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THANKSGIVING DAY AT THE TRAM
PALM SPRINGS, CA – October 16, 2013 – This Thanksgiving take a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Hike through the majestic forest of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park, enjoy the spectacular views of the desert, listen to the call of the wilderness and relax. The first Tram up Thanksgiving Weekend, November 28-December 1, will be at 8am, last Tram up 8pm and last Tram down 9:45pm.
On Thanksgiving Day, November 28th, Ride ‘n’ Dine combination tickets, which include Tram admission and dinner at the Pines Café, a cafeteria-style restaurant, will be available for purchase beginning at 8am. Dinner will be served from 11:30am. Tickets for the combination are $36 adults and seniors and $23.50 children ages 3-12. The holiday menu includes a mixed greens salad with a choice of dressings, a choice of carved turkey, glazed ham or vegetable lasagna, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and glazed carrots. Dinner roll and a small fountain beverage are included.
Peaks Restaurant will serve dinner from 11am to 4pm. A holiday menu with a choice of carved turkey or glazed ham, garlic mashed potatoes, glazed carrots and cranberry sauce. Cost of dinner is $28 adults and seniors. The regular lunch and dinner menu will also be available. Tram admission, gratuity and tax are not included. Reservations are recommended please call 760.325.4537.
Tram admission is $23.95 for adults and $16.95 for children ages 3-12. Discounted Twilight Tickets are available for purchase from 4pm; $20.95 for adults and seniors and $13.95 for children ages 3-12. For more information please call 888.515.TRAM or 760.325.1391.
PALM SPRINGS AERIAL TRAMWAY
READIES FOR TREE LIGHTING AND HOLIDAY EVENTS
PALM SPRINGS, CA - November 4, 2013 – Actress Lindsay Wagner will be the Celebrity Tree Lighter at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 1st, 2013. The festivities begin at the Mountain Station at 5:30pm with the Palm Springs High School Choir singing a selection of holiday songs. When the tree is lit it can be seen throughout the Coachella Valley. Both the Valley Station and Mountain Station will be festively decorated by Ultimate Events Inc.
Ms. Wagner became a household name as “The Bionic Woman, for which she won an Emmy in 1977. She has starred in over 40 films earning her the title “Queen of TV Movies”. Recently she has had a recurring role on Syfy Channel’s Warehouse 13 and “The Thanksgiving House” a Hallmark. She enjoys mentoring and teaching acting and camera technique.
The tree lighting traditionally begins the holiday season at the Tram with choirs December 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20 and 21 at 5pm and 7pm and Santa visits on December 21 from 11am to 3pm.
Tram admission is $23.95 for adults and $16.95 for children ages 3-12. Discounted Twilight Tickets are available for purchase from 4pm. Cost of the Twilight Tickets is $20.95 for adults and seniors and $13.95 for children ages 3-12. Ride ‘n’ Dine tickets are available from 4pm and include Tram admission and dinner at Pines Café, a cafeteria-style restaurant. Cost of the combination ticket is $36 for adults and seniors and $23.50 for children ages 3-12. Reservations are not taken. For more information please call 888.515.TRAM or 760.325.1391.
PALM SPRINGS AERIAL TRAMWAY
AND JOURNAL BROADCAST GROUP
CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF WOW!
PALM SPRINGS, CA – September 13,, 2013 – The anniversary celebration continues with the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway joining forces with KMIR6 and KPSE My13 to celebrate 50 Years of Wow.
Viewers of KMIR6 and KPSE My13 are asked to send in their favorite Tram photo and memory to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will be chosen every Friday on KMIR Today with Gloria Rodriguez and Thalia Hayden and will receive VIP tickets to the 2014 Olympic Opening Ceremony Party to be held at the top of the Tramway in February. Check out www.kmir6.com for more information.
A grand prize winner will be chosen in December to receive tickets to the party, a $100 gift certificate to Peaks Restaurant, a Tramway 50th Anniversary gift bag and a complimentary photo by SharpShooter Imaging at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.
JON SHEINBERG ELECTED CHAIRMAN
OF MOUNT SAN JACINTO WINTER PARK AUTHORITY
PALM SPRINGS – February 14, 2013 – Jon Sheinberg of Los Angeles has been elected Chairman of the Mount San Jacinto Winter Park Authority, governing body of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Sheinberg was appointed to the Authority by the Governor.
Mr. Sheinberg is the CEO of The Machine a multi-media company. Mr. Sheinberg has spent much of his career in the motion picture and television industry working with major studios. He is the author of Hollywood Steps 101.
The seven-member Authority, a public agency and public corporation of the State of California, was created by the Mount San Jacinto Winter Park Authority Act Ch.1040 of the Statutes of 1945, as amended by Ch.70 of the Statutes of 1947 and Ch.1004 of the Statutes of 1951, of the State of California.
Two members of the Authority are appointed by the Palm Springs City Council, two by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors and three by the California Governor. They serve a four-year term without compensation.
The Authority has had eighteen chairpersons since its inception: O. Earl Coffman (deceased); V.W. Grubbs (deceased); G. David Ackley (deceased); Burton Spivack; John Blatt (deceased); Elliot Field; Richard Shalhoub; Bette Myers; John Wessman, Lloyd Maryanov (deceased), Nancy Stuart, Kathy Block, Ric Service, Elvin W. Moon , Janice Oliphant, Jerry Ogburn, Kathy Block and Michael McCulloch.
The current Authority members are: Jerry Ogburn and Nancy Stuart appointed by the Palm Springs City Council; Bary Freet and John Wessman appointed by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors; and Janice Oliphant, Michael McCulloch and Jon Sheinberg appointed by the Governor.
ARAMARK Online Reservation system
ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment Services, a division of ARAMARK, will now offer online reservations at Peaks.