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25th Annual

Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade

Palm Springs, California

Saturday, December 2, 2017
5:45 PM

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Web: PSFestivalOfLights.com

Email: Ray Pulver, Parade Producer
Phone: 408-629-2520

OR
Email: Jasmine Sullivan-Waits, Special Events Manager
Mail: Palm Springs Parks and Recreation, 401 S. Pavilion Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: 760-323-8276

If you're interested in entering your band in the Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade, please request an application from Ray Pulver at the contact info above.
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Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade logo Celebrating its 25th year in 2017, the Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade is consistently rated one of the best local events in the Coachella Valley and a "top 10" holiday parade in the USA. Marching bands are an important part of the parade which features lighted floats, giant balloons, equestrian units, vintage autos and nationally recognized celebrities. Marching bands often match the spirit of the nighttime spectacle by performing holiday music and adorning their uniforms with lights.

The parade is becoming a destination for marching bands and draws groups from beyond the local area. In 2017 the parade anticipates including several international bands in the lineup in conjunction with the World Association of Marching Show Bands (WAMSB) Championships which will be held in Palm Springs the same week.

The 1.25-mile parade route travels up Palm Canyon Drive from Ramon Road to Tamarisk Road. A crowd of nearly 100,000 spectators lines the route each year.

New for 2017, the parade will be televised by KMIR, the NBC affiliate in Palm Springs. The parade will be shown live on Saturday evening and will also be rebroadcast on Sunday.

2017 Participating Bands

Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade Photos As of May 1, 2017
The 2017 entry period is still open. Bands will be added as they are confirmed.

Desert Hot Springs High School, CA
Palm Springs High School, CA


Future Dates

Saturday, December 2, 2017
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Saturday, December 7, 2019
(Always held the first Saturday of December)

For More Information


Web: PSFestivalOfLights.com

Email: Ray Pulver, Parade Producer
Phone: 408-629-2520

OR
Email: Jasmine Sullivan-Waits, Special Events Manager
Mail: Palm Springs Parks and Recreation, 401 S. Pavilion Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: 760-323-8276

If you're interested in entering your band in the Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade, please request an application from Ray Pulver at the contact info above.

Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade Highlights Video



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