Escape to Greater Palm Springs this week for entertainment, art adventures, and wellness activities. Plus, don't miss out on major events including Festival of Lights Parade, Indio International Tamale Festival, and more to enjoy all week long.

Arts & Culture

Children's Art Party | December 1, 2018

The SCRAP Gallery and the Agnes Pelton Society welcome all children and elders for an art party at the Simeon Den Gallery. Create art pieces made of recyclable materials and also meet and work with a local guest artist, who will share his/her work as well as conduct an art-making activity in their style of discipline.

The Street Fair at College of the Desert | Recurring weekly on Saturday, Sunday

Start off your weekend with this fun open-air fair. A great way to start your day with shopping at its best and bargains galore

7th Annual Artist Studio Tour | December 2, 2018

Meet and chat with local artists in La Quinta as they open their studios and homes to the public for one day. For only $10, check out their passion for their craft. 

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Hotel Deals

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Things To Do

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December Fun

Wildlights | November 23, 2018 - December 24, 2018

Wildlights is a sparkling winter wonderland, as this 26th annual tradition kicks off Friday, November 23 with festivities from 6 pm to 9 pm and continues on select nights through December 24. Marvel at the more than a million colorful, sparkling holiday lights, guests will encounter a herd of life-size, luminescent animal lanterns including giraffe and cheetahs, explore newly added pathways and stroll through the popular tunnel of lights flashing to holiday music. 

Palm Springs Golf & Craft Beer Festival | November 30, 2018 - December 1, 2018

Get a free round of golf certificate and top craft beer sampling with admission. Plus, enjoy great deals on clubs, clothing, and equipment. Bring a friend and participate in a free golf clinic. Don't miss an amazing golf trick shot show and much more.

Gingerbread Lane | December 1, 2018

Visit a winter wonderland with multiple trees, trimmed garland, twinkling lights, a marquee 17-foot tree next to Santa’s workshop all wrapped in the music of the holidays. Gingerbread cookies and hot cider will be offered in the culinary area plus cookie decorating tables and clay ornament painting. Plus, a chance to meet Santa.

Festival of Lights Parade | December 1, 2018

Cheer, dress warm, bring hot cocoa and enjoy the 26th annual Festival of Lights Parade with a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. This parade will not fail to impress as signature floats adorned in thousands of colorful holiday lights and huge Macy's-style balloons will keep you and crowd cheering for more.

Indio International Tamale Festival | December 1 - December 2, 2018

Treat yourself to all the tamale flavors in the world at this world-renowned festival. With thousands of visitor, the Tamale Festival has been named a top ten "All American Food Festival" by the Food Network.

Tree Lightings & Holiday Happenings

There's plenty of magic in Greater Palm Springs with celebrations, Santa sightings, concerts, parades, and Christmas tree lightings. Grab the whole family and enjoy the jolly spirit filling the oasis with these big events. 

Health & Wellness

Thursday Morning Hike | November 29, 2018

Discover Dead Indian and Carrizo canyons where there are opportunities to see Bighorn Sheep 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.

Westin Wellest Days | December 1, 2018

Dedicated to wellness with nutrition and fitness expert, Yvonne Kohsel. Spend a day learning about how the be the best version of yourself. 

Serenity Sundays - Namaste with Shay | December 2, 2018

Center your inner balance with a gentle candlelight yoga flow class taught by Shay & Miss Jae. Cost is a suggested donation of $15 and all proceeds go to the Desert Cancer Foundation.


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Jake Shimabukuro | November 27, 2018

Be in the audience as Ukulele wizard, Jake Shimabukuro brings his talent to the McCallum Theatre. Known for his masterful interpretations of songs by Sting, Leonard Cohen, George Harrison, Adele, Queen, and many others, this show is not one to be missed. 

Scot Bruce: Elvis Tribute | November 30, 2018

Catch Scot Bruce in an Elvis Tribute made for all fans of the infamous legend. With dinner and a show, the Purple Room Supper Club is the place to be for a great night. 

Theater: Hairspray |  November 30, 2018 - December 16, 2018

A classic that will have everyone in the audience in all smiles and laughs this season. Bring all your friends and family to watch Tracy at the Palm Canyon Theatre

Airstream Palooza | December 1, 2018

This fun-filled extravaganza features an Airstream show with classically restored travel trailers from various eras. Culinary offerings include Casuelas Café, and Luna Grill, among others in addition to beer, wine, and cocktails. All sponsorship proceeds benefit the Family YMCA of the Desert.

Jazz at Sundown Concerts | December 1, 2018

Kickstart and electrify your holiday season with exciting Nona Hendryx with her signature song, "Transformation." This is the perfect event for all Jazz lovers. 

Vinyl DJ Set at Harvey's Lounge | Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month

Fresh beats, good vibe, and a cozy dance floor. Bring all your friends and enjoy handcrafted beverages and your favorite house music and hip-hop blends.

Claap! & Santana Presented by Dublab | December 2, 2018

Check out this one-of-a-kind duo from Paris at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club. Get ready for a fun-filled night. 

Looking for more things to do in the oasis this week? Check out our full events calendar in Greater Palm Springs.