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Christmas Weekend Events in Monterey County you shouldn’t Miss

The festive mood of the holiday season can already be felt in almost all parts of the globe. As soon as the Christmas carols are being played in the shopping centers or over the radio; and the holiday traffic is already being felt in the major thoroughfares. Take that as a sign that the Christmas season is just around the corner. Monterey, being a year-round destination has a fair share of Christmas weekend activities and events ideal for the whole family. We have round up some Christmas weekend events in Monterey County that are worth checking out. 
Cannery Row Tree Lighting 

Start celebrating the Christmas season early with a spectacular tree lighting ceremony happening in Cannery Row. Now on its 24th year, this event is ideal for the whole family who want to have an early Christmas experience. There will be Christmas carolers, balloon artists, reindeers and a special participation of Santa Claus himself. 
a. This is a free event
b. The event starts at 4:00pm to 9:00pm on November 23, 2018
c. Public parking available in the Cannery Row Garage
d. Event happens at Steinbeck Plaza, at the corner of Cannery Row and Prescott Avenue
An Irish Christmas 

Catch the winning cast of Irish dancers as they bring a whole lot of magical experience in this once in a lifetime musical treat - all happening in this most wonderful time of the year. There will be unforgettable dances, awesome music-making and jaw-dropping performances of Christmas carols. This will definitely going to be a great Irish night your whole family shouldn’t dare miss.
a. Ticket prices at $28 - $53
b. Event starts at 8:00pm to 9:30pm on December 6, 2018
c. Venue is at Golden State Theater, 417 Alvarado St. Monterey
Christmas in the Adobes 

History buffs will surely love Christmas in the adobes. This event will take everyone back to the old days of California. There will be lovely music, living history portrayers and many more. This year, 23 historic downtown buildings in Monterey are opening their doors to the visitors.  Luminaria paper lanterns line to the entrance of each house to welcome the visitors. Your family will be fascinated with the 14th century decorations and period clothing worn by some volunteers. 
a. Ticket prices at $25 for adults, $2 for the youth; and 5 under are free.
b. Event starts at 5:00pm to 9:00 on December 8 and 9, 2018
c. Tickets can be purchased at Custom House Store and are non-refundable
d. Wear warm clothes 
The Nutcracker 

Monterey Peninsula Ballet Theater will once again show the world their amazing talent and unbelievable energy in their unparalleled version of The Nutcracker. You will definitely not see as amazing as this show in the Peninsula. Watch how the talented students turn into world-class performers as they give life to this holiday classic. This benefit show will bring you to places magical and acts unimaginable. It is so mesmerizing it will leave you breathless and at the edge of your seat ‘til the end. 
a. Event starts at 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Sunset Center, San Carlos St. at Ninth Avenue, Carmel by the Sea, Ca
b. Ticket prices at $40 for adults, $32 for children and $37 for students, seniors and military.
c. For ticket inquiries call (831) 620-2048 
Are you dropping by Monterey County for the holiday weekend events? Check out Munras Inn. Book best room rates through our website here or call (831) 646-9696.

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