Portola Hotel & Spa Celebrates the Holiday Season with Dazzling Festivities

Announces 2019 Winter Wonderland and 80s New Year’s Eve Party

Monterey, CA — October 24, 2019 – The holiday season has never looked brighter! Portola Hotel & Spa, the elegant Four-Diamond hotel situated along Central California’s Monterey Bay, is hosting magical events for the whole family to celebrate the holiday season including a throwback to the 80’s with a righteous New Year’s Eve event.

Portola Hotel & Spa invites families to celebrate the holiday magic of Monterey and take part in the second annual Winter Wonderland from December 13-25, 2019. Portola’s Winter Wonderland will offer a variety of entertainment, activities, dining experiences and more. In the spirit of holiday giving, the hotel has partnered with The Salvation Army and will provide barrels for food donations in the lobby. In addition, complimentary champagne and themed treats inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas will be served in the lobby from 4:30pm to 6pm, courtesy of Portola’s Culinary Team! With caroling from children’s choirs, a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus, cookie decorating and face painting, these are just a few of the back-to-back festivities the hotel has in store.

Although winter in California might be full of sunshine and sandy beaches, winter is still in full swing all around the property, from classic winter activities to cozy culinary experiences. From November 23 through January 5, 2020, visitors can lace up their skates at the Custom House Plaza adjacent to the Portola Hotel for Ice Skating by the Bay! Back for another year of ice skating under the Monterey sun, this is a winter activity the whole family can enjoy. Sip your favorite holiday beverage and savor in the seasonal menu selections from Jacks Monterey, located inside the Portola Hotel. Jacks is the perfect place to cozy up with your loved ones on the newly renovated terrace among a blazing outdoor fire pit. At Monterey’s first craft brewery, Peter B’s Brewpub, pick up the coveted Annual Ugly Sweater and warm your soul with handcrafted seasonal ales and locally sourced eats.

To ring in the new year, Portola Hotel & Spa is hosting a Totally 80s New Year’s Eve Party! Festivities start at 7pm on December 31, 2019 for 21+ and older. Enjoy live music, a buffet dinner and an open bar for a righteous time in downtown Monterey. Arrive in new wave style - loud colors, statement makeup and excessive hair gel are welcome. Dance to live music from The Money Band in the grand ballroom and countdown to 2020 with a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. Guests can even capture their evening at The Vintage PhotoBox photobooth.

To round out the night, guests can stay in a well-appointed guest room at Portola Hotel & Spa for ultimate relaxation after dancing the night away. The New Year’s Eve Party Overnight Package is now available and includes admission for two for the 80s themed-party. Tickets are available for pre-sale at $160 per person until November 30, 2019 and will be available for purchase until December 31, 2019 for $175 per person. Tickets are $160 per military personnel with valid ID.

Totally 80s New Years Eve will be an unforgettable night of revelry. For overnight accommodations or for more information, visit portolahotel.com.


The AAA Four Diamond, Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, CA was one of the first U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Certified hotel on California’s Central Coast. The full-service hotel offers guests a rich, historical ambiance, with residential style and a dedicated staff to ensure an unparalleled guest experience. The Portola Hotel features 379 coastal inspired guest rooms and suites, ranging from 400 to 1,000 square feet. Portola boasts an expert event planning staff and over 60,000 square feet of meeting space with the adjacent Monterey Conference Center. Home to the Monterey Peninsula’s original craft brewery, Peter B’s Brewpub, The Club Room and Monterey’s newest dining hot spot, Jacks Monterey. The Portola boasts an award-winning 6,000-square-foot day spa. Spa on the Plaza offers beautifully appointed treatment rooms and an extensive spa menu of signature treatments. Overnight guests also have access to the hotel's spa and fitness facilities, complete with steam room, sauna, outdoor pool and Jacuzzi.

For more information, please visit portolahotel.com.


Portola Hotel & Spa
Janine M. Chicourrat, Managing Director
(831) 649-7890