Month of December - Drive or walk through Pacific Grove's famous Candy Cane Lane on Morse Drive off of Forest Avenue.
December 1 - 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 1 - 25th Annual Stillwell's Fun in the Park in Pacific Grove. Caledonia Park is a winter wonderland surrounded by festive decor & entertainment with hayrides, petting zoo, and more 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 2 - 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 5 - 8 - Streets of Bethlehem in Salinas 6pm - 8:30pm. 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 7 & 8 - Christmas in the Adobes in downtown Monterey. Stroll the streets of Monterey & visit any one of the 22 decorated adobes with soft holiday lights, entertainment, & Christmas refreshments. The event supports Monterey State Historic Park children's educational programs. Purchase tickets online at www.mshpa.org . On-line sales go off-line Midnight, Wednesday, December 5, after which tickets can be purchased on event nights at Pacific House Museum or Custom House Gift Shop.
December 7 - 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 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