Looking for something to do beyond eating leftover turkey and taking care of the Christmas shopping? Here's our list.
Cannery Row's tree-lighting extravaganza runs from noon until 9pm. Along with the big 6pm tree lighting, there will be live holiday music, live reindeer in front of Bubba Gump from 3-7pm, and a chance to meet Santa Claus from 6-9pm. Free. Jangly-pop act Lemon Sun comes up from Los Angeles to play Jose's on Wave Street tonight. San Francisco's White Stripes-esque Leopold & His Fiction and Salinas indie rockers The Mystery Lights open. 9pm, $5 in advance, $7 at the door.
The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History goes wild with Monarch Madness. Learn all about butterflies and see live butterflies and caterpillars. There will be butterfly-themed singalongs and storytelling. 11am-3pm, free.
The Salinas Holiday Parade of Lights rumbles down Main Street through Oldtown to the National Steinbeck Center. Check out the brilliant floats, giant balloons, classic cars and more. 6 pm, free.
Still looking for something to occupy your time? Check out the Monterey County Weekly's calendar listings.