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Old Monterey is the thriving downtown district of Monterey, CA. Home to nearly 400 shops, restaurants, and service providers and a bustling farmers' market, it's a hub of community life. Tourists from around the world come for its seaside charm and historical attractions. Old Monterey is a frequent host to conventions and meetings of all sizes. It's also a great place to locate a business.

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This Week's Highlights

Christmas in the Adobes 2016

12/9 - 12/10
Pacific House

Christmas in the Adobes on December 9 & 10 is Monterey's signature holiday event! Hundreds of people attend each year to stroll the streets of Monterey and stop in at any one of 22 decorated adobes with soft holiday lights, entertainment, and Christmas refreshments. The event supports Monterey State Historic Park children's educational programs. Tickets are $25 per night for adults, $2 for children ages 6-17, and free for children age 5 and under.

Multi-day event ending on Sat Dec 10, 2016

Sip & Shop at Sovino Wine Bar

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

LulaRoe and Noonday Collections are teaming up for a Sip & Shop event at Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant on Thursday, December 8, 6pm-8pm. We'll have skirts, dresses, leggings, jewelry, and accessories available! Think how easy your Christmas shopping is...

Venture Gallery's Holiday Reception - Meet the Artists

Venture Gallery

Venture Gallery invites you to join us for a holiday reception and a chance to meet our talented artists, jewelers, and craftspeople on Friday, December 9, 5:30pm-8:30pm. At the reception, you'll have a chance to talk with the artists, watch...

East Village Coffee: Dave Holodiloff, "Enchanted Winter"

East Village Coffee Lounge

East Village Coffee Lounge presents the Dave Holodiloff Trio in an Enchanted Winter Holiday Concert on Friday, December 9 at 7pm. Come join Dave Holodiloff along with Kenny Stahl (flutes) and Steve Uccello (bass) for their annual “Enchanted Winter”...

CarmelBarre: Holiday Open House


CarmelBarre in Monterey invites you to join us for a Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 11, 2pm-4pm. All are welcome! Enjoy wine tasting, healthy nibbles, barre demonstrations, and drawings for free stuff while you shop for handcrafted jewelry, fitness clothing, beauty products, and much more.

Christmas Caroling in Old Monterey

Old Monterey District

The Old Monterey Business Association presents The Merry Carolers , singing and spreading good cheer on Alvarado Street every Saturday, 12pm-3pm, from Thanksgiving until Christmas. Bring the whole family and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in Old Monterey.