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Our Area


Things to do

What to do, where to go, and dog friendly places to bring "the kids"

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Our Area


Things to do

What to do, where to go, and dog friendly places to bring "the kids"

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Dog Friendly


Dog Friendly

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Dog Friendly


Dog Friendly

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Because we love our pets and all animals:

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Carmel has long been one of the most dog friendly cities in America.  Dogs in Carmel are welcome most everywhere.  Some restaurants have dog menus.  Most shops have dog treats on hand to pass out to your furry, four legged family members and as you walk through downtown, you will see many shops have water bowls.  Some even have a place to tie your dog’s leash. There are poop bag stations throughout town (highly recommended for use) and along the picturesque Carmel Beach.  Carmel Beach is the dog friendliest beach you will ever encounter.  And the evening bonfires on the beach with your pooch would surely be a highlight of your visit.  Cypress Inn even has “Yappy Hour” for you and your “kids” after a long day frolicking the beach, Mission Trails and down town. 

Scenic Path & Carmel Beach

Scenic Road meanders along the curve of the Carmel beach and offers a packed dirt path alongside for joggers, on-leash dog walkers and sightseers. Spanning from Carmel Beach to Carmel River Beach, the Scenic Road path offers some of the area's most incredible views of Carmel Point, Point Lobos State Reserve, Pebble Beach Golf Links, and Carmel's famous Cypress trees and white-sand beach. Dogs are allowed off-leash on Carmel beach, however they must be under the voice control of their owners. Canine visitors at Carmel beach can romp along the surf and frolic with one another on the sand which is a highlight to most trips to Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Dog Friendly Hotels & Inns

Visitors have more than 25 hotels and inns to choose from in Carmel-by-the-Sea when traveling with their lovely pet. In fact, pets get VIP treatment in Carmel such as doggie turn down, yappy hour, doggie room service menus, and outdoor showers – rest assured your canine companions' needs will be met. When booking reservations at one of Carmel's pet-friendly hotels, inns or cottages, travelers should ask about these services.

Important Rules to Remember

For the safety of all dogs and visitors, please note that dogs must have a current license, up-to-date vaccinations, respond to voice command and be in visual control. Dogs under four months of age are not permitted as their shots and vaccines are not effectual yet. Owners are responsible for pets at all times and use a leash. Dogs may be off-leash on Carmel Beach and Mission Trails Park only provided they are under voice control at all times. Dogs must be on-leash at Carmel River Beach. Dogs are not allowed to interfere with, bother, or harass other visitors, animals or wildlife. If you are a party to a dog bite or dog attack incident, you must stop and offer assistance and exchange...

Carmel Business District

Various shopkeepers supply dog biscuits at the counter and offer water dishes at the door. The Cottage of Sweets includes doggy treats in its mix of candies. Some shops in the Carmel Business District have miniature hitching posts outside and others don't mind if the dogs accompany their owners inside. The Carmel Plaza has a drinking fountain just for dogs, called the Fountain of Woof. Diggidy Dog provides a store that caters to the pets themselves, in a 2000 square foot space and small grassy spot just outside the front doors where dogs can relieve themselves; Diggidy Dog offers products that are unique, functional, and healthy.

Cleaning Up After Your Dog

Please clean up pet waste; biodegradable bags are available at beach and trail entrances. You must remove your dog's waste from all Carmel city property and dispose of it in a garbage can or carry it out. Do not leave dog waste in a bag anywhere; this is considered littering. For visitors convenience, biodegradable plastic bags are provided by the city, but as a precaution, please carry extras when traveling with your dog.

Dog Friendly Restraunts

Many restaurants in Carmel will seat canine companions with their masters in covered and open-air patios as well as a few indoor locations. "Yappy Hour" and a doggie room service menu are offered at co-owner Doris Day's Cypress Inn as well as other hotels and inns in Carmel. Many Carmel restaurants, not content with just water bowls and doggy treats, raise the stakes with custom doggie menus of kibble, biscuits, grilled chicken, steak tartar, and more.

