It’s the Holidays -- Celebrate with Family & Friends in Stunning Palm Springs!



If you’re staying at home in Palm Springs for the holidays, just visiting friends or family, or getting away from it all for the holiday season, local entertainment, festivals, and events are rampant and ready for you to participate! It really is the most wonderful time of the year in Palm Springs during the holidays, with many different Christmas concerts and famous personalities visiting to make your holidays merry and bright.


If you’re into shimmering lights, we have a few fantastic shows you’ll want to view, as well as arts festivals, holiday festivals, food festivals, and sporting events. Grab that special someone or book some tickets while family and friends visit to celebrate the tastes, sights, and sounds of an amazing holiday season.

Robolights, Nov 22-Jan 8

Artist Kenny Irwin, a local Palm Springs artist, created Robolights -- a unique and vast display of thousands of holiday lights with magical art installations included. Robolights cover acres of land and eclectic art abounds. Open from Nov 22nd, 2017 through Jan 8th, 2018, 4:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. This event is free, and runs from 6-10 PM.


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Candy Cane Lane, Nov 22-Jan 1


Cathedral City’s famous Candy Cane Lane is located on Minerva Road and runs from the last week of Nov to Jan 1. It’s free to walk around the neighborhood and view 50 different homes decorated with lights.

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Festival of Lights Parade, Dec 1

The Festival of Lights Parade feares lighted floats, bands, autos, equestrians, and celebrities for your entertainment. This is a top-rated, fun-filled event for you, your family, and your friends to experience this holiday season. The event is free, and it runs through Palm Canyon between Ramon Road and Tamarisk in downtown Palm Springs from 5-8 PM.


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Walk of the Inns, Dec 13

Walk of the Inns happens on Palm Canyon Drive, and starts at the art museum, where you can drop off unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots and Well in the Desert. At the museum, grab a map and a tiny flashlight to guide your way down Ramon Road and Tahquitz Canyon Way. The tour takes your past Palm Springs’ 100-year-old historic inns and boutique hotels, as well as mid-century and historical architecture. This event is free and runs from 5-8 PM.     

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Desert Arts Festival, Dec 8 & 9


The Desert Arts Festival features local and national artists presenting work in fine art, painting including acrylic, oils, and watercolor, and photography. You will also find etchings and clay, glass, metal, wood, and stone sculptures. The event is free, located at 538 N. Palm Canyon Drive, and runs from 10 AM on Saturday to 5 PM on Sunday.


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Indio International Tamale Festival, Dec 1 & 2

If snacking is more your style, check out the Indio Tamale Festival, running Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-5. This festival was voted a one of Food Network’s top 10 food festivals, and features Mr. Tamale. The festival is free, and carnival tickets cost $25 per wristband for unlimited rides or $1.30 for one ticket. The carnival runs Nov 30, 5-10; Dec 1, 10 AM-10 PM; and Dec 2 10 AM-6 PM.


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Hairspray at Palm Canyon Theatre, Nov 30-Dec 16

This musical classic is a Palm Springs favorite featuring the raucous adventures of 1963 teenage girls Tracy Turnblad and Penny Pingleton. The show runs from Friday, Nov 30 to Sunday Dec 16, with shows at 2, 7, and 8 PM. Tickets are $32-36.


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Wildlights at The Living Desert, Nov 23-Dec 24

The Living Gardens is a fun family destination in Palm Springs, and features Wildlights from November through December running from 6-9 PM. Adult tickets are $12; members, children over three, and military members and veterans are $10 with I.D. Children under three are free.


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Ironman 70.3 at the Indian Wells La Quinta, Dec 9

For something completely different, the Ironman 70.3 competition is the way to go. You can participate or just observe the athletes at the first-ever Indian Wells La Quinta Ironman event. There are 30 qualifying slots for the 2019 World Championship in Nice, France. General entry for competitors ranges from $275-$425, and spectator VIP tickets range from $50 to $200, with discounts offered for parties of 5 or more.


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Palm Springs Area Home Prices Continue to Rise!

Inventory Constraints Continue to Ease, Sale Prices Continue to Rise

As we enter into our busiest time of year, we are seeing modest improvement in inventory levels, solid sales numbers, and a continued rise in average sale price. Inventory constraints showed improvement this month, with the number of homes available for sale (-13.3%) below October of last year. That number is an improvement over the (-15%) we experienced the prior month. At the same time, the number of homes sold remained stable, while average selling prices rose nearly (+8%).

Trendvision’s® most recent year-over-year, October 2018 vs. October 2017 Report show that the largest increase in home sales last month once again took place with mid-range homes priced $500,000 to $999,999, with a (+15.9%) increase.  Home sales dropped slightly in the Under $499,999 price point, but average selling prices in both of these categories rose last month.

Homes in the $1M+ price range saw a (+8.3%) increase in number of homes sold and a substantial drop in the number available for sale, down (-15.3%), while average selling price remained virtually the same as the same time last year.

Low Inventory Eases yet Homes Are Selling Quicker. Our Local Market Stays Strong!

Let’s look at the three key market indicators, Average Sold Price, Number of Homes for Sale, and Number of Days on Market, for a good snapshot of the Palm Springs area real estate market and, its overall health.

  • Average Home Sold Prices rose overall in the Palm Springs area by (+8.1%) over the same month last year. The under $500,000 price range saw the biggest increase, (+6.9%) over October of last year, and the $500,000-$999,999 price range saw average selling prices rise (+3.0%). 
  • Number of Days on Market dropped (-13.5%) overall compared to October of last year, with the biggest change in the $500,000-$999,999 price range, with a (-23.7%) reduction in Days on Market over the same period last year. Homes priced $1M+ took longer to sell, with Days on Market rising by (+34.8%) to 151 days.
  • The Number of Homes for Sale, recently at a 5-year low, was (-13.3%) lower than October 2017. For homes priced up to $499,999, inventory was (-17.9%) lower than last year, and buyers looking in this price range are finding it challenging to find good properties that meet their needs.

While inventory woes have eased somewhat, as we have seen all year, buyers have fewer homes to choose from, and sellers are finding they can command higher prices for their homes if they are in good condition and properly priced.


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Selected Best Concerts and Live Performances In December

Fantasy Springs Resort

Tony Orlando, Dec 1

Tony Bennett, Dec 7

Paulina Rubio, Dec 15

Brian Setzer Orchestra, Dec 21


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McCallum Theatre

Lyle Lovett, Dec

Rita Rudner, Dec 9

LeAnn Rimes, Dec 15

The Nutcracker, Dec 178

Dave Koz, Dec 18


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Agua Caliente Casino, Resort & Spa

José Feliciano, Dec 6

Penn & Teller, Dec 7

Barry Manilow Christmas, Dec 15-16


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