Living Desert Wild Lights

One Million Lights and Counting

See how The Living Desert's colorful Wild Lights holiday comes to fruition

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Living Desert Wild Lights
The labor behind Wild Lights starts three weeks prior to its opening around Thanksgiving with a minimum of four-hour shifts per night.
Photos/Video by Maria Zang


This holiday season, get transported to another time and place, with millions of twinkling lights, festive holiday music, and tasty food offerings at The Living Desert Wild Lights.Living Desert Wild Lights

This time-honored tradition has evolved from a simple light display, to a full blown, light show extravagance, with more than one million LED lights, themed vignettes, holiday music, camel rides and plenty of family fun. What was originally conceived as a way to say thanks to the community for their support has become a signature holiday event now 23 years later.

Work on creating the colorful disdplay starts weeks in advance and doesn’t happen without countless hours from both volunteers and staff.

According to Erin Scott, marketing and public relations manager at The Living Desert, “This truly is a labor of love!”

The display runs through the end of December (closed Christmas Day).

The Living Desert, 47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert, 760-346-5694;


VIDEO: See the transformation of Wild Lights at The Living Desert in Palm Desert.










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