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Calendar of Events for The Monterey Peninsula.


  Nativity story  December 5-8, 2018 6:00pm-8:30pm First Baptist Church of Salinas   Carmel-by-the-Sea Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony  December 7, 2018 3:00pm-7:00pm Devendorf Park   Winter Wonderland Celebration  December 7, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm City of Seaside   Christmas in the Adobes  December 7-8, 2018 5:00pm-9:00pm Monterey   Jingle Bell 5K  December 8, 2018 Lovers Point Park Pacific Grove   Santa and Mrs. Claus Fly-In  December 8, 2018 10:30am Carmel Valley Village   TubaChristmas  December 9, 2018 1:00pm-2:00pm Monterey Conference Center   Pebble Beach Four-Ball Championship  December 11-13, 2018 Pebble Beach Golf Links   Christmas Dinners  December 25, 2018 Monterey   14th Annual New Year’s Championship  December 30-January 1, 2019 Pebble Beach Resorts   Ice Skating by the Bay  December 31-January 6, 2019 11:00am-10:00pm, 12:00pm-8:00pm Portola Hotel & Spa   Christmas on the Wharf  December 16, 2018 11:00am-9:00pm Old Fisherman's Wharf Monterey   Masquerade  December 31, 2018 The Inn at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach   First Night Monterey  December 31, 2018 3:00pm-12:00am Custom House Plaza Monterey   New Year's Eve Sleepover  December 31, 2018 7:00pm-8:30am Monterey Bay Aquarium   Legends of Rock n Roll Tribute Concert  December 29-January 6, 2018 8:30pm Golden Bough Playhouse Carmel by the Sea

Nativity story
December 5-8, 2018
6:00pm-8:30pm
First Baptist Church of Salinas

Carmel-by-the-Sea Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 7, 2018
3:00pm-7:00pm
Devendorf Park

Winter Wonderland Celebration
December 7, 2018
6:00pm-9:00pm
City of Seaside

Christmas in the Adobes
December 7-8, 2018
5:00pm-9:00pm
Monterey

Jingle Bell 5K
December 8, 2018
Lovers Point Park
Pacific Grove

Santa and Mrs. Claus Fly-In
December 8, 2018
10:30am
Carmel Valley Village

TubaChristmas
December 9, 2018
1:00pm-2:00pm
Monterey Conference Center

Pebble Beach Four-Ball Championship
December 11-13, 2018
Pebble Beach Golf Links

Christmas Dinners
December 25, 2018
Monterey

14th Annual New Year’s Championship
December 30-January 1, 2019
Pebble Beach Resorts

Ice Skating by the Bay
December 31-January 6, 2019
11:00am-10:00pm, 12:00pm-8:00pm
Portola Hotel & Spa

Christmas on the Wharf
December 16, 2018
11:00am-9:00pm
Old Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey

Masquerade
December 31, 2018
The Inn at Spanish Bay
Pebble Beach

First Night Monterey
December 31, 2018
3:00pm-12:00am
Custom House Plaza
Monterey

New Year's Eve Sleepover
December 31, 2018
7:00pm-8:30am
Monterey Bay Aquarium

Legends of Rock n Roll Tribute Concert
December 29-January 6, 2018
8:30pm
Golden Bough Playhouse
Carmel by the Sea

   Monday    Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market  3pm - 7pm, 3pm - 6pm (winter) Grand Avenue and Central Avenue    Tuesday    Old Monterey Marketplace  4pm - 8pm (summer), 4pm - 7pm (winter) Alvarado Street and W Franklin Street    Thursday    Carmel-by-the-Sea Certified Farmers' Market  10am - 2pm 6th Street and Mission Street  Soledad Farmers' Market  4pm - 8pm (May - December) Encinal Street    Friday    Monterey Peninsula College Certified Farmers' Market  10am - 2pm Monterey Peninsula College 930 Fremont St.  Carmel Valley Community Center  2:30-6:00pm    Saturday    Downtown Salinas Saturday Certified Farmers' Market  9am - 2pm Gabilan Street between Main and Salinas Streets    Sunday    Marina Everyone's Harvest Certified Farmers' Market  10am - 2pm 215 Reservation Road

Monday
Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market
3pm - 7pm, 3pm - 6pm (winter)
Grand Avenue and Central Avenue

Tuesday
Old Monterey Marketplace
4pm - 8pm (summer),
4pm - 7pm (winter)
Alvarado Street and W Franklin Street

Thursday
Carmel-by-the-Sea Certified Farmers' Market
10am - 2pm
6th Street and Mission Street
Soledad Farmers' Market
4pm - 8pm (May - December)
Encinal Street

Friday
Monterey Peninsula College Certified Farmers' Market
10am - 2pm
Monterey Peninsula College
930 Fremont St.
Carmel Valley Community Center
2:30-6:00pm

Saturday
Downtown Salinas Saturday Certified Farmers' Market
9am - 2pm
Gabilan Street between Main and Salinas Streets

Sunday
Marina Everyone's Harvest Certified Farmers' Market
10am - 2pm
215 Reservation Road

