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Feast and Libations: Unforgettable Holiday Dinner and Cocktail Soirées

When it comes to creating a sense of old-fashioned Christmas charm, Palm Springs knows just how to deliver. With its retro vibe and timeless elegance, this desert oasis offers a range of dining options that will transport you back to the cherished holiday gatherings of yesteryears. Join us as we explore the delightful world of Christmas holiday dining in Palm Springs, where traditional flavors, classic décor, and warm hospitality come together to create an unforgettable experience reminiscent of a bygone era.

Holiday Dining Experiences for Dec. 24 & 25

4 Saints at the Kimpton Rowan Hotel – Dec. 24

Enjoy Christmas Eve at 4 Saints with one of the best views in the valley. For the table, enjoy burrata served with fig jam, balsamic, olive oil, tarragon, and grilled sourdough. The second course includes selections like warm shrimp salad, butternut squash soup, yellowfin tuna tartare, and baby beets with pink lady apples. For the main entrée, select from salmon, lobster, beef tenderloin, or roasted duck breast. For the vegetarian, order the chanterelle mushroom risotto with fine herbs. $125 pp. 5 pm with last reservation at 9:45 pm. Reservations.

4 saints dining room

Johannes – Dec. 24

Johannes is open for Christmas Eve dinner, 4:30 – 8:30 pm. They are closed Christmas Day. Regular menu. Reservations.

LuLu California Bistro – Dec. 24 & 25

Christmas Eve brunch is served 9 am – 2 pm. Main entrees include turkey, ham, rosemary half chicken, turkey pot pie, and seafood linguini with shrimp and lobster. Special holiday menu 3 – 9 pm.

Christmas Day includes a 4-course feast: soup, salad, entrée, and dessert. Lots to choose from. $69.99 pp. $24 for 12 and under. Christmas Menu. Served 1 – 9 pm.

interior of Lulu

Purple Room Jazz Dinner – Dec. 24 & 25

Celebrate the holidays with jazz and a traditional three-course holiday dinner! The Kevin Tokarz Quartet sets the tone for Holiday Jazz in the intimate setting of the Purple Room, home of the Rat Pack, along with a prefix three-course holiday menu including your choice of Herb Roasted Prime Rib, Scottish Salmon, Roast Pork Tenderloin and Vegan Bourguignon. Table preference based on first reservations. $89 Reservations 1900 E. Palm Canyon.

purple room stage

The Colony Club – Dec. 24 & 25

Located in the iconic Colony Palms Hotel, The Colony Club offers an elegant and nostalgic setting for Christmas dining. This upscale eatery combines a glamorous midcentury aesthetic with a seasonal menu inspired by holiday flavors. This year, enjoy festive Asian-themed creations like steamed truffled potstickers, crispy lobster spring rolls with Mandarin orange sauce, Peking duck, and Gossamer crepes with plum sauce. Reservations

colony palms hotel-colony club

Melvyn’s at the Ingleside Inn – Dec. 25

Melvyn’s at the Ingleside Inn is a must-visit for those seeking a true taste of vintage glamour. This renowned establishment has been a staple in Palm Springs since the 1930s and continues to exude timeless elegance. Step into this charming restaurant with classic holiday décor and savor their traditional Christmas feast.

Melvyn’s is serving a 3-course pre-fixed dinner menu. Start out with your choice of potato & leek soup, little gem lettuces salad, or chilled shrimp with cocktail sauce. Entrée options include prime rib and roasted chicken. The vegetarian option is the butternut squash risotto. Menu  Reservations

Melvyns Restaurant_Dining Room

Trio Christmas Day – Dec. 25

Gather your friends and loved ones and savor a fabulous 3-course prix fixe menu at Trio. First course served family style includes house-made biscuits, Caesar salad and potato Gnocchi. Entrees choices include prime roasted ribeye, lamb shank, or branzino fillet. Finish with pecan or apple pie. Other al la carte options are available. $75  Menu  Reservations  11 am – 9 pm.

Chi Chi at the Avalon Hotel – Dec. 25

The Chi Chi’s décor is a delightful mix of midcentury modern design and bohemian charm, creating an ambiance that is both trendy and relaxed. The open-air patio, adorned with lush greenery and stylish furniture, beckons guests to unwind and savor their dining experience while enjoying the beautiful Palm Springs weather.

