Spend the Holidays in Monterey: Light Displays, Dining & Festivities
Celebrate the holidays in California style this year and make it a memorable season. Winter is a festive affair in Monterey, with family-friendly events like the Cannery Row Tree Lighting ,the First Night New Year's Eve Party and enjoy Christmas in the Adobes. Spend the holidays in Monterey and enjoy exceptional multi-course dinners at our hotel on Christmas and New Year's Day.
Kick off the holiday season on November 27th Monterey with the annual holiday tree lighting. You'll also find a full array of festivities in Steinbeck Plaza, including photos with Santa in his workshop and visits with his live reindeer.
Festive and colorful, this lighted parade features holiday floats, marching bands, dance troupes, horses and Santa Claus himself. The action starts at 6PM on December 3, and afterwards you can go shopping, ride a wagon, listen to carolers and take your photo with Mr. Claus.
Celebrate Monterey's maritime culture this holiday season at this popular boat parade, which takes place on December 6. Watch a delightful procession of decorated boats light up the California coastline.
Bring the kids to our local New Year's Eve party, a family-friendly celebration of the arts - 3:00 p.m. to Midnight, held in Historic Downtown Monterey. Enjoy fun activities all throughout the day at over 30 venues, including interactive art installations, live performances, and a walk-through virtual undersea experience.