Palm Desert and Surrounding Areas Winter Events

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Winter is the perfect time to plan a trip to Palm Desert or one of the surrounding southern Californian cities. With warm sunshine and average day time temperatures in the 70's, now is the time to plan your vacation. Here are a few upcoming winter events you won't want to miss.

Magic of Lights

Where: Empire Polo Club, 81800 Avenue 51, Indio, CA

When: November 30th, 2022, through January 1st, 2023, from 6:00 - 10:00pm

What: A drive through holiday lights experience with scenes and characters, using LED lighting and digital animation

Price: $25 - 30 per car

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Indio International Tamale Festival

Where: Miles Avenue Park, 82540 Miles Avenue, Indio, CA

When: December 1st through December 4th, 2022 (Times vary)

What: A four-day festival with musical acts and performances, as well as food, rides and attractions 

Price: Free admission; food, rides and attractions must be purchased

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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Where: McCallum Theatre, 73000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA

When: December 2nd, 2022, at 8:00pm

What: A Christmas Concert with multimedia light show by Grammy Award Winner, Chip Davis

Price: Varies depending on seats

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Celtic Women

Where: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio, CA

When: December 2nd, 2022, at 8:00pm

What: A Celtic Woman's Christmas Concert with a full symphony orchestra

Price: $49 - $89

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Palm Springs Certified Farmer's Market

Where: Camelot Theatre at Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E Baristo Road, Palm Springs, CA

When: December 3rd, 2022, at 8:00am - 1:00pm

What: A community gathering for local farmers and vendors to display and sell fresh agricultural and related products

Price: Free

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WildLights at The Living Desert

Where: 47900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA

When: November 23rd, 2022, to December 30th, 2022, from 6:00 - 9:00pm

What: A wildlife light display with more than a million colorful, sparkling lights illuminating animals, pathways and tunnels with accompanying holiday music

Price: General Admission $16; Member Admission $14; Child Admission (3-12 years) $12; Free for Children Under 3; Food and beverage also available to purchase

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Breakfast with Santa

Where: The Shops at Palm Desert, 72840 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA

When: December 10th, 2022, from 9:00 - 10:30am

What: A special holiday breakfast, crafts and games with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their friends 

Price: $10

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Cheap Trick Concert

Where: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio, CA

When: December 10th, 2022, at 8:00pm

What: A legendary rock band, with a career spanning four decades

Price: $49 - $69

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The fun is endless! For more community events, visit Discover Palm Desert.

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