From: Saturday, Dec 5th, 2020
To: Saturday, Dec 5th, 2020
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
Sleeps 8 Guests
Recline in a lounge chair on the poolside patio enveloped by lush greenery. In the evening put on a vinyl record and gather for cocktails in a splendid living room boasting vibrant mid-century furnishings
Sleeps 6 Guests
This mid-century modern home will make your stay enjoyable & relaxing, open concept bright space with a large, private backyard, salt-water pool & mountain views. Centrally located
Palm Springs Central
Sleeps 6 Guests
Mid-century modern centrally located in the desirable Sunmor neighborhood. The large private backyard contains a saltwater pool and spa with mountain views, and a covered dining/BBQ area.
Dreamy Desert Vibe
Sleeps 2 Guests
Open the yellow terrace doors and bring the outdoors in for breakfast at this plant-filled hideaway. Hop on the bikes and take a leisurely tour through the neighborhood, then soak up by the pool
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.
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