Events Calendar: 2019-12-01

For upcoming conferences happening in Old Monterey, please see the Conference Calendar.

Cameron Karren at Puma Road

 
12/1/19
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents local guitarist and alternative punk singer Cameron Karren. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Bandwidth Featuring David "Dasher" Kempton at East Village Coffee Lounge

 
12/1/19
 
 
East Village Coffee Lounge

East Village Coffee Lounge presents an evening of live jazz with Bandwidth featuring David "Dasher" Kempton on Sunday, December 1, 5pm-7:30pm. $10 at the door.

David "Dasher" Kempton has been playing music all his life, especially jazz and blues....

Kris Angelis at Puma Road

 
12/1/19
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents award-winning singer-songwriter Kris Angelis from L.A. Enjoy wine tastings and wines by the glass or bottle while listening to her great music.

Champions of Magic at Golden State Theatre

 
12/2/19
 
$55-$99
 
Golden State Theatre

The Golden State Theatre presents Champions of Magic, five world-class illusionists who've created a mind-bending theatrical production that's toured around the globe. Tickets $55-$99.

Monterey County Youth Museum: $2 Tuesday!

 
12/3/19
 
$2
 
Monterey County Youth Museum

The Pebble Beach Company Foundation and Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation sponsor MY Museum ’s $2 Tuesdays! These reduced admission days are offered on the first Tuesday of every month to all Monterey County residents. Please bring current identification to verify your residence.

Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers' Market for the Holidays

 
12/3/19
 
free
 
Old Monterey District

Visit the Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers' Market during the holidays! Open rain or shine every Tuesday, 4pm-7pm, it’s the perfect place to find handcrafted items and gourmet products for holiday gift-giving and fresh produce for holiday meals.

Lindsay Beery at Puma Road

 
12/3/19
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents local singer-songwriter Lindsay Beery. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Holiday Paint and Sip at Sovino Wine Bar

 
12/3/19
 
$40
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant presents a Holiday Paint and Sip Class ! Tonight, local artist and retired art teacher Bunny Paivine will be teaching an easy-to-follow painting class. You’ll take home your own 11 x 14 canvas painting. Fee is $40, advance registration required. All materials, instruction, and a glass of wine are included.

Holiday Open House at Pacific Valley Bank

 
12/4/19
 
free
 
Pacific Valley Bank

Pacific Valley Bank invites you to meet our friendly staff, enjoy some holiday treats, and view our collection of historical photos dating as far back as 1880.

21 & Over Gingerbread House Extravaganza 2019

 
12/5/19
 
$40
 
Monterey County Youth Museum

MY Museum invites adults ages 21 and over to our Gingerbread House Extravaganza. Fee includes food, a drink ticket, and a bare gingerbread house with plenty of sweet decorations to add. Reservations required.

Christmas on the Wharf 2019

 
12/6 - 12/8
 
free
 
Fisherman's Wharf

Monterey Fisherman's Wharf Association presents Christmas on the Wharf on Fridays (4pm-9pm), Saturdays (9am-9pm), and Sundays (1pm-6pm), December 6-23.

Festivities will include holiday entertainment, free visits with Santa, wandering characters including holiday princesses, and a dazzling array of holiday...

Multi-day event ending on Sun Dec 08, 2019

Historic Downtown Traditional Tree Lighting on Colton Hall Lawn 2019

 
12/6/19
 
Free
 
Colton Hall Lawn

All are cordially invited to the Historic Downtown Monterey’s Traditional Tree Lighting Celebration, featuring carols, candles, cookies, cider, music, and good cheer. Join us on the lawn in front of Colton Hall to share in this traditional, much-loved Monterey holiday celebration.

First Friday at Monterey Museum of Art - December 2019

 
12/6/19
 
 
Monterey Museum of Art

Come celebrate the weekend with Monterey Museum of Art on Pacific Street with extended hours every First Friday of the month, 5pm-7pm, for ages 21 and over. Enjoy fine art, live music, and wine.

Frank Guerra at East Village Coffee Lounge

 
12/6/19
 
 
East Village Coffee Lounge

East Village Coffee Lounge and Kiki Wow present an evening of live hip hop and R&B music featuring local musician Frank Guerra on Friday, December 6, 7pm-9pm.

Born 1996 in Santa Cruz, Frank Guerra was always interested...

