It's a brand new year in Greater Palm Springs and with major events like the Palm Springs International Film Festival, California Restaurant Month, and Sunday Polo, there's something for everyone in the oasis.
Arts & Culture
Your guide to the world-famous film fest as it returns for its 30th year. Get ready for 12 days of stars, films, and more as the 2019 Palm Springs International Film Festival begins January 3, 2019, through January 14, 2019.
Dinner and a Movie: Uncrushable
The evening will feature a screening of Tyler Florence's new documentary film, Uncrushable, which highlights the heroism, humanity, and resiliency of the affected wine country communities, followed by dinner with Tyler Florence that includes a cocktail reception and three-course meal prepared by Jake's with wine pairings by Hess Winery. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to assist with continued wildfire relief efforts, the Palm Springs International Film Society and the Tourism Foundation.
First Wednesday Art Walk | January 2, 2019
Experience an unforgettable Art Walk where galleries are open for guests to meet the artists, visit working studios and enjoy original fine and decorative art all in one location. Don't miss out on this fun event.
Desert Mountains Art Faire | January 5, 2019
Support local artists and find beautiful and unique gifts and desert mementos, all while enjoying the natural beauty of the desert mountains at this free event.
Check in, chill out and save with these Greater Palm Springs hotel deals! Find great savings and special hotel packages this week.
Looking to save on things to do while you're in the oasis? Check out our deals on attractions and things to do in Greater Palm Springs.
California Restaurant Month
Happy High Tea | Month of January
Enjoy a fresh cold pressed juice shot of the day at Wildest Greens, followed by a pot of Traditional English Tea, or something more exotic like a Masala Chai, Matcha or an herbal Turmeric or Hibiscus tea. If you prefer a coffee, then choose from a fun list which includes Chai Latte, Lavender Latte, Cafe Au Lait and more. Make it a 'Happy High Tea' and enjoy a glass of house wine.
3-Course Menu | Month of January
Indulge at SO•PA at L'Horizon Resort & Spa for a special three-course menu at priced at $49 per person featuring pan-roasted duck breast and risotto of smoked green wheat.
Chef Inspired 5-Course Meal | Month of January
Dine at T&T Innovation Kitchen at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa for a chef-inspired five-course meal created with seasonal ingredients and interesting preparation methods.
Check out our sweet dining deals from restaurants throughout Greater Palm Springs to save on your next night out.
Health & Wellness
Thursday Morning Hike | January 3, 2019
Discover Randall Henderson Trail or Art Smith Trail where there are opportunities to see bighorn sheep, desert tortoises, and many other desert critters. Bring snacks and 2 liters of water per person. Wear close-toed shoes, hat, and sunscreen. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m.
Palm Desert LiveWell Festival | January 5, 2019
Enjoy an all-inclusive mind-body-spirit wellness festival that highlights the desert’s top local health and wellness businesses through fun, educational, and interactive demonstrations the whole family can enjoy. Everyone is welcome to join this free event.
Are you searching for the perfect spot to admire the desert landscape while enjoying a picnic lunch? From canyons to shaded oases, Greater Palm Springs is home to a number of easy trails that offer both serenity and natural wonders.
New Year's Day
A New Year's Soul Simmer | Ace Hotel & Swim Club
Who said the celebration ends at midnight on NYE? Kick off the New Year at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club for a poolside DJ set with Adrian Younge. Bring friends to enjoy a light breakfast buffet, mimosa bar, tarot readings with Audrey Alison, noon to 4 p.m. Tickets on sale now.
New Year's Day Brunch | Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa
Relax and brunch on a special menu only for New Year's Day. Includes an array of breakfast breads, croissants, cheese and jams, chilled and hot selections, hot entrees, and festive desserts. Reservations recommended. Inside and outside seating. Only $35 per person and $17 for children.
Palm Springs Golf Championships | January 6, 2019 - January 9, 2019
One week before the Desert Classic Golf Tournament (formerly the CareerBuilder Challenge), join golfers from across the country gathering at PGA WEST, La Quinta Resort & Club, and Desert Willow Golf Resort for the inaugural Palm Springs Golf Championships.
Sunday Polo Games at Empire Polo Club | Sundays
Spend Sunday Funday at the Empire Polo Club with friends for a day sure to be a delight. Games are open to the public with a $20 parking fee per car. General admission includes bleacher seats and field-side tailgate spots on the east side of Field 1. Food and beverage service is available on site.
Sunday Polo at Eldorado Polo Club | Sundays
The Eldorado Clubhouse is the best place to experience Sunday polo in style – every Sunday at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. For just $10 per seat, a full-service menu and bar are offered for purchase while you watch thrilling polo matches from the comfort of your table.
Looking for more things to do in the oasis? Check out our full events calendar in Greater Palm Springs.