Locals are encouraged to celebrate the holiday season at Old Fisherman's Wharf. Check out all of the beautiful holiday decor up and down the Wharf safely and responsibly. Savor a wide-array of delicious food at the restaurants and fish markets (To-Go and curbside orders are available from most merchants), shop for the perfect holiday gifts and stocking stuffers and more. Remember to get out responsibly, stay 6 feet apart and wear face coverings.

175th Wharf Birthday Photo Contest Returns

Old Fisherman's Wharf wishes everyone a safe, healthy and happy holiday! If you missed their photo contest earlier this year, don't fret - Old Fisherman's Wharf has just launched their 175th Wharf Birthday Photo Contest, Part 2, which will last through the month of December 2020. This contest is designed specifically for people living outside of Monterey County. To enter, send in your favorite photo taken from a past visit at Old Fisherman's Wharf for a chance to win Wharf Dollars that you can use on a future visit. Check the website here for more details.

The beautiful photo below is by Teri Hardy who won the 175th Wharf Birthday Photo Contest, Part 1 in October 2020.

Ist Place Photo Contest Winner 2020

175th Wharf Birthday Photo Contest, Part 1 Winner: "Reflections" by Teri Hardy. Taken on a beautiful winter day in January 2014

Dazzling Decorations on Christmas on the Wharf

Capture a wonderful holiday memory at Old Fisherman's Wharf. During December through New Year's Day weekend, stop by and enjoy the special Christmas on the Wharf decorations this year. The majestic 30-foot Christmas Tree is surrounded by brightly colored sea creatures that are especially beautiful when illuminated at night, including a sea otter, octopus, sea horses, dolphins and more. There are dazzling decorations up and down the Wharf adorning restaurants, gift stores and fish markets - even the whale watching, fishing and sailing businesses have decorated. Enjoy a fabulous new coordinated music and light show in the evening at the Christmas Tree area, too.

All Things Gingerbread Holiday Photo Contest

Everyone who stops by the Wharf is invited to take a photo and submit to Old Fisherman's Wharf All Things Gingerbread Holiday Photo Contest during the month of December. To enter, submit your best photo of anything involving gingerbread, such as a gingerbread cookie, house, ornament, toy, printed picture or any item with gingerbread. You could win Wharf Dollars to use at any Old Fisherman's Wharf merchants. Contest here for contest entry details.

Gingerbread house

11th Annual Whalefest Monterey

Be sure to save the date for the 11th Annual Whalefest Monterey event on January 26-29, 2021. Click here to learn more.