Yes, Santa’s Workshop Is right here in Old Monterey – at the Joseph Boston Store! The Joseph Boston Store, a California Historic Landmark run by the non-profit Historic Garden League, is not only recognized for its 1850’s themed merchandise (honoring its status as the first General Store in Monterey) but also for its complete transformation for the holidays. Volunteers spend days preparing the store with stunning Victorian, vintage, and one-of-a-kind items.
This year, the store has expanded its offerings to include artisan products from Monterey County residents including jams, honey and tomatoes from Happy Girl Kitchen, Elderberry syrups and cordials from Carmel Berry Co.; teas from Chai Five Tea; olives, bread dippers, and chocolates from Gil’s Gourmet; specially made room sprays from Kimberli’s Garden Creations; and soaps from Big Sur Country Soaps.
The Joseph Boston Store, located at 210 Olivier Street behind the Pacific House and next door to Casa Del Oro Garden, is open Thursday – Sunday, 11am-3pm, for the holidays, in addition to 5pm-9pm on December 7 and 8 for Christmas in the Adobes. All proceeds are used to preserve and maintain the Historic Gardens of Old Monterey. Please note: we will be closed December 22, 2018 - January 16, 2019.