Friday evening, December 9th 2022, 5:30 - 9:00 PM


Oh, come all ye CRA faithful, and celebrate the Holiday Season with members and guests.  Join us as we gather once again at La Playa Hotel on December 9, 2022, for an evening of food, wine, and amazing company.  Live background music will also help set the mood.     

Reception: Mix and mingle with fellow members beginning with check-in at 5:30 pm. The Cocktail Hour begins 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, a Cash Bar will also be available on the Pacific Terrace.  For those who have more elaborate tastes or prefer Credit Card payment Bud's Bar will also be open for business.

Dining: Most dining tables will be hosted by one of your welcoming CRA Board Members. Dinner will begin at 6:30 pm in the Pacific Room with a special holiday salad – A colorful beet salad with oranges, pickled onions served on sweet gem lettuce with balsamic dressing and goat cheese.

Followed by your Main Dish Choice: 

1.   Roasted Chicken, served with Brussel sprouts, mushrooms and marbled mashed potatoes

2.   Alaska Salmon, served atop a bed of Israeli couscous, seasonal vegetables, light harissa sauce, and blistered heirloom cherry tomatoes

3.   Mushroom Risotto, with blend of wild mushrooms, roasted Gilroy garlic and fresh herbs

Concluding with your Desert Choice and Coffee:

A. Lemon meringue tart
B. Chocolate truffle marquise cake

Dress Code??

Many of you have asked about the dress recommendations for our evening. Holiday attire is suggested (some sparkles or holiday sweaters maybe).  But of course, we do live in a beach town - so most anything goes.  

Seating Arrangements??

There are no reserved seats, other than the 1 CRA Board Member at any one table.  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 possibly). 

Registration, Menu Choices & Payment Online HERE

If this year end gathering matches our 2019 & 2021 Gala – this will be a sold-out event. Please visit the CRA website and emails for the latest details. Please mark your calendars for December 9th and act now to register to attend with your payment of $85 per person. We need to receive your payment and menu choices by Friday December 2nd to confirm your reservation.

Please complete your registration and credit card payment by using the event link above.
A) Call Nancy at 650-740-3477 who can answer any issues on the online signup and can take your registration and payment details live.
B) You can confirm your attendance by check – that must be received on or before November 19th – at CRA, PO Box 13, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Ca 93921.   Include your email and phone number and meal & desert selections with any postal mailed sign-up. 
You will be sent a confirmation of your reserved seats for this great annual event.
Note:  You must be a current member to register to attend, your guests may or may not be members.  This registration link supports all new membership signup and registration for our Gala, all in one transaction. 

We look forward to seeing you there, and our thanks to those who’ve already signed up!

PLUS, While You Enjoy the Gala - Fill your Wine Cellar while you help fund CRA Programs in the New Year


No it’s not a card game. But to add to the mix and mingle fun, we will be raffling great wines of California & our Monterey area. Buy one or more cards ($50 each) from our deck of cards and if your card is drawn, you will go home with multiple cases of wine. Your dollars will help fund the great programs, events and materials that CRA brings to the community and our members in the year to come. Please bring your checkbook or some cash for this great cause and chances to win!

 LAST YEAR.....2021 We Gathered, Dined and Celebrated Everyone for the Holidays 

And we sold out as of Nov 15 2021...with a waiting list too.