Choir season will help ring in holidays at Aerial Tramway

PALM SPRINGS — On December 3, holiday choir season returns at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Select Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through December 12, a different high school choir performs holiday favorites at the Tramway’s Mountain Station.

For the 2021 holiday choir season, the Tramway presents the following line-up:

Friday, December 3 – The Lion’s Pride Chamber Singers (Cathedral City H.S.)
Sunday, December 5 – Palm Springs High School Madrigals (Tree Lighting Ceremony)
Friday, December 10 – Jurupa Valley High School Chamber Singers
Saturday, December 11 – Martin Luther King High School Chamber Singers & Show Choir
Sunday, December 12 – Encore High School for the Arts Madrigals

Show times are 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., and are complimentary with regular Tram admission. Performances are on the Pines Café Stage with food and beverage service available from either the Pines Café or the Lookout Lounge. Open seating with no reservations taken. (Note: The December 5th performance is outside on the Desert View Terrace and begins at 5:30 p.m.)

On Sunday, December 5, the Tramway’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. with Santa serving as this year’s official tree lighter. The Tram’s landmark 45-foot tree is comprised of over 4,000 lights and can be seen throughout the Coachella Valley. While there is limited in-person viewing, the ceremony will stream on Facebook Live beginning at 5:30 p.m.

About Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

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




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  • Christmas Tree at Aerial Tramway: Palm Springs Aerial Tramway