December 2012 Events in Palm Springs CA | Palm Springs Holiday Events

 December 2012 Events in Palm Springs December 2012 Events in Palm Springs

Have a look at why Palm Springs, CA is the happening place this holiday season.  We have something for everyone.

December 2012 Events in Palm Springs are a rockin’ good time.


Festival of Lights Parade

Date: Sat, Dec 1st, 2012 – Sat, Dec 1st, 2012

Location: Downtown Palm Springs

The BIGGEST- The BEST- The BRIGHTEST holiday light parade in the Southwest. Come enjoy the 20th annual light show celebrating the holiday season.

The annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade beginning at 5:45 featuring lighted floats, equestrians, bands, autos, and celebrities.

International Tamale Festival

Date: Sat, Dec 1st, 2012 – Sun, Dec 2nd, 2012

Location: Old Town Indio

See and sample a wide variety of tamales from around the world in Indio’s Old Town. Enjoy live entertainment featuring a parade, mariachis, a carnival and fireworks at this two-day festival.

Call (760) 342-6532 for more information.

Historic Palm Springs Hotels & Inns – Walk of the Inns

Date: Sat, Dec 13, 2012

Location: Palm Springs

A walking tour of the historic, boutique and small inns in downtown Palm Springs.  We have done this walk in prior years. I’m telling you that it is well worth the time to see inside some of the most historic inns.  And to see them trimmed for the holiday season is priceless.

Barry Manilow

Date: Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Location: McCallum Theatre

Barry Manilow’s A Gift of Love II Benefit Concerts “A Gift of Love II” presented by Garry Kief of STILETTO Entertainment and Arny Granat of JAM Productions.  Barry is one of our most precious resources and we are proud that he calls the desert his home.


December 2012 Events in Palm Springs

Scrooge & Marley

Date: Thu, Dec 13th, 2012 – Thu, Dec 13th, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Location: Camelot Theatres

November 8, 2012, Palm Springs, CA ” The Palm Springs Cultural Center, in cooperation with Sam I Am Films, are pleased to announce the Palm Springs Premiere of “Scrooge & Marley,” a modern-day variation on Charles Dickens” classic holiday story, “A Christmas Carol.”

Moody Blues

Date: Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Location: Agua Caliente Casino

The Moody Blues are an English rock band. Among their innovations was a fusion with classical music, most notably in their 1967 album Days of Future Passed

Mariachi Divas

Date: Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Location: Morongo Casino & Resort

Founded and directed by trumpet player Cindy Shea in 1999, Mariachi Divas are making big waves on the national music scene. Mariachi Divas are a unique, multi-cultural, all female ensemble, and included are people of many descents.  See why music is a the cultural tie that binds.

Moscow Classical Ballet: The Nutcracker

Date: Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Location: McCallum Theatre


Moscow Ballet – The Great Russian Nutcracker

Date: Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Location: Agua Caliente Casino

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is the unique telling of the classic story of Masha (Clara) and her Nutcracker Doll told with true Russian flair. In 2012, Moscow Ballet celebrates its 20th year of touring this performance across North America.

Santa Paws 5k Run/Walk

Date: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Location: Mizell Senior Center Parking Lot

Saturday Dec 22nd, 2012.

Inaugural Santa Paws 5K is a dog loving fun run/walk benefits the Guide Dogs of the Desert. Each participant receives a 5-piece pant suit that must be worn during the run/walk. This includes a jacket, pants, t-shirt, hat and beard. All participants will run, walk or stroll the 5K (3.1 mile) route.

Strollers and dogs are welcome!

Natalie Cole

Date: Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Location: Agua Caliente Casino


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About Vic Yepello

Vic Yepello has been a Palm Springs resident since 2005.  He moved here at a time in his life when a change was necessary to get away from a high-pressure job and the weather back in Philadelphia. That proved to be the right decision in so many ways. Coming to Palm Springs began a new chapter in his life like never before.

Vic obtained his Real Estate license in February of 2006 working hard to establish a name and trade.  In 2010, he began a business partnership with Ron Jesser. Together, they have enjoyed much success in helping their clients achieve their goals of buying, selling and investing in Real Estate across the desert communities.  To them, they believe an agent should not disappear after Escrow closes.

Vic worked on the water conservation task force and takes part in many other community activities.  He is currently a co-chair on the Active Transportation Committee for the city of Palm Springs and he is a board member for Friends of CV Link.

When not doing any of the above, he can be seen around town quite often on his bike enjoying the scenic beauty of the desert.  Vic has used his bike to raise money for his favorite charity AIDS Lifecycle because giving back is a part of what he does everyday.
As Vic says: “If you want to learn about the city, it’s best done on two wheels!"