It's the most wonderful time of the year in Greater Palm Springs, where our palm trees are wrapped with twinkling lights and the magical holiday spirit is in full effect. 'Tis the season for chill, so bring the whole family to one or all of these amazing holiday dinners, brunches and more. 

Keep in mind: Reservations are required for the restaurants listed here. These are some of the most popular eateries in the desert and there is limited seating wherever you choose. Children’s prices are noted where available, but all prices are subject to change. Beverages and gratuities are not included in the price.

Indian Wells

Vicky's of Santa Fe | December 24, 2018

Celebrate the holidays this Christmas Eve with dinner and music. Holiday price fixed at $49 for a three-course dinner menu served exclusively. 

Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa | December 24, 2018 & December 25, 2018

Join Citrus & Palm on Christmas Eve for a special holiday price fixed dinner at only $59 for adult and $29 for children. Celebrate Christmas Day with a delightful holiday brunch. Includes an array of breakfast breads, croissants, cheese and jams, chilled and hot selections, hot entrees, and festive desserts. This Christmas brunch is only $35 for adult and $17 for children.

La Quinta

Lavender Bistro | December 24, 2018 & December 25, 2018

The setting at Lavender Bistro is beautifully rustic. This delicious 3-course pre-fixe menu offers many choices for everyone to enjoy on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Dinner cost is $70 per person. 

Palm Desert

Cuistot | December 24, 2018

Enjoy a special Christmas Eve dinner in a beautiful country French farmhouse setting. This special menu includes tasty choices such as Oysters Rockefeller and lobster ravioli with truffle and chive sauce for starters; roasted goose, grilled Scottish salmon and pappardelle pasta with truffles; and Buche de Noel, a traditional Yule log, for dessert. Only $78.50 per person. 

Palm Springs 

Copley’s on Palm Canyon | December 24, 2018

Chef Andrew Copley offers a 3-course menu that includes a choice of Hawaiian Ahi Tacos, Seared Maine Diver Scallop, Baby Arugula, and Kale Salad, and Potato and Sweet Corn Chowder on the starters menu. A choice of Lamb, Pan-Roasted New Zealand Seabass, and more for entrees. Finally, a dessert sampler to round out the meal. Only $70 per person. 

Le Vallauris | December 24 and 25, 2018

Indulge in a French twist on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner with a 3-course menu. Known for its romantic setting, Le Vallauris is offering this special menu at only $85 per person. 

Purple Palm Restaurant & Bar | December 24 and 25, 2018

Skip the cooking at home and bring the entire family to enjoy a 3-course pre-fixe Christmas eve and day dinner with choices from Chef Nick Tall from 4 pm to 8 pm. Cost is $65 per person. 

Purple Room | December 24 and 25, 2018

Celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day like only Sinatra would, at the Purple Room. Enjoy a special 3-course menu that includes vegetarian options. Reserve your table now. 

Lulu California Bistro | December 24 and 25, 2018

Lulu has plenty of room for everyone on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. From outdoor dining on its heated, covered street-side terrace to cozy booths in the main dining room. Enjoy a special menu on both days with various prices for adults and children. 

Rancho Mirage

R Bar |  December 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

The holidays are all about good food, family and traditions, and what better way to spread the season’s cheer than with festive cocktails! This year, Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa is offering its take on six traditional and iconic holiday cookies, such as sugar cookies and chocolate crinkles, and spicing them up by turning them into cookie cocktails.

Catalan | December 24, 2018

Catalan is serving a special 2-course Christmas Eve prime rib dinner with a choice of starter and slow cooked Spanish prime rib with horseradish sauce.

bluEmber | December 25, 2018

Celebrate Christmas Day at Omni Rancho Las Palmas’s signature restaurant. Enjoy sophisticated dining options, such as Lobster Newberg Fettucine and Herb Roasted NY Strip, will sweet favorites like Chocolate Yule Log and Egg Nog Cheesecake to finish off the festivities. Prices vary. 

Acqua California Bistro | December 24 and 25, 2018

Acqua offers scenic outdoor dining on its heated, covered patio with spectacular water and mountain views. Enjoy a special menu on both days with various prices for adults and children. 

Holiday Cooking Classes

Cooking Demo, Kyocera Rep & More! | December 8, 2018

Join Wabi Sabi Japan Living for a Holiday Party. Learn from Osamu "Sam" as he will be cooking a wonderful holiday dish, and chilled Sake and Japanese beer will be served to celebrate. Surprise friends and family with this wonderful Japanese dish at your holiday party.

A Very Trader Joe's Christmas | December 11, 2018

Chef Andie shares all of her favorite Trader Joe's products, including tips, tricks and 'hacks' for creating the perfect accompaniments to your holiday meal. You won't want to miss this one! 

Favorite Holiday Classics | December 19, 2018

Chef Janet Ebright will dive into teaching great dishes for holiday entertaining. Learn how to dazzle your guests with a home-cooked holiday meal. 

Have a jolly season! Looking for more ways to enjoy the festivities? Check out this list of Holiday Happenings in Greater Palm Springs for 2018.