Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration


Annual Holiday Celebration of Events in the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Friday December 6, 2019.  Events start at Sunset Center at 3:00 p.m. with a performance by Monterey Peninsula Ballet Theatre, complimentary hot beverages and cookies.  Take a free professional photo in front of the Festive Holiday Tree.  Sunset Center is located on San Carlos between 8th and 10th Avenues. 

At 3:00 p.m. Santa arrives in Devendorf Park located at Ocean and Junipero in a Fire Engine and will hear wishes and pose for photographs.  The Monterey Horns will be accompanying Santa in the Park.  At 4:00 p.m. a Menorah Lighting will be held.  Then at 4:30 MC Ben Beesley will welcome the crowd and present performances by: Dance Center, Junipero Serra School, Laurel Bowen & Wyatt Wadsworth, Carmel River School, Carmel High School Chamber Singers, Monterey Co. Dance Kids, Shane Schmidt, Sarah Galley & Yvan Vucian, Myles Williams and Debbie Davis.   At 6:00 Santa, the Mayor and City Council will lead the audience in a countdown to light the tree.   

The Carmel Plaza will host their Holiday Open House from 5:30 to 7:30.  Enjoy more holiday cheer across the street following the tree lighting, with live music by Johan Costelo, entertainment by Martin the Magical Elf, delicious bites, warm beverages, children’s activities and of course Santa will be there to greet the all the Children.     

For more information contact the Community Activities Department or call 831-620-2020.