All Weekend

Hartnell College becomes the hub for the Salinas Valley Comic Con all weekend long! The event begins on Friday with a kick-off party where vendors, exhibitors, panelists, and guests will have an opportunity to mingle before the convention floor officially opens. On Saturday and Sunday guests will be treated to over 22 vendors, interesting panel discussions, cosplay contests, and more. Special treats include the popular 501st Legion, a photo spot with custom Salinas Valley Comic Con backdrops, and an exhibit of comic books from UC Santa Cruz’s collection. Friday-Sunday. 411 Central Avenue, Salinas. $5-$25.

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.

Old Fisherman’s Wharf has decked its halls for Christmas on the Wharf complete with holiday entertainment, sweet treats, free Santa meet and greets, holiday princesses and much more! Friday 5pm-9pm, and Saturday-Sunday from 11am-9pm. 1 Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey. Free event.

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

Friday

Join Jack Galante and his merry elves for a Holiday Open House at his tasting room in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Galante Vineyards will offering complimentary light bites and discounts. 2pm-6pm. NW Corner 7th & Dolores, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $15 tasting fee.

Galante Vineyards

Saturday

Celebrate the Winter Solstice at the Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea this evening. The Windham Hill 30th Anniversary Winter Solstice features Will Ackerman, Barbara Higbie, Alex DeGrassi, with Todd Boston for a night full of traditional acoustic music. 8pm. San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $39-$59.