December 2 - Pacific Grove Tree Lighting. Festivities at Jewell Park includes live entertainment by school bands and choruses, followed by caroling and refreshments at Chautauqua Hall and Santa's first visit to town! The tree lighting begins at 5:30 p.m.
December 4 - 7 - Streets of Bethlehem in Salinas. Over 200 cast members, numerous musical groups and live
animals help recreate and bring this Christmas story to life. Go to www.streetsofbethlehem.com for more information.
December 5 - Pacific Grove's 12th Annual Parade of Lights starts at 6pm in downtown Pacific Grove. The parade features marching bands, holiday floats, dance teams and Santa Claus. After the parade stores will remain open for holiday shopping and wagon rides. Photos with Santa also offered. For more information go to www.pacificgrove.org
December 6- Christmas Night at the Farm. Sing carols around a bonfire, moonlight hayrides, hot apple cider, and homemade cookies. 6-9pm. For more information click here.
December 6 - Carmel tree lighting - Santa arrives at 4:30 p.m. tree lighting at 5:45 p.m. rain or shine. Ocean and Junipero avenues in Carmel. Live music, refreshments and more. More information go to www.carmelcalifornia.com
December 6 & 7 - Christmas at 23 historic Adobes in downtown Monterey. Holiday decorations, entertainment, refreshments, music and dancing. Tickets available at Cooper Museum Store 525 Polk St. Munras and Alvarado. Adult $20 Youth (6-17) $2 Child 5 and under free. Info 649-7120.
December 7 - Central Coast Fury Softball 2014 Spring/Summer Season Tryouts. Fury is committed to molding great young women and great athletes into champions, on the field, in the classroom, and in the community. Schedule below:
Who: 10U, 12U, 14U & 16U
Tryout Times: 10U & 12U: 9am - 11am; 14U & 16U: 11am to 1pm
Registration begins at 8:45am at MPC's Softball Field located at 980 Fremont St, Monterey. More info go to www.centralcoastfury.org
December 7 - 20th Annual Stillwell's Snow in the Park in Pacific Grove. Caledonia Park is covered in a blanket
of glistening snow surrounded by festive lights from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Lots of fun for
the young and the young at heart. Special appearances by Santa,
Frosty and the Snow Queen. 831-373-3304 or www.pacificgrove.org
December 8 - Brighten The Harbor in Monterey. Boats
decorated with Christmas lights parade from the Coast Guard Pier
to Lover's Point from 4pm - 8pm. Call 831-657-0855 or www.mpyc.org for more information.
December 13 - City of Seaside's Winter Wonderland Celebration! Hay rides, petting zoo, ice skating, tee lighting, jump house and a visit from Santa! Celebration begins at 6p.m. at Seaside's City Hall. For more information call 831899-6800 or go to www.ci.seaside.ca.us
December 13 - 15 - Annual Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival at the Monterey Conference Center. This popular annual event for all ages
celebrates Monterey's contribution to our western heritage with cowboy
poetry, song and a first class Christmas Western Art and Gear show. The
festival brings together people from all over the United States to enjoy
and learn more about the "cowboy way of life," including its history, current values and culture. For advanced tickets and schedules go to www.montereycowboy.org
December 31 - First Night Monterey Downtown Monterey.
Celebration of New Year's Eve through the arts. Music, dances, poetry,
special installations and exhibits from 2pm to midnight indoors
and out throughout historic downtown Monterey. Alcohol-free event
for the entire family. 831-373-4778 or
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