Monterey Bay Winter Activities

Monterey Bay Winter Activities

‘Tis the season for lots of holiday fun! The Monterey Bay area is just the place to make winter memories and create in new traditions! Celebrate the season with a dose of good old fashion California fun!

Ice Skating by the Bay, Monterey
Now through January 6, 2019 ice skate in the heart of downtown Monterey at Custom House Plaza, while enjoying scenic views of the Monterey Bay coastline. Skate under blue skies during the day or starry evening skies. Open seven days a week, with skate rentals available – Ice Skating by the Bay is not to be missed. Visit for pricing and hours of operation.

Holiday Spa Treatments, Spa on the Plaza
Choose from two special winter-themed specials at our Spa on the Plaza. Relax and reenergize this season with the spa’s 80-minute Herbal Recovery Facial or book an 80-minute Stress-Less Massage and relieve any tension and stress that one may experience during this special time of year! Visit for more.

Portola’s Winter Wonderland, Portola Hotel & Spa
Experience the magic of the holiday season during the Portola’s first ever, Winter Wonderland. December 13-25th featuring a variety of activities, live entertainment, caroling, dining experiences and more – including a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus on December 23rd from 1pm-4:30pm. In addition, visit our lobby for fantastic holiday-themed photo opportunities including a life size gingerbread house, beautiful Christmas trees and cut-outs for fun holiday photos! For a complete schedule of events visit

Portola’s Groovy New Year’s Eve Celebration, Portola Hotel & Spa
Boogie and groove into 2019 during the Portola’s New Year’s Eve Party! Feel tha funk as you ring in 2019 at the Portola Hotel & Spa’s 70’s-inspired New Year’s Eve Party. Enjoy live music from The Money Band, dancing, a buffet dinner, and an open bar as you boogie and groove inside the hotel’s grand ballroom. The party kicks off at 7:30pm on Monday, December 31, 2018, for 21+ and older. Get your tickets now at Overnight packages are also available.

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