Why does the image of a winter wonderland have to include snow? Well it doesn’t really of course, but because we Americans live mostly in four-season climate zones, and many of us come from Northern European ancestry, the memories of Christmas historically include lots of (or hopes of) the white stuff.
Picture this then. Our beautiful resort towns lit up in holiday splendor from Halloween through New Year’s Day, adorned boulevards , glittering shops and restaurants, crowds of people everywhere. That’s the true image the Coachella Valley presents to the world during the season. And because of our wonderful location at the base of the massive San Jacinto Peaks we’ve almost got snow! Most years we certainly can look up and see it anyway.
Without embellishing, there might be a moment when you’re here, perhaps strolling down Palm Canyon Blvd. after a show or dinner some night, when you’ll suddenly realize you could be in a ski-town! Resort towns, after all, are laid out in similar fashions, and the village atmosphere of Downtown Palm Springs, with its cafes and coffee shops spilling out onto twinkling sidewalks, is not all that different from an evening scene in Santa Fe or even Whistler (minus the clumping boots of course).
But the accompanying cold? Just enough at night to add the ambiance of a warm fire to your holiday, and a hot buttered rum perhaps. Daytime you’ll still be playing golf or tennis in picture-perfect weather. December usually hovers arounds the mid-70s.
Yes, in Palm Springs you can have your fruitcake and eat it too…
Happy Holidays from your Palm Springs Real Estate Agent!