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443 Wave Street, Monterey, California 93940
443 Wave Street Monterey, CA 93940

Holiday Things to Do in Monterey

Escape from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and enjoy a Central California Pacific coast getaway. Enjoy fun Monterey holiday events, like the Salinas Holiday Parade of Lights, Historic Downtown Monterey's Traditional Christmas Tree Lighting and the live nativity scene at Streets of Bethlehem. Ring in the New Year at First Night Monterey featuring kid friendly fun and family entertainment. Relax and enjoy your holidays at Holiday Inn Express Monterey/ Cannery Row Hotel.

Monterey Things to See and Do

  • Salinas Holiday Parade of Lights 

    Kicking off on November 29 at 6:00pm, the Salinas Holiday Parade of Lights features over 70 lighted entries, including cars, floats, and bands. Check out the kids' craft and fun zone.
  • Christmas at the Inns 

    Soak in the holiday décor at 10 Victorian-era bed and breakfast inns in Pacific Grove. Enjoy light refreshments and live entertainment. December 1st-2nd from 1:00am - 1:00am.
  • First Night Monterey 

    First Night Monterey is a New Year's Eve, alcohol-free family celebration. The festival includes live entertainment, dancing, singing, and lots of lights and music.
  • Streets of Bethlehem 

    Join us  for this free community outdoor Christmas experience. Streets of Bethlehem features a live nativity scene with hundreds of costumed performers and live animals.
  • Historic Downtown Monterey's Traditional Christmas Tree Lighting 

    Monterey's Traditional Community Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration takes place in historic downtown. Guests will enjoy caroling, cider, cookies, music and good cheer.
  • Jingle Bell Run 

    Kick off your holiday season by helping others! The 2014 Jingle Bell Run/Walk Pacific Grove is a fun 5k raising funds to help find a cure for arthritis. Wear your most festive holiday themed costume with bells.


  • Sardine Factory 

    Named Monterey's Best Restaurant, the Sardine Factory will be offering a delicious Thanksgiving Day Dinner. Call and reserve your table today! View the menu.
  • Bernardus Lodge 

    Celebrate the holidays with family and friends at Bernardus Lodge and let us do the cooking. Join us for our traditional Thanksgiving Day Buffet from 12:00pm – 3:30 pm. Reservations are required.
Holiday Inn Express Monterey / Cannery Row Hotel - California (CA) Located at
443 Wave Street, Monterey, California 93940
Phone: 831-372-1800 Fax: 831-372-1969
Email: reservations@hiexpressmonterey.com
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