Dec
12
Wed
Organic Grower Summit @ Portola Hotel & Spa
Dec 12 @ 6:30 am – Dec 13 @ 3:30 pm

Connecting Organic Growers and Producers
with Supply Chain and Service Providers

Launched by the Organic Produce Network (OPN) and California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), the Organic Grower Summit (OGS) will bring organic growers, producers and processors to Monterey for two days of education, information and networking opportunities with their production supply chain and support service providers.

Dec
13
Thu
Portola Hotel’s Winter Wonderland @ Portola Hotel & Spa
Dec 13 @ 11:30 am – Dec 25 @ 9:30 pm

Experience the Magic of the Holiday Season in Monterey

Portola Hotel & Spa invites you and your family to enjoy in the magic of this holiday season with a Winter Wonderland in the heart of downtown Monterey, CA. December 13-25, 2018 Portola’s Winter Wonderland will offer a variety of entertainment, activities, dining experiences and more. The holiday season is a wonderful time for giving. Portola Hotel has partnered with the Salvation Army and will provide barrels for food donations in the hotel lobby.

In addition, Portola’s Culinary Team will offer complimentary treats inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas from 4pm to 5pm in the hotel lobby. Each evening will offer a new holiday favorite including Pecan Caramel Candies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Calling Bird Crisps, Chocolate Caramel Truffles, and more!

Portola Hotel’s Winter Wonderland festivities include:

Thursday, December 13th

A holiday feast in The Club Room with the Prisoner Wine Dinner at 6pm

Friday, December 14th

  • Live music with John Harris on piano and vocals at Jacks Monterey from 5pm to 8pm

Saturday, December 15th

  • Jingle Jam live music with Taylor Rae and Jesse 5pm to7pm at Jacks Monterey
  • Classic children’s holiday movies playing adjacent to the hotel lobby, complimentary from 11:30am to 9pm

Sunday, December 16th

  • David Conley on piano and vocals at Jacks Monterey for Sunday Brunch from 11:30am to 2:30pm
  • Cookie Decorating for children in the hotel lobby 11:30am to 2:30pm

Monday, December 17th

  • Live music with the International Duo featuring Mike Marotta and Dave Marzetti in Jacks Monterey from 5pm to 8pm

Tuesday, December 18th

  • Students from San Carlos School caroling in the Portola Hotel lobby from 5:30pm to 6pm

Thursday, December 20th

  • Students Stevenson School caroling in the Portola Hotel lobby from 5pm to 6:30pm

Saturday, December 22nd

  • Live music with Fred McCarty on guitar and vocals 5pm to 8pm at Jacks Monterey

Sunday December 23rd

  • Live music with Fred McCarty on guitar and vocals at Jacks Monterey for Sunday Brunch 11:30am to 2:30pm
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Portola Hotel lobby from 1pm to 4:30pm

Monday, December 24th

  • Peninsula Harmony Company Trio caroling in the Portola Hotel lobby from 5pm to 8pm
  • Jacks Monterey Christmas Eve Dinner Special – Monterey Bay Cioppino for $29.95

Tuesday, December 25th

Dec
14
Fri
3rd Annual Christmas on the Wharf @ Fisherman's Wharf Association
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Be sure to bring your family and friends this holiday season to create wonderful memories at Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf!

Fisherman’s Wharf Association is proud to sponsor and hold its “3rd Annual Christmas on the Wharf” weekend festivities on Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey, California.

“Christmas on the Wharf” will feature holiday musical entertainment including choirs and community caroling, a dazzling array of beautiful holiday lights and decorations, a 19-foot Christmas tree, silhouetted lit trees, tin soldiers, free sweet treats, free Santa “meet and greet” visits, photo ops with Santa, lovely holiday princesses and much more! New this year will be several not-to-be-missed giant holiday-lighted marine animals on display.

Families are encouraged to come meet Santa and his elves to create special memories. Enjoy free Santa visits at his “house” and have a photo op for kids and family. Christmas holiday princesses will also be on hand to greet the children and for photo ops. There will also be a toy drop at Santa’s house for Salvation Army.

Each weekend of Christmas on the Wharf, there will be complimentary hot chocolate, coffee, hot apple cider and cookies (Friday, Saturday and Sundays) at the Wharf tent courtesy of Fisherman’s Wharf Association and Old Fisherman’s Grotto.

There will be free drawings for a dinner for two and more. Christmas carolers and live entertainment will be featured each weekend (schedule to be posted on montereywharf.com). There will also be great Christmas shopping, dining, whale watching, fishing, watching marine life and more fun this holiday season on the Wharf.

The Wharf businesses will be beautifully decorated with hundreds of colorful holiday lights and a majestic lit Christmas tree. There will also be many Christmas specials provided by Wharf merchants.

On Saturday, December 2nd, there will be Holiday Safety Afternoon during Christmas on the Wharf with representatives and a fire truck from the Monterey Fire Department and representatives from the Monterey Police Department. Free children’s fire hats will be handed out, too!

