Holiday Happenings at the Portola Hotel & Spa
Enjoy in the magic of this holiday season during the Portola Hotel & Spa's Winter Wonderland, December 13-25th! From holiday—themed dining events, Christmas carols to cookie decorating, a life size Gingerbread House for holiday photo ops, and even a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus – there is an abundance of holiday cheer throughout the Portola!
Inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas and our love for sweet, holiday treats, each afternoon of the Winter Wonderland event, our Culinary Team will offer complimentary treats s from 4pm to 5pm in the hotel lobby. A new holiday treat will be featured each day including: Pecan Caramel Candies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Calling Bird Crisps, Chocolate Caramel Truffles and more!
So here it goes – the schedule for our first ever Winter Wonderland at the Portola Hotel & Spa:
Friday, December 14th
Live music with John Harris on piano and vocals at Jacks Monterey from 5pm to 8pm
Saturday, December 15th
-Jingle Jam live music with Taylor Rae and Jesse 5pm to7pm at Jacks Monterey
-Classic children's holiday movies playing adjacent to the hotel lobby, complimentary for all to enjoy, from 11:30am to 9pm
Sunday, December 16th
-Musician, David Conley on piano and vocals at Jacks Monterey for Sunday Brunch from 11:30am to 2:30pm
-Cookie Decorating for children in the hotel lobby 11:30am to 2:30pm
Monday, December 17th
-Live music with the International Duo featuring Mike Marotta and Dave Marzetti in Jacks Monterey from 5pm to 8pm
Tuesday, December 18th
Students from San Carlos School caroling in the Portola Hotel lobby from 5:30pm to 6pm
Thursday, December 20th
Students Stevenson School caroling in the Portola Hotel lobby from 5pm to 6:30pm
Saturday, December 22nd
Live music with Fred McCarty on guitar and vocals 5pm to 8pm at Jacks Monterey
Sunday December 23rd
-Live music with Fred McCarty on guitar and vocals at Jacks Monterey for Sunday Brunch 11:30am to 2:30pm. For reservations click here.
-Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Portola Hotel lobby from 1pm to 4:30pm
Monday, December 24th
-Peninsula Harmony Company Trio caroling in the Portola Hotel lobby from 5pm to 8pm
-Jacks Monterey Christmas Eve Dinner Special – Monterey Bay Cioppino for $29.95. For reservations click here.
Tuesday, December 25th
Three Course Prix-Fixe Christmas Dinner at Jacks Monterey. For reservations click here.
In addition, Ice Skating by the Bay is back this year (and literally bigger than ever – 14 feet that is)! Ice Skate in the California sunshine and take in majestic coastal views at this outdoor, seasonal rink. Open November 21, 2018 through January 13, 2019. Visit www.iceskatingbythebay.com for hours and pricing.
For a complete calendar of events visit https://www.portolahotel.com/dining.