Parade Start Time: 5:45 pm
Live Television Broadcast Start Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Downtown Palm Springs, California
We are taking the parade to new levels with more creative, entertaining and professional entries.
Hollywood stars, children's favorite cartoon characters and of course Santa. Assemble them all into one parade, and open the festive holiday season with delight for children of all ages. That’s what Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade in California is all about.
Children’s favorite stars appear live or as giant helium balloons, joined by marching bands, creative floats, specialty units and Hollywood stars in the two-hour parade through Downtown Palm Springs, always held the first Saturday in December.
The ooh’s and ahh’s of more than 100,000 spectators thrill the parade participants and provide a heartfelt warm‐up for the arrival of Santa Claus in the parade’s finale.
The parade is televised throughout Coachella Valley on NBC Palm Springs and starting this year, plans are to expand the broadcast to other markets in the west.
More information about the parade is available at www.psfestivaloflights.com. We hope you can join the fun and excitement of this wonderful parade.
Entry Deadline - September 27
All applications are subject to approval