Aug. 2, 2012
-- Set apart from other vacation destinations with gorgeous weather and accompanied with wonderful times past, Palm Springs attracts tourists to take pleasure of the beauty of this desert land. The desert paradise is situated just at the base of the Mount San Jacinto Mountains and is known for its incredible ambiance all throughout. Moreover, the desert city offers entertainment for all ages with a wide assortment of both indoor and outdoor activities. Enjoy anything from biking, horse riding, hiking or shopping along with dining at the marvelous restaurants. Additionally, the desert allows you stay at any of its amazing hotels and resorts available according to your budget. You can stay at the wonderful mid-century marvels, modest bungalows, historic bed and breakfasts, private villas and condos and luxury resorts.
The desert city Palm Springs has been serving visitors for decades with its stunning views and entertainment events. The desert heaven is known for arranging different festivals round the year. All festivals are celebrated with extensive joy and gaiety. The Festival of Lights Parade is one such occasion that has been attracting both locals and tourists alike to this magnificent event. Initiated on December 5, 1992 along Palm Canyon Drive and this festival are being celebrated every year since on the first Saturday in December. It is one of the favorite holiday traditions in downtown desert city. For 19 years, the parade has featured a multitude of marching bands, performing groups as well as the Budweiser Clydesdales, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Snoopy and the Gang – along with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
This is one of the famous festivals in Palm Springs that adorns the entire desert city with lights and the famous dancing tractor, the largest in the world, decorated with over 20 miles of lights. Considered to be 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. This festival has been bringing thousands of visitors to the desert city along with several local families who come to witness the twinkling floats while celebrating the enjoyment of the holiday season in desert city.
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