10 Things to Do with Your Family in the Palm Springs Area This Week

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There is always plenty to do in the Coachella Valley. We have compiled a list of family-friendly events and entertainment happening this week.

To submit an event for review, send an email with a brief description to [email protected]

Here are 10 things to do this week:

WildLights

Experience this festive, annual tradition in Coachella Valley when The Living Desert celebrates its 29th anniversary and presents Wildlights.  Reserve your ticket in advance.

Experience this festive, annual tradition in Coachella Valley when The Living Desert celebrates its 29th anniversary and presents its Wildlights holiday exhibit. Reserve your ticket in advance.

Where: The Living Desert, 47-900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert

Date: Monday December 20th – Friday December 24th; Sunday December 26th

Time: 6 pm-9pm

Tickets: General admission $ 16; Members $ 14; Children ages 3-12 $ 12

Information: lebewüsten.org; (760) 346-5694

Jurassic Empire Drive-Thru

Jurassic Empire, a drive-through exhibition of 70 models of dinosaurs, will visit Palm Desert December 22-24, 2021.

Are you (or your little one) a dinosaur fan? Come and see an exhibition of realistic giant dinosaurs including T-Rex, Spinosaurus, and more. These dinosaurs will move, breathe and roar.

Where: 72-840 Highway 111, Palm Desert

Date: Wednesday December 22nd; Thursday, December 23rd; Friday December 24th

Time: Time intervals of 2 hours (4-6pm and 6-8pm)

Tickets: $ 16.99 per person (children under 2 are free)

Information: jurassicempire.com

Farmer at the Dale Farmers Market

Shop a wide variety of products through a network of suppliers put together by grocer Farmer in the Dale.

Where: Sky Valley Resort, 74-711 Dillon Road, Sky Valley

Date: Every wednesday

Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tickets: For free

Information: thedalemarket.webstarts.com

“An Actor’s Carol”

Get in the Christmas spirit and see a production of “An Actor’s Carol” by Charles Evered. The piece features Miles Anderson (“La La Land”, the original “House of Cards”, “EastEnders”), Wendy Rolfe Evered (“Just Shoot Me”), Kirk Geiger (“Sordid Lives”) and Marty James (“The Herbstmann “).

Where: Melissa Morgan Fine Art, 73-040 El Paseo, Palm Desert

Date: Wednesday December 22nd

Time: 17:30

Tickets: For free

Information: anactorscarol.com

Explanatory hike on the Art Smith Trail

Enjoy a guided hike through the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. The difference in altitude is about 850 meters. Bring 2 liters of water, snacks, a hat, sunscreen and closed shoes. RSVP required. No dogs allowed.

Where: Art Smith Trailhead Car Park, Roy Wilson Memorial Highway, Palm Desert

Date: Every Thursday through December 30th

Time: Check-in is at 8:15 am; Hike is from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Tickets: For free

Information: wüstenberge.org; (760) 568-9918

Village festival

Villagefest has stalls selling everything from clothing to groceries so you can find your last minute gift.

Do you need a last minute gift? Villagefest has stalls selling everything from clothing to groceries so you can find your last minute gift.

Where: Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs

Date: Every Thursday

Time: 19 o’clock

Tickets: For free

Information: dorffest.org

Free night at the Palm Springs Art Museum

Do you need a family vacation spot? Thursday evenings at the Palm Springs Art Museum are free to the public. Tickets must be reserved online in advance.

Where: Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs

Date: Every Thursday

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Tickets: For free

Information: psmuseum.org; (760) 322-4800

Guided bird walk

The great road runners who, surprisingly, are not afraid of visitors to Sunnylands Center & Gardens.

Stroll through Sunnylands Gardens with a guide to learn about local and migratory bird species. The hiking trails are wheelchair accessible.

Where: Sunnylands Center & Gardens, 37-977 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage

Date: Every Friday

Time: 8:45 a.m.

Tickets: For free

Information: Sunnylands.org/events; (760) 202-2222

Yoga in the gardens

Experience 60-minute yoga sessions on the Great Lawn in Sunnylands. The sessions are open to all ages and experience levels.

Where: Sunnylands Center & Gardens, 37-977 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage

Date: Every Friday

Time: 10 am

Tickets: For free

Information: Sunnylands.org/events; (760) 202-2222

‘White Christmas’ demonstration

"white Christmas" will be shown on Saturday, December 25th at 7pm at the Palm Springs Cultural Center.

Celebrate Christmas by attending a performance of the 1954 classic Christmas music “White Christmas”.

Where: Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2100 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs

Date: Saturday December 25th

Time: 19 o’clock

Tickets: $ 12

Information: bit.ly/WhiteChristmasPSCC

Inclusion on The Desert Sun’s weekly community calendar is at the sole discretion of the editors. Priority is given to free, community-oriented events.

To submit an event, send an email to [email protected] including the following information: name of the event; Date of the event; Venue; Time of the event; Fees, if any; Phone number or website for more information. Please attach a photo.


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