Farmers Market Castroville (Thursdays 4-dusk)

Castroville Farmers Market Crane St., Castroville, CA

The holiday seasons are approaching and it's a little harder finding those fruits we enjoyed in the summer. But the vegetables are still widely available and as fresh as ever. In addition there are some retail booths out there and you can likely find a present for that hard-to-shop-for person on your holiday list. Beside […]

Christmas in the Adobes

Pacific House Memory Garden Downtown Monterey, Monterey, CA

A time honored tradition in the area, Christmas in the Adobes is your chance to wander through as many of the old buildings as you can, or want to. They will be staffed by  volunteers, carolers, and others dressed in period outfits and filled with info about the history of Monterey and the area. Beverages […]

Smuin’s Christmas Ballet

Carmel Sunset Center

The Smuin Dance Troupe is returning with another striking presentation. The title says it all. This talented and innovative company has been impressing local audiences for years and there is no reason to believe that this year will be any different. Go to http://www.sunsetcenter.org for more information.

Tom Segura (I’m coming everywhere)

Golden State Theater 417 Alvarado St., Monterey, CA

Mr. Segura has been holding forth on a podcast and on the stage with his humorous insights and observations. More details about him athttp://www.goldenstatetheatre.com

Squirrel Nut Zippers

Golden State Theater 417 Alvarado St., Monterey, CA

This band, named after a candy, is a blend of New Orleans sounds and reflects an eclectic personal take on music and entertainment. You will be dancing in the aisles after the first couple songs. More details at http://www.goldenstatetheatre.com

Steve Trevino (America’s Husband)

Fox Theater 239 Main St., Salinas, CA

Appearing at the Fox Theater, Steve Trevino* has had comedy specials on Showtime, Amazon, and Netflix. Come to Salinas City Center and enjoy some big time nightlife. More details at http://www.foxtheatersalinas.com * Mr. Trevino's name has a tilde but I don't. :-(

Jingle Bell Run

Lover's Point 630 Ocean View Blvd., Pacific Grove, CA

Dress up as a holiday figure and come to Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove and then run away from the park with a group of oddly dressed fellow runners. Or be sensible and bring your children as an excuse for costumes and walk the route. Your choice. Either way it is likely to be […]

Winter Art Market

Tannery Art Center 1010 River St., Santa Cruz, CA

The Tannery Art Center hosts a big market with many vendors, food, music, and general holiday cheer. You can very likely find that gift that just expresses your feelings toward those special people in your life.  Complete information available at http://www.artscouncilsc.org

Smuin’s Christmas Ballet

Carmel Sunset Center

The Smuin Dance Troupe is returning with another striking presentation. The title says it all. This talented and innovative company has been impressing local audiences for years and there is no reason to believe that this year will be any different. Go to http://www.sunsetcenter.org for more information.

Music & Mulled Wine

St. Mary's By The Sea Episcopal Church Central and Twelfth, Pacific Grove , CA

An afternoon of festive German organ music followed by "glotwein" which you might guess is mulled wine sound like a great way to get in that holiday season feeling. You can enjoy this at St. Mary's  Episcopal Church in Pacific Grove. Check thier website for details. Here's the link http://www.stmarysbythesea.org