All Weekend

Need some positivity in your life? Catch a performance of Sister Act at the Pacific Repertory Theatre. The feel-good musical comedy is sure to have you feeling blessed. Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. Monte Verde between 8th and 9th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $42.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Monterey! Custom House Plaza has transformed into a winter wonderland complete with an ice rink overlooking Monterey Bay! Monday-Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday 12pm-8pm. 4 Custom House Plaza. $13 for adults and $11 for children.

Ice Skating by the Bay at Custom House Plaza

Tune into your inner Jack Sparrow and climb aboard the stunning ship that played a role in “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.” The Tall Ship Lady Washington will be docked at the Moss Landing Harbor for tours and adventure sails November 11-27. 7881 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing. $5 for tours and $47 for adventure sails.

Kick off your weekend on the right foot with a free walking tour at Asilomar Conference Grounds. The 1 hour and 15 minute hike showcases historic highlights of the iconic property. Friday and Saturday at10am. 800 Asilomar Ave, Pacific Grove. Free event.

Get an early start on your holiday shopping at the Monterey Gem Fair at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. Here you can peruse fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Saturday from 10am-6pm and Sunday from 10am-5pm. 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey. $7.

Thursday

Happy Thanksgiving! Start a new tradition and round up the troops for an unforgettable Thanksgiving Dinner in Monterey County. Click here for a full list of delectable offerings in the area.

Friday

Kick off the holiday season with the 22nd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting on legendary Cannery Row. The festivities begin at 5pm and include Christmas carolers, Santa’s reindeer and a visit from Santa Claus himself. At 6pm Santa will flip the switch on a towering 25-foot holiday tree. 5pm-9pm. Steinbeck Plaza, Cannery Row, Monterey. Free event.

Saturday

Edge of the West performs at the Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur tonight. 10pm. 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur. Free event.

Sunday

Come one, come all to the festive Salinas Holiday Parade of Lights. Over 70 lit-up entrants including marching bands, floats, dancers and classic cars take to the streets of Oldtown Salinas for a one-of-a-kind spectacle! 6pm. One Main Street, Salinas. Free event.

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