25th Holiday Tree Lighting on Cannery Row in Monterey
Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
Phone: (831) 649-6690
Time: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Monterey might not have snowflakes, icicles or other traditional winter-season trappings, but there’s no shortage of holiday cheer in this charming coastal destination. During the 25th annual Cannery Row Tree Lighting celebration on Friday, Nov. 29, seasonal merriment transforms the street that Steinbeck made famous.
The free event kicks off at 4 p.m. in Steinbeck Plaza (corner of Cannery Row and Prescott Avenue). Revelers can mix and mingle with Kris Kringle himself; some of his reindeer will also be available for photos. After snapping selfies with Santa, guests are invited to sing along with classic holiday carolers. The family-friendly festivities culminate with the evening’s headlining event: the lighting of the Cannery Row tree at 6 p.m