California Christmas Parades


Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade

December 3, 2022, 5:45-10 p.m.

Parade route: Palm Canyon Drive between Ramon and Tachevah Roads |

Consistently voted one of the best local events in Coachella Valley! One of the big draws is the famous dancing tractor, the largest in the world, decorated with over 20 miles of lights. The inaugural parade stepped out on December 5, 1992 along Palm Canyon Drive and has been held every year since on the first Saturday in December

Over the years, Palm Springs Festival of Lights of Parade has featured marching bands, Budweiser Clydesdales, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Snoopy and the Gang, and it always has welcomed Santa and Mrs. Claus!

The annual event attracts around 80,000 people annually to the downtown. Marching bands, more than 50 spectacular floats adorned in colored holiday lights, Macy's style holiday balloons,

The parade launches at 5:45 p.m. along Palm Canyon Drive. The much-loved holiday tradition in downtown Palm Springs was formed by a small group of community minded individuals who sought to experience a Coachella Valley event that would bring spirit and joy during the holiday season while creating a unique tourism attraction. Another popular parade, the Golf Cart Parade, was founded in a similar manner.

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