Escape the intense winter cold back home and enjoy a change of scenery for the holidays with a visit to scenic Palm Desert. Though it stays nice and cool during the winter, you won’t find frigid conditions or sleet and snow, making our area the perfect destination for travelers of all types. There is also a smattering of different events that happen during the holidays here, so if you want to keep the Christmas spirit going, you certainly won’t have any problem managing that either. Many of these events are kid friendly, and your Palm Desert holiday getaway is sure to create lasting memories. Read on below to see a few of our favorite ways to celebrate Christmas in Palm Desert!

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Santa Fly-In and Winter Light Show

In the week before Christmas, you’ll have multiple opportunities to watch Santa fly in via helicopter right at the Palm Springs Air Museum. This is a wonderful spectacle and is sure to impress people of all ages that want to get into the Christmas spirit. This happens right around or after sundown, and the kids will be able to get pictures with Santa in addition to receiving a special gift for the occasion. Once the landing meet and greet has finished, Santa will open up the museum to reveal a wonderfully assembled display of lights for everyone to walk through and enjoy. This event will run every day from December 18th – December 22nd, and prices will be posted on their website closer to opening day.

Christmas With the Crawfords

Happening on multiple dates throughout the month of December, the Desert Rose Playhouse will be putting on live performances of Christmas With the Crawfords. This is a fairly long running performance about the golden age of Hollywood, and you can expect to see actors parodying famous movie stars and singing all of your favorite Christmas tunes. The performance runs right around 90 minutes, so it makes for a great activity to spend one of your afternoons on.

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Paws ‘N Claus

If you’ve brought the family pet along with you for the holidays, you’ll be able to bring them along to this dog friendly meet and greet with Santa. Why not get that perfect extra picture to display at home while you’re also letting the kids meet the big man himself for the holiday? Do keep in mind that this event is only open for attendance with a prior reservation, so if you’re planning on making it your afternoon activity then be sure to book in advance.

Sounds of the Season – A Holiday Jazz Brunch

If you enjoy live music with a Christmas twist, you’ll definitely want to grab tickets to this spectacular brunch. You’ll be able to catch a variety of different musicians performing all of your favorite Christmas songs with a jazzy twist, and the head chef at the location will be putting together a four-course meal for you to enjoy during the performance. You’ll love the lively and friendly atmosphere, and if you’re feeling up to it, they’ll also have plenty of Bloody Marys and mimosas to keep brunch going. Additionally, they’ll also be offering up appropriately seasonal spiced wine and cider, so enjoy the variety of choices!

Christmas Dinner at Your Very Own Vacation Home

What would Christmas be without having a lovely meal at home with your loved ones? Especially since most businesses will be closed for the holiday, you’ll want to stay home and enjoy the moment with the people that are close to you. All of our rentals come equipped with a full suite of modern appliances that ensure you’ll be able to put together the Christmas meal of your dreams without having to stress about it. On top of that, you’ll be able to complete the ambience at some of our properties by getting the fireplace going and using the sound system to play your favorite Christmas songs.

Whether you’re just casually putting together some snacks to keep everyone entertained, or you’re spending the day cooking the perfect Christmas turkey, ham, or whatever else strikes your fancy, you’ll have everything you need and then some at your new home away from home.

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Palm Desert Christmas Is Waiting

Don’t worry about feeling like you aren’t at home even though you’ve gone out of town for the holiday. Our vacation homes are all held to a high standard, and we’re certain they’ll make you feel the holiday spirit while you’re on your Christmas vacation. At TRAVLR Vacation Homes, our agents know our portfolio like the back of their hand, and they’ll be able to pair you up with the perfect rental to make the most out of your holiday. Get in touch with us and come see what makes Palm Desert a unique Christmas vacation spot.