Christmas on the Wharf - 3 weekends

Event Date:
Dec 6 - Dec 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location:
Old Fisherman's Wharf

 

  Please check out all of the event and schedule details below the poster!

 

 

 

4th Annual Christmas on the Wharf: 

 

Bring your family and friends this holiday season to create wonderful memories at Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf! Here's an At a Glance and more details, too.  For Monterey County locals with ID, there will be 2 hours free parking between November 29th - December 24th, courtesy of the City of Monterey. Bundle up and bring your umbrella if needed, too! 

 

Check out our 30 second video, too: https://vimeo.com/371151799

 

At a Glance

 

What:


Fisherman's Wharf Association is proud to sponsor and hold its “4th Annual Christmas on the Wharf” weekend festivities on Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey, California.

 

When:

 

Christmas on the Wharf will span three weekends from Friday, December 6th through Sunday, December 22nd including free weekend entertainment, Santa visits, Holiday Princesses, Meet and Greets with local authors and more!

 

Friday evenings (December 6th, December 13th, December 20th) from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. with Santa!

 

Free cookies, cocoa, coffee and cider at the Wharf Tent from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

 

Saturdays (December 7th, 14th, 21st) from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. with Santa!

 

Free cookies, cocoa, coffee and cider at the Wharf Tent from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

 

Sundays (December 8th, 15th and 22nd) from 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with Santa or later depending on the crowd! 

 

Free cookies, cocoa, coffee and cider from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

 

(Also, Monday, December 23rd from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm for an additional fun Santa Visit.) 

 

Where:

 

Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey, California. Directions: GPS to 101 Washington Street. Parking in the Waterfront Lot adjacent to Old Fisherman’s Wharf is available and locals with Monterey County ID can park free for 2 hours daily from November 29th - December 24th courtesy of the City of Monterey.  There will be the free MST Trolley available at the East Garage that takes you right to the head of the Wharf daily from 10 am - 7 pm (except Christmas).

 

Parking is also available in the nearby City of Monterey East and West Garages in Downtown Monterey. Take the convenient MST Trolley to the Wharf on Saturdays and Sundays from the Garages. Rent a bicycle or ride your own, rent a Segway or simply stroll to the Wharf via Downtown Monterey or the Rec Trail. Directions: https://www.montereywharf.com/map.html

 

A big thank you to our media sponsors:  KSBW TV, Central Coast ABC, Estrella TV Costa Central and the Monterey Herald.

 

Information: www.montereywharf.com or call (831) 238-0777

 

“Christmas on the Wharf” will feature holiday musical entertainment including choirs and community caroling, a dazzling array of beautiful holiday lights and decorations, a 23-foot Christmas tree, silhouetted lit trees, tin soldiers, free sweet treats, free Santa “meet and greet” visits, photo ops with Santa, lovely holiday princesses and much more. There will also be giant holiday-lighted sea life animals and holiday-themed inflatables on display.

 

Families are encouraged to come meet Santa and his elves to create special memories. Enjoy free Santa visits at his “house” and have a photo op for kids and family. Christmas holiday princesses will also be on hand to greet the children and for photo ops. There will also be a toy drop at Santa’s house for Salvation Army - Monterey Peninsula Corps plus donations to the  Salvation Army kettle at the head of the Wharf.

 

Each weekend of Christmas on the Wharf, there will be complimentary hot chocolate, coffee, hot apple cider and cookies (Friday, Saturday and Sundays – specific hours below) at the Wharf tent courtesy of Fisherman’s Wharf Association.

 

There will be free drawings for a dinner for two and more. Christmas carolers and other live entertainment will be featured each weekend (schedule to be posted on montereywharf.com). There will also be great Christmas shopping, dining, whale watching, fishing, watching marine life and more fun this holiday season on the Wharf.

 

The Wharf businesses will be beautifully decorated with hundreds of colorful holiday lights and a majestic lit Christmas tree.  There will also be many Christmas specials provided by Wharf merchants. m in Monterey County.

 

On December 13th and 14th, the Wharf will be a stop off during the Christmas in the Adobes tours in Downtown Monterey. The Wharf is also a great place to view the Monterey Yacht Club’s Lighted Boat Parade on Sunday, December 8th.

 

Ice Skating by the Bay will be available at the adjacent Custom House Plaza from November 20th until January 6th.

