Plethora of Holiday Activities Await at Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

PALM SPRINGS — If you are looking for a variety of fun-filled holiday activities, you need look no farther than the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway for Santa Claus visits, holiday hours, holiday dining and more.

Santa Claus visits the Tramway on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will free candy canes and photo opportunities for the children who visit the Tramway’s Mountain Station.

Then, on Sunday, Dec. 15, holiday activities continue with “Breakfast with Santa.” Starting at 9 a.m., join Ol’ St. Nick for crafts, holiday treats and a delicious meal in an alpine setting. Tickets are $40 for adults and seniors, and $26for children (ages 3-10). Tram fare is included. Advanced tickets are required by calling 760-325-1449.

On Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, Ride ’n’ Dine tickets—which include Tram admission and dinner at Pines Café (a cafeteria-style restaurant)—are available for purchase beginning at 8. (rather than the usual 4:00 p.m.) Dinner service begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 8 p.m. Combination tickets are $36 for adults and seniors, and $23.50 for children (ages 3-10).

Peaks Restaurant serves their regular lunch and dinner menus along with a special prix fixe holiday menu beginning at 11 a.m. on Dec. 25, 2019 and Jan. 1, 2020. Reservations are recommended and may be made by either calling 760-325-4537 or via Open Table on the Tram’s website by clicking here.

Your holiday activities do not have to end there. While at the Mountain Station, either or after your holiday meal, the mountains are a great place to work up an appetite, snap some photos or burn off calories while hiking.

The San Jacinto Mountains are also a spectacular place to breathe in the fresh air and take in the scenery after the hustle and bustle of all of the season’s holiday activities.

Start your holiday activities early. The Tramway operates a special schedule from December 21, 2019 through January 5, 2020. The first tram up each day is at 8:00 a.m., the last tram up is at 8:00 p.m. and the last tram down is at 9:45 p.m.


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