All Weekend

Get ready for the holiday season with an epic performance from the Smuin Ballet at the Sunset Center! The Christmas Ballet will be filled with a stunning and original array of ballet, tap, and jazz. 8pm on Friday and 2pm on Saturday. San Carlos St at Ninth Ave, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $57-$73.

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.

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.


Carmel-by-the-Sea lights up the night with a special tree lighting ceremony at Devendorf Park. The tree lighting ceremony begins at 4:30pm with plenty of entertainment, refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus! After the tree is lit at 5:45pm stop by Carmel Plaza for their annual open house with live entertainment and refreshments. 4:30pm. Ocean Avenue and Junipero, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Free event.

Head to Colton Hall for Monterey's traditional Christmas Tree Lighting celebration with carols, candles, cookies, cider, music and good cheer! 5pm-6pm. 570 Pacific Street, Monterey. Free event.

Help the City of Marina flip the switch on the lights tonight during their Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Vince DiMaggio Park will be full of Christmas carols, fresh cookies, hot apple cider and an appearance from Santa! 6pm. 3200 Del Monte Blvd., Marina. Free event.

It’s Christmas Night out at The Farm! The entire family is invited for carols, cookies, hot apple cider and moonlit hayrides. 6-9pm. Spreckles Boulevard West at Highway 68, Salinas. Free event.

Peruse beautiful art galleries and enjoy local beer, food and live music tonight at the Monterey Museum of Art during “Art & Soul: Brews & Bites.” 7pm-9pm. 559 Pacific St, Monterey. $5 suggested donation for admission.


Caledonia Park in downtown Pacific Grove transforms into a Winter Wonderland for Stillwell’s Fun in the Park. This family fun event features Santa's arrival on fire truck, Frosty the Snowman, Snow Queen, hayrides, a petting zoo & lots of entertainment. 10am- 4pm. Central Avenue and Jewell Avenue, Pacific Grove. Free event.

Get in the holiday spirit by decorating a wreath made out of vineyard clippings from Joullian Vineyards while sipping on delicious wine. Guests will also enjoy wine tastings, cellar tours, a catered lunch and raffle prizes. 11am-4pm. 20300 Cachagua Road, Carmel Valley. $50.

Santa and his two Christmas reindeer make a stop at Golden State Theatre in Old Monterey today. Bring the kids for an epic photo opportunity! 12pm-4pm. 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey. Free event.

The EJ Cox Band performs at the Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur tonight. 10pm. 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur. Free event.


Check off that Christmas shopping list at Embassy Suites’ Holiday One Stop Shop event featuring local crafters offering everything from jewelry to home goods. 10am-4pm. 1441 Canyon Del Rey, Seaside. Free admission.

Bring your creativity to Hahn Winery today for their annual Wreath Making Celebration! They provide the vines for a masterpiece you can take home. Pack a picnic and enjoy the stunning views of the Salinas Valley. 11am-4pm. 37700 Foothill Rd, Soledad.

Peek inside several quaint inns and B&Bs in Carmel-by-the-Sea today during Inns of Distinction. Stroll the charming streets of Carmel-by-the-Sea and visit some of the special and unique inns, while sampling tastings from some of the area's finest wineries and restaurants. 2pm-5pm. Various locations in Carmel-by-the-Sea. $40 in advance and $45 at the event.

Molly’s Revenge and special guest vocalist Christa Burch with the Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers perform at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church for an evening of Celtic music, song and dance. 3pm. 146 12th St, Pacific Grove. $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Watch decked out boats cruise along Monterey Bay's scenic coastline during the Monterey Yacht Club's lighted boat parade. 6pm-8pm. Monterey Harbor, Monterey. Free event.