Mission Trails Park

Mission Trail Park encompasses 37 acres of California Coastal native vegetation, with meadows, dense Monterey Pine forest and a grove of Oak trees. There are two entrances to the park: one east of downtown on Mountainview Avenue and the other on Rio Road across the street from the Carmel Mission. Dogs can be off-leash but must be under voice control and follow all of the rules to remember.

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some info from: carmelcalifornia.com

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Restaurants


Restaurants

Dog Friendly

Restaurants


Restaurants

Dog Friendly

Carmel restaurants and bars--despite boasting among them some of the world's landmark establishments--remain pleasantly undefined. The town's charming eateries feature a full range of international, regional and local cuisines, all benefiting from their proximity to the bounties provided by the Monterey Bay and Salinas Valley. Taken together, Carmel restaurants have a hallmark blend of Old World elegance and modern charm, all with an artistic flair.

 GRASING'S  MISSION & 6TH (831) 624-7431 •  WEBSITE   Chef Kurt Grasing has developed a menu that reflects stylist simplicity by using ultra fresh ingredients gleaned from California's Carmel Coast and Central Valley. 

GRASING'S 
MISSION & 6TH
(831) 624-7431 • WEBSITE

Chef Kurt Grasing has developed a menu that reflects stylist simplicity by using ultra fresh ingredients gleaned from California's Carmel Coast and Central Valley. 

 BISTRO BEAUJOLAIS CARMEL PLAZA (OCEAN AVE. & MISSION ST.) (831) 624-5600 •  WEBSITE   Bistro Beaujolais offers alfresco dining in a lush garden atmosphere, plus a restaurant setting that surrounds guests with visual delights like hand- painted murals and outdoor seating around a fire pit on a heated patio.

BISTRO BEAUJOLAIS
CARMEL PLAZA (OCEAN AVE. & MISSION ST.)
(831) 624-5600 • WEBSITE

Bistro Beaujolais offers alfresco dining in a lush garden atmosphere, plus a restaurant setting that surrounds guests with visual delights like hand- painted murals and outdoor seating around a fire pit on a heated patio.

 HOG'S BREATH INN SAN CARLOS BETWEEN 5TH & 6TH (831) 625-1044 •  WEBSITE

HOG'S BREATH INN
SAN CARLOS BETWEEN 5TH & 6TH
(831) 625-1044 • WEBSITE

 LITTLE NAPOLI DOLORES BETWEEN OCEAN & 7TH (831) 626-8885 •  WEBSITE   Enjoy a brief trip to Italy with Italian country cooking and warm hospitality as you remember it. Come and experience the culture, cuisine and lively traditions at Pèpe's Little Napoli.

LITTLE NAPOLI
DOLORES BETWEEN OCEAN & 7TH
(831) 626-8885 • WEBSITE

Enjoy a brief trip to Italy with Italian country cooking and warm hospitality as you remember it. Come and experience the culture, cuisine and lively traditions at Pèpe's Little Napoli.

 400° GOURMET BURGERS CORNER OF MISSION AND SEVENTH STREET (831) 244-0040 •  WEBSITE   Located in Carmel Plaza on the corner of Mission and Seventh Street. 400° selections feature signature house-blended beef patties, locally sourced produce, house-made ingredients.

400° GOURMET BURGERS
CORNER OF MISSION AND SEVENTH STREET
(831) 244-0040 • WEBSITE

Located in Carmel Plaza on the corner of Mission and Seventh Street. 400° selections feature signature house-blended beef patties, locally sourced produce, house-made ingredients.

