Participate in the 2023 Parade of Lights

Join Us for the 2023 Parade of Lights - Spread Holiday Cheer!

We are thrilled to extend an invitation to you and your organization to participate in the much-anticipated 2023 Parade of Lights in Desert Hot Springs! This annual event promises to be bigger and brighter than ever before, and we'd love for you to be a part of the magic.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, December 9, 2023
Time: 5:45 PM
Location: Start: Palm Dr. and Mission Lakes Blvd.

End: Palm Dr. and 2nd Street

Theme: "Christmas Traditions 1963-2023, Celebrating 60 Years"

The Parade of Lights has been a beloved holiday tradition in our city, bringing joy and togetherness to our community. This year's theme, "Christmas Traditions 1963-2023, Celebrating 60 Years" is an invitation for all participants to showcase their creativity and holiday spirit, making it a memorable experience for both participants and spectators.

Why Join Us?

Community Engagement: Be a part of a cherished community tradition that brings people together to celebrate the holiday season.
Promote Your Organization: Gain exposure and promote your organization to thousands of spectators.
Showcase Creativity: Put your organization's creativity on display with a beautifully decorated float or entry.
Spread Holiday Cheer: Contribute to the festive spirit of the season and create lasting memories.


To secure your spot in the parade, please complete the Participant Application and waiver and return it to us by November 27, 2023. There is no cost to participate.

Questions and Assistance:
If you have any questions or require assistance, please feel free to contact our Parade Coordinator, Melissa Purcell, at or (760) 329-6411 ext. 139. We are here to help and ensure your participation is a seamless and enjoyable experience.

We look forward to having you as part of the 2023 Parade of Lights, helping us make this year's event unforgettable. Together, we will light up the night and fill the hearts of our community with joy.

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

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