Return to the days of Alta California and see Monterey’s historic adobes splendidly decorated for the season with welcoming, candle-lit luminarias at each entrance!  Enjoy festive music, living history portrayers, and the warm spirit of this year’s 33rd annual celebration that has become a family favorite during the holidays. Twenty-two adobes located throughout Monterey’s historic downtown open their doors for the festivities from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on December 9 & 10.

 Tickets are now on sale at the Custom House Store located near the entrance to Fisherman’s Wharf. Phone: (831) 649-7111.  Buy  tickets online at On event nights, purchase tickets and find Will Call at Pacific House Museum, located on the west side of Custom House Plaza.  

 This charitable fund raiser is sponsored by Monterey State Historic Park Association in partnership with other historic downtown adobes, some of which are not open to the public the rest of the year.

  Adults $25; Youth (ages 6-17) only $2 (when accompanied by paying adult); Children age 5 and under are admitted free. Active U.S. Military discounts and discounts for groups of 12 or more persons are offered for single-night tickets. For those who enjoy a leisurely pace to “see it all,” a two-night Gold Pass is $40.

EARLY BIRD TICKET Offer: Adult, single-night tickets are $20 when purchased before November 1.

 Proceeds support Monterey State Historic Park’s educational and school history programs.

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