Holiday events, comedy and sand dune walking tours  - we have you covered!

 

ALL WEEKEND

 

4TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS ON THE WHARF

Christmas on the Wharf

Location: Old Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, 

Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Price: free

“Christmas on the Wharf” will feature holiday musical entertainment including choirs and community caroling, a dazzling array of beautiful holiday lights and decorations, a 23-foot Christmas tree, silhouetted lit trees, tin soldiers, free sweet treats, free Santa “meet and greet” visits, photo ops with Santa, lovely holiday princesses and much more. There will also be giant holiday-lighted sea life animals and holiday-themed inflatables on display.

 

PORTOLA HOTEL & SPA WINTER WONDERLAND!

Winter Wonderland Portola Spa and Hotel

Location: Portola Hotel & Spa, Two Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 

Time: 11:30 AM to 8:30 PM

Price: Free

You and your family to enjoy in the magic of this holiday season with a Winter Wonderland in the heart of downtown Monterey,   Porttola's Winter Wonderland will offer a variety of entertainment, activities, dining experiences and more. The holiday season is a wonderful time for giving. Portola Hotel has partnered with the Salvation Army and will provide barrels for food donations in the hotel lobby.

 

ICE SKATING BY THE BAY

Ice Skating by the bay
Custom House Plaza 4 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940

November 23, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Recurring daily

Celebrate the holidays amidst the scenic coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay's seasonal ice skating rink located in Custom House Plaza behind Portola Hotel & Spa. Skaters can spend the day in a winter wonderland right by the Bay.

 

FRIDAY DECEMBER 20, 2019

XYZ COMEDY AT SUNSET CENTER STUDIO 105

Liza Treyger

Disclaimer: Mature content, intended for adults. Expect strong language and no topics being off limits.

Sunset Center, in partnership with Central Coast Native turned Brooklyn Comedy Producer, Reed Kavner, boldly bring you XYZ Comedy, a next gen series in Studio 105 featuring some of comedy's finest, fresh young superstars making a name for themselves on the likes of Netflix, Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, and more. This series presents a rare opportunity to see these standout performers perform live in an intimate setting, in your own backyard.

Born in the former Soviet Union and raised in Chicago, Liza Treyger's brand of bawdy stories and fearless truth-telling has earned her a place on some of comedy's most coveted stages. Liza most recently filmed her Netflix half-hour standup special as part of their Degenerates series. In 2015, Liza released her first half-hour television special on Comedy Central. She's performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival and in 2019 made her debut at the Edinburgh Fringe.

 

SATURDAY DECEMBER 21, 2019

MS. CLAUS READS HOLIDAY STORIES

Ms Claus Asilomar

Location: Asilomar Conference Grounds, Phoebe Hearst Social Hall, 800 Asilomar Ave, Pacific Grove 

Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Price: Free

Calling all youngsters, oldsters, and Christmas fanatics to attend Ms. Claus Reads Holiday Stories. Ms. Claus will be reading some holiday stories inside the Phoebe Hearst Social Hall.

FREE parking will be available in designated parking lots.

 

ANNUAL NUTCRACKER HOLIDAY TEA

CVR Nutcracker Tea

Location: Carmel Valley Ranch, One Old Ranch Rd, Carmel Valley,

Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Price: $65 Adults, $50 Children 12 & under

Meet the stars of Dance Kids of Monterey’s The Nutcracker and learn a scene from the famous ballet. This unique annual event combines performance, participation, storytelling, and even sword fighting! Afternoon tea and savories will be served, along with sparkling wine for adults. Proceeds benefit Dance Kids of Monterey County, a nonprofit organization giving dance and theater arts opportunities to local youth

 

 

ASILOMAR DUNES WALK

Asilomar Dunes

Location: Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Ave, Pacific Grove, CA

Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Price: Free

WHAT: Get out and about for an invigorating walk through the restored 25-acre Asilomar Dunes habitat. Learn about the preservation and management of this natural habitat, visit our native plant greenhouse, and enjoy scenic views. Not too academic, and just enough fun!!
WHERE: Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds. Meet @ the state parks desk in the social hall. FREE — Tour maximum of 15. Signup sheet at CA State Parks desk inside Social Hall. More Information: www.parks.ca.gov/asilomar
Groups of 8 or more are asked to schedule a separate tour in advance.
WHEN: December 1:30-2:30 p.m. Family-Friendly Tour lasts approximately 1 hour. Walking shoes and layers of clothing recommended.
Note: Rain Cancels

 

 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 22

 

DARLENE LOVE: LOVE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

DarleneLoveSunset

 

Location: Sunset Center, San Carlos St at Ninth Ave, Carmel by the Sea, CA

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Price: Tickets: Level I $69/ Level II $59/ Level III $4

A Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Darlene Love has long been recognized as "one of the greatest singers of all-time." Her voice launched dozens of hits including "He's a Rebel," "(Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry," "Marshmallow World" and her signature song, "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)." This holiday season, the music icon will bring these classics and more for a one-night-only holiday performance. It's a rockin' Christmas celebration you won't want to miss!

 

PAINT & SIP SOVINO'S WINE BAR 

Sovino Paint and Sip

Location: Sovino Wine Bar & Merchant, 241 Alvarado St, Monterey 

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Price: $40.00; must pay in advance

Join us for Paint & Sip with retired art teacher Bunny Paivine! Step by step instruction makes it a great class for any skill level! Materials, instruction, and a glass of wine are included in class fee. Reservations are required.