 

Many of the restaurants, stores and other businesses are open 365 days a year and everyone is invited to enjoy their special celebrations at the Wharf.

 

Talented performers of holiday music will be booked and the schedule will be posted and updated on the Christmas on the Wharf event page on www.monterywharf.com

 

Entertainment Schedule for next two weekends -subject to change:

Strolling Holiday Princesses: Fridays and Saturday evenings - 6 pm - 8 pm and Saturday and Sunday afternoons 1-3 pm 

Friday, December 13, 2019

 

The DLI Joint-Service Choir - 6:00 pm

 

The Joint-Service Choir at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC), Presidio of Monterey, California performs at many military and community functions. The Choir consists of members of the Marines and Air Force who are also studying a language at the DLIFLC.

The Dance Center Musical Theater - 7:00 pm 

 

The Dance Center (TDC), Carmel welcomes preschool - high school into its musical theater program. Students will perform excerpts from their holiday showcase at The Wharf. The Dance Center offers dance (ages 16 months+) in pre-professional, recreational, and competitive dance in ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, tap, hip-hop, acrobatics, musical theater, and cheer at its 7,000 sq. ft. premium facility located in the Carmel Rancho Shopping Center.


Saturday, December 14, 2019

 

The DLI Joint-Service Choir - 2:00 pm

 

The Joint-Service Choir at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC), Presidio of Monterey, California performs at many military and community functions. The Choir consists of members of the Marines and Air Force who are also studying a language at the DLIFLC.

The Dance Center Musical Theater - 3:00 pm 

 

The Dance Center (TDC), Carmel welcomes preschool - high school into its musical theater program. Students will perform excerpts from their holiday showcase at The Wharf. The Dance Center offers dance (ages 16 months+) in pre-professional, recreational, and competitive dance in ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, tap, hip-hop, acrobatics, musical theater, and cheer at its 7,000 sq. ft. premium facility located in the Carmel Rancho Shopping Center.

 

Peninsula Harmony Company – 4:00 pm

 

For over 15 years The Peninsula Harmony Company has been bringing Christmas cheer to their clients' parties and special events with their wonderful rich harmonies and fun loving spirit. Each member of the group is a seasoned professional with 25 to 30 years of musical and theatrical training and each is a talented soloist performer, having appeared on Peninsula stages in many leading roles. Their delightful blend of voices and personalities will enchant you!

 

Sunday, December 15, 2019

 

Katharine Lavin – Noon – 1 pm

 

Katherine Lavin is an 11-year-old singer/songwriter. In addition to the guitar, she can also play the ukulele, drums, some piano, and bass. Her passion for singing began when she was 2 years old. She picked up the ukulele at age 8, learned four chords in a single day, and wrote her first original song in the same week.

 

The DLI Joint-Service Choir - 2:00 pm

 

Secret Monterey Jazz Connection - 2 pm - 3 pm

The Secret Monterey Jazz Connection is a local group of 10 friends who have been singing ensemble Jazz off and on for over 6 years. We are inspired by the music of the Great American Songbook and the Monterey Jazz Festival.

Peninsula Harmony Company - 5 pm - 6 pm 

 

For over 15 years The Peninsula Harmony Company has been bringing Christmas cheer to their clients' parties and special events with their wonderful rich harmonies and fun loving spirit. Each member of the group is a seasoned professional with 25 to 30 years of musical and theatrical training and each is a talented soloist performer, having appeared on Peninsula stages in many leading roles. Their delightful blend of voices and personalities will enchant you! 

 

Friday, December 20, 2019

 

All Things New Band - 6 pm - 7 pm

 

The “All Things New” band is a part of All Things New Church meeting Sunday’s at 10am at Monterey High School,  All Things New is a new church that Welcomes you - your belief, your unbelief, your gifts, your brokenness.

 

Peninsula Harmony Company – 7:00 pm

 

For over 15 years The Peninsula Harmony Company has been bringing Christmas cheer to their clients' parties and special events with their wonderful rich harmonies and fun loving spirit. Each member of the group is a seasoned professional with 25 to 30 years of musical and theatrical training and each is a talented soloist performer, having appeared on Peninsula stages in many leading roles. Their delightful blend of voices and personalities will enchant you!

