The Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade will be held the first Saturday in December and is a much-loved holiday tradition in downtown Palm Springs! Over the past 25 years, the parade has featured a host of marching bands, performing groups, and of course Santa and Mrs. Claus! Yet more than anything else, it is the parade’s signature floats adorned in thousands of colorful holiday lights and huge Macy’s-style balloons that keeps the crowds coming back for more! This year, Suzanne Somers will serve as the Community Sweetheart for the Festival of Lights Parade. The parade will take place on Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 5:45 pm. Come early to get a seat to watch the parade as this is one of the most popular events in the Coachella Valley.