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Christmas In the Coachella Valley Area

Christmas In the Coachella Valley Area

Christmas this year falls on a Saturday, Dec. 25. Hanukkah 2021 comes a bit early, beginning Sunday, Nov. 28 at sundown and running through Monday, Dec. 6.

Listings throughout the Coachella Valley and Beyond to get into the holiday spirit. Links to Events Postings & Details via Patch:


DEC. 1: Annual Christmas Tree Festival: St. Stephen’s Church. With tea luncheons Dec. 3 & 4.

DEC. 4: Altis Holiday Craft Fair. “One-of-a-kind handmade gifts for everyone on your list.”

DEC. 11: Holiday Light Parade: Downtown. A community show of holiday spirit!


DEC. 8: North Pole Village & Tree Lighting. With music, carolers & free holiday movie.


NOV. 3 – JAN. 9, 2022: Christmas Nights: 123 Farm & Highland Springs Ranch. Offering wagon adventure, food, drinks & Santa!

DEC. 3-4: Winterfest – Snow, Sledding & Santa. Parking and admission are free.


DEC. 11: Parade Of Lights, Holiday Festival & Santa. Fun includes free carnival rides & photos with Santa.


DEC. 4-5: Annual Tamale Festival: Entertainment & Carnival Rides. “A rich multi-cultural & multi-generational experience complemented by holiday shopping.”

DEC. 11: Holiday Craft Fair. Space is limited. With family craft stations, too.


DEC. 18: Full Moon Winter Solstice Event ~ Breathwork SoundLab. “A powerful fusion of rhythmic breathwork and a sound bath.”


DEC. 3: Tree-Lighting Ceremony. Annual event at Civic Center Park.



NOV. 23-DEC. 30: Holiday ‘WildLights’: Living Desert Zoo & Gardens. Advance reservations needed, so book soon.

NOV. 27-DEC. 18: Holiday ‘Merry Movie Nights’: Gardens On El Paseo. Family-friendly fun! Don’t forget blankets.

DEC. 3: Annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony & Santa: Shops On El Paseo. Event also kicks off toy drive.

DEC. 11: Breakfast With Santa. With craft stations for ornament & cookie decorating.


DEC. 3-4: ‘The Skivvies – Say It Ain’t Snow!’: Purple Room Supper Club. “Perfect combination of naughty and nice with undie-rock at its finest.”

DEC. 4: Festival Of Lights Parade. “Voted one of the Top Ten Holiday Parades in the country.”

DEC. 9-26: Desert Rose Playhouse ‘Christmas With The Crawfords’ – “A 90-minute parade of famous movie stars dropping by unannounced to sing, dance & generally toss each other around.”

DEC. 18-22: Santa Fly-In & Winter Light Show: Air Museum. “Santa Claus will arrive at the Air Museum in his helicopter to greet all the good little girls and boys who have come to see him.”


NOV. 26-JAN. 6: Mission Inn Hotel’s ‘Festival Of Lights‘ – No “Switch-On Ceremony” this year, but the holiday display will go on for the season.

NOV. 29: Chanukah Festival: Riverside County Historic Courthouse. Includes menorah lighting, food & fun, family activities.

DEC. 11-12 & 18-19: The Nutcracker. At Fox Performing Arts Center with critically acclaimed Inland Pacific Ballet.

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