Are you ready to celebrate the holidays? With December in full swing, it’s time to start going to holiday events! Check out some of these exciting and family friendly events throughout the Monterey area.
It’s not quite the holidays until you head over to a local ice rink for some ice skating. Come celebrate the holidays at Custom House Plaza behind the Portola Hotel & Spa. Here, spend a beautiful winter’s day right by the bay. Admission for adults is $13 and children under 12 get in for $11. Skate rental fee is $3. A season pass is available for just $75. The ice skating rink is open Monday through Saturday 11am - 10pm and Sundays from 12pm - 8pm, including holidays.
For the first 3 weekends in December, come stop by the Old Fisherman’s Wharf for an exciting assortment of Christmas activities. This will be the 3rd Annual Christmas on the wharf featuring holiday musical entertainment including dancers, choirs and even a preview of The Nutcracker that on certain days. Additionally, you’ll enjoy a fantastic area of christmas decorations and lights, as 23 foot christmas tree and decorations, an opportunity to meet and greet with Santa and so much more! Visit the website for official hours.
Are you ready for the 60th Annual Carmel Valley’s Santa’s Fly In tradition? You’ve probably heard of santa flying in by his sleigh, but have you heard of him flying in by helicopter? In this exciting Carmel Valley tradition, the big man himself flies in on a helicopter before meeting with the kids. Once he flies in, enjoy a parade consisting on local organization and businesses, horses, unique autos, people giving out candy, and of course Santa. Afterwards, stay for the holiday activities, arts and crafts booths, food and drinks and more.
The classic holiday ballet performance is back. Stop by the Monterey Peninsula Ballet Theatre and see the holiday classic, the Nutcracker. Performances are from December 14th through December 16th. Tickets for adults are $40 and children 12 and under get in for $32. Students, active military and seniors get in for $37. Get your tickets today.