Celebrate Christmas with colorful lights and lively music. The Palm Springs Festival of Lights 2022 is coming on December 3rd. It is always a way to bring fun, art, and charm to the holiday season. The Festival of Lights is considered one of the top holiday parades in the US. It is also one of the top events in the Coachella Valley. The Festival of Lights features beautiful floats, marching bands, and lively performances on Palm Canyon Drive. 

How the Palm Springs Festival of Lights 2022 Started

In the 1990s, the community created the event to ignite the spirit of joy in the holiday season. Former mayor, William Kleindienst, was an architect with a reputation as a skilled float designer. While the parade started small, it became a popular tourist event. The festival now attracts about 100,000 visitors yearly.

Famous Characters In The Festival

Of course, the celebration isn't complete without an appearance from Santa and Mrs. Claus! Childhood characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse and Snoopy and his friends are there to greet the kids. You can expect the Budweiser Clydesdales. The parade also includes marching bands and dance teams. Recently, stars like Lisa Vanderpump, Tony Hawk, Suzanne Somers, and Beverly Johnson graced the event.

What To Expect At The Event

The first week of December is a peak season for travel, so please book your trip early. The average temperature is usually around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, so travelers can still enjoy the outdoors. Expect the streets to be packed with 80 floats, horseback riders, celebrities, and marching bands. Additionally, roads are closed for the parade, and parking is restricted. You should come early to secure a spot for your car and a good viewing location for the parade. 

Travel Information

The parade venue is just 19 minutes away from Palm Springs International Airport. American Airlines, Delta, and Jet Blue are a few airlines with direct flights to Palm Springs. Please check other airlines that travel to Palm Springs here. You may also book private shuttles and cars before the festival. Additionally, the state does not require COVID-19 vaccination cards or face masks.

Admission to the parade is free. For more details, contact the Palm Springs Festival of Lights 2022 organizers.

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