Santa Visits, Holiday Hours, Holiday Dining and More!

PALM SPRINGS, CA (November 11, 2018) Santa visits the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway on Saturday, December 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Free candy canes and photo opportunities for the kids bring another dose of Yuletide merriment to all who visit the Tramway’s Mountain Station.

Then, on Sunday, December 16 is the inaugural Brunch with Santa. Starting at 10:30 a.m., join Ol’ St. Nick for crafts, holiday treats and a delicious meal in an alpine setting. Tickets are $36 for adults and seniors, and $23.50 for children (ages 3-10). Tram fare is included. Advanced tickets are required by calling 760-325-1449.

On December 25, 2018 and January 1, 2019, Ride ’n’ Dine tickets—which include Tram admission and dinner at Pines Café (a cafeteria-style restaurant)—are available for purchase beginning at 8:00 a.m. (rather than the usual 4:00 p.m.) Dinner service begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m. Combination tickets are $36 for adults and seniors, and $23.50 for children (ages 3-10).

Peaks Restaurant serves their regular lunch and dinner menus along with a special prix fixe holiday menu beginning at 11:00 a.m. on December 25, 2018 and January 1, 2019. Reservations are recommended and may be made by either calling 760-325-4537 or via Open Table on the Tram’s website (

The Tramway operates a special schedule from December 17, 2018 through January 1, 2019. The first tram up each day is at 8:00 a.m., the last tram up is at 8:00 p.m. and the last tram down is at 9:45 p.m.

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