No fruitcake here, we only list the good stuff!

First, my apologies to fruitcake lovers everywhere. Some of my best friends love fruitcakes. Second, Monterey loves a good holiday, and none is bigger than the Christmas holiday season with its winter inspired events and activities. From a lighted boat parade to 20th century inspired games and crafts to a Surfin’ Santa – Santa Cruz knows how to put on a really big show!

Here is a list of upcoming events:

Monterey Christmas Tree Farm Locations — Late November through the end of December.

Getting your family’s Christmas tree can become a cherished family memory and the beginning of a new family tradition!

Multiple locations for pick and cut Christmas farms are listed at

Christmas on the Wharf — Cancelled for 2020

Come Enjoy our Majestic Christmas Tree, Dazzling Lights & Music Shows, Lighted Sealife-Themed Decorations and All Things Gingerbread Photo Contest

Date:  2021
Address: #1 Old, Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 238-0777

Lighted Boat Parade — Cancelled for 2020

Due to Covid-19, there will be NO Lighted Boat Parade this year, however, MPYC is encouraging boats in the harbor to decorate and remain lit for the season to bring some joy to all that come by for the many weeks to come.

Date: Sunday, December 06, 2020, 05:00pm – 08:00pm
Location:   Monterey Bay
Contact:   MPYC Social Chairperson

All Things Gingerbread Photo Contest to be held During the Month of December 2020

Everyone is invited to take a photo during the month of December at Old Fisherman’s Wharf holding anything involving gingerbread, such as a gingerbread cookie or fudge or other gingerbread food item, a gingerbread house, a gingerbread ornament, a toy, printed picture or any item with gingerbread to celebrate the holiday season.

Date:  All of December 2020
Address: #1 Old, Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 238-0777