Carmel Plaza celebrates the holidays with its free community event Friday, December 5th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM following the City of Carmel Tree Lighting Ceremony. The Holiday Open House festivities include complimentary warm beverages by Carmel Coffee and Cocoa Bar, small bites by Plaza restaurants , live holiday music by Steve Ezzo, Neal Banks and Bill Bosch, children get to visit with Santa (bring your cameras to capture those precious moments) Santa’s elves with balloons for children and holiday gift bags filled with retailers specials. Stores will remain open till 7:00 PM with special gift offers. Experience the magic of the holidays at the Plaza with NEW festive lights streaming across the courtyard from tops of buildings to walking between brilliantly decorated live Christmas trees from our local tree nursery. Give to those in need. Contribute canned goods or make a cash donation to the Food Bank for Monterey County. Food Bank barrel will be located at the Concierge Center in the Plaza throughout the month of December to collect food contributions.
Black Friday Highlights: Morning deals at Anthropologie and Janie & Jack starting at 7:00 A.M., Parts Unknown 30% off all men’s and women’s leather jackets from 8-10 A.M., Madrigal 20% off selected items for men and women, J.Jill 25% off all inventory. Additional incentives throughout the Plaza stores. While here , enjoy live music by the Youth Music Monterey playing holiday classic favorites starting at 12 Noon in the Plaza courtyard. Ensemble consist of young brass players from local high schools who also play in the top orchestra in youth Music Monterey.
Kick off the holiday shopping season with our Pre-holiday Prep Party in the Plaza Saturday, November 15. The party includes activities in every store, cooking demonstrations, high level fashion show, pop up markets and an opportunity to win a major holiday gift basket. In store activities begin at 11:00 AM. The Fashion Show, Cooking Demonstration and Pop Up Markets start at 1:00 PM.This event is free of charge. Schedule of in store activities:
Art Exhibition: Shoulders Photography, William’s Gallery, Raskin Gallery.
It’s summer and it’s time to party on the Plaza! Carmel Plaza’s SUMMER LIVE MUSIC SERIES opens Friday, July 25 and continues through September 26 with ten consecutive Fridays from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Enjoy two hours of free entertainment at the garden courtyard of the Plaza. Come listen and dance, sip regional wines and savor delicious appetizers from local gourmet restaurants. Food and drink package $15. Must be over 21 to consume alcohol.
July 25 with the NU-HORIZON small bites from Grasing’s Restaurant and wine tasting from Wrath Wines.
Aug 1 STEVE EZZO & THE MONTEREY ALL-STARS featuring NEAL BANKS, Bistro Beaujolais, Hahn’s Family Wines
Aug 8 THE IPOs, Patisserie Boissiere, Estancia Winery
Aug 15 RED BEANS & RICE, 400˚ Gourmet Burgers & Fries, Blair Estate
Aug 22 TERRY SHEHORN & THE HORNETS, Jack London, Windy Oaks Vineyards
Aug 29 THE IPOs, Basil, Otter Cove Wines & Joullian Vineyards
Sept 5 STEVE EZZO & THE MONTEREY ALL-STARS featuring NEAL BANKS, St.Tropez, Joyce Vineyards
Sept 12 RED BEANS & RICE, Il Fornaio, Dawn’s Dream Winery & Galante Vineyards
Sept 19 NU-HORIZON, Anton & Michel, Cima Collina
Sept 26 Closing Event THE MONEY BAND, The Forge, Manzoni Cellars & Carmel Road