The annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade in downtown Palm Springs features Lighted Floats, Equestrians, Marching Bands, Vintage Autos, Celebrities and Lot’s of Fun for both Adults and the Kids.
More than anything else, it is the parade’s signature floats adorned in thousands of colorful holiday lights and huge Macy’s-style balloons that keeps the crowds coming back for more! Consistently voted one of the best local events in the Coachella Valley, the parade was also voted one of the Top Ten Holiday Parades in the country in an AOL survey. “Over the years, the Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade has become a beloved holiday tradition in downtown — bringing thousands of Coachella Valley residents and their families as well as tourists from all over the world to come see the twinkling floats while celebrating the joy of the holiday season.
The parade route is about 1.25 mile and will last about 90 minutes, (2 hours from start to finish). Be sure to go early to find your perfect viewing spot along the parade route, this is one of the most popular seasonal events in the Valley.