The holiday season is in full swing in Greater Palm Springs, which means ‘tis the season for tree lightings, Santa sightings and more. Here’s where you can chill in Greater Palm Springs this week.

Historic Casita Lighting
December 7, 2017 | 5:00PM-7:00PM
Join the La Quinta Museum to kick off the holidays with the lighting of the historic casita, located in front of the La Quinta Museum. Enjoy the sounds of Mariachi Los Palmeros, hot chocolate and other holiday treats.

The City of Coachella’s Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 9, 2017 | 5:30PM-8:00PM
Marvel at the lighting of the Christmas tree as City Hall is decked out for the holiday season. Join hosts Ricardo Vela and Xitlaly Ruiz for live music and entertainment. Bring the entire family and enjoy a special visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

December 9, 2017 | 5:00PM-9:00PM
Bring the entire family for this brand new event that’s sure to become a tradition for Cathedral City. Snow-Fest captures all the holiday spirit and places it at one event in downtown Cathedral City. Enjoy an outdoor market featuring holiday arts and crafts, children's activities, community events, food and beverages including hot chocolate, film, music, and shopping.

Playtime with Santa
December 9, 2017 | 10:00AM-12:00PM
Join The Gardens on El Paseo and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert for Playtime with Santa. Pose for photos with Santa, and enjoy crafts, sweet treats and refreshments. A $15 donation to participate benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert.

American Car Show
December 9, 2017 | 9:00AM – 3:00PM
Don’t miss the chance to see classic and exotic cars at the Bermuda Dunes Airport on Saturday. The event is free to the public and proceeds from the event support the American Outreach Foundation.

Elvis Christmas Celebration
December 9, 2017 | 4:00PM
Tour the house and property where Elvis lived and honeymooned in Palm Springs.  Live entertainment will feature Elvis’ hits and Christmas melodies. Proceeds support Mizell Senior Center in Palm Springs.

Santa Fly-In and Winter Fun Land
December 9, 2017 | 11:00AM-1:00PM
Santa Claus will arrive at the Palm Springs Air Museum in his airplane to greet all the good little girls and boys who have come to see him. In addition to sitting for photographs and having a special gift for each child, Santa will open his winter fun land complete with snow directly from the North Pole.

Rancho Mirage Holiday Spectacular
December 9, 2017 | 4:00PM-7:00PM
The City of Rancho Mirage is getting into the spirit of the holiday season with its inaugural Rancho Mirage Holiday Spectacular. This Holiday Spectacular showcases the legendary Ted Herman’s Big Band performing several holiday favorites. Complimentary light refreshments including coffee, cocoa, cookies, and candy canes will be provided by Santa's helpers.

Sinatra Classic at Bighorn
December 10-12, 2017
The new and improved Barbara and Frank Sinatra Golf Classic is now at Bighorn. This three-day event benefits the Sinatra Children's Center and concludes with a concert by Barry Manilow at the McCallum Theater.

Looking for more? Check out our list of events and things to do in Greater Palm Springs here.