December-2019

Jan – Feb – Mar – Apr – May – Jun – Jul – Aug – Sep – Oct – Nov – Dec
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Nov 1 – Jan 6
Ice Skating by the Bay 
Celebrate the holidays amidst the scenic coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay’s seasonal ice skating rink located in Custom House Plaza behind Portola Hotel & Spa. Skaters can spend the day in a winter wonderland right by the Bay.

Nov 24 – Dec 16
Santa’s Workshop on Cannery Row 
Families and children of all ages can visit with Santa for FREE at Steinbeck Plaza on Cannery Row. Extend your visit with these family friendly holiday highlights and activities on Cannery Row.

Dec 2
Christmas Tree Lighting 
Festivities at Jewell Park include live entertainment by school bands and choruses beginning at 5:30 pm, followed by caroling and refreshments at Jewell Park. The tree lighting is at 6:00 p.m. followed by Santa’s visit at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History! More info: (831) 373-3304

Dec 2
Champions of Magic 
The five world-class illusionists that make up this mind-bending theatrical production are back on tour in 2019, following sell out shows across the globe, rave reviews and a run in London’s West End. Don’t miss this incredible show to entertain the entire family.

Dec 3
Pink Martini Holiday Show featuring China Forbes 
Pound for pound, no other band does what Pink Martini does. With the combined power of a dozen musicians, the band brings its rollicking cross-genre mix of classical, jazz, and old-fashioned pop at major venues all over the world. Following their latest release, Je dis oui!, the self-described “little orchestra” returns with their infectiously joyous, dance-friendly music The Washington Post called “rich, hugely approachable, utterly cosmopolitan yet utterly unpretentious… it seems to speak to just about everybody.” Formed in 1994 by pianist Thomas Lauderdale in Portland, Oregon, the group has built a monstrous fan base through performances in settings ranging from the Cannes Film Festival and the Grand Opening of Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall to late night television with David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jay Leno, and Jools Holland and even a video greeting to the astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Fronted by the dynamic vocalist China Forbes, Pink Martini has performed with over 50 of the world’s great orchestras and recorded seven albums on Lauderdale’s own Heinz imprint, collaborating with Japanese vocal star Saori Yuki’s 1969 album and 2014’s Dream a Little Dream in partnership with The von Trapps.

Dec 3
Neighborhood Improvement Program 
The NIP advises in matters pertaining to general improvement of the neighborhoods within the City. The objectives are to encourage citizens to voluntarily comply with the various city codes relating to the general appearance of the City, make recommendations to the City Council on ways to improve the appearance of the City and to elicit voluntary cooperation to beautify and minimize vandalism in the City.

Dec 3 – 4
Christmas at the Inns 
Tickets must be purchased or picked up at will-call at the Chamber’s office at 584 Central Avenue in Pacific Grove prior to and during the event. The Chamber office will stay open from 9:30 a.m.-8:00p.m. on Tuesday and 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 pm on Wednesday.

Dec 5
18th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights 
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!

Dec 6 – 22
Christmas on the Wharf 3 weekends 
“Christmas on the Wharf” will feature holiday musical entertainment including choirs and community caroling, a dazzling array of beautiful holiday lights and decorations, a 23-foot Christmas tree, silhouetted lit trees, tin soldiers, free sweet treats, free Santa “meet and greet” visits, photo ops with Santa, lovely holiday princesses and much more. There will also be giant holiday-lighted sea life animals and holiday-themed inflatables on display.

 

Dec 6
Holiday Tree Lighting and Carmel Plaza Holiday Party 
The City Holiday Tree Lighting is held at Devendorf Park on Ocean Avenue between Junipero and Mission. City Tree Lighting Entertainment starts at 3 p.m., and Mayor Dave Potter will light the tree at approximately 5:45 p.m. Rain or Shine!

Dec 6
Members’ Holiday Event 
Put the “sea” in your holiday season! join us for fishy festivities, tasty treats and plenty of good cheer at our Members’ Holiday Event. Start your night with dinner in the Restaurant or arrive later for our celebration featuring warming beverages, live music and other seasonal fun!

Dec 7
Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin 
Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin will embark on a series of tour dates throughout the fall of 2019. Carpenter and Colvin—longtime friends for over 30 years— will appear on stage together as an intimate acoustic duo, swapping songs and sharing stories. These special shows will feature the acclaimed songwriters performing material from their vast catalogues as well as some of their favorite songs.

Dec 7
The Ventura Winter Wine Walk & Holiday Street Fair 
The Most Magical day in Ventura will kick off with the Holiday Street Fair starting from 12pm-8pm on Main Street and Snowfall from 6:45pm – 8pm! The Street will be lined with vendors and live entertainment. Shop artists, crafters, non-profit organizations, commercial and food vendors. The street fair and entertainment are FREE and open to the public starting at Noon!

Dec 7
26th Annual Stillwell’s Fun in the Park 
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. More information: 831-373-3304 or www.pacificgrove.org

Dec 10
Cruiser’s Meeting and Potluck 
Cruisers get together to listen to eat, drink and participate in a cruising related activity. Contact the Cruising Chairperson to find out this month’s activity.

Dec 13 – 14
Christmas in the Adobes 
Stroll the streets of Historic Downtown Monterey and visit 19th-Century Mexican Era adobes decorated for the holidays. Enjoy fandango dance lessons at Custom House, treats at Fisherman’s Wharf or bagpipes and shortbread cookies at Robert Louis Stevenson House, to name a few. Many other adobes offer entertainments, refreshments, games, history and loads of fun. It’s a holiday event for the entire family!

