Want to get away during the holiday season for a change of pace?

Consider Palm Springs where winter temperatures average in the 70’s.

There are so many events, activities and fun places to visit during this time of year.

Every Thursday evening, the Palm Springs VillageFest fills roughly three blocks of Palm Canyon Drive with a fun, family-friendly atmosphere.

VillageFest is a street fair featuring local artists, music, food, and shopping.

Then, on Dec. 20, Saint Nick pays a visit.

Other holiday happenings in greater Palm Springs include:

Wildlights at the Living Desert- begins Nov. 23 and runs select nights through Dec. 24.

More than a million colorful, holiday lights illuminate the zoo, turning it into a sparkling winter wonderland.

Festival of Lights Parade – Dec. 1

The much-loved holiday tradition in downtown Palm Springs features a host of marching bands, performing groups, signature floats adorned in thousands of colorful, holiday lights and, of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Walk of the Inns – Dec. 13

A self-guided walking tour of Palm Springs’ unique collection of boutique hotels and historic inns. The city’s historic and mid-century modern gems open their doors for public tours.

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway provides an array of holiday events and opportunities.

And don’t forget that Joshua Tree National Park is a just a hop, skip and a jump away.

Establish a home away from home while you visit Palm Springs at Palm Mountain Resort & Spa.

Just steps from the excitement of downtown, you can unwind by the pool, sit around one of the many fire pits or relax at the spa.

We’ll see you soon!