The following do not allow pets

Carmel BelleDoud Craft Studios, Ocean & Carlos • (831) 624-1600 • website

Dametra CaféOcean bet. Dolores & Lincoln • (831) 622-7766 • website

Casanova5th between Mission & San Carlos • (831) 625-0501 • website

NicoSan Carlos between Ocean & 7th • (831) 624-6545 • website

VesuvioCorner of 6th & Junipero • (831) 625-1766 • website

Pastries & PetalsMission between 4th & 5th • (831) 620-1400

The Forge in the ForestJunipero between 5th & 6th • (831) 626-4055 • website

La Dolce VitaSan Carlos between 7th & 8th • (831) 624-3667 • website

Cafe CarmelOcean between Mission & San Carlos

Terry's Lounge at the Cypress InnLincoln between Ocean & 7th, Cypress Inn • (831) 624-3871 • website

Sade'sLincoln between Ocean & 7th • (831) 624-0787

 BASIL SAN CARLOS AVENUE BETWEEN OCEAN &SEVENTH (831) 626-8226 •  WEBSITE   Menu based on seasonal products, locally grown produce & organic ingredients, fresh wild and sustainable seafood every day, modern & creative local California cuisine. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options.

BASIL
SAN CARLOS AVENUE BETWEEN OCEAN &SEVENTH
(831) 626-8226 • WEBSITE

Menu based on seasonal products, locally grown produce & organic ingredients, fresh wild and sustainable seafood every day, modern & creative local California cuisine. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options.

 BISTRO GIOVANNA SAN CARLOS BETWEEN 5TH & 6TH (831) 626-6003 •  WEBSITE   When it comes to full-flavor California-Mediterranean cuisine, just one restaurant comes to mind: Bistro Giovanni, a signature Firok Shield restaurant with exceptional food, gorgeous murals adorning the walls.

BISTRO GIOVANNA
SAN CARLOS BETWEEN 5TH & 6TH
(831) 626-6003 • WEBSITE

When it comes to full-flavor California-Mediterranean cuisine, just one restaurant comes to mind: Bistro Giovanni, a signature Firok Shield restaurant with exceptional food, gorgeous murals adorning the walls.

 JACK LONDON'S INCOLN BETWEEN 5TH & 6TH (831) 624-2336 •  WEBSITE   Jack London's Neighborhood Pub + Grill is a local tradition for food and drink for over 30 years. Have dinner or an appetizer before or after The Show. Watch the game in comfort. Enjoy live music every Friday night.

JACK LONDON'S
INCOLN BETWEEN 5TH & 6TH
(831) 624-2336 • WEBSITE

Jack London's Neighborhood Pub + Grill is a local tradition for food and drink for over 30 years. Have dinner or an appetizer before or after The Show. Watch the game in comfort. Enjoy live music every Friday night.

 LE ST. TROPEZ + JARDIN DES ARTISTES DOLORES BETWEEN OCEAN & SEVENTH (831) 624-8977 •  WEBSITE   Le St. Tropez expresses a unique warmth that is the culture found along the French Riviera. Enjoy the exquisite flavors of the region's bountiful cuisine. Experience the charm of Southern France by candlelight.

LE ST. TROPEZ + JARDIN DES ARTISTES
DOLORES BETWEEN OCEAN & SEVENTH
(831) 624-8977 • WEBSITE

Le St. Tropez expresses a unique warmth that is the culture found along the French Riviera. Enjoy the exquisite flavors of the region's bountiful cuisine. Experience the charm of Southern France by candlelight.

The following do not allow pets

Club JalapeñoSan Carlos between 5th & 6th • (831) 626-1997 • website

Brophy's Tavern4th & San Carlos • (831) 624-2476 • website

PortabellaOcean between Lincoln & Monte Verde • (831) 624-4395 • website

La BalenaJunipero between 5th & 6th • (831) 250-6295 • website

Tommy's WokMission between Ocean & 7th • (831) 624-8518

AkaoniMission & Sixth • (831) 620-1516

A.W. ShucksOcean between San Carlos & Dolores • (831) 624-6605 • website

Christopher's on LincolnLincoln Street between 5th & 6th • (831) 626-8000 • website

