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Monterey Events and Holiday Festivities

Whatever season you visit Monterey, California, you can experience exciting events, concerts and holiday traditions like downtown shopping and dining, ice skating by the bay, festivals in the historic district, and the tree lighting on Cannery Row. Explore local restaurants with food and wine that celebrate every season, or get into the spirit of Monterey at jazz and blues fetsivals. Enjoy wine tasting events at over 85 wineries in Monterey County, as well as right here at the hotel.  Stop by our complimentary Wine Tasting  hosted by Chateau Sinnet Winery, a boutique winery in Carmel Valley,  on Fridays from 3 to 5pm.

Monterey Things to See and Do

  • February  

    Where can you see Bill Murray, Andy Garcia, Michael Bolton, Josh Duhamel and many more all together having fun? At the AT and T Pebble Beach National Pro Am Golf Tournament. Celebrities paired with Golf Pros. Fun event Feb 9-15. Visit AT&T Golf
  • MArch 

    March 6 - 8 DIxieland Monterey. A festival of Classic American Jazz with the best in Dixieland. A musical event that the whole family can enjoy. Events include, Music concerts, swing dancing, Dueling Pianos, Dance Marathons and much more.

    Home Expo at Monterey Fairgrounds Monterey Home and garden show. www.montereycountyhomeshow.com

    March 27-29 Next Generation Jazz Festival. Includes High School Jazz competition, Big Band Composition competition and much more. http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org/NGJF


  • Casanovas - Perfect for Holiday Festivities

    There's always a festive air inside this cozy bistro in Carmel-by-the-Sea serving a wide variety of delicious European dishes. And there's no better time than during the holidays to experience the quaint charm of this one-of-a-kind dining destination.
  • Old Fishermans Grotto 39 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940

    Toast the Christmas holidays at this classic Monterey restaurant that's been serving up hospitality and good food for over fifty years. Fresh fish and classic Italian comfort food are the specialties of the house that offers nice bay views.
  • Aubergine Monte Verde St, Carmel, CA 93921

    For an unforgettable holiday dining experience, make reservations at this renowned restaurant in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Diners rave about the tasting menu that uses top-notch ingredients to craft gourmet meals that are the perfect way to celebrate the season.


  • Cannery Row

    Make shopping a breeze  at this historic California shopping center nestled on the coastline and packed with over 85 stores. This waterfront shopping promenade has independent boutiques and nationally known outlets for antiques, gifts, wine, and everything in between.
  • Del Monte Shopping center 

    Located just minutes away, the Del Monte Shopping Center is a vibrant destination with numerous, stores, speciaty shops, restaurants, and a theater to spend the day in Monterey.
  • Crossroads Shopping Village in Carmel

    Get all of your shopping accomplished in one stop at this sophisticated mall in Carmel. With easy parking, a wide variety of excellent shops, and an outdoor atmosphere, this is a wonderful place to shop and enjoy the holiday season.
  • Carmel Plaza

    Enjoy upscale shopping at this stylish center with luxury gifts for any holiday. From Tiffany & Co. and Kate Spade to local boutiques selling unique California made goods, Carmel Plaza is a lively destination for shopping, dining and holiday cheer.

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