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A Coastal Christmas and New Year: Celebrating the Holidays by the Sea

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A Coastal Christmas and New Year: Celebrating the Holidays by the Sea

Holidays by the Sea: Christmas and New Year's in Monterey

Spend this Christmas and New Year's in Monterey, a coastal paradise where the serene sounds of the sea seamlessly blend with festive cheer. This is the best time for friends and families to create new traditions, like beachside bonfires or strolls along the moonlit shore, sharing stories and laughter. Enjoy fireworks over the bay, parties on the beach, and quiet, intimate gatherings under the stars, and explore diverse ways to ring in the New Year. Monterey's unique charm is the blend of holiday spirit with its laid-back coastal ambiance. It is an ideal destination for those looking to experience the holidays in a tranquil setting.


The Coastal Charm of Monterey in Cannery Row

The historic waterfront Cannery Row twinkles with holiday lights and is lined up with festive decorations, adding to the cheerful ambiance. From tree lighting ceremonies to Santa's visits, Cannery Row is buzzing with family-friendly activities exuding joy against the scenic view of the bay. Enjoy holiday-themed performances and melodies, sing classic holiday tunes, and shop at holiday markets offering unique gifts and crafts. These markets are perfect for finding one-of-a-kind holiday presents, showcasing the work of local artisans.


Beachfront Festivities

The picturesque beaches and the panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean are the perfect backdrop for festive activities that cater to all ages. One of the highlights of Monterey's beachfront festivities is the bonfires on the beach. Gather with your loved ones and enjoy the cozy fire, roast marshmallows, and share stories under the starry winter sky. The holiday season also brings spectacular light displays along the beachfront, illuminating the coast and blending the ocean's tranquility with the holiday season's excitement. You can also enjoy timeless parades and exciting beachfront concerts featuring local musicians and performers, bringing holiday cheer to the beach with live music and entertainment.


Coastal Culinary Delights

Monterey's culinary scene shines during the holiday season. Local restaurants and eateries along the coast offer holiday-themed menus that often feature fresh seafood and coastal delicacies. Imagine dining on Dungeness crab or Monterey Bay squid, caught fresh and prepared with festive flair, as you overlook the ocean.


Local Artisan Markets and Shopping

For those looking to bring a piece of Monterey home, the local artisan markets and boutiques offer an array of unique holiday gifts. From handmade crafts to local art, these shops are treasure troves of one-of-a-kind skills reflective of the artistic and creative spirit of the area. Holiday shopping in Monterey is also an opportunity to support local businesses and artists. The regional markets and boutiques feature locally made or sourced products, contributing to the community's economy and sustainability.


New Year's Eve by the Sea

New Year's Eve in Monterey is truly magical. The coastline lights up with spectacular fireworks as the clock ticks towards midnight. Whether it's a romantic dinner for two by the water's edge or a lively party on the sand, the variety of celebrations caters to everyone. Beach parties, live music, and gatherings along the shore are common, with people coming together to share the joyous occasion.


Celebrate the Holidays with Inns of Monterey

With unique holiday offerings, from decorations to festive events, guests can immerse themselves in the holiday spirit. As a coastal holiday destination, the Inns of Monterey provides a unique and memorable experience, ensuring your holidays are celebrated with joy, comfort, and the magic of the sea.

Check our seasonal room rates and holiday packages designed to provide value and enhance the festive experience. These packages often include discounted room rates, complimentary amenities, special treats, and tickets to local holiday events.

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