NMBA Holiday Display Winners 2018

Posted on December 17th, 2018 by lighthouseave

In December 2018, the New Monterey Business Association held its first-ever Holiday Display Contest. Participating Lighthouse District businesses celebrated the holidays by decorating their storefront windows, and our group of judges evaluated decorations based on the view from the Lighthouse Avenue sidewalk.

Congratulations to our 2018 winners:

Namaste India Bistro
528 Lighthouse Avenue
Best Holiday Light Display in Window

The Leather Company
638 Lighthouse Avenue
Best Holiday Window Display (no lights)

Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest and decorated their windows to give the Lighthouse District a festive holiday atmosphere!...Read More


If you're looking for a gift of the tattoo or piercing variety for any special people in your life, Creative Visions Ink Tattoo and Body Piercing has gift certificates available in any denomination for tattoos, piercings, or body jewelry in the new year. Feel free to stop by Monday - Saturday, 12pm-8pm, or Sunday, 12pm-5pm, and we can help you cross one more item off of your holiday shopping list. We're located at 856 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Current Comics is happy to announce that we will be carrying the new DC Books for Young Readers! As superhero storytelling has exploded in popularity in recent years on both the big and small screens and in children's publishing, DC is introducing brand-new imprints dedicated to storytelling for kids.

DC Books for Young Readers brings the iconic superheroes of DC Entertainment to graphic novels for both middle-grade and young adult readers with world-class authors lending their expertise in reaching readers from these age groups and brand-new, standalone stories.

DC Zoom targets ages 8-12 with stories that focus on external issues, helping readers explore and understand the world around them. Librarians tell us that DC titles are a great tool to engage reluctant young readers, and DC Zoom makes our characters accessible with new, out-of-continuity stories by kids' favorite authors.

DC INK is for readers 13 and up,and features coming-of-age stories that encourage teens to ask themselves who they are and how they relate to others. DC Ink features storytelling that focuses on real-world situations and relatable characters who are not perfect, but are nuanced and complex.

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This holiday season, Bamboo Reef Dive Shop invitesyou to give the gift of SCUBA! Gift certificates are available now on our website in increments of $25, $50, $100, $250, and $500. We also offer gift certificate packages, including our Learn to Scuba Dive Package and more. Bamboo Reef is located at 614 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Special on Hula's Gift Certificates

Posted on December 10th, 2018 by Hula's Island Grill

The holidays are quickly approaching and Hula's Island Grill is already getting into the gift giving mood. To reward holiday shoppers, Hula's is offering a very merry gift certificate deal. Now through December 31, 2018, purchase a $50 gift certificate and get a $10 certificate for yourself or purchase a $100 gift certificate and receive a free $20 gift card to treat yourself. Giving never tasted so good!! Hula's Island Grill is located at 622 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Christmas Music at Recycled Records

Posted on December 10th, 2018 by Recycled Records

Get all your Christmas music for a great deal all at the same place! Recycled Records, located at 604 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey, has CDs and vinyl packed with your favorite holiday songs. Whether you like jazz, classical, country, rock and roll, or even German, we have the Christmas album for you.

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Play Full Ground now carries Monterey branded t-shirts and tote bags! These fun and colorful tees and totes, screen printed by local artist and Play Full Ground owner Mai Ryuno, feature our signature sardine graphic and "Monterey Bay, CA." Show your Monterey pride, or present them as a gift to out-of-town friends and relatives.

Play Full Ground is located at 550 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite E in Monterey. Our retail shop and art studio are open 2pm-6pm on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

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