Carmel Coffee & Cocoa BarOcean & Mission, Carmel Plaza • (831) 622-0660

Arawan Thai CaféOcean between Lincoln & Monte Verde • (831) 625-4331

Friar Tuck'sDolores between 5th & 6th • (831) 624-4274 • website

Sushi HeavenDolores between 7th & 8th • (831) 625-2067

Il FornaioOcean between Lincoln & Monte Verde • (831) 622-1500 • website

Carmel BakeryOcean between Dolores & Lincoln • (831) 626-8885 • website

Little Swiss Café6th bet. Lincoln & Dolores • (831) 624-5007

Flying Fish GrillMission Street between Ocean & 7th, Carmel Plaza • (831) 625-1962 • website

Taken from carmelcalifornia.com

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Hotels and Inns


Hotels and Inns

Dog Friendly

Hotels and Inns


Hotels and Inns

Dog Friendly

Carmel hotels and inns are noteworthy for what they are not. You'll find no neon, national chains or conventioneers here--just folks who are similarly experiencing the unique rejuvenation Carmel provides. Sitting as they do amidst oceans of flowers and Cypress, and bathed in Pacific breezes, the village's hotels and inns provide an unparalleled sense of discovery. Each is the landing place for a wholly unique vacation with a host of Carmel hotel and inn special offers listed below.

  Happy Landing Inn  Monte Verde between 5th & 6th (831) 624-7917 • (800) 297-6250 •  website   Built in 1926, as a family retreat, the English style design embodies the Hansel and Gretel charm of an era gone by and has evolved into one of Carmel's most romantic places to stay

Happy Landing Inn
Monte Verde between 5th & 6th
(831) 624-7917 • (800) 297-6250 • website

Built in 1926, as a family retreat, the English style design embodies the Hansel and Gretel charm of an era gone by and has evolved into one of Carmel's most romantic places to stay

  Coachman's Inn  San Carlos between 7th & 8th (831) 624-6421 • (800) 336-6421 •  website   The Coachmans Inn is located in downtown Carmel and features artistically decorated guest rooms - many of which have a fireplace. All guest enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast, free parking.

Coachman's Inn
San Carlos between 7th & 8th
(831) 624-6421 • (800) 336-6421 • website

The Coachmans Inn is located in downtown Carmel and features artistically decorated guest rooms - many of which have a fireplace. All guest enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast, free parking.

  Briarwood Inn  San Carlos between 4th & 5th (831) 626-9056 • (800) 999-8788 •  website   In the center of Carmel-by-the-Sea, just a few steps from numerous galleries, shops and restaurants, the Briarwood Inn bed & breakfast spans three flower bedecked lots. 

Briarwood Inn
San Carlos between 4th & 5th
(831) 626-9056 • (800) 999-8788 • website

In the center of Carmel-by-the-Sea, just a few steps from numerous galleries, shops and restaurants, the Briarwood Inn bed & breakfast spans three flower bedecked lots. 

  Cypress Inn  Lincoln between Ocean & 7th (831) 624-3871 • (800) 443-7443 •  website   Discover the allure of old world charm masterfully blended with modern comforts, nestled in the heart of the quaint seaside village of Carmel, California. Cypress Inn has been Carmel-by-the-Sea's landmark boutique hotels.

Cypress Inn
Lincoln between Ocean & 7th
(831) 624-3871 • (800) 443-7443 • website

Discover the allure of old world charm masterfully blended with modern comforts, nestled in the heart of the quaint seaside village of Carmel, California. Cypress Inn has been Carmel-by-the-Sea's landmark boutique hotels.

  Edgemere Cottages  San Antonio between 13th & Santa Lucia (831) 624-4501 • (866) 241-4575 •  website   Edgemere features quaint private cottages, fresh home-made breakfast, beautiful gardens, and is a one block walk to Carmel Beach. 

Edgemere Cottages
San Antonio between 13th & Santa Lucia
(831) 624-4501 • (866) 241-4575 • website

Edgemere features quaint private cottages, fresh home-made breakfast, beautiful gardens, and is a one block walk to Carmel Beach. 

