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Free Zoo Days for Children
FREE admission for all children age 14 and younger with adult paid admission
Every day (Jan 8-Jan 31)
Location: 1 Zoo Road, San Francisco Map

(0 January 2018) SFZoo_PenguinsFree.jpgWe wanted to kick off 2018 with something big, that’s why we are excited to celebrate the New Year with a very special gift to the entire Bay Area.

 

From January 8-31, we are pleased to be offering families FREE admission for all children age 14 and younger with adult paid admission.

 

For many children, meeting a giraffe, bear or lion is the highlight of their year and we can’t think of a better way to start 2018 than with a Zoo visit.

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Twinkle Tours
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Mt. Herman
Zip line through the twilight!
Date: Every day (Dec 15-Jan 9)
Ages: 10+

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Come enjoy a little twinkling holiday magic and zipline through the darkness and mist of the redwood forest at night! This is the only time of the year we operate tours in the dark. Tours are limited. Don't miss this unique experience!

 

Our two hour guided eco-adventure includes six zip lines and two sky bridges at heights of up to 150 feet. Each tour of up to 8 people is led by 2 certified guides who share ecological knowledge and bring the forest to life.

 

Cost

$99
Contact us for groups of 9+

Requirements

Ages 10+
Height >52in (4'4"/132cm)
Weight 75-250lbs (34-113kg)


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FIRST NIGHT MONTEREY
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First Night Monterey
Dance, play, act, perform, create and sing our way into 2018!
Date: Every day (Dec 17-Jan 1) from 3:00pm to 12:01am
Admission Fees: $0 - $20

Welcome to our FNM 2018 website, celebrating 25 years! Planning is being finalized and we will keep you updated with changes as they occur. Watch for a complete listing of performers, coming later this month (you can see a sneak peek here). 80% of the performances are indoors and an FNM Button is your ticket to those performances. 

 

Kids' Night Out! The First Act for the Young and Young-at-Heart

The most creative New Year's Eve you will have with your family!

Kids' Night Out! The First Act for the Young and Young-at-Heart

First Night is Monterey's most exciting, imaginative and uplifting cultural event. FNM is an affordable, alcohol-free family celebration of the arts on New Year's Eve from the 3 pm Opening Ceremony to the Countdown to Midnight; our theme for FNM 2018 celebrates "25 Years of Magic". The many performances range from Classical to Hip-Hop, Jazz to Reggae, dance and artwork.

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The most creative New Year's Eve you will have with your family!

Kids' Night Out (5 and under free) features music & art activities for the younger set, culminating with the Costume Contest & Twilight Procession at 5:30 pm.

 

At 3:00 p.m. kick-off at Colton Lawn on Pacific Street, culminating with the Twilight Parade at 5:30 p.m on Alvarado Street serving as the kids' Finale. Music, song, drumming, dance, ballet, face art, art creating, hat making and more! Check out the Colton Lawn on Pacific Street, the Monterey Art Museum and the Work Building on Alvarado Street for activities to complete artful time.

 

Make sure to have your FNM button - admission to all the fun for the over-5 set! Please refer to the afternoon and evening grids to plan your New Year's Eve and participate in all the fun! Thanks to First Five Monterey County for their support of the free kids' activities.


Location: Historic Downtown, Alvarez St, Monterey Map
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Ice Skating by the Bay
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Ice Skating by the Bay
Spend the dayice skating in a winter wonderland right by the Bay.
Date: Every day (Nov 19-Jan 8)
Ages: All Admission Fees: Adults: $13, Children 12 & under: $11 Skate Rental Fee: $3 Season Pass: $75 for the entire season. (Skate rental not included)

 

Ice Skating by the Bay - 11/19/16- 1/8/17

Celebrate the holidays amidst the scenic coastline at Ice Skating by the Bay's seasonal ice skating rink located in Custom House Plaza behind Portola Hotel & Spa.

 

Skaters can spend the day in a winter wonderland right by the Bay.


OPEN DAILY
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm to 8:00pm, Including Holidays

 

ADMISSION

Adults: $13, Children 12 & under: $11 Skate Rental Fee: $3

Season Pass: $75 for the entire season. (Skate rental not included)

 

Group Rates

GROUPS OF 20-49 SKATERS
$1 OFF ADMISSION 
Must have reservation at least 24 hours in advance in order to qualify for the discount rate. Skate rental is not included. A deposit is not required for this group amount.

 

Directions to the Custom House Plaza

Ice Skating by the Bay is located in the Custom House Plaza near Historic Old Fisherman's Wharf. Parking is available at the Waterfront Parking Lot (Two Hours Free Parking for Locals Monday - Thursday - 939 ZIP Code only). Enter at the intersection of Del Monte Avenue and Washington Street, Monterey. Additional parking is available at the East and West Parking Garages located at Del Monte Avenue and Tyler Street, Monterey.

Exit on Del Monte Avenue. Stay in the left lane. Continue straight on Del Monte (do not exit through tunnel). Proceed until Tyler Street, turn left and enter either garage (one on left, the other on right).


Location: Custom House Plaza, Monterey Map
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