Monterey is such an incredibly beautiful part of the country. We are spoiled and that’s for certain. Spoiled by the unparalleled beauty that surrounds us, the weather that is beyond compare, and our local community that offers endless entertainment and delicious foods. Isn’t it nice to not have to shovel snow or put on a parka just to go outside and get the mail? “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” has a whole different meaning to the residents of Monterey and Monterey County, but we celebrate with no less fervency.
From the various tree lighting celebrations to the ice skating that takes place in Custom House Plaza from now through January 6, we know how to get our holiday on. And let’s not forget the ever-popular Nutcracker performed this year by the Monterey Peninsula Ballet Theatre at the Sunset Center. Dining in this fair city is always a treat, but it’s wonderful to see the many restaurants that pull out all the stops to ensure a wondrous holiday meal.
Take time to drive the streets of Monterey to see all the beautiful holiday lights and decorations your neighbors and local businesses have taken the time to put out on display. And don’t forget about First Night Monterey that takes place downtown that’s an all-day family-friendly New Year’s Eve party. If you’re an early bird, then sign up for the Rio Grill Resolution Run that takes place first thing on the first day of the new year. Hard to believe that 2019 really is just right around the corner.
While we may not experience the traditional white Christmas, create your own holiday traditions while taking advantage of all this area has to offer. From Pebble Beach golf to gray whale watching in our bay, to the Monterey Aquarium, there is no shortage of possible spectacular holiday moments in one of the most beautiful parts of the world: Monterey! From all of us at Robert’s Collision & Repair, we wish you a wonderful holiday season and we look forward to hearing what some of your non-white Christmas experiences were this year!