What better way to start your holiday season than with a tree lighting ceremonies in Monterey, Carmel, & Pacific Grove? With caroling, holiday treats, and Santa appearances, these beautiful holiday traditions are far more than lighting up a big tree on a public square or park.
There are three local tree lighting ceremonies that are wonderful choices to begin a new tradition, or to keep up or renew an old family tradition. Choose one, or overdose on holiday cheer and attend them all!
Please note, the dates, times, and locations were all correct at the time of publishing, but weather and other factors can cause changes. Please visit the website or contact the appropriate chamber of commerce before making your plans to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.
Enjoy the spirit of the season, and the start of your holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony or three! Happy Holidays!
November 28, 5:00-9:00pm
Steinbeck Plaza at Cannery Row and Prescott Ave
This event is free and open to the public and includes carolers, and live music. Santa and his reindeer will attend as well.
December 5, 3:00-6:00pm
Ocean Ave and Mission St
You are invited to attend the Sunset Center Holiday Party from 3-5pm in Devendorf Park on Ocean Ave and Junipero Ave, with wine, cookies, and coffee, and a professional photographer. The Tree Lighting festivities begin at 4:30pm and Santa Claus will attend, along with live music, and a reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” The mayor lights the tree at 5:45pm, rain or shine.
December 1, 5:30pm
Jewell Park at Forest Ave and Grand Ave
Festivities at Jewell Park include live music, caroling, and refreshments served afterward at Chautauqua Hall. Santa will attend the event at Chautauqua Hall.