As the year progresses and summer marches into fall and winter, many individuals have visions of roaring fireplaces, hot cocoa and snuggling up with a good book. They imagine a hibernation state which will last until the spring and summer arrive. Enjoying these slow moments can be wonderful, but it is not the only way you can spend your time.
November will herald in the arrival of the Palm Springs Veterans’ Day Parade. The parade has been held for the past 15 years and is topped off with a concert and fireworks celebration. Take your children, bring a few lawn chairs and enjoy mingling with the rest of your community.
VillageFest is the perfect time and place to complete your Christmas shopping. This nightly street fair is held every Thursday night from 6:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. and features everything from arts and jewelry to locally produced fruits, vegetables, snacks and treats. This is a great way to support your local vendors and make everyone in your circle happy with gifts picked especially for them.
The month of December and the 25 days of Christmas are ushered in with the Festival of Lights parade. Come early and be prepared to watch marching bands and see favorite characters such as Disney characters, Snoopy and the red suited hero himself – Santa Claus! Don’t forget to bring your blankets so you can snuggle with the ones that you love.
Keep your eyes peeled for the stars among you when the Palm Springs International Film Festival arrives in January. You can choose between more than 200 films from 60 countries held on 15 screens. Attend the screenings, watch the red carpet, meet some of your favorite actors and actresses and be one of the first to see some new theatrical creations.
These special events are yearly activities to look forward to, but don’t forget the everyday fun just waiting in your backyard. Take a day trip to Indian Canyons, Smoke Tree Stables or the Moorten Botanical Garden. These facilities are open year-round but many individuals think of them as spring and summer activities. Visiting these attractions during the fall and winter can be a completely different experience due to the changing elements of nature.
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