Holiday Events in Old Monterey 2021

Sale at Cha-ya Japanese Tea and Things

Cha-ya Japanese Tea & Things

Join Cha-ya Japanese Tea and Things on Small Business Saturday - we're offering 15% off everything in the store! Open 11am-4pm.

Ice Skating by the Bay 2021

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.

Matisyahu at Golden State Theatre 2021

Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre hosts Matisyahu , now on his 2021 Festival of Light Tour. Tickets are $25-$99. Matisyahu is a Jewish American musician known for blending Orthodox Jewish themes with reggae, rock, and hip hop beatboxing sounds. His 2005 single "King Without a Crown" was a Top 40 hit in the US.

First Night Monterey 2022

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. 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.

Spanish Harlem Orchestra at Monterey Conference Center

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. ...

Traditional Tree Lighting on Colton Hall Lawn 2021

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.

Christmas in the Adobes 2021

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.

An Irish Christmas 2021 at Golden State Theatre

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 .