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November 30 Indio High School Choir
December 1 Desert Ridge Academy Concert Choir
December 2 Tree Lighting with Celebrity Tree Lighters
Palm Springs High School Madrigals and String Quartet (5:30 p.m.)
December 7 Jurupa Valley High School Chamber Singers
December 8 Martin Luther King High School Chamber Singers
December 9 Encore High School for the Arts Madrigals
December 14 The Lion’s Pride Chamber Singers
December 15 Santa Visit (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
December 16 Brunch with Santa
December 25 Special holiday dining at Peaks Restaurant and Pines Café.
January 1 Special holiday dining at Peaks Restaurant and Pines Café.

TRAMWAY’S SNOW GUESSING CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway’s Annual Snow Guessing Contest officially ended on Thursday, November 29 with one inch of measurable snow at the Tramway’s Mountain Station as of 1:27 p.m.

The first ten contestants who submitted the correct date are:

  1. Mike Southard of Palm Desert
  2. Richard Namey of Desert Hot Springs
  3. Carolyn Kirner-Schmidt of San Diego
  4. Brenda Siddon of Desert Hot Springs
  5. Alison Elsner of Palm Springs
  6. Marie Montenegro of Palm Springs
  7. David Slack of Palm Springs
  8. Martina Jimenez of Hemet
  9. Rick Bauer of Herald
  10. Phillip Merriam of Highland

The winners will receive four Tramway admissions plus a Tramway snow globe. The contest began October 1 and 773 entries were received.

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES CONTINUE AT PALM SPRINGS AERIAL TRAMWAY

Santa Visits, Holiday Hours, Holiday Dining and More!

Santa visits the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway on Saturday, December 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Free candy canes and photo opportunities for the kids bring another dose of Yuletide merriment to all who visit the Tramway’s Mountain Station.

Then, on Sunday, December 16 is the inaugural Brunch with Santa. Starting at 10:30 a.m., join Ol’ St. Nick for crafts, holiday treats and a delicious meal in an alpine setting. Tickets are $36 for adults and seniors, and $23.50 for children (ages 3-10). Tram fare is included. Advanced tickets are required by calling 760-325-1449.

On December 25, 2018 and January 1, 2019, Ride ’n’ Dine tickets—which include Tram admission and dinner at Pines Café (a cafeteria-style restaurant)—are available for purchase beginning at 8:00 a.m. (rather than the usual 4:00 p.m.) Dinner service begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 8:00 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 11:00 a.m. on December 25, 2018 and January 1, 2019. Reservations are recommended and may be made by either calling 760-325-4537 or via Open Table on the Tram’s website (www.pstramway.com/dining).

The Tramway operates a special schedule from December 17, 2018 through January 1, 2019. 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.

SOUNDS OF THE HOLIDAYS AT PALM SPRINGS AERIAL TRAMWAY

Decades-Long Tradition Kicks-Off November 30

On November 30, a decades-long tradition resumes when holiday choir season commences at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through December 14, a different middle or high school choir performs holiday favorites at the Tramway’s Mountain Station.

For the 2018 holiday season, the Tramway is proud to present the following line-up:

  • Friday, November 30 – Indio High School Choir
  • Saturday December 1 – Desert Ridge Academy Concert Choir
  • Sunday, December 2 – Palm Springs High School Madrigals & String Quartet
  • Friday, December 7 – Jurupa Valley High School Chamber Singers
  • Saturday, December 8 – Martin Luther King High School Chamber Singers & Show Choir
  • Sunday, December 9 – Encore High School for the Arts Madrigals
  • Friday, December 14 – The Lions’ Pride Chamber Singers (Cathedral City H.S.)

According to Martin Luther King High School Choir Director Brian Holm, “Our Chamber Singers have performed annually at the top of the Tramway for over a decade, not only to the delight our performers but—apparently—to Tram audiences as well! In fact, I remember singing here as part of my own high school choir.  Everyone is glad to be continuing this long-standing holiday tradition.”

Show times are 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 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. (Note: The 5:00 p.m. performance on December 2nd is outside on the Desert View Terrace as part of the tree lighting ceremony.) Open seating (no reservations taken).

Tramway Holiday Choirs

HGTV’S ERIC & LINDSEY BENNETT LIGHT TRAMWAY’S HOLIDAY TREE

2018 Celebrity Tree Lighters Pull Switch December 2

ERIC & LINDSEY BENNETT

HGTV’s “Desert Flippers” hosts, Eric and Lindsey Bennett, serve as this year’s celebrity tree lighters for the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 2 at the Tram’s Mountain Station kicking off with a holiday performance by the Palm Springs High School Madrigals & String Quartet. Then the Bennetts light the Tram’s landmark 45-foot tree comprised of 4,000 LED lights, which can be seen throughout the Coachella Valley.

Since the 2016 premier of “Desert Flippers,” these Wisconsin transplants have been transforming Palm Springs one ‘unloved’ house at a time…and showing the rest of the country the desert’s beautiful scenery and weather.

Renovating 20 properties a year—while raising three small children—is no small feat, and this couple takes it in stride. But when they go behind the walls of houses that live in triple-digit heat, they never quite know what they might find—scorpions, rattlesnakes, black widows and even squatters! In each episode of “Desert Flippers,” Eric and Lindsey search out a diamond in the rough, but they might find something that’s just plain rough!

The Bennetts are currently shooting Season 3 of their show and have also been seen on “Brother vs. Brother,” “The Today Show,” “Access,” “Entertainment Tonight,” and “E! News.” As well, they have been featured in HGTV Magazine, People.com, Palm Springs Life, The Desert Sun and Agent Magazine

THANKSGIVING WEEKEND AT THE PALM SPRINGS AERIAL TRAMWAY

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will operate a special schedule during the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend, Thursday, November 22 through Sunday, November 25. The first tram up each day will be at 8:00 a.m., the last tram up will be at 8:00 p.m. and the last tram down will be at 9:45 p.m.

On Thanksgiving Day, November 22, Ride ’n’ Dine tickets—which include Tram admission and dinner at Pines Café (a cafeteria-style restaurant)—will be available for purchase beginning at 8:00 a.m. (rather than the usual 4:00 p.m.) Dinner service begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m. Combination tickets are $36 for adults and seniors, and $23.50 children (ages 3-10). The holiday menu includes a mixed greens salad; a choice of oven-roasted turkey, beef a la mode or vegetarian lasagna; a selection of side dishes; and old-fashioned carrot cake or pumpkin pie. Dinner roll along with a small fountain beverage, coffee or tea are included.

Peaks Restaurant will begin serving their regular menu along with traditional holiday favorites at 11:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 760-325-4537 or by visiting https://www.pstramway.com/dining/ .

This Thanksgiving, take a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, stroll the majestic forests of Mt. San Jacinto State Park, and then dine while enjoying the most spectacular views in the entire Coachella Valley.