PALM SPRINGS — One of the most spectacular — even spiritual — places to watch the sunrise on Easter morning is at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway’s Mountain Station, elevation 8,516 feet.

On Sunday, April 12, beginning at 5:15 a.m., celebrate Easter Sunrise Service with songs of faith, hope and joy by Abie Perkins and Natasha Carian, along with a special inspirational Easter message by Pastor Robert Sneed.

The first tram car up that morning is 4:45 a.m. Reduced tram fares will be in effect until 7:30 a.m. with round-trip $15.95 for adults and seniors, and $11.95 for children ages 3-10.

Beginning at 6:30 a.m., breakfast will be served in the Forest View Restaurant until 10:00 a.m. Breakfast is $29.95 for adults and seniors, and $17.95 for children ages 3-10, not including Tram fare.

Tickets to the Sunrise Service are now available for advance purchase by visiting the Tramway’s Valley Station or by calling 760-325-1449 during regular business hours. (Note: These purchase options are only available for tickets redeemed 4:45-7:30 a.m. on April 12, 2020.) Tickets may also be purchased Easter morning upon arrival at the Tram’s Valley Station starting at 4:15 a.m.

Normal Tram fares will be in effect after 7:30 a.m. with admission $26.95 for adults, $24.95 seniors 65+ and $16.95 for children ages 3-10.

Easter dinner will be available from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. in Pines Café, a cafeteria-style restaurant. Cost for the Holiday Ride ‘N’ Dine combination is $36 for adults and seniors, and $23.50 for children ages 3-10. Reservations are not taken and tickets go on sale at 8 a.m.

The Forest View Restaurant will serve regular lunch and dinner menus during normal operating hours.

For more information and to view menus, please click here.

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is the world’s largest rotating tram car. Opened in 1963, the Tram’s 80-passenger cars travel along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon from the Valley Station (elevation 2,643 ft.) to the Mountain Station (elevation 8,516 ft.) in approximately 10 minutes. For more information, please call 888.515.TRAM or 760.325.1391, or visit the Tram by clicking here.

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  • Mountain station sunrise: Palm Springs Aerial Tramway