  Svendsgaard's Inn   San Carlos & 4th   (831) 624-1511   •   (800) 433-4732   •   website    The Svendsgaard's Inn grounds overlook a lush garden courtyard and large heated pool. Share a fresh baked cookie with us in the lobby every afternoon. Our spacious rooms are equipped with all new bedding, flat screen.

Svendsgaard's Inn
San Carlos & 4th
(831) 624-1511 • (800) 433-4732 • website

The Svendsgaard's Inn grounds overlook a lush garden courtyard and large heated pool. Share a fresh baked cookie with us in the lobby every afternoon. Our spacious rooms are equipped with all new bedding, flat screen.

  Carmel Garden Inn  4th Avenue at Torres (831) 624-6926 • (888) 514-9640 •  website   Ten charming guest rooms with wood-burning fireplaces, five rooms are mini-suites with private patios, new luxurious king size beds and sitting areas. We have an enchanted garden setting with 3 separate seating areas.

Carmel Garden Inn
4th Avenue at Torres
(831) 624-6926 • (888) 514-9640 • website

Ten charming guest rooms with wood-burning fireplaces, five rooms are mini-suites with private patios, new luxurious king size beds and sitting areas. We have an enchanted garden setting with 3 separate seating areas.

  Tradewinds Inn  Mission & 3rd (831) 624-2776 •  website   Tradewinds Carmel, featured in Architectural Digest, is one of Carmel's premier luxury boutique hotels. Tradewinds has a unique fusion of Asian, Balinese and tropical design. Indulge yourself in fine Egyptian cotton.

Tradewinds Inn
Mission & 3rd
(831) 624-2776 • website

Tradewinds Carmel, featured in Architectural Digest, is one of Carmel's premier luxury boutique hotels. Tradewinds has a unique fusion of Asian, Balinese and tropical design. Indulge yourself in fine Egyptian cotton.

  Hofsas Housse  San Carlos between 3rd & 4th (831) 624-2745 • (800) 221-2548 •  website   Casual European elegance with the warmth of family hospitality, a boutique family-owned inn with 37 uniquely decorated, spacious rooms, many with ocean views in the village of Carmel.

Hofsas Housse
San Carlos between 3rd & 4th
(831) 624-2745 • (800) 221-2548 • website

Casual European elegance with the warmth of family hospitality, a boutique family-owned inn with 37 uniquely decorated, spacious rooms, many with ocean views in the village of Carmel.

  Monte Verde Inn  Monte Verde between Ocean & 7th (831) 624-6046 • (800) 328-7707 •  website   Monte Verde Inn and Casa de Carmel are ideal for romantic getaways, honeymoons, families with children, vacations with friends, personal retreats, and business travelers alike. 

Monte Verde Inn
Monte Verde between Ocean & 7th
(831) 624-6046 • (800) 328-7707 • website

Monte Verde Inn and Casa de Carmel are ideal for romantic getaways, honeymoons, families with children, vacations with friends, personal retreats, and business travelers alike. 

  Carmel Lodge  San Carlos & 5th (831) 624-1255 •  website   Carmel Lodge is located in the heart of downtown Carmel on the corner of San Carlos & 5th Ave. This ideal location is just steps from everything that this lovely village has to offer 

Carmel Lodge
San Carlos & 5th
(831) 624-1255 • website

Carmel Lodge is located in the heart of downtown Carmel on the corner of San Carlos & 5th Ave. This ideal location is just steps from everything that this lovely village has to offer 

  Forest Lodge  Ocean & Torres (831) 624-7372 • (888) 375-2770 •  website   ~~Carmel Forest Lodge ... A Carmel by the Sea Bed & Breakfast Inn: A perfect gathering place. Just steps away from the culturally rich village of Carmel, the newly eco-remodeled cottages of Carmel's Forest Lodge.

Forest Lodge
Ocean & Torres
(831) 624-7372 • (888) 375-2770 • website

~~Carmel Forest Lodge ... A Carmel by the Sea Bed & Breakfast Inn: A perfect gathering place. Just steps away from the culturally rich village of Carmel, the newly eco-remodeled cottages of Carmel's Forest Lodge.

