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Christmas in the Adobes 

December 6 & 7, 2024
5:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
Historic Old Monterey  

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Monterey State Historic Park Association (MSHPA) and California State Parks present the 40th 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”

Ticket Sales Begin October 2024

TICKET INFO

Tickets may be purchased in person at the Pacific House and Custom House Stores and online beginning October 2024. 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: 

Ticket Sales Begin October 2024

EVENT FAQ: 

  • 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!

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2024 BROCHURE

List of participating buildings, sponsors, map & more! 

Coming Soon!

PARTICIPATING HISTORIC BUILDINGS

  1. Custom House

  2. Pacific House

  3. Mayo Hayes O’Donnell Library

  4. First Theater

  5. First Brick House 

  6. Fisherman’s Wharf

  7. Casa Soberanes

  8. Casa Serrano

  9. Colton Hall

  10. Casa Gutierrez​

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 

TICKET PRICING

Adult 
(18 yrs +)

$30 

2-Night

Gold Pass

$45

Children
(17 & Under)

Free

THANK YOU TO OUR 2023 SPONSORS

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