‘Tis the season for holiday events, Santa sightings and more around the oasis. Get into a festive mood with this round-up of this week’s events in Greater Palm Springs.
Sounds of the Season
December 13, 2017
Get into the holiday spirit this season with an evening of holiday-themed entertainment at Palm Canyon Theatre.
Walk of the Inns
December 14, 2017 | 5:00PM-8:00PM
Take a look at some of Palm Springs’ renowned boutique hotels during the annual Walk of the Inns, when dozens of small hotels throughout the city’s Historic Tennis Club District open their doors to the public. Start at the Palm Springs Art Museum, where you can pick up a map and flashlight and drop off an unwrapped toy to support Well in the Desert’s holiday toy drive.
Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus Joyful Traditions
December 15-17, 2017
Enjoy a little holiday cheer with the Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus as they perform a festive collection of holiday songs at the Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs.
Santa Paws 5K Run/Walk
December 16, 2017 | 9:00AM
Bring your favorite four-legged friend for a Christmas-themed run/walk through Palm Springs. Every participant receives a 5-piece Santa suit to wear during the race, and proceeds benefit Guide Dogs of the Desert.
Breakfast with the Animals: Visit with Santa
December 16, 2017 | 7:00AM-9:00AM
Santa arrives early at The Living Desert to meet with all the good little boys and girls. Guests will have an exclusive opportunity to visit with Santa and friends, help make presents for The Living Desert’s animals, and create arts and crafts to take home. Plus, visitors can even get up close and personal with reindeer!
Santa’s Hay Ride
December 16, 2017 | 5:00PM
Santa's hay ride will be going through various Indio streets spreading Christmas joy by playing Christmas music with a fleet of decorated vehicles. Santa will also be riding along passing out toys to children.
Paws ‘n Claus
December 17, 2017 | 10:00AM-1:00PM
Join The Gardens on El Paseo for Paws n' Claus, where you can bring your dog for a photo op with Santa himself. The event also includes other fun pet activities, plus treats for you and your dog. A $15 participation donation benefits Animal Samaritans.
Palm Springs Fan Club Market
December 17, 2017 | 12:00PM-5:00PM
Find one-of-a-kind gifts for the special people on your shopping list this season at Fan Club Market, a showcase of local wares from around the desert. The pop-up is free and all ages are welcome. The bar will be open and serving refreshing beers and wines.
Looking for more? Check out our full list of events and things to do in Greater Palm Springs.