Palm Springs Aerial Tramway’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

04dec5:30 pm6:30 pmPalm Springs Aerial Tramway’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Xmas Tramway

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UFC Hall-of-Famer Cub Swanson will serve as the 2022 celebrity tree lighter for the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, December 4. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Tram’s Mountain Station with the Palm Springs High School Madrigals & String Quartet performing holiday favorites. Swanson will follow by lighting the Tram’s landmark 45-foot tree comprised of over 4,000 LED lights, which can be seen throughout the Coachella Valley. 

Cub Swanson, a Coachella Valley native, is a legendary American mixed martial artist who currently competes in the UFC. Swanson was inducted into the 2022 UFC Hall of Fame earlier this year for his iconic fight against Doo Ho Choi in 2016. As a heavily decorated UFC fighter, Swanson was nicknamed “Killer” and has won ‘Fight of the Night’ six times, ‘Knockout of the Night’ two times, 2016 ‘Fight of the Year,’ and 13 career performance bonuses—the most in UFC featherweight division history. 



(Sunday) 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, 1 Tram Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262


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