THIS YEAR's Gala was held  Saturday December 2th 2023

Click this table image below to open the Video snippets of our Event

Thank you to all of you who've joined us.  Oh, come all ye CRA faithful, and celebrate the Holiday Season with our members and their guests - at La Playa Hotel on Saturday December 2nd, 2023, for an evening of food, wine, and amazing company. 

Registration Fee: This great gathering celebration was $90 per person. You need to be a current member to register for this event, guests joining you may or may not be CRA members. Everyone receiving emails directly from CRA are welcome to join us.  

Reception: Mix and mingle with fellow members beginning with check-in at 5:30 pm. The Cocktail Hour began at 5:30 pm on the Pacific Terrace where complimentary red and white wines will be served throughout the reception and dinner.  For those who prefer a cocktail Bud's Bar will also be open for business.

Dining:  Dinner bagan at 6:30 pm in the Pacific Room with a special and colorful holiday salad – A Sweet Gem & Roasted Beet Salad, radicchio, frisée, popcorn shoots & goat cheese. 

Followed by your Main Dish Choice: 

1. Lobster Ravioli with velvet corn soup, roasted mushrooms, and fine herb salad 
2. Roasted Rosemary Chicken, served with rustic whipped potatoes and seasonal local vegetables
3. Caprese Ravioli in a fire roasted tomato sauce (vegetarian)

Concluding with your Desert Choice and Coffee:

A. Lemon Meringue Tart with Raspberry Coulis
B. Chocolate Hazelnut Torte with Salted Caramel

Dress Code??

Many of you have asked about the dress recommendations for our evening. Holiday attire is suggested (some sparkles or holiday sweaters maybe)  Last year we were honored by 3 noteworthy attendees wearing their holiday best kilts!  But of course, we do live in a beach town - so most anything goes.  

Seating Arrangements??

There are no reserved seats. Of course, this is a great gathering to get to learn more about and make new friends with your fellow members. So where a few of you are looking to sit together - have the first arriving person in your party save some open spots for when dinner is served (put a piece of paper with the person's name on the plate). 

Registration & Payment Details

Our registration deadline November 27th or when we sell out, whatever comes first. If this year matches last year, we will sell out before the deadline, so act soon.

Please complete your registration, meal selections and credit card payment on the event link shown above. Commonly CRA your user name is your email address.  And you can request to reset your password with the link shown on the registration page.

If you are having problems using the registration form:
a) call Nancy at 650-740-3477 who can answer any issues on signup or take your registration, meal selections and payment details live,
b) or you can confirm your participation by check – that must be received on or before our November 27th date – at CRA, PO Box 13, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Ca 93921.   Be sure to include your email and/or phone number and meal selections with any postal mailed sign-up. 

We Gathered, Dined and Celebrated Everyone for the Holidays

Photo Album from the 2022's Gala.....  and last year's pre-event details are HERE


 Photo Album from the 2021's Gala..... The Program Details are HERE