Lopez Presents Banda Santa Maria and Maximo Nivel

 
12/6/19
 
 
Lopez Restaurante y Cantina

Lopez Restaurante y Cantina presents an evening of live music featuring Banda Santa Maria and Maximo Nivel on Friday, December 6. Ages 21 and over only. Doors open at 9:30pm. Entrance is free all night.

Santa Under the Marquee in Downtown Monterey 2019

 
12/7/19
 
Free
 
Golden State Theatre

Visit with Santa under the Golden State Theatre marquee in Downtown Old Monterey, 12pm-4pm. All are welcome to this free event! It's a perfect time for making family memories.

Plant Meditations: Kokedamas Workshop at Union Yoga

 
12/7/19
 
 
Union Yoga

Union Yoga presents Plant Meditations: A Kokedamas Workshop with Cecelia Azhderian on Saturday, December 7, 1:30pm-3:30pm. We will be learning and making two beautiful Japanese style plants for you to keep or gift to friends. The group size is...

Hot Chocolate Holiday Fun Run at Fleet Feet

 
12/7/19
 
free
 
Fleet Feet Monterey

Fleet Feet is hosting a Hot Chocolate Holiday Fun Run. This fun run is for all levels and will last one hour, out and back. It's rain or shine, so bring your holiday cheer and we'll have the hot cocoa waiting for you when you get back.

Wild Wire Jewelry Show at Sovino Wine Bar

 
12/7/19
 
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Sovino Wine Bar is hosting a pop-up show featuring handmade jewelry from Wild Wire on Saturday, December 7, 3pm-8pm. Join us for some wine and jewelry shopping! Owner Jess Sutton of Portoland, Oregon makes a variety of colorful...

Max and Bronwyn at Puma Road

 
12/7/19
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents the musical duo Max and Bronwyn . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Max and Bronwyn...

The Charities at East Village Coffee Lounge

 
12/7/19
 
$7
 
East Village Coffee Lounge

East Village Coffee Lounge presents The Charities , a talented band from Hermosa Beach influenced by vintage jazz, old Motown soul, funk, disco, and R&B. They're sure to get you up on your feet and dancing! $7 cover at the door.

Kids' Gingerbread House Extravaganza 2019 at MY Museum

 
12/8/19
 
 
Monterey County Youth Museum

Monterey County Youth Museum invites children to get festive this holiday season and join us in decorating your own gingerbread houses on Sunday, December 8, 9:30am-11:30am. There will be lots of icing and candy canes, swirly twirly gum drops, and...

Cameron Karren at Puma Road

 
12/8/19
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents local guitarist and alternative punk singer Cameron Karren. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Save the Waves Donation-Based Class at Union Yoga

 
12/8/19
 
 
Union Yoga

Union Yoga presents a Save the Waves donation-based yoga class and meditation on Sunday, December 8, 4pm-6pm, led by Annie Otfinoski. Proceeds will go to the Wahine Project.

The Kenny Stahl Quartet at East Village Coffee Lounge

 
12/8/19
 
 
East Village Coffee Lounge

East Village Coffee Lounge presents an evening of live jazz with the Kenny Stahl Quartet on Sunday, December 8, 5pm-7:30pm. $10 at the door.

Kenny Stahl has worked with Stevie Wonder, Jaco Pastorius, Ira Sullivan, Cal Tjader, Richie Cole,...

Out of the Blue at Puma Road

 
12/8/19
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents Out of the Blue. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Out of the Blue is a class...

Brighten the Harbor Boat Parade 2019

 
12/8/19
 
free
 
Custom House Plaza

The Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club presents Brighten the Harbor , a lighted boat parade. Watch boats decorated for the holidays cruise along Monterey Bay's coastline.

Holiday Paint and Sip at Sovino Wine Bar

 
12/8/19
 
$40
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant presents a Holiday Paint and Sip Class ! Tonight, local artist and retired art teacher Bunny Paivine will be teaching an easy-to-follow painting class. You’ll take home your own 11 x 14 canvas painting. Fee is $40, advance registration required. All materials, instruction, and a glass of wine are included.

Puma Road's 6 Month Anniversary Celebration

 
12/9/19
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza invites you to join us for an evening of great wine and music while we celebrate our first six months in beautiful Old Monterey! Tonight we'll have wine specials, hors d'oeuvres, and live music by local favorites Max & Brownyn & Friends.

