SN: 115557 - 2019

Previous event - 164 DAYS AGO

An evening exploring the Monterey Adobes after an afternoon stroll through Pacific Grove. Catch dinner between the two 5K walks. Enjoy mulled wine, cookies, history and music during the Adobe walk.

Christmas in the Adobes

Traditional Walk

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Monterey, California

Dennis the Menace Playground, Monterey, CA

The event is closed

Starting Sat, Dec 14th, 2019 for 1 day

Start times: 1:00 to 5:00 pm

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Long description

Pacific Grove (remote start) is a charming seaside town sporting the Point Pinos Lighthouse, free-ranging deer, a Monarch Butterfly sanctuary, interesting eateries, and lovely coastline. Walk the new 5k route and grab dinner. Return to Monterey, get your Adobe ticket at the Custom House at the entrance of Firsherman's Wharf- HOWEVERwe recommend tickets be purchased ahead of event online at "" and be ready by 5:00pm to begin Christmas in the Adobes (5:00pm to 9:00pm). Monterey: Christmas in the Adobes is Monterey's annual step back into the time of Spanish and early American history when Monterey was a bustling city and thriving port. A ticket (purchased/reserved ahead of time by calling the Monterey State Historic Park Custom House 831.649.7111*) allows you entry into more than 20 of the 19th century adobes decorated for the holidays, lit by luminaria, staffed by docents in period clothing and offering knowledge, beautiful live music and refreshments.

Distance: 5k/10k, Rating: 1B

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: No

Strollers: medium

Wheelchairs: medium


Check in at start table, get maps and stamps. Drive to remote start in Pacific Grove for 6K walk. Have an early dinner. Return to start table location, park and do short 5K adobe walk. Leashed pets okay with clean-up, except in butterfly sanctuary and inside the adobes. Flashlight and warm clothing recommended for the evening. *Christmas in the Adobes tickets are on sale ($25/person) at No guarantee that tickets will still be available on the night. The adobes will be open from 5pm to 9pm. Dinner options are found in Pacific Grove. The Adobe 5K goes to Fisherman's Wharf. It will be busy but you could also have dinner there because you will be early.

Awards and fees: IVV Credit Only

Driving to the start

El Estero Park, 777 Pearl St, Monterey, CA 93940. Driving North on Highway 1, take the Aguajito Rd exit. Bottom of ramp, turn left. Go through two lights. Driving South on Highway 1, take the Monterey exit. At first light turn right onto Camino Aguajito. Both: Go to next STOP sign and go left on Pearl St./ Third St. (Street sign on right is Third St.) Park is on your right.

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