Events Calendar: 2022-12-01

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.

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.

Ainsley House Holiday Teas and Tours

 
12/2/22
 
$60
 
Ainsley House

Join us for the Campbell Museum Foundation’s annual Holiday fundraiser at the Ainsley House! The tea menu includes finger sandwiches, champagne, a special Ainsley blend tea from Steepers Tea, and tasty treats in the Carriage House followed by a self-guided tour.

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.

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 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.

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,...

Carol of Lights Celebration in Campbell

 
12/3/22
 
FREE
 
Downtown Campbell

The Carol of Lights is Campbell's annual celebration to open the holiday season. It features Santa visits, a petting zoo, donkey rides, bounce houses, craft tables, face painting, musical entertainment, and a community stage with performances from local dance teams.

Táchira Flamenco Dance & Music Company Every Saturday 4:30

 
12/3/22
 
$15-25
 
Peña Pachamama

The stage floor burns with pulsating sounds of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping and guitar for a riveting display of this true Spanish art form. High energy and passion defines a new dimension in Spanish dance traditions. Tachiria Flamenco...

Táchira Flamenco Dance & Music Company Every Saturday 4:30

 
12/3/22
 
$15-25
 
Peña Pachamama

The stage floor burns with pulsating sounds of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping and guitar for a riveting display of this true Spanish art form. High energy and passion defines a new dimension in Spanish dance traditions. Tachiria Flamenco...

Pasquale Esposito in Concert

 
12/3/22
 
$75, $85, $95
 
Sacred Heart Church

Back by popular demand, 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...

Downtown Campbell Farmers' Market

 
12/4/22
 
 
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.

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...

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.

Introduction to Crystals 101 by Aura Stream

 
12/5/22
 
$25
 
Momstera Lounge

Set your intentions for the New Year

In this class, we will go over an in-depth understanding about crystals and their healing abilities. In addition, we will explore crystal properties, cleansing and charging your crystals, shapes and their uses,...

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.

VinoPaint: Poinsettia Holiday Ornament

 
12/6/22
 
$45-$55
 
Tessora's Barra di Vino

Be inspired to create your own hand-painted painted ornament featuring beautiful "Holiday Poinsettias"!

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 on Thursday, December 8, 7pm-9pm. This is the perfect time to get together with friends and start the holiday season off right with a fun activity, raising...

Christmas in the Adobes 2022

 
12/9/22
 
$25/$40
 
Custom House Store

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 the many 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 and free for children and youth age 17 and under. A 2-night Gold Pass is available for $40. Reserve your tickets online today.

Storewide Sale at Carpe Diem Fine Books

 
12/9/22
 
 
Carpe Diem Fine Books

Since the pandemic began, Carpe Diem Fine Books has been open only by appointment. Now owners James Bryant and Mary Hill are opening their doors wide for Small Business Saturday on November 26 (11am-4pm) and Christmas in the Adobes on...

Knitters' Tool Box at Slowfiber

 
12/10/22
 
$10
 
Slowfiber

Become a better knitter! Join Slowfiber for Knitters' Tool Box, a 1-hour knitting lesson on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month at 12pm. In each lesson, you'll work on a single concept, creating a swatch you can finish in class. Register on the Slowfiber website. $10

Book Launch for "Our Grapes of Wrath" at Old Capitol Books

 
12/10/22
 
$10
 
Old Capitol Books

Old Capitol Books invites you to join us for an evening with Daniel Summerhill and a book launch party on Friday, December 10 at 6pm for Our Grapes of Wrath, a Project 21 Anthology and a Black History of Monterey...

Kids' Gingerbread House Extravaganza 2022 at MY Museum

 
12/10/22
 
$35/$40
 
Monterey County Youth Museum

MY Museum invites children to get festive and join us in decorating your own gingerbread houses today. There will be lots of icing and candy canes, swirly twirly gum drops, and tons more candy to make your house look truly extraordinary. Reservations are required - register online here .

Comedian Al Franken at Golden State Theatre 2022

 
12/10/22
 
$30-$100
 
Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre presents comedian Al Franken on Saturday, December 10 at 8pm. Tickets are $30-$100. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here .

Al Franken is an American politician, comedian, media personality,...

MY Museum COVID-19 & Flu Vaccination Clinic

 
12/13/22
 
free
 
Monterey County Youth Museum

Please join MY Museum on Tuesday, November 8, 3pm-6pm or Tuesday, December 13, 3pm-6pm, for a free COVID-19 and flu vaccination clinic for everyone ages 2 and up! The museum exhibits will be closed for play during these events, but...

Potter & Poinsettia Movie Night

 
12/13/22
 
$15
 
Momstera Lounge

We are deep into the Christmas spirit with our first movie night here at Momstera Lounge !

Enjoy an intimate event over warm butter beer and light snacks.

Also have the opportunity to shop for those holiday gifts...

Monthly Bingo Night at LvL Up

 
12/15/22
 
Free
 
Lvl Up

Play Bingo for prizes at monthly Bingo Nights at LvL Up! Great Prizes Every Round! No Cost to Play.

Kids Tinsel Time Terrarium Workshop

 
12/18/22
 
$25
 
Momstera Lounge

Let’s get the kids excited & inspired about plants.

Enjoy this hands on workshop where kids create their own terrarium.

Learn about the necessary ingredients & design for a thriving succulent environment

All supplies provided...

First Night Monterey 2023

 
12/31/22
 
 
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 2023! Featuring multiple performance venues. Purchase your admission button here.

Please note: Proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test and valid ID is required to enter indoor venues. Masks are required indoors and recommended outdoors.