Public Invited to Kick Off the Holidays at the Most Festive Winter Wonderland Block Party of the Year
The famous El Paseo shopping district will turn into a winter wonderland for the 12th annual “A Miracle on El Paseo,” Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 5 to 9 p.m. The festive evening is hosted by The Shops on El Paseo, the Coachella Valley’s premier luxury shopping and dining destination, and benefits BIGHORN Behind A Miracle (BAM).
Guests are invited to kick off the holiday season with street dancers, carolers and other live entertainment, a five-story Ferris wheel, a designer fashion show, family-fun activities including Santa’s Village and ornament making, an interactive snow globe perfect for photo ops, and over 20 of the Valley’s top restaurants and vendors offering tastings, all included in one ticket price.
The Shops on El Paseo owner Fred Fern, Palm Desert Mayor Susan Marie Weber, BIGHORN BAM founder Selby Dunham, and BAM chair Debbie Aarthun and co-chair Cathy Johnson will do the honors of officially lighting the 60-foot El Paseo Christmas tree.
This year, Santa will make a grand entrance on a City of Palm Desert fire truck accompanied by the Bear Brass Band, Palm Desert’s Xavier College Prep cheer and dance teams, live marching toy soldiers, the “Gift Wrap Girls,” Rockette-style dancers, and more. Musical entertainment on the Hot Purple Energy concert stage will feature Stevie Nicks Illusion, a Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac tribute band. Wrapping up the evening are Palm Springs Modernism Week fan favorites, The Dreamboats, a Canadian quartet playing good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll with a sound that is equal parts Chuck Berry and The Wonders.
2019 sponsors and partners include the City of Palm Desert, IndiGO Auto Group, Hot Purple Energy, KESQ and Rapport International Furniture.
For a limited time only, the following BAM retail partners located at The Shops on El Paseo will be donating 10% of each sale to BIGHORN BAM when BAM is mentioned during the sales transaction.
November 11 – 24: Escada, Grayse, Oliver Peoples, Ralph Lauren, and Summer Colony Living
· November 20 – 23: Leggiadro
· November 23: Riga’s
Tickets purchased in advance are $50 for adults 21 and older, $15 for youth ages 6-20, and ages 5 and under are free. At the door, tickets are $60 for adults 21 and older and $20 for ages 6-20. One hundred percent of ticket sales goes to helping cancer patients and their families. To purchase tickets for A Miracle on El Paseo, or to learn more about how you can support local cancer patients through BIGHORN BAM, visit www.BIGHORNBAM.net/miracle or call (760) 610-8218.
About BIGHORN Behind A Miracle (BAM)
Founded in 2007, BIGHORN Behind A Miracle (BAM) was established by local cancer survivor Selby Dunham and is dedicated to providing critical funding needed to help in the diagnosis, treatment, research, services, and education for those affected by all cancer. BAM has donated over $8.7 million to local charities and has assisted more than 100,000 patients in their treatment of cancer. Donations support improving existing treatment and diagnostic equipment, purchasing new equipment, transportation, and helping those that need assistance. Through the BAM Van transportation service, BAM has provided more than 12,000 rides to assist people in getting to and from their treatment. For more information, visit www.bighornbam.net.
About The Shops on El Paseo
Designer shopping meets sophisticated dining at The Shops on El Paseo, a luxury retail district nestled at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains in Palm Desert — between Highway 74 and Monterey Avenue. This portion of the famed El Paseo is an experience in and of itself, lined with stately palm trees, public art, fine eateries, and name-brand boutiques with fashionable offerings from a variety of designers. Complimentary valet parking offered seasonally and ample self-parking available behind the storefronts, this stylish shopping and dining destination is designed with world-class service and the luxe desert lifestyle in mind. For more information, visit www.theshopsonelpaseo.com.