From: Saturday, Dec 4th, 2021
To: Saturday, Dec 4th, 2021
Christmas in the Desert – Palm Springs Style!
The Palm Springs Festival of Lights takes place each year on the first Saturday in December. The parade tarts at 5.45pm and we recommend you grab your spot on the route early (about an
hour before) on Palm Canyon Drive, between Ramon and Tamarisk road – for the best views of the floats.
The parade is free and the city is full for the weekend. Parking restrictions and road closures are in place so plan your arrival early.Around 80 or so floats make their way through the city, including drummer bands, men on horseback and other crazy combinations all hoping to win the competition for best band or best float.
Over the past 24 years, the parade has featured a host of marching bands, performing groups as well as the Budweiser Clydesdales, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Snoopy and the Gang – and of course Santa and Mrs. Claus!
More than 100,000 people visit the city for the festival of lights. The parade’s signature floats adorned in thousands of colorful holiday lights and huge Macy’s-style balloons that keeps
the crowds coming back for more!
We have chosen Hotels close to the gay bars that have high reviews,
Gay Map of Palm Springs
Palm Springs has a number of gay bars and clubs most of which are located around Canyon Drive in down town area.
Recommended Apartments & Villas in Palm Springs
Downtown Tuscan Haven air-conditioned accommodation with a patio & free WiFi. The holiday home features 2 bedrooms, a TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a washing machine, & 2 bathrooms. & hot tub.
The holiday home has 3 bedrooms, a TV with cable channels, an equipped kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, a washing machine, and 3 bathrooms with a bath or shower. Air-conditioned with a private pool
Biarritz Downtown Condos by Oranj Palm features accommodation with a kitchen. Complimentary WiFi is offered. All units feature air conditioning and a TV. There is also a dishwasher, microwave and a coffee machine.
The holiday home provides guests with a patio, a seating area, cable TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, and a private bathroom with bath or shower and free toiletries. Air conditioning and free WiFi.
Video Of Palm Springs Festival of Lights
Video highlights from the Palm Springs Festival of Lights
Recommended Hotels in Palm Springs
Most of the gay bars in Palm Springs are located in and around Arenas Road, on the corner of the Hard Rock Hotel. Busy Club hunters is for those who like to dance while Street bar offers a more relaxed alternative with a large terrace. In the centre its easy to walk from bar to bar, but temperatures can be quite high. Most people will rent a car and explore the greater Cochella valley.
Hilton Palm Springs
Great Pool, 4 Star
The Hilton Palm Springs is nestled at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains, only steps from luxury boutiques, art galleries and charming cafes. facilities, include a day spa and gourmet dining options.
Alcazar, 4 Star
Featuring a modern design, this Palm Springs hotel offers an outdoor pool, hot tub and a pool patio. Rooms feature bathrobes and free WiFi. Complimentary coffee, tea, juice, espresso, and fresh pastries
Andreas Hotel & Spa
3 Star, Great Location
Set in the heart of central Palm Springs, California, this adults only hotel and spa offers a free continental breakfast every morning and a landscaped courtyard with a swimming pool. Free on-site parking
Casa Cody, 3 Star
Surrounded by lush gardens in Palm Springs, this historic inn offers views of the San Jacinto mountains. With adobe hacienda architecture, each air-conditioned room offers free Wi-Fi and cable TV.
Why you may want a car in Palm Springs
There is so much more to do in Palm Springs then just sit by the pool, like Joshua Tree National Park is an oasis in the center of the desert, Indian Canyons located 6 miles south of central Palm Springs, The Living Desert a zoo and botanical garden located in the desert.