stay 3 nights and get 4th night free

plus extra goodies!

It's Shop Till You Drop Month in Carmel and we have all you need for the perfect shopping experience — all within walking distance of Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge. With 4 days to shop you are certain to find something for everyone on your list.

From art, to clothing, fashion accessories, wine and gourmet foods, home decor and even something for Fido, Carmel's world famous shopping will satisfy your fussiest friends and relatives.

And Santa is providing an extra bonus! With this December special you also receive one of our Horizon Inn logo tote bags to carry all your goodies back home.

After your shopping spree, come home to relax

If you are staying Sunday through Thursday evening, come back to the hotel and enjoy our special Holiday Happy Hour. Relax on our spa  patio with complementary mulled cider and nibble on our holiday cookies. 

But the goodies don't end there. Every guest will receive one coupon at check-in for each night's stay redeemable for a glass of wine. Enjoy your wine on the patio or retreat to your guest room for a relaxing finish to a day well spent. You may also enjoy sitting in our lobby by the fire and Christmas tree and mingling with other guests.

Gift Certificates Make Perfect Gifts

Need a special gift?    

Gift Certificates are the perfect answer! Who wouldn't want a stay at Horizon Inn & Ocean Lodge to enjoy all the charms of Carmel-by-the-Sea! Take the stress out of your gift giving by giving an experience everyone will enjoy.

For those hard to please people on your list, a Gift Certificate is the ideal solution. You choose the amount and your recipient can select the dates.

Know someone who is already coming to Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge? Then why not buy a Gift Certificate for one of our Enhancements? We offer ]so many ways to delight your recipient!

We now offer Gift Certificates online. No stress gifting. Just click and select your amount and the recipient and we do the rest.

US Open lodging in Carmel

Coming to the U.S. Open?


Carmel-by-the-Sea is the perfect location for anyone attending the 2019 US Open in nearby Pebble Beach, California. And Horizon Inn has the perfect room for your stay!

Within walking distance of the Links at Pebble Beach and located in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, Horizon Inn and Ocean View Lodge is an ideal location. Our properties offer complimentary off-street parking, continental breakfast and access to over 40 shops and restaurants, all within walking distance.  And, we have a wide variety of rooms: ocean view, balcony, fireplace, Jacuzzi spa tub? Let us know your preference and we can make it happen.

The U.S. Open will be held June 13-16, 2019 but rooms will sell out early so book now to get the room you want!

 december Events In and Around Carmel

Carmel dressed for the holidays
Carmel holiday shopping

Carmel Art Walk

Horizon Inn Lobby Ready for Christmas

Carmel' Sunset Center

Carmel Fine Dining

Carmel for Foodies-- holiday cookies

Our Friendly Recpetion Staff

** Starred events are within walking distance of Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge**

Ice Skating by the Bay
Through January 6
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. The ice rink is open daily Monday-Saturday from 11am-10pm and Sunday from noon - 8 pm.

I Cantori di Carmel
December 1 - 2
at Carmel Mission Basilica
I Cantori di Carmel, conducted by Dr. Sal Ferrantelli, is a volunteer chorus that seeks excellence in choral performance. Our programs include major choral works as well as lesser-known jewels of the choral repertoire. I Cantori di Carmel (Our Italian name means: The Singers of Carmel) has been bringing choral classics to the Monterey Peninsula since 1981. We perform concerts twice annually, in the spring and fall, at the Carmel Mission Basilica, and other venues throughout the year.

**  Sunset Presents in Studio 105: Logan Mize  **
December 2
Sunset Center
San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue
Sunset Presents in Studio 105 proudly brings you Logan Mize, an accomplished country singer/songwriter from Clearwater, Kansas, who has deep musical roots in his family tree. His great uncle was Billy Mize, largely known for crafting and evolving the legendary Bakersfield sound, which included musical pioneers Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. In 2009, his first self-titled album was released and shortly thereafter, in 2010, Logan signed a publishing deal with Big Yellow Dog Music. In 2012, his second album Nobody in Nashville was released, which peaked at #49 on the US Country chart. Over the next five years Logan hit the road and toured the US and UK, attracting and winning over new fans at every stop along the way.