On December 7th and 8th, the Wharf will be a stop off during the Christmas in the Adobes tours in Downtown Monterey. The Wharf is also a great place to view the Monterey Yacht Club’s Lighted Boat Parade on Sunday, December 9th. Ice Skating by the Bay will be available at the adjacent Custom House Plaza throughout December.

Many of the restaurants, stores and other businesses are open 365 days a year and everyone is invited to enjoy their special celebrations at the Wharf.

Click here for  an updated listed of live entertainment.

When:

Christmas on the Wharf will span Friday, November 30th through Sunday, December 16th

Friday evenings (November 30th, December 7th, December 14th) from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturdays (December 1st, 8th, 15th) from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Sundays (December 2nd, 9th and 16th) from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where:

Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey, California. Directions: GPS to 101 Washington Street. Parking in the Waterfront Lot adjacent to Old Fisherman’s Wharf is available and locals with Monterey County ID can park free for 2 hours daily from November 23rd – December 24th.

Parking is also available in the nearby City of Monterey East and West Garages in Downtown Monterey. Take the convenient MST Trolley to the Wharf on Saturdays and Sundays from the Garages. Rent a bicycle or ride your own, rent a Segway or simply stroll to the Wharf via Downtown Monterey or the Rec Trail. Directions: https://www.montereywharf.com/map.html

Monterey Peninsula Ballet Theatre Presents the Nutcracker @ Sunset Center
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 10:00 pm

 

The Monterey Peninsula Ballet Theatre (MPBT) is thrilled to announce its return to Sunset Center with the 2018 production of The Nutcracker. Monterey’s own Tia Brown returns as Artistic Director. With the hope of exposing students to a professional experience, Ms. Brown collaborated with many gifted choreographers amongst which were peninsula locals and former students-turned-professional dancers, Dominc Haws and Isaiah Bindel. The culmination of such talent and creative energy working with the young people of the area makes MPBT’s Nutcracker without equal on the Peninsula! This enchanting story springs to life in keeping with the tradition of Tchaikovsky’s original ballet, first performed in San Francisco 74 years ago.

Come celebrate the magical tradition with our family of 153 dancers, countless volunteers, and enthusiastic supporters, all of whom have been celebrating the Christmas season since August and are now proud to present a beautiful interpretation of The Nutcracker. Stunning tutus are fluffed, scenery is painted and props are getting an extra coat of glitter, all in anticipation of dazzling our audience!

Join Clara as she celebrates the holiday with her family who include her mischievous little brother and her beloved and magical Uncle Drosselmeyer. As she ventures into a world of ethereal characters, she’s gifted with visions of twirling sugar plums, divine angels and pirouetting flowers. Cookies and Cupcakes spring to life from under Mother Ginger’s charmed costume, and candy canes leap, twist and twirl for your entertainment. This show provides entertainment for everyone – soldiers battling beasts, a prince saving a fair young lady, and fantastic wonders such as snow falling from Sunset’s arches and trees growing before your eyes. All spectacles that you must see to believe!

Joining MPBT for one of these performances ensures that, when your children go to bed this Christmas Eve, they are sure to be dreaming of more than just sugar plums dancing in their heads! Thank you for supporting MPBT and all of the children that benefit from their work. Merry Christmas!

Dec
16
Sun
Marina Farmers’ Market @ Marina, CA
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Marina’s Farmers’ Market is every Sunday from 10am to 2pm at 215 Reservation Road in the Marina Village Shopping Center (near Grocery Outlet and in front of Lee’s Garden.

Dec
17
Mon
Living History Days @ San Juan Bautista State Historic Park
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Step back to the early days of San Juan. Meet mountain men, Civil War soldiers, Victorian ladies, and more. Enjoy craft and cooking demonstrations. Enjoy an old-fashioned soda in the historic Plaza Hotel Saloon. See historic horse-drawn vehicles inside the Plaza Stables and Victorian furnishings in the Plaza Hotel and Zanetta family home.
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Pacific Grove Farmers Market @ Downtown Pacific Grove
Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

The Pacific Grove Certified Farmers’ Markets’ new location is Central and Grand Ave right in front of Jewell Park, the Natural History Museum, and the Pacific Grove Library.

The Farmers’ Market is open every Monday 4pm – 7pm all year round. (We will be closed December 24th and 31st. Open all other holidays.)

Dec
18
Tue
The Farmer’s Market at Old Monterey Marketplace @ Old Monterey
Dec 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Old Monterey Farmers Market, established in 1991, comprises of 3 ½ city blocks and runs year-round rain or shine. During the summer it’s the largest gathering of people in Monterey County, attracting more that 10,000 locals and tourists in one location. You can travel the world in just three blocks, finding arts and crafts, handmade jewelry, furniture, clothing, international food, organic produce, flowers, and pastries.

Old Monterey Marketplace Every Tuesday Winter: 4-7p Summer: 4-8p Rain or Shine Alvarado Street between Del Monte and Pearl

Dec
23
Sun
Marina Farmers’ Market @ Marina, CA
Dec 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Marina’s Farmers’ Market is every Sunday from 10am to 2pm at 215 Reservation Road in the Marina Village Shopping Center (near Grocery Outlet and in front of Lee’s Garden.