Code Ninjas Monterey: Free Hour of Introductory Coding for Kids

 
12/9/19
 
free
 
Code Ninjas

Code Ninjas in Monterey is celebrating Computer Science Education Week by introducing any students age 5-14, to a free introductory hour of computer science designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics!

Code Ninjas will...

Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers' Market for the Holidays

 
12/10/19
 
free
 
Old Monterey District

Visit the Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers' Market during the holidays! Open rain or shine every Tuesday, 4pm-7pm, it’s the perfect place to find handcrafted items and gourmet products for holiday gift-giving and fresh produce for holiday meals.

Lindsay Beery at Puma Road

 
12/10/19
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents local singer-songwriter Lindsay Beery. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Play Wine Bingo at Sovino Wine Bar

 
12/10/19
 
$5
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Come to Sovino to play Wine Bingo! Really, it's everything you like about Bingo, with wine and Sovino vocabulary associated with the numbers. Come and learn a little, play a little, drink a little. There shall be prizes!

Code Ninjas Monterey: Free Hour of Introductory Coding for Kids

 
12/11/19
 
free
 
Code Ninjas

Code Ninjas in Monterey is celebrating Computer Science Education Week by introducing any students age 5-14, to a free introductory hour of computer science designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics!

Code Ninjas will...

Portola Hotel & Spa's Winter Wonderland

 
12/12/19
 
 
Portola Hotel & Spa

Portola Hotel & Spa invites you and your family to enjoy the magic of this holiday season with our Winter Wonderland, December 13-25, offering a variety of holiday treats, entertainment, activities, a visit from Santa, dining experiences, and more. View the schedule here.

Christmas on the Wharf 2019

 
12/13 - 12/15
 
free
 
Fisherman's Wharf

Monterey Fisherman's Wharf Association presents Christmas on the Wharf on Fridays (4pm-9pm), Saturdays (9am-9pm), and Sundays (1pm-6pm), December 6-23.

Festivities will include holiday entertainment, free visits with Santa, wandering characters including holiday princesses, and a dazzling array of holiday...

Multi-day event ending on Sun Dec 15, 2019

Max and Bronwyn at Puma Road

 
12/13/19
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents the musical duo Max and Bronwyn . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Max and Bronwyn...

Christmas in the Adobes 2019

 
12/13 - 12/14
 
$25/$2
 
Custom House Store

Christmas in the Adobes on December 13 & 14 is Monterey's signature holiday event! Stroll the streets of Monterey and stop in at any one of 23 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 when accompanied by a paying adult, and free for children age 5 and under.

Multi-day event ending on Sat Dec 14, 2019

Code Ninjas Monterey: Free Hour of Introductory Coding for Kids

 
12/13/19
 
free
 
Code Ninjas

Code Ninjas in Monterey is celebrating Computer Science Education Week by introducing any students age 5-14, to a free introductory hour of computer science designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics!

Code Ninjas will...

Sensory TRiBE at Puma Road

 
12/14/19
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents Sensory TRiBE , a fascinating blend of good vibes reggae, soulful rhythms, and joyful music collaboration. Enjoy wine tasting or wines by the glass/bottle while you listen.

Comedy Improv Show at The Dali Expo

 
12/14/19
 
$20/$16
 
MHAA Salvador Dali Museum

Join us for a comedy improv show on the second and last Saturday of every month at The Dali Expo's Dream Theater. The Peninsula's premier improv troupe uses audience suggestions and volunteers to create hilarious scenes right on the spot...

TubaChristmas! 2019 at Monterey Conference Center

 
12/15/19
 
Free
 
Monterey Conference Center

The tubas are back for TubaChristmas! This free holiday concert features the spectacular resonance of over 50 tubas in one fabulous setting. It's a toe-tapping, finger-snapping, and soul-stirring sing-along concert of your favorite holiday carols.

Cameron Karren at Puma Road

 
12/15/19
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents local guitarist and alternative punk singer Cameron Karren. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Steven Shook at Puma Road

 
12/15/19
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents musician Steven Shook. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers' Market for the Holidays

 
12/17/19
 
free
 
Old Monterey District

Visit the Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers' Market during the holidays! Open rain or shine every Tuesday, 4pm-7pm, it’s the perfect place to find handcrafted items and gourmet products for holiday gift-giving and fresh produce for holiday meals.

