All Weekend

Experience 20 of Monterey’s beautiful adobes and historic buildings rarely open to the public tonight for Christmas in the Adobes. There will be refreshments, live music and lots of festive fun. Friday and Saturday from 5pm-9pm. Various locations throughout downtown Monterey. $25.

Old Whaling Station by candlelight

Catch a performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic Broadway musical Cats this weekend at the Golden Bough Theatre in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Reminisce in popular show tunes like “Jellicle Choice" and “Memory.” Friday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm. Monte Verde between 8th and 9th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $8-$42.


Fantastic food and wine collide this evening for the 4th Annual Carmel by the Glass at La Playa Hotel. Hosted by local restaurateur Rich Pepe and winemaker Jack Galante this festive event includes a hefty dose of delicious lite bites, savory wines, live music and lots of fun! 5pm-8pm. Camino Real at 8th, Carmel-by-the-Sea. $50.

La Playa in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Explore new wines at Jacks Restaurant quarterly wine dinner tonight. A special five-course meal will be perfectly paired up with sparkling wines from Piper-Heidsieck. 5pm-8pm. Two Portola Plaza, Monterey. $85.

The City of Seaside turns into a Winter Wonderland this afternoon with a snow festival and tree lighting ceremony. This family fun event includes crafts, a petting zoo, hayrides, a visit from Santa and real snow! 6pm-9pm. 440 Harcourt Avenue, Seaside. Free event.

The Golden State Theatre hosts superstar Chris Isaak tonight for an epic concert to include hits like “Wicked Game” and “Life Will Go On.” 8pm. 417 Alvarado Street, Monterey. $49-$104.

Head to Fernwood Tavern in Big Sur tonight for an epic concert from Alex Bleeker and the Freaks. 9pm. 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur. $25.


Bust out that Santa cap and elf ears for the Jingle Bell 5K Run at Lovers Point this morning. The scenic route hugs Pacific Grove’s scenic coastline with proceeds going to the Arthritis Foundation. 8am.17th Street and Ocean View Boulevard, Pacific Grove. $40.

A VIP is landing via helicopter in Carmel Valley today! Watch as Santa Claus ditches his sleigh for a swanky helicopter ride ending at the Carmel Valley Village Airfield this morning. Afterwards there will be a parade through town followed by photo opps with the big guy.  10:30am. Ford Road, Carmel Valley. Free event.


Fish Out of Water brings the party to Fernwood Tavern tonight for a night full of epic covers. 10pm. 47200 Highway 1, Big Sur. Free Event.


Teach those tots how to get on the nice list during Elves in Training at MY Museum today. The whimsical afternoon includes story time, costumes, cookie decorating, and a special visit with Sprinkles and Twinkles the MYM Elves! 5:30pm-7:30pm. 425 Washington Street, Monterey. $15.