Ready to enjoy the holiday season in Greater Palm Springs? Festive events are happening all week long—and if you need a little time to recharge, why not try a spa holiday in Greater Palm Springs?

Walk of the Inns
December 8 | 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The mission of this event is to spread holiday cheer, showcase small hotels and provide tys to the Well in the Desert’s Toy Drive.

Savory Nights at Rancho Las Palmas
December 8 | 6 p.m.
Treat yourself to a decadent night under the stars at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage. Flutes of champagne and flights of oysters are on the Savory Nights menu every Thursday this month.

Villagefest
December 8
Head to downtown Palm Springs Thursday night to enjoy a variety of artists, cuisine, sweets, entertainers and more! Stop by the Palm Springs Art Museum, just a short walk away, for free admission from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

The Rink at the River
December 8 – January 8
Skate through the holiday shopping. Ice skating will be available daily under Greater Palm Spring’s bright skies and every evening under the stars. Local entertainment will accompany most skating sessions.

Santa Fly In and Winter Fun Land
December 10 | 11 a.m. and December 11 | 3 p.m.

Santa Claus will arrive each day at the Palm Springs Air Museum in his airplane. He will greet those in attendance, sit for photographs and open his Winter Fun Land.

Penn and Teller at The Show!
December 9 | 9 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Enjoy an evening with this magical and comedic duo at The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa! Check here for tickets.

The Grooves at the Westin – Jazz All Stars
December 10 | 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of music a 3-course dinner at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa. Seating is limited and reservations are required. $40+

Playtime with Santa
December 10 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Pose for photos with Santa and enjoy crafts and sweet treats with The Gardens of El Paseo and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert. A $15 donation to participate benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert.

The Nutcracker
December 13 | 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Find yourself in the holiday spirit at the McCallum Theatre during this Los Angeles Ballet, The Nutcracker.

WildLights at The Living Desert
Select Nights 
The Living Desert features its 24th annual WildLights select nights through December 24. Enjoy visits with Santa, live entertainment, pathways decorated in holiday lights carousel rides and more. Adults $10, Members/Children/Military (with ID) $8 and children under 3 are free.

Looking for more events? Find a full listing of things to do in Greater Palm Springs this week here.