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With a Ho Ho Ho and Mistletoe and a Little Snow!

Written By: Noelle Roys Palm Springs Holiday Events

‘Tis the season to enjoy Christmas lights, feast on three-course meals, sip festive drinks and view extravagant winter-themed performances. To help you make the most of the holiday season, we’ve rounded up 10 magical events in the Greater Palm Springs area that will give you that warm, fuzzy feeling you’ve been longing for all year long.

 

Stroll Down Gingerbread Lane

Old Town Artisan Studios

 

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A 17-foot Christmas tree, Santa’s workshop and an array of lights can all be found at Old Town Artisan Studio, which has been transformed into Gingerbread Lane. Walk through a winter wonderland on Dec. 8, Dec. 15 and Dec. 22 from 12-6 p.m. during this free event that is open to the public. Gingerbread cookies and hot cider await!

Old Town Artisan Studios
78046 Calle Barcelona
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.777.1444

 

Celebrate All Month Long

Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa

Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa is taking the holiday season very seriously this year. Catch their merry holiday events all throughout the month, including a showing of How The Grinch Stole Christmas on Dec. 22 at 6 p.m., Frosty the Snowman Crafts on Dec. 23 at noon and Santa’s Christmas Breakfast Buffet that starts at 8 a.m. on Christmas Day. Make sure to take a photo by the resort’s giant walk-in snow globe!

Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa
44400 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells, CA 92210
760.773.4444

 

Have A Wild Night at WildLights

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

On select nights from 6-9 p.m. until Dec. 24, you will have the chance to marvel at the beautiful sight that is The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens decked out in over a million Christmas lights. Taking a stroll by the herd of life-size animal lanterns and exploring the amazing decorated pathways is bound to get you in the holiday spirit. It costs only $12 for adults to attend and $10 for children.

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
47900 Portola Ave
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760.346.5694

 

Experience the North Pole Village

Snow-Fest

 

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Bring friends and family for a free, unforgettable holiday event where you can enjoy arts and crafts, treats and sips, and participate in an outdoor holiday market and tree lighting on Dec. 8 from 5-9 p.m. Santa will be there, of course!

Snow-Fest
68-700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero
Cathedral City, CA 92234

 

Listen to the Sounds of the Season

Palm Canyon Theatre

 

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Visit Palm Canyon Theatre on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. for a merry show, Sounds of the Season, filled with holiday tunes brought to you by local performers. Fa-la-la-la!

Palm Canyon Theatre
538 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.323.5123

 

Party With Your Pet at Paws ‘N’ Claus

The Gardens on El Paseo

 

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Bring your pup down to The Gardens on El Paseo on Dec. 15 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for adorable photos with Santa, delicious treats and more! This pet-friendly event costs $15 to attend, and proceeds will be donated to Animal Samaritans.

The Gardens on El Paseo
73545 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760.862.1990

 

Attend Barry Manilow’s A Very Barry Christmas!

Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa

Don’t miss Barry Manilow’s Christmas concert, A Very Barry Christmas!, at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. or Sunday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $100, and proceeds from the Dec. 16 holiday-themed concert will be donated to Coachella Valley charities.

Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
32-250 Bob Hope Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
888.999.1995

Witness the Great Russian Nutcracker

McCallum Theatre

The Great Russian Nutcracker is a mesmerizing theatrical performance that you will be talking about for years to come. View the handmade costumes, extravagant decorations and amazing dance performances at the McCallum Theatre on Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $38.

McCallum Theatre
73000 Fred Waring Dr
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760.340.2787

 

Run the Santa Paws 5K

Santa Paws 5K

 

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Join thousands of Santas in the annual Santa Paws 5K that will take place on Dec. 22 at 9 a.m. Every registered participant in this unique 5K run will be given a five-piece Santa suit to rock during the event. Whether you walk, run, jog or sled down the track, you will be awarded cookies and milk at the finish line. Tickets start at $40, and the proceeds will benefit Guide Dogs of the Desert.

Santa Paws 5K
Temple Isaiah
332 W Alejo Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92262

 

Feast on A Three-Course Christmas Eve Dinner

Vicky’s of Santa Fe

 

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Vicky’s of Santa Fe is taking care of the holiday cooking this year so that you don’t have to. On Dec. 24 between 4 and 8 p.m., you can dine on a three-course meal for only $49 and choose from delicious entrees including the Macadamia Nut Crusted Chilean Sea Bass and Slow Roasted Prime Rib. Be sure to visit the music lounge, where there will be a holiday caroling show with no cover charge.

Vicky’s of Santa Fe
45100 Club Dr
Indian Wells, CA 92210
760.345.9770

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