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Calendar of Events for The Monterey Peninsula.


Resolution Run  January 1, 2019 9:00am Rio Grill Carmel   Ice Skating by the Bay  January 1-6, 2019 Daily Custom House Plaza Monterey   Wine Bingo!  January 3, 2019 5:00pm-7:00pm Joullian Vineyards & Winery Tasting Room Carmel Valley   Carmel Art Walk  January 12, 2019 5:00pm-8:00pm Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea   Forest Bathing  January 12, 2019 10:00am-1:00pm Rip Van Winkle Open Space Pacific Grove   Discovery Whale Watch  January 12, 2019 2:00pm-4:00pm Beach adjacent to Municipal Wharf 2 Monterey   9th annual EcoFarm Conference  January 23-26, 2019 Asilomar Conference Grounds Pacific Grove   Whalefest Monterey  January 26-27, 2019 10:00am-5:00pm Custom House Plaza Downtown Monterey

Resolution Run
January 1, 2019
9:00am
Rio Grill
Carmel

Ice Skating by the Bay
January 1-6, 2019
Daily
Custom House Plaza
Monterey

Wine Bingo!
January 3, 2019
5:00pm-7:00pm
Joullian Vineyards & Winery Tasting Room
Carmel Valley

Carmel Art Walk
January 12, 2019
5:00pm-8:00pm
Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea

Forest Bathing
January 12, 2019
10:00am-1:00pm
Rip Van Winkle Open Space
Pacific Grove

Discovery Whale Watch
January 12, 2019
2:00pm-4:00pm
Beach adjacent to Municipal Wharf 2
Monterey

9th annual EcoFarm Conference
January 23-26, 2019
Asilomar Conference Grounds
Pacific Grove

Whalefest Monterey
January 26-27, 2019
10:00am-5:00pm
Custom House Plaza
Downtown Monterey

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

All the decades have been done. Gatsby-mania is gone. Pirates are passé. You’re fresh out of interesting ideas for your New Year’s Eve party theme.  Fear not. To make sure your party is all anyone talks about in 2019, we’ve put together a list of 10 creative and on-trend theme ideas for your 2018 New Year’s Eve event.    1. Diet Starts Tomorrow   We all know the drill: In January, we diet. But it’s December 31st, so tonight let’s go down in a blaze of glory. This theme lets guests indulge in all the good stuff in a fun blowout before their New Year’s resolutions start. Think decadent cocktails, doughnuts walls, and fried food galore.    2. Time Travellers’ Ball   This theme is the ultimate fancy dress party. Instead of limiting costumes to a single decade, your “time travelling” guests can take inspiration from a person or style from any year, past or present. Dinosaurs, ancient Egypt, famous historical figures and pop icons — the possibilities are endless.    3. Candy Crush   In 2018, the world had an obsession with all things sweet and colourful. Immersive exhibitions like  Sugar Republic  and  Museum of Ice-Cream  were insanely popular and everyone wanted to fill their  Instagram feeds  with pops of candy colour. Tap this trend for your NYE party by theming it with all things bright and colourful — and a dessert table filled with sweet treats.    4. Heroes & Villains   An oldie but a goodie. With the non-stop release of superhero movies in 2018, comic books are on trend and provide great costume choices for themed New Year’s parties.    5. Bubbles & Bowties   For a modern take on a sophisticated black-tie soiree, try “Bubbles & Bowties”. Guests are encouraged to dress in formal wear for a champagne-filled event. Mix it up with trendy varietals like Prosecco and natural sparkling wine, Pétillant-naturel.    6. The Best of 2018   Celebrate the close of 2018 with everything that got people talking throughout the year. From the royal wedding to Beyonce and Jay-Z’s pastel powersuits, this theme encourages guests to dress as an iconic moment or person from the year. Think pop-culture references, major events, political statements, and celebrity deaths.    7. Disney Dance   Did you know Mickey Mouse turned 90 this year? Celebrate with a red, black, and white themed Mickey Mouse party, or a Disney theme where guests dress as their favourite classic character. Styling will be a breeze, with retail stores filling with goods to mark the 90th anniversary year.     8. Glitter Gala   For an event that shimmers and shines, you can’t go past a glitter theme this New Year’s Eve. Encourage guests to dress with sparkle and offer glitter face or body painting on site. Need a quirky idea to raise money for charity? Dare bearded guests to donate their facial hair and wear a  glitter beard  if you hit a fundraising target.    9. Musical Magic   The smash-hit movie, La La Land, reinvigorated the world’s love of musicals. Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a musical themed event, encouraging guests to dress as their favourite musical characters. Karaoke or a ‘Sing-A-Long’ musical screening is a must.    10. Tourist Trap   For a fun take on the classic beach theme, dress your event space as an airport lounge, hotel lobby, or resort bar and ask guests to dress as summer holiday tourists. Think selfie-sticks, Hawaiian shirts, palm-print maxi-dresses, and wearing socks with sandals.

