Join us this season for our favorite holiday events and activities! Save the dates and book your favorite room today!

Christmas in the Adobes

December 13-14, 2019

A favorite local tradition takes us back in time to visit Christmases past in Monterey. Stroll the streets of Historic Downtown Monterey and visit 19th-Century Mexican Era adobes decorated for the holidays. Enjoy fandango dance lessons at the historic Custom House, bagpipes and shortbread cookies at Robert Louis Stevenson House, and a visit with Santa at Fisherman’s Wharf, to name a few. All twenty-three historic sites throughout the downtown area are within a few blocks walking distance of each other. It’s Monterey’s signature holiday event for the entire family! All proceeds support the educational and interpretive programs within Monterey State Historic Park. Get more information: Christmas in the Adobes.

Ice Skating on the Bay

Nov 20 – Jan 5, 2020 at 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Celebrate the holidays amidst Monterey Bay’s 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. Bundle up in your most festive attire, grab your special someone, and hit the ice with a view of Monterey Bay. Enjoy all month long! For more information: Ice Skating by the Bay.

Friday, December 6 – Sunday, December 22

Old Fisherman’s Wharf invites you for some festive cheer with special holiday entertainment, sweet treats, free Santa “meet and greet” visits, holiday princesses and much more! “Christmas on the Wharf” occurs on Friday evenings from 5pm-9pm, Saturdays from 11am-9pm and Sundays from 1pm-6pm. Click here for the entertainment schedule.

Christmas Dinner in Monterey

December 24-25, 2019

Relax this year and leave the cooking to the incredible restaurants of Monterey! Leave the stress of the holidays to the fabulous restaurants in Monterey County! Many local eateries are open for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day ready to make your holiday one to remember. For Christmas Eve, we recommend the multi-coursed meal offered at Jacks Restaurant & Lounge. They’re also offering an equally delicious menu on Christmas Day. Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar will be open Christmas Day and serving their regular menu as well as a special pre-fixe holiday menu. If all-you-can-eat is more your style, TusCA Ristorante at the Hyatt Regency will be offering a decadent Christmas buffet. See the full list of Monterey County restaurants available for your Christmas celebrations.