Events Calendar: 2021-12-01

Ice Skating by the Bay 2021

 
12/1/21
 
$15/$13
 
Custom House Plaza

Celebrate the holidays at Ice Skating by the Bay's seasonal ice skating rink, open daily November 19 - January 2 . 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.

WineDown Wednesday at Hula's

 
12/1/21
 
 
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.

Ainsley House Holiday Teas and Tours

 
12/2/21
 
$50/$60
 
Ainsley House

Please save the date for the annual Ainsley House Holiday Teas and Tours to be held from Noon to 2pm December 2nd - 5th and December 9th - 12th.

PJs and Pino at Sovino Wine Bar

 
12/2/21
 
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

What’s better than drinking wine in your pajamas? Drinking wine in your pajamas at Sovino Wine Bar! Join us for our PJs and Pinot Party on Wednesday, December 2, 6pm-9pm. We'll have specials all night plus great tunes and good...

Open Mic Night at Bon Ton L'Roy's

 
12/2/21
 
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.

An Irish Christmas 2021 at Golden State Theatre

 
12/2/21
 
$35-$55
 
Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre presents An Irish Christmas. Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland with superb dancing, singing, and Irish traditional music. It's a perfect family holiday event! Tickets are $35-$55. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here .

Traditional Tree Lighting on Colton Hall Lawn 2021

 
12/3/21
 
Free
 
Colton Hall Lawn

All are cordially invited to the Historic Downtown Monterey Traditional Tree Lighting Celebration, featuring carols, music by Mike Marotta Family & Friends, and good cheer on Friday, December 3, 4:30pm-5:30pm.

Join us on the lawn in front of Colton Hall to share in this much-loved holiday celebration. Face masks are encouraged.

Linda Arceo at Puma Road

 
12/3/21
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents singer-songwriter Linda Arceo . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Linda Arceo is an...

MendBar Happy Hour Fridays at slowfiber

 
12/3/21
 
$5-$10
 
Slowfiber

Join slowfiber at our MendBar Happy Hour taking place 2nd, 3rd and 4th Fridays, 5:30pm-8pm, at the shop. Fee is $5-$10, sliding scale. Please register in advance.

Mend Bar Happy Hour, is where we upcycle, recycle and repair garments. Each week covers a particular skill and offers a chance for a fresh look in your closet. Supplies are included in the price. You'll develop skills as you go free from judgement in a supportive and fun environment.

First Friday Street Entertainment

 
12/3/21
 
Free
 
Downtown Campbell

First Fridays in Downtown Campbell is back for the remainder of 2021 with some adjustments!

Storytime with Santa

 
12/3/21
 
$16-26
 
Campbell Community Center

Santa Claus will take time out of his busy holiday schedule to make this special annual event at the Campbell Community Center! Parents participate with their child/children. Santa will read a holiday story and children will have the opportunity to take a photo with Santa.

Back Lot Poetry: A Monthly Open Mic at Old Capitol Books

 
12/3/21
 
 
Old Capitol Books

We know that some of you have been fantasizing about gathering in dark parking lots. With strangers. To read poetry. Let Old Capitol Books help you with that.

We're now holding monthly Poetry Open Mic Nights on the first Friday of every month at 9pm in the parking lot behind our building (at 499 Calle Principal). Hosted by Brian Sheffield.

Saturday Morning Fun Run at Fleet Feet Monterey

 
12/4/21
 
Free
 
Fleet Feet Monterey

Saturday Morning Fun Runs have returned to Fleet Feet Monterey! Every Saturday we meet at the shop at 8am and take 15 minutes to socialize before we get moving. This free program is for people of all ages and all abilities. Everyone is welcome - the more, the merrier! Run or walk as you wish.

Photos with Santa

 
12/4/21
 
$10
 
Ainsley House
Santa Claus is Coming To Town!

Santa will be at the Ainsley House on Saturday, December 4 from 9 am-12 pm meeting families and taking Holiday photos.

Spaces are limited to allow Santa time to meet each...

Artist Reiko Fujii at Monterey Museum of Art

 
12/4/21
 
free with admission
 
Monterey Museum of Art

Monterey Museum of Art on Pacific Street invites you to visit the Museum on Saturday, December 4, 10am-11am, for a chance to speak with artist Reiko Fujii whose work appears in our exhibit entitled Shadows from...

Anthony Presti at Puma Road

 
12/4/21
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents singer-songwriter Anthony Presti . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Anthony Presti's style encompasses...

Catch-and-Cook Potluck and Social at Bamboo Reef

 
12/4/21
 
 
Bamboo Reef Dive Shop

Bamboo Reef Dive Shop is hosting a Catch & Cook Potluck and “Meat Up” on Saturday, December 4 at 6:30pm. The theme is taco night! Sign up here to bring a taco ingredient or side to share, bring your own drink of choice, and join us for games, dive talk, and social time with your fellow divers.

Adam Astrup and Miranda Perl at Puma Road

 
12/5/21
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents guitarist Adam Astrup and vocalist Miranda Perl. 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

 
12/5/21
 
$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...

King Trivia at LVL UP

 
12/5/21
 
Free
 
Lvl Up

King Trivia nights are back at Lvl Up! Come test your knowledge against the classiest game in town for prizes from Pruneyard Cinemas, AFKxp, and LvL Up!