Lindsay Beery at Puma Road

 
12/17/19
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents local singer-songwriter Lindsay Beery. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Holiday Paint and Sip at Sovino Wine Bar

 
12/17/19
 
$40
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant presents a Holiday Paint and Sip Class ! Tonight, local artist and retired art teacher Bunny Paivine will be teaching an easy-to-follow painting class. You’ll take home your own 11 x 14 canvas painting. Fee is $40, advance registration required. All materials, instruction, and a glass of wine are included.

Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show 2019 at Golden State Theatre

 
12/17/19
 
$35-$65
 
Golden State Theatre

Golden State Theatre and SBL Entertainment presents a Christmas show by the Blind Boys of Alabama featuring Niki Bluhm. If you love Christmas music, don't miss this show by these living legends of gospel music.

Christmas in Italy Holiday Party at Cibo

 
12/18/19
 
 
Cibo Ristorante Italiano

Cibo Ristorante Italiano invites you to join us for a Christmas in Italy Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 18, featuring live Christmas music and Italian favorites. The Cibo $3 Happy Hour will be available in the bar 4pm-7pm. The regular...

Care for Caregivers Therapy Group at ISGC

 
12/18/19
 
call for pricing
 
Intimacy, Sexuality & Gender Center of Monterey

The Intimacy, Sexuality and Gender Center (ISGC) presents a Care for Caregivers Therapy Group for all caregivers. Meet others like you and share your story with those who can offer support, comfort, and shared common experience. Led by Stephen L. Braveman, LMFT, DST, and Wanda Braveman. Please phone to register and for information on pricing, 831-375-7553.

Christmas on the Wharf 2019

 
12/20 - 12/23
 
free
 
Fisherman's Wharf

Monterey Fisherman's Wharf Association presents Christmas on the Wharf on Fridays (4pm-9pm), Saturdays (9am-9pm), and Sundays (1pm-6pm), December 6-22, plus on Monday, December 23, 10am-5pm.

Festivities will include holiday entertainment, free visits with Santa, wandering characters including holiday princesses,...

Multi-day event ending on Mon Dec 23, 2019

Chasing Windmills at Puma Road

 
12/20/19
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents the musical duo Chasing Windmills . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts. Formed in Monterey County, Chasing...

Tipperary at East Village Coffee Lounge

 
12/20/19
 
 
East Village Coffee Lounge

East Village Coffee Lounge and Kiki Wow present an evening of live Celtic music featuring Tipperary on Friday, December 20, 7pm-9pm. Tipperary is a lively band comprised of five musicians from different musical backgrounds, all of whom love the Celtic...

Dali's Alley at MHAA Salvador Dali Museum

 
12/21/19
 
free
 
MHAA Salvador Dali Museum

The MHAA Dali Museum presents Dali's Alley on the third Saturday of every month, 12pm-5pm. Get your last minute gifts this holiday season! Over a dozen different vendors selling a variety of crafts - everything from fine art, jewelry, and...

Six String Pharmacy at Puma Road

 
12/21/19
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents musical duo Six String Pharmacy . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Six String Pharmacy is...

Winter Solstice Restorative Yoga at Om Studios

 
12/21/19
 
 
Om Studios

Om Studios in Monterey presents a Winter Solstice Restorative Yoga Class taught by Amy Horton on Saturday, December 21, 6pm-7:30pm.

Align yourself with the energy that winter has to offer and take a moment to slow down. Throw on...

Fields of Eden at East Village Coffee Lounge

 
12/21/19
 
 
East Village Coffee Lounge

East Village Coffee Lounge and Kiki Wow presents the classic rock band Fields of Eden on Saturday, December 21, 7pm-9pm.

Fields of Eden is an acoustic rock band that plays classic rock hits covering the last three...

Pamela and Bruce Forman at East Village Coffee Lounge

 
12/22/19
 
 
East Village Coffee Lounge

East Village Coffee Lounge presents vocalist Pamela Forman and guitarist Bruce Forman as they bring us A Tribute to Julie London: A Night Time Voice on Sunday, December 22, 5pm-7:30pm. $10 at the door.

Deep immersion in American...

