Friday, 22 November 2019 20:40

It's Holiday Season in Palm Springs!

Written by Jeff Shotwell
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Surrounded by picturesque mountains and desert landscape, the Palm Springs lifestyle is second to absolute none. Escape the crisp winter chill in the warm desert oasis and soak up the year-round sunshine in the Greater Palm Springs area.   

Palm Springs is a welcoming community, especially during the holidays. If you're considering a visit during the magical holiday season, here are some wonderful festive, family-friendly Palm Springs activities that you simply cannot miss!

WildLights at the Living Desert (Dec. 17 - Dec. 31): Take the whole family on a stroll through the "Tunnel of Lights" or ride the trackless train, and visit with Santa Claus during select dates at the Palm Springs' Premier Zoo and Botanical Gardens. 

Night Scare Before Christmas (Dec. 18-19, 7:30-10:30 p.m.): Imagine the family fun at the "spooktacular" haunted house experience hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs. Remember the not so privileged kids and bring an unwrapped toy for a child and get $5 off your ticket price.

Little Stars and "Holiday in Palm Springs" (Dec. 19, 7-9 p.m.): Be filled with the festive spirit from the Little Stars World Champion Girls Choir and the Palm Springs Orchestra.  Gather around the Palm Springs Christmas Tree in Francis Stevens and celebrate the Holiday Season with this exclusive free concert. 

Robolights (through Jan. 8): A total must-see for the Sci-fi fan in your group. Be astonished by this remarkable display of brightly lit creative work. Viewing the installation is free, but donations are accepted. 

27th Annual Festival of Lights: And last, but certainly not least, The Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade held every year on the first Saturday in December and has become a much-loved holiday tradition in downtown Palm Springs! The parade's must-see signature floats decorated in colorful holiday lights and huge Macy's-style balloons keep the crowds coming back year after year!

Because the warm temperatures turn into triple digits in the summer, the winter holiday season is the best time to visit Palm Springs! Although January and April's temperatures are pleasant and this is great for the outdoor activities, remember Bing Crosby, the man who first and most famously sang "White Christmas," was a regular in the desert. However, since it is the peak season, hotel room rates might be high. For more information and to reserve your Palm Springs Vacation Rental, please check out our properties or give us a call we'd love to help plan your holiday.

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