Candy Canes and Cocktails Sale

 
12/21/18
 
Free
 
Bombshell Boutique

Merry Christmas from Bombshell Boutique! May your days be filled with peace, hope, and joy this holiday season. Please join us for "Candy Canes and Cocktails" this December 21st, 5-9 PM.