Holiday festivities include a tree-lighting event on Dec. 2nd as well as music, student and professional carolers and a visit from Santa!

INDIO – After nearly two years of isolating and an overabundance of Zoom meetings and activities, this community is celebrating the turn of in-person holiday festivities.

Holiday Festivities Return in Style to Indio

Winter Wonderettes

As such, the City of Indio welcomes the public to join the Mayor, City Council and our community as we kick off the holiday season with an in-person tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m.

The free event will be held at 100 Civic Center Mall (in between City Hall and the Indio Public Library).

The festivities include the lighting of Indio’s 14-year-old “Holiday Tree,” one of the largest living holiday trees in the Coachella Valley.  This 35-foot pine will sparkle with thousands of twinkling LED lights. Expect performances from carolers from Shadow Hills High School, the Academy of Musical Performance (AMP), and Desert Theatreworks’ production of the Winter Wonderettes.

Holiday Festivities Return in Style to Indio

Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus

Also making an appearance, celebrating their 23rd season, the Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus, with their new artistic director, Jerry R. Soria-Foust.

The public is encouraged to bring their cameras, as children will have the opportunity to take a photo with Santa after the tree-lighting ceremony and enjoy holiday treats, including candy canes and cookies.

Image Sources

  • Winter Wonderettes: City of Indio
  • PS-Gay-Mens-Chorus: City of Indio
  • Tree-Lighting-Ceremony-2019-small-44: City of Indio