Dec 14
Commodore’s Ball 
This year’s Commodore’s Ball will be held on December 14, at Ferrante’s, atop the Marriott Hotel in downtown Monterey. Members can reserve rooms for the discounted group rate of $209 until Friday, November 23, unless the room block sells out beforehand.You can make reservations at Monterey Marriott online: https://book.passkey.com/go/MontereyPeninsulaYachtClub, or call Marriott Hotel reservations at 1-877-901-6632 and mention you are with Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club to receive the discounted group rate of $209.00

Dec 14
Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run 
The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run is the original festive race for charity, bringing people from all walks of life together to champion arthritis research and resources. All events have a timed 5K race with a USA Track & Field-certified course, but if you prefer to walk, no problem! There are also 1-mile options and kids runs at many events.

Dec 15
Annual Member’s Holiday Party
Reservations are required. Complimentary to Wine Club Members and Growers. Fortunately for wine lovers and fans of Bernardus, Mr. Pon also had the foresight nearly 20 years ago to open the first tasting room in Carmel Valley Village, purchasing and converting the former Bank of America building into a venue for sipping and learning. Today, the Village is home to more than 20 tasting rooms. The Bernardus Tasting Room not only offers wines for tasting and purchase, but a beautiful and sunny outdoor patio, a private room suitable for wine dinners, and a comfortable lounge.

Dec 15
Monterey Bay Antiques & Vintage Market
Monterey Bay Antiques & Vintage market is an outdoor monthly faire held at the Monterey Peninsula College . To help celebrate this event, Steven Yvaska, the antique columnist with the San Jose Mercury will be offering free appraisals of your treasures from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The market features over 80 premium dealers from Northern and Central California . They will be selling strictly antiques and vintage items, everything from the Primitives to Mid Century Modern. The vendors will be featuring jewelry, furniture, shabby chic, re-purposed items, cloths, collectibles and so much more. The market is free to the public with free parking. Hours 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Dec 15
Monterey Bay Antiques & Vintage Market 
Monterey Bay Antiques & Vintage market is an outdoor monthly faire held at the Monterey Peninsula College . To help celebrate this event, Steven Yvaska, the antique columnist with the San Jose Mercury will be offering free appraisals of your treasures from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The market features over 80 premium dealers from Northern and Central California . They will be selling strictly antiques and vintage items, everything from the Primitives to Mid Century Modern. The vendors will be featuring jewelry, furniture, shabby chic, re-purposed items, cloths, collectibles and so much more. The market is free to the public with free parking. Hours 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Dec 22
Darlene Love: Love for the Holidays
A Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Darlene Love has long been recognized as “one of the greatest singers of all-time.” Her voice launched dozens of hits including “He’s a Rebel,” “(Today I Met) The Boy I’m Gonna Marry,” “Marshmallow World” and her signature song, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).” This holiday season, the music icon will bring these classics and more for a one-night-only holiday performance. It’s a rockin’ Christmas celebration you won’t want to miss!

Nov 21 – Dec 22
Chicago, the Musical 
A true New York City institution, Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. No wonder Chicago has been honored with 6 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy… and thousands of standing ovations!

Dec 24 – 25
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner
The award-winning restaurant Aubergine is located at L’Auberge Carmel, a Relais & Châteaux in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Chef Cogley’s cuisine showcases the finest ingredients with a razor-sharp balance of deference and innovation. The menu served six nights per week highlights the best ingredients of the season, enhanced by skillful technique and an eye toward varied textures and flavors. Desserts, masterfully prepared by Chef Santos, are irresistible complements to Cogley’s savory courses.

Dec 28 – 29
Smuin’s The Christmas Ballet
Light up your holiday season with Smuin’s The Christmas Ballet! With snow white classical selections set to cherished carols alongside red-hot contemporary numbers set to pop favorites, this yuletide spectacular is a beloved Bay Area tradition. Celebrate the holidays with a dazzling collection of ballet, tap, and jazz that will have you dancing out of the theater full of festive cheer.

Dec 31 – Jan 12
Rock Legends Tribute Concert
Rock’ in the holidays! Audiences will be dancing in the aisles of PacRep’s Golden Bough Playhouse! PacRep’s infamous tribute artists don wigs and costumes, and present a “Best of” musical concert of over 40 hit songs from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s!

Dec 30 – Jan 1
15th Annual New Year’s Championship
Pebble Beach Resorts invites golfers to the 15th Annual New Year’s Championship, a two-person team event in best-ball format with gross and net flights. Celebrate the New Year at Pebble Beach Resorts!

Dec 31
New Year’s Eve Celebration
The award-winning restaurant Aubergine is located at L’Auberge Carmel, a Relais & Châteaux in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Chef Cogley’s cuisine showcases the finest ingredients with a razor-sharp balance of deference and innovation. The menu served six nights per week highlights the best ingredients of the season, enhanced by skillful technique and an eye toward varied textures and flavors. Desserts, masterfully prepared by Chef Santos, are irresistible complements to Cogley’s savory courses.

Dec 31
First Night Monterey
The Monterey Museum of Art is pleased to partner with First Night Monterey for a festive New Year’s Eve community arts celebration featuring all ages entertainment

Dec 31
Centennial New Year’s Eve Gala
The Inn at Spanish Bay is pleased to present our Centennial New Year’s Eve Gala, an extravagant affair that will celebrate 100 years of Pebble Beach Resorts while ringing in 2020. Every room will glitter with elegance, playing off of major anniversary milestones such as platinum, ruby, pearl and diamond. Dress to impress and let your own gemstones shine while you dance the night away to fabulous live music, place bets at the Casino, and indulge in a grand buffet and bubbly beverages.

Dec 31 – Jan 1
15th Annual New Year’s Championship
Pebble Beach Resorts invites golfers to the 15th Annual New Year’s Championship, a two-person team event in best-ball format with gross and net flights. Celebrate the New Year at Pebble Beach Resorts!

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