Community Calendar Monterey

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November 17th, 2018

Del Monte Shopping Center Christmas Tree Lighting

Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Del Monte Shopping Center, 1410 Del Monte Center, Monterey, CA 93940

This family favorite event kicks off the holiday season and culminates with the lighting of the Del Monte Christmas Tree by Santa & Mrs. Claus. Free refreshments will be served and free reindeer antlers will be offered to children. Live music will add to the holiday spirit.

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November 23rd, 2018

Cannery Row Tree Lighting

Time: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Cannery Row, 700 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA


Join Cannery Row for the 24th annual Holiday Tree Lighting! This free event is a fun tradition for the whole family – featuring Christmas Carolers, Balloon Artists, Santa’s Reindeer, and of course, Santa Claus himself! Bring the whole family to Cannery Row for a festive evening of holiday fun taking place at Steinbeck Plaza. Sing along as carolers serenade the crowd, and don’t miss the chance to share your wish list and snap selfies with Santa Claus. Several of Santa’s reindeer will also be on hand for photos as well as balloon artists. The evening’s highlight, of course, is the lighting of the Cannery Row tree. Public parking is available in the Cannery Row Garage (601 Foam St., between Hoffman and Prescott Avenues in Monterey).

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November 25th, 2018

Salinas Holiday Parade of Lights

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Oldtown Salinas, One Main Street, Salinas, CA

The Holiday Parade of Lights is a Salinas family tradition. Each year, families begin arriving hours before the parade begins, bringing their chairs and blankets and picking just the right spot. Salinas’ families, from toddler to grandparent, line up along Main Street and truly represent the diverse cultures of our community. Santa and Mrs. Clause, giant helium balloons, festive floats, local dance groups and costume characters have become favorites of the young…and young annual parade. Rain or Moonshine!

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November 26th, 2018

Pacific Grove Christmas Tree Lighting

Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Location: Jewell Park, Grand and Forest Avenues, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Festivities at Jewell Park include live entertainment by school bands and choruses, followed by caroling and refreshments at Jewell Park and Santa’s first visit at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History! The tree lighting begins at 5:30pm.

For more information, please call (831) 373-3304 or visit

November 29th, 2018

17th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Downtown Pacific Grove, Forest & Lighthouse Avenues, Pacific Grove, CA

Lighted parade will feature marching bands, holiday floats, dance teams, equestrian groups, and of course, Santa Claus. After the parade, stores will remain open for Holiday shopping & wagon rides, photos with Santa & carolers. This event begins at 6:00 pm RAIN or SHINE!

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November 30th, 2018

Christmas Tree Lighting on Colton Hall Lawn 2018

Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Location: Colton Hall Lawn, 570 Pacific St, Monterey, CA 93940

All are cordially invited to Monterey’s Community Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, featuring carols, candles, cookies, cider, music, and good cheer on Friday, November 30, 5:00pm – 6:00 pm. Join us on the lawn in front of Colton Hall to share in this traditional, much-loved Monterey holiday celebration. Sponsored by the City of Monterey, First Night Monterey, and the Old Monterey Business Association.

For more information, please contact First Night Monterey at 831-373-4778 or the Old Monterey Business Association at 831-655-8070. You can also visit


November 30th, 2018

MCGives! Holiday Kickoff Mixer

Gateway Center of Monterey County, Inc.

Time: 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Location: Gateway Center Lobby, 850 Congress Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Please join us for an evening of music, refreshments and community as we kick off the giving season by showcasing the success of your continued support. Please RSVP by November 10th to or call 831-372-8002 ext. 210.


December 1st, 2018

25th Annual Stillwell’s Fun In The Park

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Caledonia Park, Congress & Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA

Caledonia Park in downtown PG behind the Post Office will be the site of a huge holiday party. Lots of wintry fun for all! Featuring Santa’s arrival on a shiny PG fire truck, Frosty the Snowman, Snow Queen, hayrides, petting zoo & lots of entertainment. The hours are from 10:00am- 4:00pm.

For more information please call 831-373-3304 or visit


December 8th, 2018

Sensory Friendly Santa’s Coming to Greenfield

Special Kids Connect

Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Location: Greenfield Community Center 1351 Oak Ave., Greenfield, CA 93927

A FREE event for Children with Special Needs & their Families! Family photos by a Professional Photographer. Gifts for Kids. Christmas Cookies and more…all FREE! You must RSVP for kids’ gifts. Call (831) 372-2730 by Friday, December 7th.


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