Get Into The Holiday Spirit

It's been a long year, but we're in the home stretch. Many of our winter visitors will head home to spend the holidays with their families, others will bring the family here to the desert to celebrate and enjoy our warmer weather. If you're here during December, read on for a variety of ways to enjoy the last month of the year in the Palm Springs area.

 

THINGS TO DO IN DECEMBER

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Wild Lights at The Living Desert - Thorugh December 30

For 29 years The Living Desert has transformed the zoo into a sparkling winter wonderland to celebrate the holiday season. With over a million colorful lights, life-size luminescent animal lanterns, model trains, holiday music, and food and beverages, there is something for everyone. Oh and don't forget to get your selfies with Santa. 

For more information and to purchase tickets click HERE.

Indio International Tamale Festival - December 4-5

This free annual event is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Featuring a variety of musical acts on the main stage, carnival rides, and the world's biggest bounce house, and some of the best tamales you'll find anywhere, the Tamale Festival is perfect for young and old alike.

For more information, click HERE.  

Chamber Masters Golf Tournament - December 3

This is the inaugural Chambers Masters to be held on the Pete Dye Course at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa. Registration begins at 9am on the day of the event.

For more information or to sign up, click HERE.

Ironman 70.3 - December 5

More than 2,000 athletes will return to La Quinta and Indian Wells as they tackle a challenging 1.2 mile swim at Lake Cahuilla, a 56-mile bike course, followed by a 13.1 mile run through the Indian Wells Golf Resort. Spectators are allowed along the route.

For more information, click HERE.

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Palm Springs Vintage Market - December 5

Held the first Sunday of every month, the Palm Springs Vintage Market is the perfect place to soak up the area's mid-century modern vibes, enjoy the open air, and take in some chill music. Open from 8am to 2pm, admission is an affordable $5 and parking is free. You'll find furniture, artwork, jewelry and more.

For more information, click HERE.

Men of the Desert Fashion Show - December 5

While it's not yet fashion week here in the desert, you can catch the latest fashions the the Palm Springs Air Museum in this event that benefits local organization Animal Samaritans. This is the 12th year of the event and the fashion show is the perfect blend of "dudes, dogs, and designer duds".

For more information, click HERE.

ENJOY SOME MUSIC

Agua Caliente Casino - Agua Caliente has one of the premier showrooms in the valley, and live shows scheduled this month include:

  • Englebert Humperdinck - Dec 4
  • Circovia 2.0 - Dec 10-11

For more information, click HERE.

Fantasy Springs Casino - Fantasy Springs' special events center is back in action and features some great acts this month:

  • Terry Fator - Dec 4
  • Dionne Warwick - Dec 17

For more information, click HERE.

Morongo Casino - Fantasy Springs' special events center is back in action and features some great acts this month:

  • Rob Lowe - Dec 4
  • Jordan Davis - Dec 6
  • Keith Sweat - Dec 17
  • Clint Black - Dec 18

For more information, click HERE.

Spotlight 29 Casino - Fantasy Springs' special events center is back in action and features some great acts this month:

  • José Feliciano - Dec 18

For more information, click HERE

Diane Schuur - December 17-18

Here's your chance to experience two-time Grammy winner Dian Schuur as she presents songs from her latest record "Running on Faith" at the super cool Purple Room in Palm Springs.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE

 

CHECK OUT A LOCAL THEATER

Palm Canyon Theatre 

  • The Sound of Music - Dec 3-19
  • Holiday Sparkle - Dec 15

For more information, click HERE.

Desert Theatreworks 

  • Winter Wondrettes - Dec 3-23

For more information, click HERE.

Desert Rose Playhouse

  • Brian Justin Crum: Holiday in the Desert - Dec 3-4
  • Christmas with the Crawfords - Dec 9-26
For more information, click HERE.

CVRep 

  • Bakersfield Mist - Dec 7-12
For more information, click HERE.

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS

There are a variety of ways to celebrate the Christmas Holidays in the desert. Here are a few popular ways to celebrate.

The Lighting of the Christmas Tree

    • The Shops on El Paseo - Dec 3 @ 6:30pm. Click HERE for more information.
    • City of La Quinta - Dec 3 @ 6:00pm. Click HERE for more information.
    • Palm Springs Aerial Tramway - Dec 5 @ 5:30pm. Click HERE for more information.
    • Cathedral City - Dec 8 @ 5pm. Click HERE for more information

Festival of Lights Parade - December 4

It's time for the 29th annual Festival of Lights Parade in downtown Palm Springs. It's the perfect way to kick of your holiday celebrations, with thousands of holiday lights on hand-decorated floats, Macy's-style parade balloons, musical performances from marching bands, the Budweiser Clydesdales, and Santa and Mrs. Claus.

For more information, click HERE

Barry Manilow's "A Gift of Love" - December 7-8 & 10-12

This popular annual event features Barry Manilow performing hit songs from his vast catalog of music as well as many holiday favorites. Proceeds from the shows benefit over 25 local charities.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE

 

NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATIONS

 

There are a variety of ways to celebrate the Christmas Holidays in the desert. Here are a few popular ways to celebrate.

The Monday Minute

Don't forget to check out The Monday Minute every Monday to get an up-to-date snapshot of our local real estate market. 

  • Is inventory improving? 
  • Are home prices still rising? 
  • What is the average sale price? 

Check out the Monday Minute each week for an answer to these questions and more. You'll find it every Monday at this link: www.TheMondayMinute.com

To view our most recent full-month market report, click here: Desert Market Update.

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