  Ocean View Lodge  Junipero & 3rd (831) 624-7723 • (800) 350-7723 •  website   Welcome to the The Lodge and Annex, sister properties of our flagship Horizon Inn. The Lodge and Annex provide you with several room or suite configurations, giving you just the right accommodation for your travel needs.

Ocean View Lodge
Junipero & 3rd
(831) 624-7723 • (800) 350-7723 • website

Welcome to the The Lodge and Annex, sister properties of our flagship Horizon Inn. The Lodge and Annex provide you with several room or suite configurations, giving you just the right accommodation for your travel needs.

  Wayfarer Inn  Mission & 4th (831) 624-2711 • (800) 533-2711 •  website   The Carmel Wayfarer Inn is a unique and charming inn centrally located in the village of Carmel with a short and enchanting 3-block walk to Ocean Avenue. 

Wayfarer Inn
Mission & 4th
(831) 624-2711 • (800) 533-2711 • website

The Carmel Wayfarer Inn is a unique and charming inn centrally located in the village of Carmel with a short and enchanting 3-block walk to Ocean Avenue. 

  Fireplace Inn  San Carlos between 4th & 5th (831) 624-4862 • (800) 634-1300 •  website   Just steps from downtown and the beach, the quietness and serenity of the surroundings is exceeded only by the uniqueness of 18 carefully designed and decorated rooms, each with its own personality and attention. 

Fireplace Inn
San Carlos between 4th & 5th
(831) 624-4862 • (800) 634-1300 • website

Just steps from downtown and the beach, the quietness and serenity of the surroundings is exceeded only by the uniqueness of 18 carefully designed and decorated rooms, each with its own personality and attention. 

  Casa De Carmel Inn  Monte Verde between Ocean & 7th (831) 624-6046 • (800) 328-7707 •  website   Casa de Carmel is ideal for romantic getaways, honeymoons, families with children, vacations with friends, personal retreats, and business travelers alike. Casa de Carmel offers comfortable lodging with premium beds... 

Casa De Carmel Inn
Monte Verde between Ocean & 7th
(831) 624-6046 • (800) 328-7707 • website

Casa de Carmel is ideal for romantic getaways, honeymoons, families with children, vacations with friends, personal retreats, and business travelers alike. Casa de Carmel offers comfortable lodging with premium beds... 

  Carmel Country Inn  Dolores & 3rd (831) 625-3263 • (800) 215-6343 •  website   Our Carmel Bed and Breakfast style inn features Spacious Suites & Romantic Studios all with Fireplaces & Luxury Baths, surrounded by colorful flower Gardens, where your pets are always welcome. 

Carmel Country Inn
Dolores & 3rd
(831) 625-3263 • (800) 215-6343 • website

Our Carmel Bed and Breakfast style inn features Spacious Suites & Romantic Studios all with Fireplaces & Luxury Baths, surrounded by colorful flower Gardens, where your pets are always welcome. 

  Lamplighter Inn  Ocean & Camino Real (831) 624-7372 • (888) 375-0770 •  website   Carmel Lamp Lighter Inn is tucked into an ancient grove of trees and just steps to the famous Carmel Beach. The lush garden setting of this Carmel, Coastal Inn is enchanting.... 

Lamplighter Inn
Ocean & Camino Real
(831) 624-7372 • (888) 375-0770 • website

Carmel Lamp Lighter Inn is tucked into an ancient grove of trees and just steps to the famous Carmel Beach. The lush garden setting of this Carmel, Coastal Inn is enchanting.... 

taken from carmelcalifornia.com
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To Do


December Events
Where to go, what to see, what to do

To Do


December Events
Where to go, what to see, what to do

December Calendar of Events | Updated 12/06/18


Where to go, what to see, what to do:  Movie times, farmer's markets, family events, tastings and  fun on  The Spectacular Monterey Peninsula.  All with links.


  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

Dolphins off Carmel Beach

 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.

   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

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updated December 6th, 2018