The most wonderful time of the year
Carmel Valley Ranch
The holidays are just around the corner—and everywhere you turn at The Ranch, you’ll find another fun, festive activity or event to help you make the most of the season.

From Thanksgiving all the way through New Year’s Eve, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Below are just a few highlights, but be sure to check out the full list, because there’s so much going on we don’t have room for everything here!
Join us on Nov. 28 from noon to 3 p.m. for all of your turkey-day favorites, along with treats, arts and crafts for the kids, and more. (Find out more, or call 831.626.2599 to reserve; this event will sell out!)
Do-It-Yourself Holiday Craft Faire

This Nov. 29 event features craft stations where you can build wreaths, decorate ornaments and votives, create soaps and scrubs, even design snow globes! We’ll have a cash bar, raffles, and a chance to win an overnight stay for two. (Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.)
Thanksgiving Feast

We’re thankful for the people who understand how important play is, who are dedicated to making sure they get enough in their lives, and who know The Ranch’s 500-acre playground is the perfect place to do exactly that.

If you haven’t figured it out yet, this means we’re thankful for you. And we’ve got a special offer to show our appreciation. Book your stay between Dec. 1, 2019, and Feb. 29, 2020 (the leap year means you get an extra day on this offer!) and you’ll receive up to 30% off our best available rate. It’s just that easy!

Here’s to a wonderful holiday season for you and yours. We’ll see you soon!
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  Lodge Oak Tree Lighting
On Nov. 30, watch as we light the majestic oak tree, enjoy cocoa and other holiday treats, and snap a selfie with a very special guest—Santa!

Holiday S’mores Hour
Every Friday and Saturday in December from 5-9 p.m., drop in for a fireside experience that will warm your hands and your soul.

  Craft Faire
  Meet the stars of Dance Kids of Monterey’s The Nutcracker and learn a scene from the famous ballet at this unique Dec. 21 event combining performance, participation, storytelling, and even sword fighting! (Call 831.626.2577 for reservations or click here to book tickets.)  
Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop
Throughout the season at the Activities Cottage, we’ll provide all the ingredients for the best gingerbread house ever. You just need to bring your creativity! (See the Activity Calendar for days and times.)

Hanukka Events
Every day from Dec. 22 through Dec. 30, join us as we celebrate the eight days of Hanukkah by lighting the beautiful menorah in the Lodge lobby. And on Dec. 29, our annual Hanukkah party at the Golf Clubhouse will feature games, crafts, and more. Guests of all faiths are welcome at all of these complimentary events!
(For reservations to the party, please call 831.626.2577.)

The Night Before Christmas
On Dec. 24, we’ll gather around the Lobby hearth for the reading of this classic tale, followed by Christmas carolers singing all of your favorites!

New Year’s Eve dining
We’ll host a family-friendly New Year’s Eve dinner from 6:30-10 p.m. in the Redwood and Oak Ballrooms, while Valley Kitchen will feature live entertainment from 5 p.m. to midnight! Stay for just a while, or spend the whole night enjoying festive creations and a toast to celebrate the arrival of 2020.
(Learn more here, or call 831.626.2599 to reserve for either event.)

Holiday parties
Whether you’re planning a company party or getting together with loved ones for a celebration, we’re here to help fuel the festivities. From intimate meeting spaces to large reception areas, as well as private dining options at Valley Kitchen for groups and families, The Ranch is the holiday host with the most. And don’t forget about our activities to bring everyone closer together—that’s what the holidays are all about, right?
Here’s to a season of good cheer!
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