Portola Hotel’s Winter Wonderland

Experience the Magic of the Holiday Season in Monterey, CA

Portola Hotel & Spa invites you and your family to enjoy in the magic of this holiday season with a Winter Wonderland in the heart of downtown Monterey, CA. December 12-25, 2019 Portola’s Winter Wonderland will offer a variety of entertainment, activities, dining experiences and more. The holiday season is a wonderful time for giving. Portola Hotel has partnered with the Salvation Army and will provide barrels for food donations in the hotel lobby.

In addition, Portola’s Culinary Team will offer complimentary champagne and treats inspired by the 13 Days of Christmas from 4:30pm to 6pm in the hotel lobby. Each evening will offer a new holiday favorite including Pecan Caramel Candies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Calling Bird Crisps, Chocolate Caramel Truffles, and more!

Portola Hotel’s Winter Wonderland festivities include:

 Christmas Winter Wonderland | Thursday, December 12th 
  • Hosted Champagne along with Christmas Cookies in the Portola Hotel Lobby from 4:30pm to 6pm
  • Students from Stevenson School Choir caroling in the Portola Hotel lobby from 5pm to 6pm
One Partridge in a Pear Tree | Friday, December 13th
  • Hosted Champagne along with Mini Pear Pies in the Portola Hotel Lobby from 4:30pm to 6pm
  • Students from York School Choir caroling in the Portola Hotel lobby from 5pm to 6pm
  • Tree Lighting in the Portola Hotel Lobby at 6pm
Two Turtle Doves | Saturday, December 14th
  • Hosted Champagne along with Pecan Carmel Candies in the Portola Hotel Lobby from 4:30pm to 6pm
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Portola Hotel lobby 11:30am to 3pm 
  • Cookie Decorating & Christmas Coloring
  • Keepsake Hand Ornaments & Face Painting 11:30am to 3:30pm
  • Jingle Jam live music with Taylor Rae and Jesse at Jacks Monterey 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Three French Hens | Sunday, December 15th
  • Hosted Champagne along with French Hen Butter Cookie in the Portola Hotel Lobby from 4:30pm to 6pm
  • David Conley Piano and Vocals from 11:30am to 2:30pm at Jacks Monterey’s Sunday Brunch
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Portola Hotel lobby 11:30am to 4pm
  • Cookie Decorating & Christmas Coloring
  • Keepsake Hand Ornaments & Face Painting 11:30am to 3:30pm
  • Jingle Jam live music with Taylor Rae and Jesse at Jacks Monterey 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Four Calling Birds | Monday, December 16th
  • Hosted Champagne along with Molasses Bird Nest Cookies in the Portola Hotel Lobby from 4:30pm to 6pm 
Five Golden Rings | Tuesday, December 17th
  • Hosted Champagne along with Ginger Cookies in the Portola Hotel Lobby from 4:30pm to 6pm 
  • Students from San Carlos Choir caroling in the Portola Hotel lobby from 5:30pm to 6pm
Six Geese a-Laying | Wednesday, December 18th
  • Hosted Champagne along with Chocolate Caramel Eggs in the Portola Hotel Lobby from 4:30pm to 6pm 
Seven Swans a-Swimming | Thursday, December 19th
  • Hosted Champagne along with French Meringue Cookies in the Portola Hotel Lobby from 4:30pm to 6pm 
  • Students from San Carlos Choir caroling in the Portola Hotel lobby from 5:30pm to 6pm
Eight Maids a-Milking | Friday, December 20th
  • Hosted Champagne along with Pot de Creme in the Portola Hotel Lobby from 4:30pm to 6pm 
  • Entertainment TBD
Nine Ladies Dancing | Saturday, December 21st
  • Hosted Champagne along with Sugar Cookies in the Portola Hotel Lobby from 4:30pm to 6pm 
  • Live Music with Mike Marotta and International Trio in the Portola Hotel lobby from 5pm to 8pm
Ten Lords a-Leaping | Sunday, December 22nd
  • Hosted Champagne along with Christmas Cookies in the Portola Hotel Lobby from 4:30pm to 6pm 
  • Mike Marrota and the International Trio from 11:30am to 2:30pm at Jacks Monterey’s Sunday Brunch
  • Live Music with David Conley in the Portola Hotel lobby from 5pm to 8pm
Eleven Pipers Piping | Monday, December 23rd
  • Hosted Champagne along with Mini Yule Logs in the Portola Hotel Lobby from 4:30pm to 6pm 
  • Live Music with Lisa Marie Bohn and Scott Slaughter in the Portola Hotel lobby from 5pm to 8pm
Twelve Drummers Drumming | Tuesday, December 24th
  • Hosted Champagne along with Drum Cupcakes in the Portola Hotel Lobby from 4:30pm to 6pm 
  • Peninsula Harmony Company Trio caroling in the Portola Hotel lobby from 5pm to 8pm
  • Jacks Monterey Christmas Eve Dinner Special - Monterey Bay Cioppino
Christmas at Portola | Wednesday, December 25th

Ice Skating by the Bay

November 23, 2019, through January 5, 2020

Lace-up your ice skates and join us in Custom House Plaza adjacent to the Portola Hotel for Ice Skating by the Bay! Back for another year of ice skating under the California sun – this is a winter activity the whole family can enjoy.

For pricing, times, and additional information visit iceskatingbythebay.com.


Jacks Monterey

California Cultural Cuisine

Enjoy all the holiday entertainment and more at Jacks Monterey! Located inside the Portola Hotel, Jacks is the perfect location for Brunch, Lunch or Dinner this holiday season. Cozy up on the newly renovated Jacks Terrace and sip your favorite holiday beverage while savoring in the seasonal menu selections from Jacks Monterey.

For reservations, call (831) 649-7830.


Peter B’s Brewpub

Monterey’s Original Craft Brewery

The holiday spirit is all around the Portola Hotel. Visit Peter B’s Brewpub for daily happy hour from 4pm to 6:30pm and pick up Peter B’s Annual Ugly Sweater – available while supplies last! Peter B’s craft beer selection offers a variety of seasonal ales to warm your soul and pair with Peter B’s locally sourced menu featuring Chori’s Burger Melt, Fresh Baked Pizzas, Brewpub Fish N’ Chips, and more.

For reservations, call (831) 649-2699.