“It’s a staple of those cheesy, feel-good holiday films: A massive Christmas tree twinkles to life, illuminating drifting snow, charming small-town cottages, and the moment a couple share their first kiss. While certain Hallmark Channel calling cards may be hard to come by — we can’t all marry handsome B&B owners! —   the Coachella Valley’s tree lighting ceremonies still have the power to create wintertime magic for visitors
and residents.

The seasonal events celebrate the valley’s biggest Christmas trees while also incorporating family-friendly holiday activities, such as crafts, sweet treats, and visits from Santa. Some go the extra mile to encourage audience participation: At El Paseo’s event, attendees receive flashing wands to wave as the tree lights up. La Quinta Resort & Club offers guests sheets of music lyrics so they can sing along with carolers…”

[Read the full article at palmspringslife.com]