Enjoy you holiday 3-course pre-fixe dinner poolside at the Chi Chi. Start out with your choice of their Christmas salad, tuna tartar, or smoked beets salad with coconut yogurt and rose water vinaigrette. Entrées includes fried chicken, seared salmon, and grilled eye of ribeye. For the vegetarian, order the wild mushroom pappardelle. Menus Reservations  5 – 10 pm.  $95  145 S. Belardo Road

chi chi restaurant at the Avalon hotel

Grand Central Palm Springs – Dec. 25

Enjoy a 3-course prix fixe celebration at Grand Central Palm Springs. Begin with lobster bisque or an asparagus salad. The entrée selections include NY steak & shrimp, Chilean seabass, orange glazed duck breast, or wild mushroom ravioli. To finish enjoy chocolate bourbon pecan pie. $65  Served 5 – 9 pm. Reservations 160 La Plaza.

Hilton Palm Springs – Dec. 25

The Hilton is offering a 3-course pre-fixe Christmas day dinner. Start with you choice of cranberry salad, pear and blue cheese salad, or mushroom creamed soup. Entrees include turkey, ham, vegetarian pot pie, or shrimp scampi. For desert, enjoy seasonal favorites of pumpkin pie, pecan, or yule log cake. 400 Tahquitz Way.  760-320-6868

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway – Dec. 25 & Jan 1

Ride ’n’ Dine tickets—which include Tram admission and dinner at Pines Café (a cafeteria-style restaurant)—are available for purchase from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Dinner service begins at 11:00 a.m. Combination tickets are $41 for adults and seniors, and $27.50 for children (ages 3-10).

Peaks Restaurant will serve special holiday dining menus on December 25 and January 1. Holiday dining in Peaks Restaurant begins at 11 am and is $79. A separate menu for children ages 3-10 is also available. Tram fare is not included. Peaks Restaurant will also continue to serve its regular menu. Reservations are recommended. Make an online reservation or call 760-325-4537.


A Christmas Feast at Kings Highway – Dec. 25

Kings Highway, located at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club, if serving a 3-course Christmas feast.  5 – 10 pm. Begin with their preserved tomato toast with basil and balsamic reduction. Entrée choices include mushroom ravioli, herb stuffed porchetta, or  ribeye steak. Finish with house-made doughnut holes in dark chocoate, powedered surgar, and raspberries. $75  Menu  Reservations.

Hanukkah Celebration

Hannukkah Celebration at Zin Bistro – Dec. 7 – 9th

Celebrate Hanukkah at Zin American Bistro. Prix Fixe menu or A la Carte. Dine in or delivery available.
Zin Hanukkah Menu

Hanukkah Celebration at Trio – Dec. 7 – 9

Join chef Jeremy for a special Hanukkah celebration at Trio. Enjoy Colorado lamb saddle, duchess potatoes, spiced baby carrots, and lamb jus. Reservations.

Other Holiday Dining & Libation Events

Through Dec. 31, Miracle Pop-UP at Truss & Twine

For the ultimate holiday-themed cocktail experience, visit the Miracle pop-up bar at Truss & Twine in the Uptown Design District. Sip creatively curated cocktails such as the “Christmasapolitan,” “Rudolph’s Replacement,” “The Krampus,” and more.  These specialty cocktails are served in a collectible holiday mug or glass. Proceeds from select cocktails/merchandise benefit Seva Foundation, a global non-profit eye care organization that works with local communities to develop self-sustaining programs that preserve and restore sight.

They have a brand new and exciting holiday themed food menu to pair with our festive Miracle cocktails. Reservations are encouraged to ensure seating. 5 pm – Midnight.  Reservations Limited seating at the bar for walk-ins. 800 N. Palm Canyon

Truss & Twine bar

Dec. 6, Tarnished Tinsel @ PS Underground

“Don we now our gay apparel” for an uproarious evening of music, wit, and good cheer! We’re combining two extremely talented pianists with a delectable dinner to serve up a one-of-a-kind holiday experience for you this season.

Our fabulous musicians will offer up all your favorite songs of the season with their own “tarnished twists” to ensure your holiday is merry and bright! Keeping pace in the kitchen, Chef Dave is sure to delight your senses with his custom, secret four-course menu. Please let us know about any dietary restrictions at the time of booking, and our Culinary Team will be happy to accommodate! Specialty cocktails, wine, beer, and bubbly will be free-flowing all evening to keep your spirits high.