 

Saturday, December 21, 2019

 

Katherine Lavin – Noon – 1 pm

 

Katherine Lavin is an 11-year-old singer/songwriter. In addition to the guitar, she can also play the ukulele, drums, some piano, and bass. Her passion for singing began when she was 2 years old. She picked up the ukulele at age 8, learned four chords in a single day, and wrote her first original song in the same week.

 

Chris Baldwin - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 

Chris and Holly Baldwin are local performers who have been entertaining internationally for over 20 years.  Their melodic harmonies bring high-energy, highly entertaining performances as storytellers and folk singers. Come and hear your favorite Christmas songs. 

 

Peninsula Harmony Company – 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

For over 15 years The Peninsula Harmony Company has been bringing Christmas cheer to their clients' parties and special events with their wonderful rich harmonies and fun loving spirit. Each member of the group is a seasoned professional with 25 to 30 years of musical and theatrical training and each is a talented soloist performer, having appeared on Peninsula stages in many leading roles. Their delightful blend of voices and personalities will enchant you!

 

Sunday, December 22, 2019

 

Janice Perl Quartet – 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

 

Mother and Daughter Duo, vocalist Janice and Miranda Perl, with their trio, will bring a jazz vibe to all of our holiday and Christmas favorites.  Performing with her are some of the top jazz musicians in our area:  Bill Spencer on keyboard, Joe Dolister on bass, and Leon Joyce Jr. on drums.

 

Monterey Peninsula Gospel Community Choir - 4:00 pm

The Monterey Peninsula Gospel Community Choir, under the direction of Mr. John L. Nash, Jr., is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation dedicated to promoting Gospel Music in the Monterey area. We represent multiple ethnic groups and musical backgrounds and are united in our desire to learn and perform a wide variety of music from the tradition of Gospel Music.

Meet and greets with many local authors, too, including: 

 

Saturday, December 14th – 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - J.W. Winslow - Mystic Adventures in Big Sur

                                                1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Peter Hiller – Jo Mora’s Budgee Budgee Cottontail

                                                3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – DS Kane – Spies Lies Series

 

Sunday, December 15th –      12:00pm – 2:00 pm - David L. Anderson - Vietnamization: Politics, Strategy, Legacy

                                                   2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Todd Cook - Pirates & Rogues of Monterey Bay

 

Saturday, December 21st       1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Kevin James 

 

More information about the authors:

 

David L. Anderson

 

Dr. David Anderson is professor of history emeritus at CSUMB and was a senior lecturer of national security affairs at NPS. His book Vietnamization: Politics, Strategy, Legacy is a blend of memoir and historical research that explores the political and strategic implications of Nixon’s Vietnamization policy that eased antiwar political pressure on his administration but failed as a military strategy to enable South Vietnam to defend itself. Despite the unsuccessful outcome in Vietnam, U.S. leaders followed a similar strategy in Iraq and Afghanistan that proved ineffective for similar reasons. Dr. Anderson is the author or editor of 11 previous books, including The Columbia History of the Vietnam War and The Lowdown:  A Short History of the Origins of the Vietnam War. He is a past president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

 

Professor of History Emeritus, California State University, Monterey Bay

Senior Lecturer of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School

Amazon author page: www.amazon.com/author/anderson.david

 

Todd Cook

 

Todd Cook is the author of Pirates & Rogues of Monterey Bay published by History Press. He has also written an historical novel, Nueva California, his third novel and fifth published book about Saint Serra and the Carmel mission and early Monterey. He also wrote Uncovered: The Lost Coins of Early America. When Todd is not writing, his interests include sports (particularly baseball and basketball), hiking, traveling, visiting historical sites and numismatics. He is also on a quest to prove that a 13th century coin he obtained three years ago proves once and for all that medieval crusaders actually did find the lost Ark of the Covenant! Todd was the son of a Chaplain in the Navy and lived in seven states throughout the U.S. He graduated from Asbury College in Kentucky with a B.A in English and earned an M.A in American History from American Public University. For three years, Todd was a volunteer with the Carmel Mission Art and Artifact Inventory Team, followed by a stint operating a local Spanish History Tour.  

 

Peter Hiller

 

Peter Hiller is proud to have lived and worked as an art teacher on the Monterey Peninsula since 1981 and to have been the Jo Mora Trust Collection Curator since 2008. In that capacity, he strives to bring the artistic accomplishments of Jo Mora to the attention of the viewing public.

