Watch this space for online ticket sales starting October 15th,

or buy your early bird tickets at the Custom House Store starting October 12th.

36th Christmas in the Adobes 

December 13th & 14th, 2019

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.

Tickets are now on sale at the Custom House Store; open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Online ticket sales begin October 15.

Adults $25 ($20 before November 1)
2-Night Gold Pass $40 
Youth (Age 6-17) $2 
Children under 5 are free 
*Military & MSHPA member discount price of $20 honored via in-person ticket sales at the Custom House Store.

NEW THIS YEAR: For your convenience event night tickets sales and will call pick up will be available starting at 4 p.m. on event days at two locations: the Pacific House (cash or credit card), 20 Custom House Plaza, and at Casa Gutierrez (credit card only), 590 Calle Principal. The Custom House Store will also be open on event nights for ticket sales.

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Angel image Erica Franke, 1957 – used by permission, City of Monterey

Participating Historic Buildings: 
Custom House
Pacific House
Casa del Oro

First Brick House
Old Whaling Station

Old Fisherman's Wharf
Mayo Hayes O'Donnell Library
Casa Soberanes
Casa Serrano
Steinbeck / Lara-Soto Adobe
Colton Hall
Casa Gutierrez
Monterey Museum of Art
House of Four Winds
Larkin House

Sherman Quarters
Casa Amesti
Gabriel de la Torre Adobe

Cooper Molera Adobe
Robert Louis Stevenson House
Casa Abrego
Pacheco Adobe
Royal Presidio Chapel/San Carlos Cathedral

"Thank You!"

2019 Event 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

  • 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