Thursday

Merry Christmas! Pamper yourself and your family this year in Monterey and leave it to one of our fabulous restaurants to prepare your holiday meal. Click here to see a full list of local eateries staying open to serve up delicious seasonal dishes.

All Weekend

Enjoy a winter wonderland right by the bay! Custom House Plaza in downtown Monterey has transformed into an ice skater's paradise for Ice Skating by the Bay. Open Monday - Saturday from 11am-10pm and Sunday from 12pm-8pm. 4 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. $10-$12.

Funny man Roger Lizaola is at Planet Gemini Friday and Saturday for two nights of hilarious stand-up. His comedy act has landed him opening spots for Black Eyed Peas, the Pussycat Dolls and Rhianna. Stay afterwards for karaoke and dancing. Friday and Saturday at 9pm. 2110 Fremont Street, Monterey. $10-$15.

Get ready for the New Year with the popular annual performance of the Legends Rock and Roll Tribute Concert! The Golden Bough Theatre in Carmel-by-the-Sea will be rocking with some of the classics from Elvis, the Mamas and the Papas, Bob Dylan, Little Richard and more! Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. Monte Verde Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $7.50-$39.

Saturday

Enjoy an evening under the Big Sur redwoods with the Coffis Brothers. Tonight they perform their own songs with a classic rock and roll approach at the Fernwood Tavern. 10pm. 47200 Highway One, Big Sur. Free event.