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Christmas in the Adobes Info & Tickets

Friday & Saturday, December 7 & 8
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

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 beginning Oct 15. On-line sales go off-line Midnight, Tuesday December 4, 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

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT - LOCALS SPECIAL!!! Adult, single night tickets purchase from October 15 thru October 31 are only $20

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

Christmas in the Adobes Flyer - 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. 

Christmas in the Adobes Sponsors 2018

  • Inns of Monterey (logo)—Custom House
  • Old Fisherman’s Grotto (logo)— 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)Steinbeck/Lara-Soto Adobe
  • The Stevenson (logo)—Stevenson House
  • Toy Bryant—In memory of Bill Bryant/Lee Henderson, Donna Gibson Co-Sponsor Larkin House
  • Vince Huth & Jerilynne Smith Crivello—Sherman Quarters
  • Jan, Jack, Janie & Chris—In memory of Jill Nelson Lynch / Bonnie Van Meter, Suzanne Siegelman—Co-sponsors First Brick House

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

 Thank you to all of this year's sponsors.  Interested in sponsoring a State Parks adobe? Contact Jan Houser at 


Sponsorship includes mention in the event program (logo included, if applicable), a pair of two-night gold passes, an official event poster with your name or business name for display, and your name or business name on a poster at the entrance of your sponsored adobe.