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Where to See the Best Christmas Lights In Coachella Valley 2021

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No snowflakes? No problem! We can light up the holidays Palm Springs-style! Our beautiful desert oasis has some of the best Christmas lights in Coachella Valley, with activities for all to enjoy.

Holiday Fun for Everyone: Christmas Lights in Coachella Valley

From the premier appliance service in Coachella Valley, the experts at DeserTech have put together a list of our favorite Palm Springs Christmas lights. From parades to tree lightings, we have a way for you to enjoy the special magic of holiday lights.

#1 – Festival of Lights Parade

With floats aglow with thousands of Christmas lights, huge balloons a la the Macy’s parade, and local marching bands and celebrities, this is Christmas lights in Coachella Valley at its best. Bring blankets and chairs and come early to get a good spot for what has been named one of the top ten holiday parades in the country!

  • Where: Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
  • When: Saturday, December 4th, 5:45 pm
  • Cost: Free
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#2 – WildLights

This Christmas light show in Palm Desert is the perfect kid-friendly event with over 1 million lights to dazzle the eye. Lifesize animal lanterns, illuminated pathways and a tunnel of lights leave much to explore, all to the sounds of holiday music. Kids will also love the large-scale model train and holiday snacks, not to mention animal encounters to educate and enjoy.

  • Where: The Living Desert Zoo Gardens
    47900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • When: Select nights in December from 6 pm – 9 pm
  • Cost: Tickets range from $12-$16 apiece
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#3 – Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Christmas lights in Coachella Valley wouldn’t be complete without a Christmas tree lighting. La Quinta hosts this annual event that includes pictures with Santa and rides on a lighted holiday train before culminating in the lighting of the Christmas tree.

  • Where: La Quinta Civic Center Park
    78495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA 92253
  • When: Friday, December 3rd  from 6 pm – 8 pm
  • Cost: Free
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#4 – SnowFest

This Christmas light display in Palm Springs is one-stop shopping for all kinds of holiday enjoyment. SnowFest is a daylong event with Cathedral City’s Main Street transformed into Santa’s North Pole. Complete with holiday lights, crafts and snacks, kids will also love the skating rink and snow bubble play while parents peruse the outdoor market. Stay ‘till nightfall to enjoy the tree lighting as well as the 20,000 Candy Cane Drop!

  • Where: Cathedral City Civic Center
    68700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero, Cathedral City, CA 92234
  • When: Saturday, December 8thth from 5 pm – 7 pm
  • Cost: Free
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Image from Discover Cathedral City

The team at DeserTech loves adding to your holiday enjoyment from the best Christmas lights in Coachella Valley to holiday gift ideas for cooks. From all of us at DeserTech, Happy Holidays!

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