The holiday season is upon us, and Pacific Grove is ready to deck the halls and start celebrating. If you’re in the area and looking to get into the holiday spirit, make sure you check out these events!
Pacific Grove Christmas Tree Lighting
There’s nothing like starting off the holiday season with a traditional tree lighting. Head over to Jewell Park on November 26th at 5:30 p.m. to watch local school choruses and bands perform as well as participate in caroling. There might even be a visit from Santa!
Holiday Parade of Lights
One of the most fun annual traditions in Pacific Grove has to be our Parade of Lights. Tons of floats, marching bands, dance troupes, equestrian performances make their way down “Main Street USA” on November 29th from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Stick around after the parade for caroling and a bit of shopping — many stores stay open late this day!
Stillwell’s Fun in the Park
This year’s Fun in the Park is celebrating 25 years of holiday cheer! They’ll be plenty of characters present at the party at Caledonia Park — Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman, and the Snow Queen to name a few — and there’s plenty of fun and entertainment all day long, such as hayrides and petting zoos. Make your way over on December 1st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jingle Bell 5k
What better way to celebrate the season of giving than by participating in a charity event? The Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce teamed up with the Arthritis Foundation to host a Jingle Bell 5k. The walk/run will be held at Lovers Point Park on December 8th from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the proceeds will support the foundation.