Greater Palm Springs has grown into a hub for major festivals and events. Whether it’s watching the world’s tennis elite vie for the BNP Paribas Open trophy or checking out the incredible concert scene at Coachella and Stagecoach, special events take center stage throughout the year. Our desert oasis also hosts PGA and LPGA golf tournaments; top competitive running and cycling events; celebrations of art, architecture and fashion; Native American pageants and holiday happenings; a bevy of film, music, food and wine festivals; winter polo and even a golf cart parade! Why not plan your trip around one of Greater Palm Springs’ world-class events?
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With over 750,000 twinkling lights illuminating the park, this annual event turns the desert into a holiday wonderland. Join us for holiday fun including Holiday Express Train, carousel rides, music, games, wildlife shows, s'mores and hot chocolate.
Select dates: November 24-29; December 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 21-24, 26-31
Who's been naughty or nice? Come meet St. Nick and make the holidays special with Santa-and-me photos.
Ever wonder what animals do at night when no one is around? See firsthand by attending The Living Desert's Park After Dark on select Friday evenings, December through March. Family Park After Dark activities include close-up animal presentations, guided walks through the zoo and crackling campfires for making s'mores. Adult only nights will feature a variety of activities, plus tastings of beer and premium alcohols.
"What happens at the zoo at night is always a mystery to people," said Allen Monroe, President/CEO of The Living Desert. "Kids and adults, alike, will enjoy this unique experience of finding out for themselves."
Adult only nights will be held December 19th, featuring beer tasting; January 16th, showcasing wine; February 20th, offering various tequilas; and March 20th, highlighting select vodkas. Admission for members is $30 and $40 for non-members. Participants in adult-only Park After Dark nights must be 21 and older with valid ID.
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Incomparable Chanteuse who has shared the stage with Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion.
Must be 21+. Two drink minimum.