Christmas in the Adobes
December 10 & 11, 2021
Monterey State Historic Park Association (MSHPA) and California State Parks present the 37th 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”
Christmas in the Adobes 2021 is Sold Out!
We hope to see you in 2022!
Tickets may be purchased in person at the Pacific House and Custom House Stores beginning on October 15 or online beginning October 18. Tickets will not be sold over the phone.
The Custom House Store is open Thursday-Sunday from 11:00 am 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 am to 4:00 pm and is located at located at 20 Custom House Plaza, adjacent to the Custom House Store.
Military & MSHPA member discounts ($20 ticket price) are available with in-store purchases at the Custom House and Pacific House only.
Important Online Ticket Sales Information:
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.
Will Call Locations & Event Night Ticket Sales:
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 pm on event nights.
Pacific House, 20 Custom House Plaza, Monterey: Eventbrite ticket check-in, in-person sales via Cash or Credit Card.
Casa Gutierrez, 590 Calle Principal, Monterey: Eventbrite ticket check-in, in-person sales via Credit Card ONLY.
Stevenson House, 530 Houston Street, Monterey: Eventbrite ticket check-in, in-person sales via Credit Card ONLY.
COVID-19 Guidelines & FAQ:
Will masks be required inside of the buildings?
Yes, each visitor when inside one of the historic buildings will be required to wear a mask. Masks will be made available at all three ticket areas for those who need one.
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?
There will not be refreshments served at the adobes this year, with the exception of the Old Whaling Station Adobe, where their crowd-pleasing cookies are being planned to distributed on their back patio. We also encourage CITA participants to support Monterey’s local businesses and vibrant restaurant scene by dining at one of our town’s fantastic eateries on the night of the event.
(5 & Under)
Participating Historic Buildings
Old Whaling Station Adobe
Mayo Hayes O’Donnell Library
House of Four Winds
Cooper Molera Adobe
The Stevenson House
Royal Presidio Chapel/San Carlos Cathedral
Old Fisherman’s Wharf
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Christmas in the Adobes 2021 would not be possible without the support of this year's generous Sponsors.
The Gibson-Henderson Charitable Trust
Allan and Jan Houser, Chris Bykowski, Janie Dawes in memory of Jack Nelson and Jill Lynch.
Mary Powell in Memory of Howard T. Powell.
The Larry and Kristi Hernandez Family.