SN: 115557 - 2019

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

Starting Sat, Dec 14th for 1 day

Open from 1:00 to 5:00 pm

Special programs

Bridges - Spanning the USA

Little Free Libraries

Make a Wish at a Water Fountain

Points of Reference

Take a Walk In a City Park

Treasure Hunt - A way to walk our precious trails

Long description

Pacific Grove: remote start, directions given at park. Pacific Grove 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 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, music and refreshments.

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

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: No

Strollers: medium

Wheelchairs: medium


Leashed pets okay with clean-up, except in butterfly sanctuary and some adobes. Flashlight and warm clothing recommended for the evening. *Christmas in the Adobes tickets go on sale in mid-October, previously $25/person. Check and website for more details.

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 South. Driving South on Highway 1, take the Monterey exit. Both: Follow signs for the Naval Postgraduate School. Turn Right on Camino Aguajito, then Left on Pearl St. Park is on your right.

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