Join us at the table for the perfect blend of laughter, music, and festive excitement sure to leave you with a smile on your face and holiday cheer in your heart! 7 pm $119 Tickets

Tarnished Tinsel PS Underground

Dec. 8, Holiday Soiree at the Chi Chi. / PS Underground

Midcentury Palm Springs boasted a variety of elegant supper clubs, including the Racquet Club, the Doll’s House, Ruby’s Dunes, and the Purple Room, but the infamous Chi-Chi Club outshone them all.

In homage to the fabled Chi-Chi Club, you will step back in time and get a glimpse of the performances of yesteryear with a Holiday twist! The artists at PS Underground will bring the spirit of the season to the stage, as you revel in the festive glamour surrounding you. Their secret menu unfolds as the evening progresses. Chef David Horgen has been tantalizing diners in the desert for years with his unique approach to food. Includes 4-course dinner, show, and free flowing cocktails, beer, and wine. 7 pm, 21+ $149  Tickets 1700 S. Camino Real.

Dec. 9, Jingle Ball.

Get ready to dance, sing, and jingle all the way at V Wine Lounge & Martini Bar. This event will be the ultimate holiday extravaganza, featuring music, delicious drinks, and a lively atmosphere. Take advantage of the chance to celebrate the season. Mark your calendars and get your jingle on at Jingle Ball 2023! 6-9 pm. Free Event. 600 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way.

Dec. 13, Holiday Jazz @ PS Underground.

It’s that time of year again… the weather is cooler, homes are decorated, friendships and family are celebrated; it’s the Holidays! Join us at the table for a delightful evening filled with an array of holiday jazz music, paired with a secret 4-course winter-inspired menu that is sure to satisfy even the Grinch! Includes 4-course PS Underground dinner, show, and free flowing cocktails, beer, and wine. 7 pm, 21+  Tickets 1700 S. Camino Real.

holiday jazz

Dec. 16, All I Want For Christmas (Mariah Carey) Drag Brunch

Celebrate the QUEEN of Christmas with a Mariah Carey drag brunch. You’ll hear Mariah’s classic Christmas songs and her top hits. Singing and dancing is encouraged. Hosted by Epiphany Kali. 21+ Reforma Palm Springs 333 S. Palm Canyon.

Dec. 17, HO – A Sunday Brunch @ PS Underground.

Join PS Underground for a sidesplittingly funny yet raunchy romp into the darker side of this usually sparkly holiday season. The characters in this laugh-a-minute twisted Sunday Brunch are pulling out all the festive, naughty stops! Not for the faint of heart, you can expect raunchy lyrics and hilarious twists on holiday songs, poems and stories from a cast of very off-color, holly-not-so-jolly characters. Includes 3-course holiday brunch, show, and free flowing bloody mary’s, mimosas, and spiked egg nog.. 11 am – 2 pm, 21+  Tickets 1700 S. Camino Real.

Dec. 19, Steven Brinberg presents – Simply Barbra, The Holiday Show.

Steven is the premier Barbra Streisand impressionist! He’s performed his incredible show, Simply Barbra, to international acclaim both on stage and television (and performing regularly with none other than Marvin Hamlisch!) as he pays homage to all that is Streisand!

“A delicious combination of humor and great singing. A must see for Streisand fans and anyone who enjoys musical-comedy” — London Times

Oscar’s  at 7 pm. Tickets.  $25 minimum food/drink order.  125 E Tahquitz Canyon Way

Dec. 23, Special Holiday Wine Tasting at Bouschet.

This special holiday wine tasting at Bouschet supports the Make A Wish foundation. $75. 4 pm. Tickets 611 S. Palm Canyon Drive.

Jan. 6, 2024, A Night At The Movies / PS Underground

It’s undeniable that music has a profound impact on our cinematic experience. Music can lead us on an epic adventure, or give us spine-tingling chills. It can touch us deeply, create tension, inspire romance, reach into the deepest parts of our psyche, or bring us to tears. We’re celebrating the songs that bring the magic of the movies to life!

Enjoy a four-course cinema-inspired menu created by our own Chef Dave, as well as free-flowing wine, beer, and craft cocktails! 7 pm. $149  Tickets. 1700 S. Camino Real.


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