About 50 students who participated in the 25th annual city of Palm Springs Holiday Banner Program will be celebrated for their original designs that line Palm Canyon Drive during the holiday season.
The students will be lauded at the Annual Banner Awards on Nov. 30 in the Uptown Design District.
The ceremony, hosted by Mayor Robert Moon and Main Street Palm Springs President Joy Meredith, the co-founder of the program, will be held at 4 p.m. in Frances Stevens Park, just prior to the 5:15 p.m. lighting of the city’s 22-foot Holiday Tree, according to a news release.
About 100 banners, hand painted by students from kindergarten to 12th Grade,are displayed along Palm Canyon Drive each year with more than 50 new and original designs added to the collection annually. Almost 900 area students have submitted original drawings this season. The theme is “Winter Holidays, Palm Springs Style” with a special emphasis on Palm Springs
In addition, a popular People’s Choice Award is decided by the most “likes” on the Main Street Palm Springs Holiday Banner Facebook page. Voting is now underway.
“We are thrilled to celebrate the incredible efforts of these talented students who bring our residents and visitors so much joy every year with their uniquely original designs during the holiday season,” Meredith said in a prepared statement. “These artistic banners are truly a part of the magic that makes Palm Springs like no place else and I invite everyone in the Coachella Valley to visit downtown this holiday season to see them for yourselves.”