Let the holiday spirit reign!

Santa Claus ending the parade
Palm Springs holds its Festival of Lights parade on the first Saturday of December

Since moving to Palm Springs in 2002, I have missed only one Festival of Lights parade. It's just a fun event when everyone is in good spirits and ready for the holidays. (For those counting, there was one year when I did not take any pictures.)

And this year, more than any other year, we need something to feel good about!

As usual, we headed over to the parade route early to stake out a good viewing location, but alas, thousands of other people have had the same idea. When we arrived at 4:30 all the curbside spaces were taken, and we were forced to make a second row. Oh, woe is us!


Published 12/3/2017. Last updated 4/13/2018



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