All the decades have been done. Gatsby-mania is gone. Pirates are passé. You’re fresh out of interesting ideas for your New Year’s Eve party theme.

Fear not. To make sure your party is all anyone talks about in 2019, we’ve put together a list of 10 creative and on-trend theme ideas for your 2018 New Year’s Eve event.

1. Diet Starts Tomorrow

We all know the drill: In January, we diet. But it’s December 31st, so tonight let’s go down in a blaze of glory. This theme lets guests indulge in all the good stuff in a fun blowout before their New Year’s resolutions start. Think decadent cocktails, doughnuts walls, and fried food galore.

2. Time Travellers’ Ball

This theme is the ultimate fancy dress party. Instead of limiting costumes to a single decade, your “time travelling” guests can take inspiration from a person or style from any year, past or present. Dinosaurs, ancient Egypt, famous historical figures and pop icons — the possibilities are endless.

3. Candy Crush

In 2018, the world had an obsession with all things sweet and colourful. Immersive exhibitions like Sugar Republic and Museum of Ice-Cream were insanely popular and everyone wanted to fill their Instagram feeds with pops of candy colour. Tap this trend for your NYE party by theming it with all things bright and colourful — and a dessert table filled with sweet treats.

4. Heroes & Villains

An oldie but a goodie. With the non-stop release of superhero movies in 2018, comic books are on trend and provide great costume choices for themed New Year’s parties.

5. Bubbles & Bowties

For a modern take on a sophisticated black-tie soiree, try “Bubbles & Bowties”. Guests are encouraged to dress in formal wear for a champagne-filled event. Mix it up with trendy varietals like Prosecco and natural sparkling wine, Pétillant-naturel.

6. The Best of 2018

Celebrate the close of 2018 with everything that got people talking throughout the year. From the royal wedding to Beyonce and Jay-Z’s pastel powersuits, this theme encourages guests to dress as an iconic moment or person from the year. Think pop-culture references, major events, political statements, and celebrity deaths.

7. Disney Dance

Did you know Mickey Mouse turned 90 this year? Celebrate with a red, black, and white themed Mickey Mouse party, or a Disney theme where guests dress as their favourite classic character. Styling will be a breeze, with retail stores filling with goods to mark the 90th anniversary year.

8. Glitter Gala

For an event that shimmers and shines, you can’t go past a glitter theme this New Year’s Eve. Encourage guests to dress with sparkle and offer glitter face or body painting on site. Need a quirky idea to raise money for charity? Dare bearded guests to donate their facial hair and wear a glitter beard if you hit a fundraising target.

9. Musical Magic

The smash-hit movie, La La Land, reinvigorated the world’s love of musicals. Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a musical themed event, encouraging guests to dress as their favourite musical characters. Karaoke or a ‘Sing-A-Long’ musical screening is a must.

10. Tourist Trap

For a fun take on the classic beach theme, dress your event space as an airport lounge, hotel lobby, or resort bar and ask guests to dress as summer holiday tourists. Think selfie-sticks, Hawaiian shirts, palm-print maxi-dresses, and wearing socks with sandals.

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