This Week's Highlights

Traditional Tree Lighting on Colton Hall Lawn 2023

Colton Hall Lawn

All are cordially invited to the Historic Downtown Monterey Traditional Tree Lighting Celebration on Friday, December 1, 5pm-6pm. Join us on the lawn in front of Colton Hall to share in this much-loved holiday event.

Enjoy cookies, cider, live music and caroling, and the lighting of the tree to bring in the holiday season. Monterey's Mayor and members of the City Council will be present and KMBY 1240 AM / 95.9 FM will broadcast the event live.

Adults' Gingerbread House Extravaganza 2023 at MY Museum

Monterey County Youth Museum

MY Museum invites adults ages 21 and over to our Gingerbread House Extravaganza. This is the perfect time to get together with friends and start the holiday season off right!

Tickets are $50 per person - advance reservations are required . Fee includes gingerbread house with frosting and candy to decorate, a complimentary beverage, and dessert bar.

Holiday Show Open House at Youth Arts Collective 2023

Youth Arts Collective

Youth Arts Collective invites you to view our artists' 2023 Holiday Show in person during our open house events on Nov. 18, Dec. 2, and Dec. 9, 12pm-4pm. Enjoy the artwork and don't miss the opportunity to take home a stunning piece right away if you decide to make a purchase.

YAC's Holiday Art Show will open online on November 18 and run through December. Can't make it to one of our open houses? View the show online here.

Kids' Gingerbread House Extravaganza 2023 at MY Museum

Monterey County Youth Museum

MY Museum invites children to get festive and join us in decorating your own gingerbread houses. There will be lots of icing and candy canes, swirly twirly gum drops, and tons more candy to make your house look truly extraordinary. Reservations are required - register online here .

Iluminado: Free Family Fun Day at Monterey Museum of Art

Monterey Museum of Art

Monterey Museum of Art presents a Free Family Fun Day on Saturday, December 2, 11am-3pm. Drop by the Museum for a fun-filled afternoon with our interactive art installation, Iluminado .

Meet the artists behind the magical trees of the exhibit, exercise your creativity, and contribute to the evolving exhibition. Featured activities include: paper leaves with messages, mural painting, and pattern-making with wooden blocks.

Comedian Felipe Esparza at Golden State Theatre 2023

Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre presents comedian and actor Felipe Esparza on Friday, December 1 at 8pm. Tickets are $29-$69 - to purchase tickets, please click here .

Felipe Esparza has come a long way since winning NBC's "Last Comic Standing" in 2010. With three successful stand-up specials on Netflix and HBO, his "What's Up Fool?" podcast holding steady as one of the top comedy podcasts, and his sold-out tour dates across country, he's now appearing frequently as an actor in film and TV shows such as "Superstore" and "Gentefied."

Winter Stanton Art Market

Monterey History and Art at Stanton Center

Immerse yourself in a captivating showcase of local talent and creativity at the Winter Stanton Art Market, where artists from our very own community come together to share their extraordinary work. Explore a diverse array of paintings, sculptures, crafts,...

Holiday Artisan Craft Sale at Slowfiber 2023

Slowfiber presents our first-ever Artisan Holiday Craft Sale opening November 25 and running through December 23 in our classroom. Join us in supporting local makers of wearables, gifts, and home decor. View the list of artisans here.

On Saturday, Nov. 25, we'll be open 10am-3pm. After that, hours are Tue-Fri, 11am-5pm, and Sat, 12pm-5pm.

Holiday Sale at Fleet Feet 2023

Fleet Feet Monterey is having holiday sales throughout November and December 2023! Each week you'll find great deals on select clothing and running accessories from dependable brands such as Features, Superfeet, Garmin, Therabody, and Hyperice.

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Storewide Holiday Sale at Work Horse Bicycles 2023

Work Horse Bicycles is having a storewide holiday sale! Get great deals on bicycles and clothing from November 22 through December 24.

An independent, locally-owned bike shop, Work Horse is located at 486 Washington Street in Downtown Old Monterey....

Fifth Anniversary Sale at Choose Your Treasure

Choose Your Treasure second hand store is celebrating our fifth anniversary in business! Throughout the month of November, we're offering 50% off everything in the shop.

Choose Your Treasure carries new and used clothing and shoes for the entire family plus furniture, kitchenware, home decor, and more. We're located at 211 Pearl Street.

Secret Santa Six Packs at Comanche Cellars Wine Room 2023

For a limited time this holiday season, Comanche Cellars is offering Secret Santa Six Packs of wine for $100. They're specially curated for holiday entertaining and boxed and decorated for easy grab and go. We offer boxes of mixed reds and whites, or just reds - all wines are current releases. Please visit us at 412 Alvarado Street.

Brighten the Harbor Boat Parade 2023

Custom House Plaza

The Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club presents Brighten the Harbor , a lighted boat parade. Watch boats beautifully decorated for the holidays cruise along the Monterey Coast.