Amaro Tastings with Katie at Pearl Hour

 
12/6/21
 
$35
 
Pearl Hour

Every Monday in November and December at Pearl Hour, Katie will be behind the bar hosting tastings of amaro, 7pm-10pm. Price is $35 for four 1 oz. tastes. On those nights we'll also be offering full bottles of amaro at 15% off.

Amaro is made from bitter herbs, is meant to aid digestion, and is traditionally sipped before or after a meal. (It makes a great gift for dinner parties.)

Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers Market

 
12/7/21
 
free
 
Old Monterey

The Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmer's Market is back! The market has returned to Alvarado Street every Tuesday, 4pm-8pm, featuring local produce, crafts, and food vendors. We'll be open rain or shine.

Update: Monterey firefighters have announced they will continue Covid vaccinations at the Farmers Market on Tuesdays, 4pm-6pm, for as long as demand continues! The market is offering free Covid vaccines (all three - Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J). Lightspeed Testing continues to offers free rapid antigen Covid testing (PCR tests also available) at the market, 4pm-6pm. No appointment necessary - just show up.

CBD Sip & Shop Holiday Party

 
12/8/21
 
Free
 
Cloud City Supply

Join us for an evening of discussion on how CBD can help reduce stress, anxiety, and ease symptoms from hormonal imbalances. Sip on CBD mocktails while learning how CBD products from Cloud City Supply and Ladykind can help ease the stress in your life and get you feeling and looking amazing.

Max Crist at Puma Road

 
12/10/21
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Christmas in the Adobes 2021

 
12/10/21
 
$25/$2
 
Custom House Store

Christmas in the Adobes on December 10 & 11 is Monterey's signature holiday event! Stroll the streets of Monterey and stop in at any one of 15 decorated adobes with soft holiday lights and entertainment. The event supports Monterey State Historic Park children's educational programs.

Tickets are $25 per night for adults, $2 for children ages 6-17 when accompanied by a paying adult, and free for children age 5 and under.

Orchid Saloon at Puma Road

 
12/11/21
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Spanish Harlem Orchestra at Monterey Conference Center

 
12/11/21
 
$25-$55
 
Monterey Conference Center

Montuno Productions presents Spanish Harlem Orchestra in the Serra Ballroom at Monterey Conference Center on Saturday, December 11 at 8pm. Dancing is encouraged! There will be a large dance floor in the middle of the ballroom. Tickets are $25-$55. ...

Kids' Gingerbread House Extravaganza 2021 at MY Museum

 
12/12/21
 
$35/$40
 
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 12, 4pm-5:30pm. There will be lots of icing and candy canes, swirly twirly gum drops, and...

Peter Martin at Puma Road

 
12/12/21
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

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

Peter Martin is a...

Linda Arceo at Puma Road

 
12/17/21
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents singer-songwriter Linda Arceo . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Linda Arceo is an...

Ugly Sweater Saturday at Sovino 2021

 
12/18/21
 
 
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 get happy hour prices all day long.

Samora Grove Featuring Sej Miles at Puma Road

 
12/18/21
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents award-winning singer-songwriter Sej Miles and the debut of her American Roots trio, Samora Grove. Join us for wine tasting and wines by the glass or bottle during this special, 3-hour appearance.

Adam Astrup and Miranda Perl at Puma Road

 
12/19/21
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents guitarist Adam Astrup and vocalist Miranda Perl. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Paint Your Art Out at Sovino Wine Bar

 
12/19/21
 
$40/$10
 
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 both in person ($40) and online ($10). Advance registration required . All materials and instruction are included.

The Art Beat Holiday 4-day Art Camp for 5-12 Year Olds

 
12/20 - 12/24
 
$280
 
The Art Beat

Join us for our Winter Break Camp. They will learn a little bit of everything -from mixed media to painting. Our Winter Break Art Camp takes place over 4 days and is available as a morning camp or as an afternoon camp.

Multi-day event ending on Fri Dec 24, 2021

Christmas Eve Cioppino Special at Jacks Monterey

 
12/24/21
 
 
Jacks Monterey

Celebrate Christmas Eve at Jacks Monterey on Friday, December 24, 4pm-10pm, when we'll offer a Monterey Bay Cioppino special in addition to our regular dinner menu.

Enjoy fresh caught halibut, calamari, mussels, and more in Jacks’ Cioppino served with...

Celebrate Christmas at Jacks Monterey

 
12/25/21
 
 
Jacks Monterey

Celebrate Christmas at Jacks Monterey on Saturday, December 25, 12pm-8pm. Gather with your family and friends under the tree-lined atrium and enjoy a three course prix fixe meal at Jacks Monterey. Reservations are required, please phone 831-649-7830.

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Celebrate Christmas at Peter B's Brewpub

 
12/25/21
 
 
Peter B's Brewpub

Peter B’s Brewpub invites you to celebrate Christmas with us on Saturday, December 25, 12pm-8pm. Put on your worst ugly sweater or favorite holiday attire and join us at our award-winning craft brewery.

On Christmas Day, we will be...

First Night Monterey 2022

 
12/31/21
 
 
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 Downtown Old Monterey. Join us as we dance, play, act, perform, create and sing our way into 2022! Featuring multiple performance venues.