 

Kevin James

 

When it comes to doing things your way, Kevin has that down packed. Growing up in Saint Louis, Missouri, Kevin has always stayed true to what he loves to do, make stories with pictures. Today, Kevin James is the phenomenal author and illustrator of over 30 published books from The Fuchsian Gallery Company in only two years time. Kevin has been an active creator since 2009, starting off his artistic career painting with oils and acrylic. In 2014, Kevin began concentrating on life and business strategy.

Since 2015, Kevin has become a four-time certified Metaphysician through the Global Sciences Foundation. In December of 2015, Kevin released his first book, "The Prosperous Reflection" which became the start of a never-ending journey. To this day, Kevin continues to study the material of ancient books and texts, the work of G.R.S. Mead, H.P. Blavatsky,  etc. and spreads the knowledge of the adept through illustration, literature, and creativity.

Kevin is a life and business strategist, Metaphysician, author, illustrator, painter, designer, non-profit board member and volunteer, and consultant in Monterey, California who is constantly on a mission to improve the lives of individuals throughout the world.

 

DS Kane

 

DS Kane is a bestselling espionage techno-thriller author who is a former spy, still telling lies. If you have ever wondered what a spy’s life is like, you will enjoy his ten book “Spies Lie” series. Kane’s books read like Ludlum and LeCarre mixed together. If you like Silva, Berry, Rollins and Thor, you will love these.

 

JW Winslow

 

J.W. Winslow hosts the Winslowart TV show on Thursdays from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, broadcasting live from AMP MEDIA in Heritage Harbor, Monterey, CA! She features many different types of artists including painters, writers and musicians. The show is in the 7th new season now, and streams live from www.jwwinslow.com.

Encores of Winslowart TV are also broadcast on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, streaming from www.ampmedia.org and www.jwwinslow.com!

JW Winslow is a versatile and talented artist, working on painted glass, canvas and other materials. She creates WEBSONGS poems every month and sends them out to fans all over the world. WEBSONGS are posted on www.jwwinslow.com and archived as well. Her blog is famous on Twitter and Facebook for the “Writer/Insider” comments!

You will find the entire collection of Mystic Adventures in Big Sur on Amazon.com as well as The Henry Miller Library, Grove Market, Luminata Books, The Bookworks Pacific Grove and always on the website: www.jwwinslow.com 

There are two more volumes to come on Mystic Adventures in Big Sur, so climb aboard for a WILD RIDE!

 

About Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf

 

Recently shown in the HBO hit TV series, Big Little Lies, Season 1, Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf is open 365 days a year including during the holidays (holiday schedule is on the events page onwww.montereywharf.com). Visitors to Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf will want to plan their visit to include lunch or dinner at one of the many Wharf restaurants.

 

 A visit to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula just isn’t complete without a rendezvous with Old Fisherman’s Wharf in downtown Monterey that was built in 1845 for regular passenger and freight service.  Known as the “Monterey Bay Whale Watching Capital of the World™” and a top destination of visitors from around the world, Monterey’s Old Fisherman's Wharf provides a wide array of award-winning dining, shopping, special events, theatre, whale watching, bay cruises, a glass bottom boat, marine life, fishing and sailing, and strolling leisurely in a gorgeous setting overlooking the Monterey Bay.

 

Savor delicious cuisine at a myriad of fabulous restaurants featuring stunning views and award-winning Italian food, sustainable seafood, grass-fed steaks, including the region’s famous clam chowder and calamari. Enjoy salt water taffy, homemade chocolates, caramel apples, cotton candy and many other yummy treats. View sea otters, sea lions, harbor seals, dolphins, whales, sea birds and other wildlife “up close and personal” that also share the Wharf. Watch people who have gone out and caught their own fish on the local and chartered fishing boats return with their own “catch of the day”.

 

Celebrate the first location in Monterey County where tender abalone was cooked and served in a restaurant. Check out the many fun shops to find the perfect memento of your visit and a variety of unique gifts. Enjoy the exquisite views and the “best place to walk and people watch” in Monterey County!

 

Situated near downtown Monterey, Old Fisherman’s Wharf is conveniently located along the Monterey Bay Recreation Trail and has plenty of nearby parking.  Anyone with Monterey County ID (939) can receive 2 hours of free parking in the Fisherman’s Wharf parking lot Monday through Thursday (and from November 27-December 24 – seven days a week).

 

For more information about Old Fisherman’s Wharf, go to www.montereywharf.com or call (831) 238-0777.