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Festival of Lights Parade - Palm Springs, CA - 2018

Spend Christmas in Palm Springs. Family Fun in Decmeber 2018

The Festival of Lights Parade takes place the first weekend in December and has quickly become one of Palm Springs' most beloved traditions, attracting over 80,000 people to downtown Palm Springs each year. Over the past 20 years, the parade has featured a variety of marching bands and entertainment, as well as the Budweiser Clydesdales, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Snoopy and the Gang - and of course Santa and Mrs. Claus!

The Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade was introduced for the first time on December 5, 1992 along Palm Canyon Drive and has been held every year since. Becoming a highly anticipated holiday tradition in downtown Palm Springs!

Parade watchers will want to get there early and bring lawn chairs and blankets. Shops and restaurants along the parade route on Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs will be open. The parade starts at 5:45pm.

The parade steps off at Ramon Rd at 5:45pm and follows Palm Canyon Drive through downtown Palm Springs to Tamarisk Rd.