Christmas in the Adobes
December 8 & 9, 2023
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Historic Old Monterey
Monterey State Historic Park Association (MSHPA) and California State Parks present the 39th Annual Christmas in the Adobes. Return to the days of Alta California during Monterey’s premier holiday event, Christmas in the Adobes. This early evening walking tour of Monterey’s historic adobes adorned in holiday décor surprises and delights visitors with welcoming, candle-lit luminarias leading the way to each building’s entrance. Enjoy festive music and a variety of entertainment, as you explore over a dozen magical, historic adobes on the tour. Hear the stories of Monterey’s earliest buildings and savor the warm spirit of the community of this annual event that has become a family favorite during the holidays.
This charitable annual fundraiser for Monterey State Historic Park raises funds for the State Park’s educational history programs for elementary students, as well as for the restoration of the historic First Theatre. The State Parks buildings are joined by over a dozen community partner buildings – some of which are only open to the public during this event.
Angel Image Courtesy City of Monterey - Erica Francke, 1957”
Tickets may be purchased in person at the Pacific House and Custom House Stores and online beginning October 16. Tickets will not be sold over the phone.
The Custom House Store is open Thursday-Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm and is located at 1 Custom House Plaza in Monterey near Old Fisherman's Wharf. The Pacific House Store is Tuesday-Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is located at 20 Custom House Plaza, adjacent to the Custom House Store.
Military and MSHPA member discounts are available with in-store purchases at the Custom House and Pacific House only.
The event takes place rain or shine!
Tickets purchased online must be collected at one of the three will-call locations on event nights to receive their wristbands and Christmas in the Adobes program map. Print-at-home Eventbrite confirmations will not be honored at individual buildings. You must have a wristband to enter the buildings.
Tickets purchased online may not be collected in advance. They can only be collected on event nights at one of the Will Call locations listed below.
There will be three will-call locations this year for those who purchased their tickets online and event night ticket sales. Will call locations open at 4:00 p.m. on event nights.
1. Pacific House | 20 Custom House Plaza
Will call for attendees who purchased tickets online
In-person sales via cash or credit card
2. Casa Gutierrez | 590 Calle Principal, Monterey
Will call only - no ticket sales.
3. Stevenson House, 530 Houston Street, Monterey
Will call only - no ticket sales.
WIll CALL & EVENT NIGHT TICKET SALES:
How many people will be let into a building at one time?
In order to provide for social distancing, the number of visitors admitted into a building at one time will be limited. Each building is different, so that number will vary slightly depending the building’s floor plan.
Will there be refreshments available this year at the adobes?
Refreshments will be served at a selection of participating adobes.
I purchased a ticket but now I cannot make it to the event, may I request a refund?
Unfortunately no, there are no refunds.
Will the event be canceled if it rains?
Christmas in the Adobes happens rain or shine!
PARTICIPATING HISTORIC BUILDINGS
Mayo Hayes O’Donnell Library
First Brick House
11. House of Four Winds
12. Larkin House
13. Cooper Molera Adobe
14. Alvarado Adobe (Pacific Valley Bank)
15. Robert Luis Stevenson House
16. Pacheco Adobe
17. Royal Presidio Chapel/San Carlos Cathedral
18. Casa Amesti
19. Casa de la Torre
20. Pacheo Adobe
21. Gabriel de la Torre Adobe
(18 yrs +)
(17 & Under)
The Gibson-Henderson Charitable Trust
Chris Shake Enterprises
The Houser, Bykowski and Dawes Families in Memory of
Jill Lynch and Jack Nelson