Events Calendar: 2023-12-09

Ainsley House Holiday Teas and Tours

12/1 - 12/10
Ainsley House

The Ainsley House is excited to be open this holiday season with Holiday events for the whole family. The Campbell Museum Foundation’s annual Holiday Teas and Tours fundraiser will take place on December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, and 10.

Multi-day event ending on Sun Dec 10, 2023

Holiday Book Sale at Monterey Public Library 2023

Monterey Public Library

Monterey Public Library Friends and Foundation is hosting a Holiday Book Sale Dec. 8 & 9, 10am-4pm, in the Community Room of the Library. You'll find gently used books across all genres. Proceeds will benefit Monterey Public Library.

Red Engine Rides at MY Museum

Monterey County Youth Museum

MY Museum invites you and your children ages 3+ to join us on Saturday, December 9, as we partner with Red Engine Rides for a cruise around town. We're offering 15 minute rides in an open-air fire engine for $25 per person. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Rides depart every half hour, 10am-11:30am. Advance reservations required.

Slay Belles Holiday Brunch at Bulldog Sports Pub

Bulldog Sports Pub

Join Flex Party on Saturday, December 9 on the back patio of Bulldog Sports Pub for a dragtastic holiday brunch in support of Monterey Peninsula Pride hosted by Rogue Roulette! Tickets are $15 each. We'll have two seatings: 11am and 1pm.

Venmo @flexpartypride with your name and party size to reserve your spot. Tickets will also be sold at the door, first-come, first-served.

Ice Skating by the Bay 2023

Custom House Plaza

Celebrate the holidays at Ice Skating by the Bay's seasonal ice skating rink, open daily November 24 - December 31 . 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.

Holiday Show Open House at Youth Arts Collective 2023

Youth Arts Collective

Youth Arts Collective invites you to view our artists' 2023 Holiday Show in person during our open house events on Dec. 2 and Dec. 9, 12pm-4pm. Enjoy the artwork and don't miss the opportunity to take home a stunning piece right away if you decide to make a purchase.

YAC's Holiday Art Show will run through December. Can't make it to one of our open houses? View the show online here.

Winter Ceremony at Om Studios

Om Studios

Om Studios invites you to join us for a transformative afternoon retreat to embrace the winter's shift with grace as we journey inward - nourishing mind, body, and spirit through movement, sound, and serenity on Saturday, December 9, 3pm-6pm. Fee...

Saturday Dessert Night at The Perfect Crumb Bakery

The Perfect Crumb Bakery

Enjoy Saturday Dessert Night at The Perfect Crumb Bakery! Every Saturday, we're open 4pm-9pm, serving ice cream sandwiches, brownies a la mode, ice cream sundaes, cookies, cupcakes, and a special baked good just for the night. Bring the family, celebrate a birthday, or take a study break with us.

Adam Behan at Puma Road

Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents singer-songwriter Adam Behan . 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 2023

Custom House Store

Christmas in the Adobes on December 8 & 9 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 and the restoration of the historic First Theatre.

Tickets are $30 per night for adults and free for children and youth age 17 and under. A 2-night Gold Pass is available for $45. Reserve your tickets online today.

South Bay Dance Center : The Nutcracker

$20.00/$23.00 + $3.00 facility fee
Campbell Heritage Theatre

South Bay Dance Center presents an enjoyable student version of the holiday tradition, The Nutcracker. Local dancers and volunteers combine their talents to bring this classic ballet to the stage. Audiences of all ages are sure to enjoy!

Alligator at Bon Ton L'Roy's

Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse

On the second Saturday of every month at 7pm, Bon Ton L'Roy's Lighthouse Smokehouse presents Alligator , a legendary Blues, Zydeco, and Cajun guitar and fiddle player. Advance reservations recommended, 831-375-6958.

Mr. V and Kenny Summit at Compact Disco

Compact Disco

Defected Records superstar Mr. V returns to Compact Disco on Saturday, December 9, for what is sure to be yet another sold out performance! Tickets are $10 in advance , $15 at the door. Ages 21+ with ID.