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Holiday fun planned for Indio tree lighting event on Dec. 2

The City of Indio welcomes the public to join the Mayor, City Council and our community as we kick off the holiday season with an in-person tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m.

The free event will be held at 100 Civic Center Mall (in between City Hall and the Indio Public Library).

The festivities include the lighting of Indio’s 14 year old “Holiday Tree,” one of the largest living holiday trees in the Coachella Valley. This 35-foot pine will sparkle with thousands of twinkling LED lights. Expect performances from carolers from Shadow Hills High School, the Academy of Musical Performance (AMP), and Desert Theatreworks’ production of the Winter Wonderettes. Also making an appearance, celebrating their 23rd season, the Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus, with their new artistic director, Jerry R. Soria-Foust.

The public is encouraged to bring their cameras, as children will have the opportunity to take a photo with Santa after the tree lighting ceremony and enjoy holiday treats, including candy canes and cookies.

For more information, call Jim Curtis at 760-391-4174 or by email at