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Holiday Tree & Menorah Lighting Ceremony

Ocean Avenue & Mission Street Ocean Avenue & Mission Street , Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
December 1, 2023
  • Location: Ocean Avenue & Mission Street , Ocean Avenue & Mission Street , Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
  • Phone: (831) 620-2020
  • Time: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Description:

    The bright menorah and towering tree at the city's major crossroads of Junipero Street and Ocean Avenue comes to life at the Carmel Holiday Tree and Menorah Lighting, which features choirs from local schools, special singing guests, and appearances by city dignitaries, among other festivities. Amidst the celebration, the town mayor flips the switch to light the menorah and then the tree which become the city's welcoming beacons throughout the holiday season.


    The annual City HolidayTree and Menorah Lighting Celebration is held at Devendorf Park on Ocean Avenue between Junipero and Mission, followed by the Carmel Plaza Holiday Open House.

    Start your holidays in Carmel-by-the-Sea on Friday, December 1, from 3:00 pm -- 5:30 pm. with our annual Holiday Celebration. Join us in Devendorf Park and under the holiday tree at Ocean Avenue & Junipero.

    3:00 pm Santa arrives and greets children at his holiday bench in Devendorf Park

    3:00 -- 4:00 pm The Del Monte Brass of the Monterey Naval Post Graduate School perform in Devendorf Park

    4:00 pm Menorah Lighting in Devendorf Park

    4:30 pm Special music and dance program

    5:30 pm The Mayor, City Council Members and Santa light the tree

    After the tree is lit Carmel Plaza invites you to shop, mingle, and enjoy delicious small bites, festive warm drinks, face painting, kids activities, and visits with Santa and Martin the Magical Elf.

    Please join us in celebrating the holiday season!!

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