Experience the Magic of the Holiday Season in Monterey

Monterey Bay, CA – November 27, 2018 – Portola Hotel & Spa, the beautiful coastal getaway overlooking Monterey Bay, is hosting a holiday season full of festive events for creating lasting memories the whole family will enjoy. From December 13th through the 25th, 2018, experience an enchanting Winter Wonderland in the heart of downtown Monterey.

The magical holiday celebration will offer a variety of entertainment, Interactive activities, culinary experiences, and more. And, in true holiday spirit, Portola Hotel has partnered with the Salvation Army, providing barrels in the hotel lobby to collect food donations for families in need.

In addition, Portola Hotel's talented culinary team will be offering complimentary holiday treats inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas. Each evening leading up to the special holiday will bring a new seasonal favorite, including Pecan Caramel Candies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Calling Bird Crisps, Chocolate Caramel Truffles, and more.

Plus, Ice Skating by the Bay is back this winter at Custom House Plaza, adjacent to the Portola Hotel & Spa. Lace up your skates and enjoy gliding on the ice under the California sun.

Portola Hotel & Spa's Winter Wonderland festivities include (but are not limited ta):

  • A holiday feast in The Club Room
  • Live music at Jacks Monterey
  • Cookie decorating for children in the hotel lobby
  • Christmas caroling
  • A visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus
  • A delicious Christmas Eve Dinner special
  • A traditional three course pre-fixe Christmas dinner at Jacks Monterey, and more!

Bring the family and join in the holiday cheer this winter at Portola Hotel & Spa, and don't forget to check out Jacks Monterey and Peter B's Brewpub for seasonal specials and festive offeringsall winter long.

To view the full Winter Wonderland itinerary, please visit portolahotel.com/dining/winter-wonderland-santa.


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 quests a rich, historical ambiance, with residential style and a dedicated staff to ensure an unparalleled guest experience. The Portola Hotel features 379 well-appointed guest rooms, 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. Portola Hotel is also 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, and hosts an award-winning 6,000-square-foot day spa, Spa on the Plaza offer 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