Holiday Paint and Sip at Sovino Wine Bar

 
12/22/19
 
$40
 
Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant presents a Holiday Paint and Sip Class ! Tonight, local artist and retired art teacher Bunny Paivine will be teaching an easy-to-follow painting class. You’ll take home your own 11 x 14 canvas painting. Fee is $40, advance registration required. All materials, instruction, and a glass of wine are included.

Christmas Tree and Lights

Critical Christmas Lighted Bike Parade in Monterey 2019

 
12/22/19
 
free
 
Custom House Plaza

Critical Christmas Lighted Bike Parade is a fun, family-friendly community event organized by local resident Jim Wrona, a member of Velo Club Monterey. Bike riders decorate their bikes and gather at 5:45pm at Custom House Plaza and the ride rolls...

No Market on December 24, 2019

 
12/24/19
 
free
 
Old Monterey District

The Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers' Market will be taking a break on Tuesday, December 24, 2019. Please have a happy and safe holiday celebration and join us on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 4pm-7pm, to ring in the first market...

Christmas Eve Dinner at Esteban Restaurant 2019

 
12/24/19
 
 
Esteban Restaurant

Christmas is a family affair in Spain, and like most Spanish fetes, food takes center stage. Estéban Restaurant shares this enthusiasm for gathering around the table this holiday season on Christmas Eve, 5pm-9pm, and Christmas Day, 4pm-9pm.

Executive Chef...

Christmas Day Dinner at Esteban Restaurant 2019

 
12/25/19
 
 
Esteban Restaurant

Christmas is a family affair in Spain, and like most Spanish fetes, food takes center stage. Estéban Restaurant shares this enthusiasm for gathering around the table this holiday season on Christmas Eve, 5pm-9pm, and Christmas Day, 4pm-9pm.

Executive Chef...

Out of the Blue at Puma Road

 
12/27/19
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents Out of the Blue. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Out of the Blue is a class...

Joe and Hope at Puma Road

 
12/28/19
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents Central Valley musicians Joe and Hope. Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to some great music.

Herodotus Fishgoat at East Village Coffee Lounge

 
12/28/19
 
 
East Village Coffee Lounge

East Village Coffee Lounge and Kiki Wow present an evening of live music Herodotus Fishgoat, featuring local favorites Ryan Masters, Ben Herod (of The Suborbitals) along with a array of illustrious friends on Saturday, December 28, 7pm-9pm.

Comedy Improv Show at the MHAA Salvador Dali Museum

 
12/28/19
 
$20/$16
 
The Dali Expo Dream Theater

Join us for a comedy improv show on the second and last Saturday of every month at The Dali Expo's Dream Theater. The Monterey peninsula's premier improv troupe uses audience suggestions and volunteers to create hilarious scenes right on the...

Leche Malo at Puma Road

 
12/29/19
 
 
Puma Road at Portola Plaza

Puma Road at Portola Plaza presents Leche Malo . Enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass, and wines by the bottle while you listen to one of our favorite local acts.

Monterey County Weekly writes of...

Roblox Create Camp for Kids at Code Ninjas

 
12/30 - 1/3
 
$249.99/$69.99
 
Code Ninjas

Code Ninjas presents a Roblox Create Camp, December 30 - January 3, 10am-2pm each day. You may register your child for the full 5-day camp, or for a single day. Fee is $249.99 for 5 days, $69.99 for 1 day....

Multi-day event ending on Fri Jan 03, 2020

Noon Year's Eve Party at MY Museum 2019

 
12/31/19
 
 
Monterey County Youth Museum

Ring in the New Year at a kid-friendly hour this year! Join MY Museum 10am-12:15pm for an unforgettable celebration complete with noisemakers, face painting, and party hats. Watch the Noon Year’s Ball light up as we countdown together. Call to register.

First Night Monterey 2020

 
12/31/19
 
 
Old Monterey District

A community celebration of the arts, First Night Monterey is an affordable, alcohol-free family celebration held on New Year’s Eve, 3pm-midnight, in the heart of Downtown Old Monterey. Join us as we dance, play, act, perform, create and sing our way into 2020! Featuring multiple performance venues.

No Market on December 31, 2019

 
12/31/19
 
free
 
Old Monterey District

The Old Monterey Marketplace and Farmers' Market will be taking a break on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Please have a happy and safe New Year's celebration and join us on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 4pm-7pm, to ring in the first...