ALL WEEKEND

 

DANCE KIDS NUTCRACKER WITH MONTEREY COUNTY POPS! ORCHESTRA LIVE

Nutcracker

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

Time: Starting: Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm. 

Price: $49 for adults, $39 children

Join the celebration as Dance Kids of Monterey County presents its twenty-fifth anniversary performances of Nutcracker; A Monterey Peninsula Tradition featuring Monterey Pops! Orchestra, LIVE! The DKMC production is the only Monterey Peninsula Nutcracker featuring a live, professional orchestra.

 

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.

 

CHRISTMAS IN THE ADOBES

Recurring daily

Location: Monterey State Historic Park, 20 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA

Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Return to the days of Alta California and see Monterey’s historic adobes beautifully decorated for the season with welcoming, candle-lit luminarias at each entrance! Enjoy festive music, living history portrayers, and the warm spirit of this year’s 36th annual celebration that has become a family favorite during the holidays. Several historic adobes located throughout Monterey’s historic downtown open their doors for the festivities from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.

 

Christmas in the Adobes

 

 

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.

 

SPECTORDANCE SCHOOL ANNUAL HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE AND SILENT AUCTION

Spector Dance

 

Friday & Saturday, December 13 & 14, at 7 pm
Sunday, December 15, at 2 pm

Beatles Remembered is a multidisciplinary performance piece inspired by the music of the Beatles, who changed not only rock and roll, but also the face of all music forever. This beloved group of musicians reflects the spirit of the 1960's and 70's with their timeless messages and melodies. Original choreography by Fran Spector Atkins and Jahnna Biddle and re-staged by Amy Byington and SpectorDance Company member Colton Sterling, this playful piece merges hip hop, jazz and ballet. Come and sing and dance along with SpectorDance! 

Bid on golf packages, theater tickets, restaurant certificates, beauty and spa services, original art, gift baskets, jewelry, dance classes and more! Don’t forget the scrumptious bake sale with sweet and savory treats! All proceeds will support SpectorDance school programs.

General $20
Children under 12 /seniors 65+/ Military $15
Family Package – 5 tickets / $75
Bring a Friend Package – 10 tickets / $120
 

 

 

FRIDAY DECEMBER 13, 2019

WINTER WONDERLAND AND TREE LIGHTING

Seaside Holiday

Location: Seaside City Hall 440 Harcourt Ave
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Price: FREE 
Celebrate the Christmas season in the City of Seaside! On December 13th from 6pm-9pm they will be holding its annual Winter Wonderland Celebration and Tree Lighting Ceremony at Seaside City Hall located at 440 Harcourt Avenue in Seaside. This event will feature the return of  ice skating as well as, activities, interactive crafts, Hay Rides, a Petting Zoo and a special visit from Santa!

 

WHOLEHEARTED CHORUS PRESENTS THEIR FALL CONCERT: “GET UP!”FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST MUSICIANS EDWIN HUIZINGA,MIKE MAROTTA & KID BEYOND

Hidden Valley Music - Get Up

Location: Hidden Valley Music Seminars, 104 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Price: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

 

 

THE STORY AND MUSIC OF BOB DYLAN WITH TAELEN THOMAS & BILL SPARKMAN

The Lab - Barnyard

Location: The Lab, 3728 The Barnyard,  Carmel

Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Price: $15

The Lab in Carmel presents the story and music of Bob Dylan featuring Taelen Thomas and Bill Sparkman. 

Doors at 5, show at 5:30. Tickets $15 at the door or via thelabarts.com. 

 

CARMEL ART WALK

Carmel Art Walk

Location: Carmel-by-the-Sea

Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Price: Free

Visit ARTIST-OWNED galleries and studios and meet the local artists who carry on the Carmel art colony legacy - support the arts and help preserve Carmel's artistic heritage! 
 

 

COMEDY IMPROV SHOW

Dali Improv

The Dali Expo, 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey 

Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Price: $20; students, military, elders: $16

Original members Rich Westbrook, Maria Dawson and Carrie Gerdes make up the current iteration of Monterey Comedy Improv along with newer members Kimberly Rousseau, Kate Nash, Laura Be and Lee Garland. 

 

JINGLE BELL RUN

Jingle Bell Run

Location: Lovers Point Park, 17th Street and Ocean View Blvd., Pacific Grove

In cooperation with the Monterey Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation of Northern California, the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a 5K race at Lovers Point. Jingle Bell Run/Walk®is a fun, festive event for the whole family! Put on your reindeer antlers and your running shoes and come join us for some holiday cheer. The race will raise funds to support the Arthritis Foundation. 

 

SANTA FLY IN

santa

Location: Carmel Valley Village Airfield, Carmel Valley, CA 

Time: 10:30am-12:00pm

Price: Free

Santa and Mrs. Claus fly in by helicopter direct from the North Pole to Carmel Valley Village Airfield! There they'll board their sleigh and lead a parade through Carmel Valley Village. The parade is filled with horses, the Carmel Valley Kiwanis Club train, unique autos and more! Afterwards kids can head to the Carmel Valley Youth Center for a photo with jolly Old Saint Nick.

 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 15TH

 

BIG LITTLE HOLIDAY PARTY

Monterey Aquarium Big Little Party

You're invited to the BIG little Holiday Party: one huge holiday celebration held at the world-class Monterey Bay Aquarium. Join other local businesses for a BIG night of marine merriment, fun festivities and enchanted jellyfish.

There'll be decorations, a DJ and strolling cocktail reception with light bites — plus a dive show, a bat ray feeding and an exclusive auditorium program.

Spread the cheer this holiday season!

6:30-10:30 p.m.
Tickets: $130 per person (including tax and service charges). For parties of 50 or less only. Sales cutoff two weeks before the event date. Drinks: Full cash bar service available during the event.
Pre-purchased drink tokens available upon request at $13 each.
 

SUGAR PLUM BRUNCH

7D Sugar Plum Brunch

  • Location: 7th Avenue &, Dolores St, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Price: $65
  • Description:

    Buffet Brunch with Ballet Performances
    About this Event
    Enjoy a magical holiday brunch buffet with live performances by the Dance Kids of Monterey County production of “The Nutcracker.” Sip a complimentary mimosa and be dazzled by the talented dancers and exquisite food – a perfect way to make this holiday season special.

TUBA CHRISTMAS!

Tuba Christmas

Location: Monterey Conference Center, 1 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA

Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Price: Free

The tubas are back! The free holiday concert features the spectacular resonance of over 50 tubas in one fabulous setting! Your holiday spirit will vibrate with delight during this toe-tapping, finger-snapping, and soul-stirring sing-along concert of your favorite holiday carols. Come early. Doors open at noon.