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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas: 2nd-3rd dec

Mannheim Steamroller performs electronically influenced renditions of holiday classics like “Deck the Halls” at the McCallum Theater in Palm Desert. McCallumtheatre.com

The price is right live: 3 Dec

Fans of the longest running game show in the United States have the chance to play Plinko, Ferris Wheel and other popular games for prizes at the Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage. www.aguacalientecasinos.com

Festival of Lights Parade: 3 Dec

More than 100,000 revelers gather in downtown Palm Springs for this annual procession of floats, marching bands and characters like Snoopy and friends. psfestivaloflights.com

Palm Springs Opera Guild Competition: 3 Dec

Operatic phenomena buckle up and compete for scholarships and opportunities to perform professionally at this annual competition at Cathedral City’s Coachella Valley Repertory. palmsprings operaguild.com

Desert Mountains Art Fair: 3 Dec

Discover photos, paintings, pottery and more at this monthly gathering at the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center. desertmountains.org

International Indio Tamale Festival: 3rd-4th December

Downtown Indio is hosting its 30th Tamale Festival featuring a roller disco, rides, performances by local musicians and dancers and of course all kinds of delicious tamales. www.indiotamalefestival.com

The Brahms I love: 4 Dec

Pianist Jeffrey Siegel plays his way through the waltzes and rhapsodies of Johannes Brahms and tells stories from the life of the German composer. McCallumtheatre.com

Ironman 70.3 Indian Wells – La Quinta: 4 Dec

Calling all triple threat athletes. With the Indian Wells Tennis Garden as its home base, this official Ironman race sends competitors swimming, biking and running through the Coachella Valley – and toasting the winners with delicious non-alcoholic beer after the event. ironman.com

Desert Men Fashion Show: 4 Dec

Gentlemen zip down the runway at the Palm Springs Air Museum accompanied by adorable adoptable dogs to raise funds for Animal Samaritans. Animalsamaritans.org

Vintage Market in Palm Springs: 4 Dec

Discover retro finds from worn band t-shirts to modern TV stands at this monthly market at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. palmspringsvintagemarket.com

Nature Walk in Blixseth Park: December 7th and 21st

This half-mile, docent-led walk welcomes hikers (and their pups) to learn about the native flora and fauna of the desert at Blixseth Park in Rancho Mirage. desertmountains.org

Paul McDonald Li’l Big Band: 8 Dec

Singers Jay Jackson and Hope Diamond join Paul McDonald’s 10-piece band at the Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs to play soulful songs with a holiday vibe. www.jazzvillepalmsprings.com

Thunder from Australia: 9 Dec

Say hello to Australia’s hottest hunks. The chiseled charmers of this male revue delight audiences at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage with interactive dance routines. www.aguacalientecasinos.com

The Storm’s Great Holiday Ordeal: 9 Dec

Pink Martini singer Storm Large nearly quit music in 2002, but at the urging of friends in Portland, she picked up the mic again. See the feisty cabaret artist at McCallum. McCallumtheatre.com

Young Einstein: 9 Dec

Located at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs, this all-vinyl DJ set draws inspiration from Young Einstein’s love of funk, hip-hop and soul. acehotel.com

CluedUp: Alice in Wonderland: 10th of December

Hunt for clues through an inverted version of Indio in this Alice in Wonderland-inspired virtual game. Grab some of your favorite people to play with and navigate the city with a smartphone app. cludupp.com

Cheap trick: 10th of December

The passion rock band Cheap Trick sparked in Japan in 1978 has been compared to Beatlemania. The “I Want You to Want Me” singers perform in Fantasy Springs in Indio. www.fantasyspringsresort.com

Light Up for Love Community Candlelight Vigil: 10th of December

Local nonprofit Ronnie’s House for Hope stands by its mission to provide free grief support to community members with this memorial service at Palm Desert Civic Center Park. ronnieshouseforhope.org

Margaritaville Run: 10th of December

Sprint or stroll to the finish line in this charity 5K race at the Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs, where you’ll find Jimmy Buffet-style gifts and a post-race concert. margaritavillerun.com

Yoga with a ranger: December 10th and 17th

A Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument ranger leads a beginner-friendly flow full of tree- and animal-inspired poses at the visitor center. desertmountains.org

Alton Brown Live: Dec 12

TV’s Alton Brown is transforming Palm Desert’s McCallum Theater into a new breed of cutthroat kitchen with his live show of comedy, cooking demos and crazy experiments with audience participation. McCallumtheatre.com

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