CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION
Divisions of Boating and Waterways, Historic Preservation and Off-Highway Vehicles
For Immediate Release: 10/30/2015
Monterey State Historic Park Celebrates 31st Christmas in the Adobes
Michael D. Green
MONTEREY, Calf. - Monterey’s unique historic adobes will be decorated for the holidays and softly lit with traditional luminarias for the “Christmas in the Adobes” at Monterey State Historic Park December 11-12, 2015. Tickets are on sale now. Proceeds benefit the park’s children's educational programs.
Period music, living history portrayers, and festive spirit are featured during this year’s 31st annual celebration. Twenty-two adobes located throughout Monterey’s historic downtown will open their doors for the festivities from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. each day.
Stroll thought the streets of Historic Downtown Monterey and visit 19th C. adobes for fandango dance lessons at Custom House, or bagpipes and cookies at Robert Louis Stevenson House. Refreshments, games, history and fun await the entire family during Monterey's signature holiday event. Maps of participating adobes are provided to ticket holders.
Tickets are on sale now at the Cooper Museum Store located at 525 Polk Street at the corner of Polk, Munras, & Alvarado in Downtown Monterey. Phone orders can be made by calling (831) 649-7111, or, buy tickets online at www.mshpa.org through PayPal. Tickets may also be purchased on the nights of the event at Pacific House Museum (located on Custom House Plaza near Fisherman’s Wharf) and the Cooper Store.
Adult ticket price is $25. Youth 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 of $20 on the adult one-night ticket. For those who wish to see it all, a two-night Gold Pass is $40.
The event is sponsored by the Monterey State Historic Park Association. Proceeds support Monterey State Historic Park School History Programs.
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