Discover Christmas at Miramonte and celebrate in Greater Palm Springs

Spread the holiday cheer this Christmas when you visit Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa with your loved ones. As well as plenty of activities planned at the resort, there’s also lots happening around Greater Palm Springs for you to get involved in. Don’t miss these magical events happening throughout December.

1. Holiday celebrations at Citrus & Palm

December 24, 25, and 31 at Miramonte Resort

Celebrate the holiday season in style with our festive activities. Held in our on-site restaurant, join us for a Christmas Eve feast of the Seven Fishes, Christmas Day breakfast and Chef’s Tasting Dinner, and New Year’s Eve dinner followed by live music in the Tavern to ring in the New Year. Roast s’mores by the firepit and enjoy hot chocolate throughout the month. View the full details and reserve your table to avoid missing out.

2. Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 1 at Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Head to the annual tree lighting ceremony on the first day of Christmas as Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalist, Hank Plante, lights up the landmark 45-foot tree. Marvel at the 4,000 dazzling LED lights that are visible throughout the Coachella Valley.

Aerial Tramway have other festive events happening throughout December including choir performances and Santa visits. View the full schedule here.

3. Festival of Lights Parade

December 7 at Palm Canyon Drive

Embrace the Christmas spirit with this annual holiday tradition. Returning for its 27th year to downtown Palm Springs, this family-friendly event features performers, floats, and endless entertainment. Visit the website for more details.

4. Ironman 70.3

December 8 at Indian Wells/La Quinta

Join in or watch from the sidelines as the exhilarating Ironman returns to La Quinta for the second year. Beginning on the shores of Lake Cahuilla, athletes will race into the water and complete a lap of 1.2 miles, before exiting and jumping on a bike, ready to tackle 56 miles around the beautiful Californian desert. The race will conclude with a run course totaling 13.1 miles where spectators can cheer on the athletes. Find out more about the event here.

We have offers at Miramonte Resort Well Spa and Citrus & Palm restaurant as part of our Ironman Athlete package in celebration of the event. Find out more about the package here.

5. WildLights

November 26 – December 28 (selected nights) at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

WildLights is back for its 27th year bringing a sprinkle of Christmas magic to the zoo as it transforms into a winter wonderland. Sparkling lights, radiant animal lanterns, and delicious food are just a snapshot of what’s in store for guests. General admission is $14, member tickets are $12, and children’s tickets are $10. Tickets can be purchased online.

With events happening at the resort and around Palm Springs, there’s so much to do to celebrate the holiday season. From all of us here at Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa, we wish you and your family happy holidays!