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When it’s winter in your hometown and you look out the windows, what do you see? Sunny skies, palm trees swaying in the wind, and happy people enjoying the perfect weather in the great outdoors? If not, perhaps you should consider a vacation in Palm Springs, where you can experience all of the above and so much more! Here are the best winter events in Palm Springs.

Wild Lights, Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, November 23rd through December 24th

If you have never visited a zoo at night before, now is the time to discover what you have been missing. Our Living Desert Zoo and Gardens dresses in its holiday finest, featuring over a million twinkling lights, and the animals roam free! Ok, we might be exaggerating just a bit; the LIVE animals stay securely in their safe enclosures, but as you walk around the zoo, you will find animals made of lights inviting you to explore just a little bit more! Also offering food and drinks for purchase, children activities, and real animal encounters (safely under the guidance of the zoo keepers), Wild Lights is one of our favorite winter events.

Palm Springs Festival of Lights, Palm Canyon Drive, December 1st

If you didn’t get enough lights during your tour of Wild Lights, the Palm Springs Festival of Lights is surely going to remedy that! Featuring floats, balloons, marching bands, and of course, oodles and oodles of pretty lights, when you’re looking for an activity to get you in the holiday spirit, you need look no further than this colorful celebration of the season, it’s definitely one of the best winter events in Palm Springs.

Palm Springs International Film Festival, January 1st through January 11th

We’re about to let you in on a little secret: The Palm Springs International Film Festival is the darling of the theater crowd, and if you visit while this event is occurring, the chances of spotting your favorite star rise exponentially! And unlike that OTHER film festival everyone is always talking about, there won’t be snow or excessive cold while you’re here!

Enjoy The Best Winter Events in Palm Springs By Staying in Our Vacation Rentals

You deserve sunny skies, warm temperatures, and the opportunity to stay in one of our cozy condos, happy homes, or midcentury modern masterpieces that will change your life. Reserve yours today and discover why Palm Springs Getaways are the only name in vacation rentals during your unforgettable Palm Springs vacation!