Christmas Events in Monterey County

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Celebrate at these holiday events in Monterey County and festive things to do throughout the destination.

Ice Skating at Portola

November 25, 2022-January 1, 2023

Ice Skating by the Bay's seasonal ice skating rink located at Custom House Plaza behind Portola Hotel & Spa.

November 26, 2022 - December 19, 2022

See all of your favorite characters in Pacific Reparatory Theatreʻs fun-filled musical based on the beloved TV classic.

Christmas on the Wharf


December 2-18, 2022

In addition to beautiful decorations, Christmas on the Wharf features a variety of free weekend live entertainment including Santa visits at his Santa House.

December 9-10, 2022

This nighttime event features about 15 historic adobes for you to visit on foot  with many venues offering music and entertainment.

December 9-10, 2022

Every performance is brimming with sublime classical ballet set to carols and showstopping contemporary works danced to pop music favorites.

December 9, 11, 15, 17-18, 20, 23-25, 2022

The season's festivities include Breakfast at Jackʻs Monterey with Santa Claus followed by a series of evening holiday themed activities in the lobby, including wine, food, live performances from local schools.

December 14, 2022

Sample scrumptious local bites from The Covey Grill at Quail Lodge, Beehive Cheese, and Marich Confectionary and wine tasting from Scheid Vineyards; and listen to live holiday music by Carmel High School Jazz Band. Stay for the JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER: BIG BAND HOLIDAYS LIVESTREAM from 4-6 p.m.

December 24, 2022

Local singing groups serenade with holiday classics at this holiday tradition.

Christmas Dinner

December 24, 2022

Join Carmel Valley Ranch for Chef Hernan's pre-set, four-course meal featuring holiday classics.

December 24, 2022

Dine under the trees in the holiday themed atrium and enjoy the sound of holiday carolers from 5pm to 8pm.

December 24-25, 2022

Find festive seasonal offers from holiday drinks to seasonal holiday menus.

December 25, 2022

Rejoice in a magical and merry meal featuring miso buttered scallops, grilled Chilean sea bass, and cast-iron persimmon coffee cake.

December 25, 2022

Christmas is a family affair in Spain, and like most Spanish festivals, food takes center stage. Esteban Restaurant shares this enthusiasm for gathering around the table this holiday season for a feast.

jacks frost cocktail portola

December 25, 2022

This holiday buffet includes a carving station, traditional fare and desserts in the newly refreshed Club Room. 

December 25, 2022

Jacks Monterey's three-course Christmas dinner begins with family style dining and offers a selection of entrees to choose from that the whole family will enjoy. 

December 25, 2022

Wear your ugly sweater and throw on a holiday scarf for a Christmas dinner at this sports bar brewery.

December 25, 2022

A thoughtfully prepared buffet of seasonal favorites and coastal specialties by Chef Michael Rotondo.

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