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Christmas in the Adobes Info & Tickets

Friday & Saturday, December 8 & 9
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

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Stroll the streets of Historic Downtown Monterey and visit 19th CenturyMexican Era adobes decorated for the holidays. Enjoy fandango dance lessons at Custom House, treats at Fisherman's Wharf or bagpipes and shortbread cookies at Robert Louis Stevenson House. Many adobes offer entertainments, refreshments, games, history and loads of fun. It's a holiday event for the entire family! Twenty-three historic sites throughout the downtown area are within walking distance. This year Fisherman's Wharf will join the fun with refreshments and a visit from Santa.


TICKETS may be purchased at Custom House Gift Shop (#1 Custom House Plaza) or on event nights at Pacific House Museum (#20 Custom House Plaza) and Custom House Gift Shop.


Online sales are at . On-line sales go off-line Midnight, Tuesday December 5, after which tickets can be purchased on event nights at Pacific House Museum or Custom House Gift Shop.


Prices: Adults $25 - Adult Two-Night Gold Pass $40 - Youth (Age 6-17) Only $2 - Children (age 5-and-under) Free

$5 off adult one night ticket if purchased before midnight November 1, 2017

$5 discount for one night tickets also applies to:

  •  Groups of 12 or more adults
  •  Active military
  • Monterey State Historic Park Association Members

Will Call - tickets purchased on-line must be retrieved at Will Call at Pacific House Museum on Custom House Plaza. Will Call opens at 3:00 p.m. on December 8 & 9 only. Once the on-line transaction is complete, save the confirmation number and bring to Will Call. 

Event goers will receive a program with a map showing the participating adobes either when they purchase tickets or, if purchased on-line, at Will Call when tickets are picked up. 


Map to Custom House Plaza - Click Here


Suggestions for Enjoying the Event - This is a nighttime event that includes walking and several steps. Ninteenth Century adobes were not built for ADA compliance, though many buildings have been modernized with accessibility in mind. Those are indicated in your program along with descriptions of each adobe that you recieve when you purchase tickets. If buying tickets on-line at your tickets and program will be at Will Call located at Pacific House Museum on the west side of Custom House Plaza. (See link to map above.) Will Call will be located outside the museum under a large white canopy. We strongly recommend that you bring a flashlight, watch the weather forecasts and dress appropriately. Each year many event goers stay the weekend at a downtown hotel and attend both nights by purchasing a two-night pass so they can see every venue. Guides, (called Wayfinders) will be positioned along the route and at buildings to help you find your way to the next adobe or venue. Volunteers will serve refreshments or offer information about the history of many buildings. Some adobes offer interactive fun.  Children's ticket prices are only $2 to encourage their attendance, and besides, this is a charitable fund raiser that supports school history field trips to Monterey State Historic Park, so it just wouldn't be right to charge them a lot! May the joys of the season be with you and your family. 

House Sponsors

Inns of Monterey (logo)—Custom House

Fish Hopper Restaurant (logo)—Co-sponsor Casa Soberanes

Old Fisherman’s Grotto (logo)—Co-sponsor Casa Soberanes


Kathy Miller—In memory of Dr. Clair A. Weast/Scales Restraurant(logo)—Pacific House


Mary Powell—In memory of Howard T. Powell—Casa Guiterrez 

Supersmith(logo)—Lara Soto 

Stevenson Lodge(logo)—Stevenson House 

Toy Bryant—In memory of Bill Bryant/Jeanie Sturges—In memory of Les Sturges—Larkin House 

Jan, Jack, Janie and Chris—In memory of Jill Nelson Lynch—Sherman Quarters 

Point Lobos Foundation(logo)—First Brick House 

(Partners) Casa Serrano – Fenton & Keller, Attorneys at Law

 Other Major Donors


City of Monterey

 Copy King


Event Sponsors

 Mid Valley Cleaners and Olympia Cleaners


Cardinale and Wright Christmas Trees


Jiquilpan Frutas y Aguas Frescas

Trader Joe's

Monterey State Historic Park wishes to acknowledge Marc Jones and Oak Catering for providing food for our Volunteers.