Lighted harbor Boat Parade
Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey Bay
Watch decked out boats cruise along Monterey Bay's scenic coastline during the Monterey Yacht Club's lighted boat parade. The boats will start at Old Fisherman's Wharf and turn around at Hopkins Point, just after the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

**  Holiday Tree Lighting  **
Ocean Avenue & Mission Street
December 7
3 -7 pm
The City Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration starts with the Fire Department delivering Santa Claus at 3:00 pm along with a host of entertainment to follow. The grand finale is the town Mayor lighting the tree at approximately 5:45 pm (Rain or Shine). Santa Claus makes an appearance for the countdown to light the tree, downtown median and park lights -- all of which light up at the same time. Immediately following the tree lighting, Carmel Plaza hosts its annual Holiday Open House party until 7 pm, offering refreshments and entertainment.
Please join us in celebrating the holiday season!!

**  Carmel Plaza Holiday Open House  **
December 7
5-7pm (following Tree Lighting)

Ocean Ave and Mission St
Carmel Plaza celebrates the holidays with its free community event Friday, December 7 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM following the City of Carmel Tree Lighting Ceremony. The Holiday Open House festivities include complimentary warm beverages and small bites by Plaza restaurants, live holiday music, visits with Santa (bring your cameras to capture those precious moments) and Santa's elves. Stores will remain open till 7:00 pm with special gift offers. Experience the magic of the holidays at Carmel Plaza.

Christmas in the Adobes
December 7 - 8
5 - 9 pm
Custom House Plaza
Step back into Monterey's past during Christmas in the Adobes. See the adobes by candlelight and enjoy refreshments and live performances as volunteers in period attire welcome you into historic homes decorated in historical style. The twenty 19th-century adobes, lit by luminaries and enhanced with period decorations, are within an easy walk of each other. Learn while you celebrate; docents and volunteers will be on hand to tell the story of each of these charming buildings, many of which are only open to the public during this celebration. Tickets are $25 for adults, $2 for children ages 6-17 (must be accompanied by a paying adult), and free for children ages 5 and under. Buy tickets online.

**  Nutcracker: A Monterey Peninsula Tradition  **
with Monterey County Pops! Orchestra LIVE
December 7 - 9
Sunset Center
San Carlos & 9th
Join the celebration as Dance Kids of Monterey County presents its twenty-fifth anniversary performance of Nutcracker. Adults and children of all ages enjoy the beauty of the Sunset Center and the opportunity to be captivated by the lure of Tchaikovsky's music, performed by Monterey County Pops! orchestra, and the magic of over 100 dancers. Be charmed by the tiniest four-year old Shepherdess Doll, swept away by the corps d'ballet, breathless with the performance of the Arabian duet, and overwhelmed by the grace of the Sugar Plum Fairy. The youngsters in the audience will delight to the antics of the Mouse King as he defends his troops in fierce battle against the handsome Nutcracker Prince. Dance Kids' production has something for every member of the family.

**  Carmel Art Walk  **
An Artist-Owned Gallery Tour
December 8
5-8 pm
Free Admission
Carmel Art Walk is the second Saturday every month from 5 pm - 8 pm and is FREE! Tour artist-owned galleries and meet the artists who carry on the Carmel-by-the-Sea artist colony legacy!

**  Ansel Adams at Weston Gallery **
December 8 -February 10
Exhibition showcasing original still like examples as well as landscapes by the world-renowned photosphere, Ansel Adams. More information is available on the web site.

**  The Nutcracker at Sunset Center  **
presented by the Monterey Peninsula Ballet Theatre
December 14-16
San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue
The Monterey Peninsula Ballet Theatre (MPBT) is thrilled to once again present the timeless ballet The Nutcracker this December 14, 15 and 16 at Sunset Center. Come celebrate the magical tradition with our family of over 140 dancers, countless volunteers, and enthusiastic supporters, all of whom have been celebrating the Christmas season since August and are now proud to present a beautiful interpretation of this holiday tradition.
Tickets are on sale now at the Sunset Center box office or on line at Tickets start at $40 with special pricing for military, seniors and children under 12.

