12 Days of Dining for a Cause

December 01
Holiday Tree Lighting
Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Frances Stevens Park featuring traditional Christmas carols, a visit from Santa on a fire truck and more. Tree lighting ceremony is from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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Holiday Cheer at VillageFest
Beautiful art, handcrafted items and unique food line Palm Canyon Drive for visitors and residents to enjoy shopping under the stars.

December 02
WildLights Holiday Festival
Thousands of twinkling lights, dazzling displays, live music, festive games and activities, plus the new holiday express trackless train ride.

December 03
Festival of Lights Parade
Carol Channing, celebrity Grand Marshal, will join dozens of lighted floats, equestrians, autos and bands as they make their way through downtown. Parade starts at 5:45 p.m. on Palm Canyon Drive at Ramon Road.

December 04
The Nutcracker
A quintessential holiday ballet with three performances of Tchaikovsky’s beloved classic.
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Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Annual Tree Lighting

Actor and comedian, Ronnie Schell, will be the Celebrity Tree Lighter at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

December 05
Holiday Wreath Auction
Beautiful holiday wreaths of all types and sizes to be auctioned off to benefit the AIDS Assistance Program starting at 8:00 p.m. at Streetbar, located at 224 E. Arenas Road in Palm Springs.

December 06
Holiday Shopping in Palm Springs
Holiday lights dazzle the palm tree lined streets of Palm Canyon Drive for a holiday shopping spree ranging from fashion apparel to art galleries to home furnishings in downtown and the uptown design district.

December 07
SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert
An evening of Holiday music featuring today’s hottest Broadway and television stars, including JoAnne Worley, Bobbie Eakes, Wilson Cruz, Milena Govich, and many more.
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Marine Corps Holiday Concert
A free holiday concert hosted by the City of Palm Springs and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Band from Twentynine Palms. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

December 08
Walk of the Inns
Enjoy the evening taking a free walking tour of 16 historic inns, boutique hotels and attractions located in the Palm Springs Historic Tennis Club District.

December 09
White Christmas
A musical based on the Paramount Pictures 1954 film, White Christmas. The play will show from December 2-18, 2011 at various times at the Palm Canyon Theater.

December 10
A Celestial Holiday Fantasy
An afternoon of traditional, contemporary and swing music, featured soloists including Joel Baker and an original composition by local composer and performer Charlie Creasy.
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Santa Fly-In at Palm Springs Air Museum
Santa arrives in a Stearman Biplane at 1 p.m. with a bag full of goodies and kids are invited to join him as he takes a seat in his comfy red chair under the wing of a C-47.

December 11
Christmas in Folliesland
Guest star John Davidson and the Fabulous Follies sing, dance and bring joy to the winter season with a special holiday performance.

December 12
Holiday Shopping in Palm Springs
Dozens of vintage boutiques, art galleries, and hip fashion shops line the festive downtown and uptown design district, perfect for holiday shopping.