Monterey’s new favorite holiday destination! Bring your family and friends to create wonderful memories at Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf during the holiday season!

Monterey Fisherman's Wharf Association is proud to sponsor and hold its 2nd Annual “Christmas on the Wharf” Weekend festivities on Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey, California featuring great holiday entertainment, a dazzling array of beautiful holiday lights and decorations, a 23-foot Christmas tree, free sweet treats, free Santa “meet and greet” visits, photo ops with Santa, lovely holiday princesses, A Charlie Brown Christmas characters and much more!

Christmas on the Wharf

Beginning Friday, December 1st through Sunday, December 17th, on Friday evenings from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., families are encouraged to come meet Santa and create wonderful memories with free Santa visits at his “house” and have a photo op for kids and family.  There will also be a toy drop at Santa’s house for Salvation Army.

Each weekend, there will be complimentary hot chocolate, coffee, hot apple cider and yummy holiday cookies (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) at the Wharf Tent courtesy of Fisherman’s Wharf Association.   There will also be free drawings for a dinner for two and more. Christmas carolers and live entertainment will also be featured each weekend. Plus there will be great Christmas shopping, dining, whale watching, fishing, watching marine life and more fun this holiday season on the Wharf. More details will be on the Wharf website at

The Wharf businesses will be beautifully decorated with lots of colorful holiday lights and a majestic lit Christmas tree. The Dali17 at the Museum of Monterey will be available for visits in the adjacent Custom House Plaza.

On Friday and Saturday nights and on Sunday afternoons, catch a performance of A Charlie Brown Christmas at the Wharf Theatre. 

On December 8th and 9th and 10th, the Wharf will be a stop off during the Christmas in the Adobes tours in downtown Monterey.

Many of the restaurants, stores and other businesses are open 365-days a year and you can celebrate your special holidays at the Wharf. There will also be many Christmas specials provided by Wharf merchants.

Local Monterey County Residents with ID will receive 2 hours free parking from November 25 – December 24, 2017.

More details on the website:

Christmas on the Wharf