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Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

PORTOLA HOTEL’S WINTER WONDERLAND

Experience the Magic of the Holiday Season in Monterey

Portola Hotel & Spa invites you and your family to enjoy in splendor and joy of the holiday season with a Winter Wonderland in our downtown Monterey hotel. The season's festivities include Breakfast at Jacks Monterey with Santa Claus followed by a series of evening holiday themed activities in the hotel lobby, including wine, food, live performances from local schools, and more.

Portola Hotel's Winter Wonderland Calendar of Events

Friday, Dec 9

SCHOOL CHOIR PERFORMANCE & CRAFT BEER RECEPTION

  • Portola hosted reception at 5pm with Peter B's craft beer and Holiday Butter Cookies. While supplies last. 
  • York High School Choir will perform in the hotel lobby from 6pm to 6:30pm.

Sunday, Dec 11

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN!

Join us for breakfast at our Monterey restaurant and enjoy Jacks Monterey's most popular morning offerings including Buttermilk Pancakes, Classic Eggs Benedict, Huevos Rancheros, bottomless Mimosas, and more. Santa Claus will be available from 9am to 2pm to say hello to our guests and take photos at your leisure. The Portola team will also host cookie decorating in the hotel lobby from 11am to 1pm on a first come basis.

Reservations are recommended. Please call Jacks Monterey at (831) 649-7830 or email [email protected] to secure your reservations.   

Thursday, Dec 15

SCHOOL STRING QUARTET, VOCAL ARTS ENSEMBLE & WINE RECEPTION

  • Portola hosted reception at 5pm with wine and Portola Chocolate Chip Cookies. While supplies last. 
  • Marina High School String Quartet will perform in the hotel lobby from 5pm to 5:30pm.
  • Monterey High School Vocal Arts Ensemble will perform in the hotel lobby from 6pm to 6:30pm

Saturday, Dec 17

LIVE MUSIC & WINE RECEPTION 

  • Portola hosted reception at 5pm with wine and Holiday Butter Cookies. While supplies last.
  • The International Trio will perform in the hotel lobby from 5pm to 8pm.

Sunday, Dec 18

LIVE MUSIC & WINE RECEPTION 

  • Portola hosted reception at 5pm with wine and Holiday Butter Cookies. While supplies last. 
  • The International Trio will perform in the hotel lobby from 5pm to 8pm.

Tuesday, Dec 20

SCHOOL CHOIR & WINE RECEPTION 

  • Portola hosted reception at 5pm with wine and Holiday Butter Cookies. While supplies last. 
  • San Carlos Choir will perform in the hotel lobby from 5pm to 5:30pm.

Friday, Dec 23

LIVE MUSIC & CRAFT BEER RECEPTION 

  • Portola hosted reception at 5pm with Peter B's craft beer and Holiday Butter Cookies. While supplies last. 
  • Evergreen Duo - Lisa Marie Bohn and Scott Slaughter will perform in the hotel lobby from 5pm to 8pm.

Saturday, Dec 24

CHRISTMAS EVE EVENTS & CIOPPINO DINNER

  • Portola hosted lobby reception at 5pm with Champagne and Holiday Butter Cookies. While supplies last. 
  • Peninsula Harmony Company Trio Carolers KP will perform in the hotel lobby from 5pm to 8pm.


Christmas Eve Dinner at Jacks Monterey
Jacks Monterey inside the Portola Hotel will offer a Monterey Bay Cioppino dinner from 4pm to 10pm on Christmas Eve. Begin with a Classic Caesar Salad followed by Cioppino served with fresh baked Garlic Bread. Indulge in fresh caught, halibut, calamari, mussels, and more in a tomato and wine broth. While dining under the trees in the holiday themed atrium, enjoy the sound of holiday carolers from 5pm to 8pm.

Reservations & Pricing
$44.95 per person. 20% Gratuity for parties of 6 or more. Price excludes tax and gratuity. Jacks full menu will be available. For Christmas Eve reservations at Jacks Monterey, please call (831) 649-7870 or email [email protected].

Sunday, Dec 25

CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER SPECIALS

Christmas Day the Portola Hotel will offer three unique holiday meals to choose from including a Christmas Buffet Dinner in the newly renovated Club Room, a Three Course Prix-Fixe Christmas Dinner at Jacks Monterey and a Turkey Holiday Dinner and craft beer at our sports bar and brewery, Peter B's Brewpub.
Make the most of the holidays in Monterey with overnight accommodations at the Portola Hotel & Spa!

ICE SKATING BY THE BAY

ICE SKATING IN MONTEREY BEHIND THE PORTOLA HOTEL & SPA | NOV 25, 2022 - JAN 1, 2023

Ice Skating by the Bay is back for another year of ice skating under the California sun - this is a winter activity the whole family can enjoy. Lace up your ice skates and take in the cool coastal breezes coming off the Monterey Bay at this outdoor ice rink located in Custom House Plaza adjacent to the Portola Hotel & Spa. For pricing, times, and additional information visit iceskatingbythebay.com.