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 the magic of this holiday season with a Winter Wonderland in the heart of downtown Monterey, CA. December 13-25, 2018 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 treats inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas from 4pm to 5pm 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:

Thursday, December 13th

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 from 11:30am to 9pm

Sunday, December 16th

  • 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
  • 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

Tuesday, December 25th


Ice Skating by the Bay

November 21, 2018 through January 13, 2019

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 and with an additional 14 feet of rink space for 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 opening November 2018 and sip your favorite holiday beverage while savoring in the seasonal menu selections from Jacks Monterey including Swank Farm Corn Ravioli, Jacks Chowder, Sesame Ginger Rice Bowl, and more.

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 selections 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.