Your guide to holiday events in, around Palm Springs

The 2022 holidays are in full swing in the city of Palm Springs, and we’re here to try and help you sort through the multitude of events.
Santa Claus always has the best ride to the annual city tree lighting at Frances Stevens Park.

The holidays are in full swing in the city of Palm Springs, and we’re here to try and help you sort through the multitude of events. We won’t be able to tell you everything festive and fun happening this year, but we’ll certainly try.

Below is what we’re aware of, and we’ll try to curate the list as we pass from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day.

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Holiday movies at the Library | Dec. 19-Jan. 6 | 10:30 a.m. | Palm Springs Public Library

Join library staff at 10:30 am in The Learning Center to watch family friendly movies most weekdays through Jan. 6. A complete list of movies can be found here.

Snowtopia | Dec. 20-Dec. 23 | 5 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. | Air Museum

Santa will be at the Palm Springs Air Museum for four nights between 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. There will be 40 tons of snow, Frosty the Snowman, a Santa platform for kids to meet Santa, fire pits with S’Mores, and a couple of food trucks, including one with hot chocolate, cookies and ice cream. Admission is $7 per person, or $35 for up to six people. Children under 3 are free with a paid admission.

Tween Holiday Cookie Decorating | Thursday, Dec. 22 | 4 p.m. | Palm Springs Public Library

Join library staff in The Learning Center for a program just for Tweens. Participants will be decorating holiday themed cookies. The program is for youth in 4th to 7th grade.

Christmas at the Convention Center | Dec. 25 | 12 p.m.-3 p.m. | Palm Springs Convention Center

Volunteers will serve food, deliver gifts, and entertain those who attend this annual event put on by Well in the Desert. For more information contact The Well at at 760-285-7297 or email

Free Christmas Breakfast | Dec. 25 | 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Oscar’s

All are welcome to Oscar’s in Downtown Palm Springs, 125 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, for the annual free breakfast. Between now and then, donations of T-Shirts, socks, toothbrushes and toothpaste to assist those experiencing homelessness are being accepted. They will be distributed at the breakfast.

Have an event that you’d like us to consider including in this list? If it’s in Palm Springs, we’d like to know about it. Email us at for consideration.

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