Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade
The City of Palm Springs presents the 31st Annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade: Jingle All the Way on Saturday, December 2 at 5:45 pm on Palm Canyon Drive. The parade, the City’s signature holiday event and a much loved tradition, features spectacular twinkling floats, magnificent marching bands, huge Macy’s-style holiday balloons – and Santa Claus of course. John Taylor, KGAY 106.5 Morning Host, will be on hand with Bella da Ball at the reviewing stand stage at Palm Canyon Drive and Granvia Val Monte! More info The Official City of Palm Springs Holiday Tree Lighting takes place the day before, on Friday, December 1 at 4:30 pm in Frances Steven Park. More info
World AIDS Day
The HIV + Aging Research Project marks World AIDS Day in partnership with Reversing Immune Deficiency in HIV Collaboratory (RID-HIV) for the 2nd Annual Timothy Ray Brown Community Cure Symposium on Friday, December 1 from 4:30–8 pm. The event is named to honor the legacy of Timothy Ray Brown, a Palm Springs Resident and the first person cured of HIV [More info]. Just before the symposium, at 2:30 pm, there will be a ceremony for a star honoring Timothy Ray Brown on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars [More info].
Also honoring World AIDS Day, the LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert is holding a Reading of the Names on Friday, December 1 at noon, remembering those we have lost to AIDS-related illnesses. More info
Low Dez Fest
Low Dez Fest is a wine, beer, food, music and art festival taking place on Saturday, December 2 from 2–7 pm at Market Market. Palm Springs Bottle Shop is bringing together LGBTQ+, women, and BIPOC winemakers, brewers, distributors, and others to build community, showcase their products, learn from one another, and relax/revitalize in the desert magic of Palm Springs. Enjoy a day and evening of wine, beer, dining, shopping, camaraderie, performances, art, and more in a gorgeous setting. Get tickets