Dec
24
Mon
Living History Days @ San Juan Bautista State Historic Park
Dec 24 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Step back to the early days of San Juan. Meet mountain men, Civil War soldiers, Victorian ladies, and more. Enjoy craft and cooking demonstrations. Enjoy an old-fashioned soda in the historic Plaza Hotel Saloon. See historic horse-drawn vehicles inside the Plaza Stables and Victorian furnishings in the Plaza Hotel and Zanetta family home.
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Pacific Grove Farmers Market @ Downtown Pacific Grove
Dec 24 @ 4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

The Pacific Grove Certified Farmers’ Markets’ new location is Central and Grand Ave right in front of Jewell Park, the Natural History Museum, and the Pacific Grove Library.

The Farmers’ Market is open every Monday 4pm – 7pm all year round. (We will be closed December 24th and 31st. Open all other holidays.)

Dec
25
Tue
The Farmer’s Market at Old Monterey Marketplace @ Old Monterey
Dec 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Old Monterey Farmers Market, established in 1991, comprises of 3 ½ city blocks and runs year-round rain or shine. During the summer it’s the largest gathering of people in Monterey County, attracting more that 10,000 locals and tourists in one location. You can travel the world in just three blocks, finding arts and crafts, handmade jewelry, furniture, clothing, international food, organic produce, flowers, and pastries.

Old Monterey Marketplace Every Tuesday Winter: 4-7p Summer: 4-8p Rain or Shine Alvarado Street between Del Monte and Pearl

Dec
30
Sun
Marina Farmers’ Market @ Marina, CA
Dec 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Marina’s Farmers’ Market is every Sunday from 10am to 2pm at 215 Reservation Road in the Marina Village Shopping Center (near Grocery Outlet and in front of Lee’s Garden.

Dec
31
Mon
Living History Days @ San Juan Bautista State Historic Park
Dec 31 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Step back to the early days of San Juan. Meet mountain men, Civil War soldiers, Victorian ladies, and more. Enjoy craft and cooking demonstrations. Enjoy an old-fashioned soda in the historic Plaza Hotel Saloon. See historic horse-drawn vehicles inside the Plaza Stables and Victorian furnishings in the Plaza Hotel and Zanetta family home.
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Pacific Grove Farmers Market @ Downtown Pacific Grove
Dec 31 @ 4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

The Pacific Grove Certified Farmers’ Markets’ new location is Central and Grand Ave right in front of Jewell Park, the Natural History Museum, and the Pacific Grove Library.

The Farmers’ Market is open every Monday 4pm – 7pm all year round. (We will be closed December 24th and 31st. Open all other holidays.)

Jan
1
Tue
The Farmer’s Market at Old Monterey Marketplace @ Old Monterey
Jan 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Old Monterey Farmers Market, established in 1991, comprises of 3 ½ city blocks and runs year-round rain or shine. During the summer it’s the largest gathering of people in Monterey County, attracting more that 10,000 locals and tourists in one location. You can travel the world in just three blocks, finding arts and crafts, handmade jewelry, furniture, clothing, international food, organic produce, flowers, and pastries.

Old Monterey Marketplace Every Tuesday Winter: 4-7p Summer: 4-8p Rain or Shine Alvarado Street between Del Monte and Pearl

Jan
6
Sun
Marina Farmers’ Market @ Marina, CA
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Marina’s Farmers’ Market is every Sunday from 10am to 2pm at 215 Reservation Road in the Marina Village Shopping Center (near Grocery Outlet and in front of Lee’s Garden.

Jan
7
Mon
Living History Days @ San Juan Bautista State Historic Park
Jan 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Step back to the early days of San Juan. Meet mountain men, Civil War soldiers, Victorian ladies, and more. Enjoy craft and cooking demonstrations. Enjoy an old-fashioned soda in the historic Plaza Hotel Saloon. See historic horse-drawn vehicles inside the Plaza Stables and Victorian furnishings in the Plaza Hotel and Zanetta family home.
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Pacific Grove Farmers Market @ Downtown Pacific Grove
Jan 7 @ 4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

The Pacific Grove Certified Farmers’ Markets’ new location is Central and Grand Ave right in front of Jewell Park, the Natural History Museum, and the Pacific Grove Library.

The Farmers’ Market is open every Monday 4pm – 7pm all year round. (We will be closed December 24th and 31st. Open all other holidays.)

Jan
8
Tue
The Farmer’s Market at Old Monterey Marketplace @ Old Monterey
Jan 8 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Old Monterey Farmers Market, established in 1991, comprises of 3 ½ city blocks and runs year-round rain or shine. During the summer it’s the largest gathering of people in Monterey County, attracting more that 10,000 locals and tourists in one location. You can travel the world in just three blocks, finding arts and crafts, handmade jewelry, furniture, clothing, international food, organic produce, flowers, and pastries.

Old Monterey Marketplace Every Tuesday Winter: 4-7p Summer: 4-8p Rain or Shine Alvarado Street between Del Monte and Pearl