"The 4th Annual Riverside Turkey Trot is a run/walk featuring a 15K, 5K and Mini-Trot Kids Race through the historic streets of downtown Riverside."The Riverside Turkey Trot will take place Thanksgiving morning (Nov. 22) and is a participatory run/walk for people of all fitness levels. This family-friendly event inspires people to come together, get healthy and have fun before eating a Thanksgiving feast!"Grab your holiday party pants and bring on the costumes! "We want to see your best turkeys, pilgrims, Indians and any other crazy ideas you have. The more CREATIVE, the better! Prizes will be awarded to best individual costume and best group costumes."
This year WildLights at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is celebrating 26 years of dazzling guests by transforming the zoo into a sparkling winter wonderland. This festive, annual tradition kicks off Friday, November 23 with festivities from 6 pm to 9 pm and continues on select nights through December 24. Marveling at the more than a million colorful, sparkling holiday lights, guests will encounter a herd of life-size, luminescent animal lanterns including giraffe and cheetahs, explore newly added pathways and stroll through the popular tunnel of lights flashing to holiday music. Animal encounters and keeper chats, camel and carousel rides, and entertainment are offered nightly. In true WildLights tradition, the festive G-scale model trains with more than 3,300 feet of track will be decked out for the holidays. Delicious food and beverages will also be available for purchase.
"The annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade held in downtown Palm Springs features lighted floats, equestrians, bands, autos, and celebrities. Held at Palm Canyon Drive, between Ramon Road and Tamarisk Road, Palm Springs, CA."This event has consistently been rated as one of the best local events in the Coachella Valley, and one of the top 10 holiday parade events in the country."The parade will last between 90 minutes and 2 hours from start to finish.