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For Immediate Release: 10/9/2014

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Monterey to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Christmas in the Adobes

Contact: Michael D. Green

Phone: (831) 649-7172





Twenty-one Adobes located throughout Monterey’s historic downtown will open their doors for the 30th Anniversary of the annual Christmas celebrations this winter. Monterey’s unique historic buildings will be decorated and lit by candlelight and traditional luminarias. Period music, living history portrayers, and festive spirit will be featured during this year’s celebration, which coincides with California State Parks 150th Anniversary year.

The festivities will be held on Friday December 5 and Sunday December 6, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets for this historic event will go on sale next Wednesday October 15, 2014 at the Cooper Museum Store, located at 525 Polk Street at the corner of Polk, Munras, & Alvarado in Downtown Monterey. Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the event at Pacific House Museum (located on Custom House Plaza near Fisherman’s Wharf) and the Cooper Store, or they may be purchased online in advance at For event information, call (831) 649-7120 after October 15.

Ticket prices are $20 through October 31. Regular adult price thereafter is $25. Children ages 6-17 tickets are $2 (accompanied by a paying adult). Children age 5 and under are admitted free. U.S. Military who show their I.D at the Cooper Museum Store receive the discount price on the adult one-night ticket. For those who wish to see it all, a two-night Gold Pass will be available for $40.

The event is sponsored by the Monterey State Historic Park Association. Proceeds support Monterey State Historic Park Children’s Educational Programs.

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