Christmas on the Monterey Peninsula!

by Bob Hamilton on 11/28/2016, 05:20 PM

Categories: Things To Do - Kid Stuff - Festivals - Calendar
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We can think of no place better to spend the holiday season than the Monterey Peninsula....and no place better to stay while you are taking in the celebration than Saddle Mountain Ranch whether you are in your RV, one of the luxury cabins or camping out at one of the park's beautiful sites.  Being on the Monterey Peninsula you don't have to battle the city traffic and at Saddle Mountain Ranch you are just 20 minutes or less away from most of the events...and there are a ton of Christmas related things to's our list....


November 29-30, 2016
Pacific Grove

It's Pacific Grove at its most picturesque, as ten of the town's bed and breakfasts and inns deck their halls and open their doors so you can share their holiday cheer in Victorian-era spendor.


Candy Cane Lane in Pacific Grove
Nothing official but generally ready by December 1st
Don't miss this amazing drive at night
Dozens of homes decorated in the most beautiful Christmas display
Start at Forrest Avenue and Morse Drive..houses along Morse to Beaumont
Please don't visit after 10pm..these are real people who have to get some sleep also

Sister Act: The Musical
Through December 18

Custom House Plaza 4 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940
Now through January 1, 2017
December 1, 2016  
Lighthouse Ave. Pacific Grove

Lighted parade will feature marching bands, holiday floats, dance teams, equestrian groups, and of course, Santa Claus.  After the parade, stores will remain open for Holiday shopping & wagon rides, photos with Santa & carolers.

December 2, 2016, 3:30 PM-6:00 PM
Ocean Avenue & Mission Street
(831) 624-1385

570 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940
Friday, December 2, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Lights, music and refreshments

Friday, December 2nd
(just off highway 68...take the Spreckles exit
Carols, cookies, hot apple cider and moonlit hayrides. 6-9pm.  Weather permitting!

CHRISTMAS ON THE WHARF (Fisherman's Wharf)
Friday, December 2 - Sunday, December 18
Santa will be there..refreshments, entertainment and more
Friday evenings from 5pm-9pm, Saturdays from 11am-9pm and Sundays from 11am-9pm.

Sunset Center Carmel
Friday, December 2 at 8pm
Saturday, December 3, 2PM

Dec 3, 2016 at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Caledonia Park Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Caledonia Park in downtown PG behind the Post Office will be the site of a huge holiday party. 

Saturday, December 3, 12:00pm-4:00pm
...under the Golden State Theatre in Old Monterey.

Tour charming inns and enjoy food & wine along the way
December 4, 2016, 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club
Sunday, December 4, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Nativity Scene at First Baptist Church
800 South Main Street, Salinas, CA 93901
December 7, 2016 - December 10, 2016

December 8, 2016
All Saints Episcopal Church, Carmel
This delightful program features concertos, sonatas, interludes and tangos…Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto” and Bach’s Brandenburg No. 5 highlight this concert program that parries itself with the Hampton String Quartet’s Mozartian rendition of holiday favorites. Do not miss this performance of professional players from the Monterey Symphony in a concert that will also feature works by Ibert, Leclaire, and Piazzolla.
December 9-10, 2016

Stroll though the streets of Historic Downtown Monterey and visit 19th Century adobes for fandango dance lessons at Custom House, or bagpipes and cookies at Robert Louis Stevenson House. Refreshments, games, history and fun await the entire family during Monterey's signature holiday event.

Tickets may be purchased at Pacific House Museum on Custom House Plaza on event nights or in advance on-line at 

See what buildings will be featured this year....

Friday, December 9, 6:00pm-9:00pm
City Hall 440 Harcourt Ave, Seaside, CA 93955
Tree lighting, Santa, hay rides, ice skating and more

Sunset Center, Carmel
Friday, December 9 at 7pm

Sunset Center, Carmel
Friday, December 10 at 7pm

Sunset Center, Carmel
Friday, December11 at 2pm

SANTA'S FLY-IN in Carmel Valley Village
Saturday, December 10, 10:30am
Mr. and Mrs. Claus flyin by helicopter, and land at Carmel Valley Village Airfield..
...then they will lead a Christmas parade and celebration
Event Date Dec 10, 2016 at 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
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!

December 31, 2016
3pm-12 Midnight 

Activities begin at 3:00PM with the Opening Ceremony staged on Colton Lawn stage on Pacific Street. Kids Night Out! begins at 3:30PM with interactive art activities: face painting, henna tattoo artists, puppet art theater, folk music and magic show will entertain children of all ages. Join us for the Twilight Procession at 5:30 as we process down Alvarado Street. Commit your New Year's resolution at the interactive Resolution SculpturePerformancesrange from Classical to Hip Hop, Jazz to Reggae, Dance Venues to the Written Word and a whole lot of art!