Christmas in the Adobes 

December 13 & 14, 2019 


Downtown Monterey 

Monterey State Historic Park Association (MSHPA) and California State Parks present the 36th Annual Christmas in the Adobes. Return to the days of Alta California during Monterey’s premiere holiday event, Christmas in the Adobes. This early evening walking tour of Monterey’s historic adobes adorned in in holiday décor surprises and delights visitors with welcoming, candle-lit luminarias leading the way to each building’s entrance. Enjoy festive music, a variety of entertainment, and tasty refreshments as you explore 23 magical, historic adobes on the tour. Hear the stories of Monterey’s earliest buildings and savor the warm spirit of 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 13 community partner buildings – some of which are only open to the public during this event.

Angel Image Courtesy City of Monterey - Erica Francke, 1957”

Ticketing Information 

Tickets may be purchased in person at the Custom House Store beginning on Saturday, October 12 or online beginning October 15. Tickets will not be sold over the phone.


The Custom House Store is open daily from 10 am to 4 pm and is located at 1 Custom House Plaza in Monterey near Old Fisherman's Wharf.

Military & MSHPA member discounts ($20 ticket price) are available with in-store purchase at the Custom House only. 

Online Ticket Sales Information: 

Holders of tickets purchased online must  check in at one of the two Will Call locations on event nights to receive their wristbands and Christmas in the Adobes program map. Print-at-home Eventbrite tickets will not be honored at individual 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. 

Will Call & Event Night Ticket Information: 

There will be two Will Call locations this year for those who purchased their tickets online and event night ticket sales. 

Will call locations open at 4:00 pm on event nights. 

  1. Pacific House, 20 Custom House Plaza, Monterey (Will Call, Eventbrite ticket check-in, in-person sales via Cash or Credit Card). 

  2. Casa Gutierrez, 590 Calle Principal, Monterey (Will Call, Eventbrite ticket check-in, in-person sales via Credit Card ONLY).


















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Christmas in the Adobes 2019 Brochure

List of participating historic adobes, map, event times, etc. 

Ticket Pricing: 



($20 before Nov. 1) 


Gold Pass



(Age 6-17)



(5 & Under)


Purchase Tickets Below

Helpful Tips for Purchasing Tickets Online
  1. Scroll over the ticket purchasing window below to make your ticket selection, then click the "Checkout" button

  2. On the "Checkout" Page, you must complete all of the fields (name, email, credit or debit card information)  before you can complete your purchase. 

    • To enter your debit or credit card information, click on the "Credit Card or Debit Card" icon under the "Payment method" area under the email address field​

If you have issues completing your online ticket purchase please email MSHPA at

Participating  Historic Buildings

Custom House
Pacific House
Casa del Oro
Cooper Molera Adobe
Robert Louis Stevenson House
Casa Abrego
Sherman Quarters
Casa Amesti
Gabriel de la Torre Adobe
Monterey Museum of Art
House of Four Winds
Larkin House
Steinbeck / Lara-Soto Adobe
Colton Hall
Casa Gutierrez
Mayo Hayes O'Donnell Library
Casa Soberanes
Casa Serrano
First Brick House
Old Whaling Station
Old Fisherman's Wharf
Pacheco Adobe
Royal Presidio Chapel/San Carlos Cathedral

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Christmas in the Adobes 2019 would not be possible without the support of this year's generous Sponsors. 

House Sponsors
  • Custom House: Inns of Monterey

  • Pacific House:Scales Restaurant; Toy Bryant, in memory of Bill Bryant

  • First Brick House: Jan, Jack, Janie & Chris, in memory of Jill Nelson Lynch; Lee Henderson & Donna Gibson—Co-sponsors

  • Casa Soberanes: Old Fisherman’s Grotto Restaurant

  • Lara-Soto Adobe: SUPERsmith

  • Sherman Quarters: Vince Huth and Jerilynn Smith Crivello

  • Larkin House: First Capital Bank

  • Casa Gutierrez: Mary Powell, in memory of Howard T. Powell

  • Stevenson House: The Stevenson

  • Casa Serrano: Fenton and Keller

Event Sponsors
  • Jiquilpan Frutas y Aguas Frescas

  • Bonnie van Meter

  • Safeway Stores

Other Major Donors
  • City of Monterey 

  • Copy King