 Festive up your home — both indoors and out — with these 10 easy-to-create Christmas decorations, crafts and centerpieces.   1) Make Ice Lanterns  Get an assist from Mother Nature (or your freezer) to turn plastic cartons filled with water into magical ice lanterns to display either indoors or out.  Make your own with these tips .   2) Glow It On   This how-to  explains how to create these illuminated grapevine sphere topiaries for your front porch. The waterproof lights ensure they'll brighten up your entry even during stormy winter weather.   3) Fake a Roaring Fireplace  Apartment dwellers and urbanites: this project's for you. Get creative to craft a spot to hang your stockings and lend a little Christmas cheer to any room. Our  step-by-step instructions  show you how to turn a canvas dropcloth, drapery hardware and chalkboard paint into this clever faux mantel wall hanging that you can simply roll up and store when the holidays are over.   4) Craft an Upholstered Banner  Cheerfully issue a Christmas greeting to all who enter your home with this  DIY upholstered holiday banner . Swap out the letters to easily craft more banners for birthdays, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Easter or any other occasion worth celebrating.   5) Fold a Mini Forest  Use a circle punch or scissors to cut card stock into various size circles, then accordion-fold the paper to create the look of swagging evergreen boughs. Stack the folded rings and attach to a small wood dowel or cut log slice to easily whip up a whole forest of firs.   6) Make 3-D Upholstered Trees  Basic upholstery materials and techniques are all you need to craft these fabric-covered trees that fold flat so they're a cinch to store between holidays. Learn how to make your own with these  step-by-step instructions .   7) Add Some Sparkle  These gorgeous, glittering votives only look expensive. Using glitter, glue and an empty jar, you can easily  craft them yourself  on the cheap.   8) Wintry Blooms  Create a floral centerpiece that incorporates warm holiday hues and that will instantly liven up your dinner table.  Brittni Mehlhoff  arranges various red flowers, berries and succulents in a rustic wicker basket. (You can choose any vase that suits your style.) Use floral wire to tame stubborn stems and plants, add pinecones around the base and you're ready to host for the holidays.   9) Craft a Snowy Wreath  Add faux greenery, flowers, berry sprigs and glittered pinecones to a grapevine wreath then cover with faux snow to give your front door a cheery update during winter months.  Learn how to make your own .   10) Restaurant-Style Menu Board  Let your guests know exactly what's for dinner with a restaurant-style menu board made from a DIY chalkboard. For more seasonal and sophisticated flair, apply gold leaf to a large wooden frame. Guests will never know how easy and inexpensive this was to make. Design by  Marian Parsons . Make your own with these  step-by-step instructions .

Festive up your home — both indoors and out — with these 10 easy-to-create Christmas decorations, crafts and centerpieces.

1) Make Ice Lanterns

Get an assist from Mother Nature (or your freezer) to turn plastic cartons filled with water into magical ice lanterns to display either indoors or out. Make your own with these tips.

2) Glow It On

This how-to explains how to create these illuminated grapevine sphere topiaries for your front porch. The waterproof lights ensure they'll brighten up your entry even during stormy winter weather.

3) Fake a Roaring Fireplace

Apartment dwellers and urbanites: this project's for you. Get creative to craft a spot to hang your stockings and lend a little Christmas cheer to any room. Our step-by-step instructions show you how to turn a canvas dropcloth, drapery hardware and chalkboard paint into this clever faux mantel wall hanging that you can simply roll up and store when the holidays are over.

4) Craft an Upholstered Banner

Cheerfully issue a Christmas greeting to all who enter your home with this DIY upholstered holiday banner. Swap out the letters to easily craft more banners for birthdays, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Easter or any other occasion worth celebrating.

5) Fold a Mini Forest

Use a circle punch or scissors to cut card stock into various size circles, then accordion-fold the paper to create the look of swagging evergreen boughs. Stack the folded rings and attach to a small wood dowel or cut log slice to easily whip up a whole forest of firs.

6) Make 3-D Upholstered Trees

Basic upholstery materials and techniques are all you need to craft these fabric-covered trees that fold flat so they're a cinch to store between holidays. Learn how to make your own with these step-by-step instructions.

7) Add Some Sparkle

These gorgeous, glittering votives only look expensive. Using glitter, glue and an empty jar, you can easily craft them yourself on the cheap.

8) Wintry Blooms

Create a floral centerpiece that incorporates warm holiday hues and that will instantly liven up your dinner table. Brittni Mehlhoff arranges various red flowers, berries and succulents in a rustic wicker basket. (You can choose any vase that suits your style.) Use floral wire to tame stubborn stems and plants, add pinecones around the base and you're ready to host for the holidays.

9) Craft a Snowy Wreath

Add faux greenery, flowers, berry sprigs and glittered pinecones to a grapevine wreath then cover with faux snow to give your front door a cheery update during winter months. Learn how to make your own.

10) Restaurant-Style Menu Board

Let your guests know exactly what's for dinner with a restaurant-style menu board made from a DIY chalkboard. For more seasonal and sophisticated flair, apply gold leaf to a large wooden frame. Guests will never know how easy and inexpensive this was to make. Design by Marian Parsons. Make your own with these step-by-step instructions.

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