**  Mamma Mia!  **
Through December 23
Golden Bough Theatre
Monte Verde between 8th & 9th
Brought back by popular demand, PacRep's 2017 production of Mamma Mia! had audiences singing and dancing to over 25 songs. This production broke all Golden Bough box office attendance records, and was performed to over 6000 PacRep theatre goers. In this musical based on the hit songs of ABBA, young Sophie is ready to get married to her fiancée Sky, except for one thing - she has never met her father and wants him present for the big day. She invites three men that she discovers in her mother's diary and believes to be candidates, but when they all arrive, Sophie's mother Donna becomes distressed. As Sophie, Sky, Donna, her friends, and the three potential fathers prepare for the big day, emotions run high and surprises abound. Mamma Mia! will be directed once again by Susanne Burns.

**  Legends of Rock'n'Roll  **
December 29 - January 6
Golden Bough Theatre
Monte Verde between 8th & 9th
It's PacRep's annual rockin' holiday tribute concerts audiences will be dancing in the aisles of the Golden Bough Playhouse as PacRep's infamous rock impersonators don wigs and costumes and pay tribute to the rock legends of yesteryear. Directed by Stephen Moorer, past tributes have included artists from Elvis and Little Richard to Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, and Sonny and Cher with plenty of surprises along the way. Over 40 hit classic songs will be presented live on stage.

Looking for something else to do? Stop by Reception where we have information on all that is happening in the local area, menus from local restaurants and of course our helpful staff! We are all locals and are happy to share our insider knowledge to the best of Carmel.

** Starred events are within walking distance of Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge**

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Start planning your trip now to get the room you want. As always, you get the best rates when you call us direct!

Need help? Call us at  831-624-5327 

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Carmel dressed for the holidays
Carmel Beach Meditation

** Sunset Presents: Elvis and Me - An Evening with Priscilla Presley **
Sunset Center, San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue
January 10
An Evening with Priscilla Presley will feature open conversations about her personal story, her life with Elvis and her life after he passed. As Priscilla opens her world with personal photos, home movies and film clips, the audience will get a glimpse of life behind the scenes. For the very first time, personal questions and curiosities will be asked and answered. This very intimate occasion will be enlightening, interesting and honest, making for a very rare and special evening.

** Sunset Presents: An Evening with Branford Marsalis **
January 12, 2019
Sunset Center San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue
Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning saxophonist and New Orleans native Branford Marsalis has jazz running through his veins. The sons of a jazz singer and music professor, Marsalis and his brothers have risen to the upper echelons of modern jazz due to their virtuosic playing and technique. In an astounding four decade career, the living legend has performed and recorded with the likes of Miles Davis, Art Blakey, and Herbie Hancock. A musical chameleon, Marsalis is unafraid to defy and blend genres, making him a formidable performer in not only jazz, but classical and mainstream music. Revered for his glowing tone, subtle yet lush phrasing and witty phrasing, the muso and his band don't just play a song, but regularly raise the roof with cathartic flights of intense, visceral playing. Long may the King of the Reed reign!

Carmel-by-the-Sea Fitness & Nutrition Retreat with America's Coach Jeff Galloway & Dietitian Carissa Bealert
January 17–20, 2019 (2 Days & 3 Nights)
Whether you are just beginning or need motivation to re-charge your fitness and nutrition — Jeff and Barbara Galloway will inspire you. In addition to scenic runs, hikes and running advice, you'll get practical nutrition knowledge from expert Registered Dietitian and TV host Carissa Bealert. Join us for this one-of-a-kind Carmel Fitness and Nutrition Retreat! Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge is a participating hotel for this retreat. Visit the web site for more information.
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Start planning your trip now to get the room you want. As always, you get the best rates when you call us direct!

Need help? Call us at  831-624-5327 

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