Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Palm Springs and the Coachella area by enjoying a family-friendly event as 2017 turns into 2018. The biggest event in the area will be the Palm Springs New Year Countdown and midnight fireworks at Spa Resort Casino. Take the family to see holiday lights, go ice skating, andn to enjoy other events to ring in the New Year.
Palm Springs New Year Countdown & Midnight Fireworks
Dec. 31 @ 8 p.m.
Spa Resort Casino, 401 E. Amada Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92262
Ring in the New Year at Palm Spring’s free outdoor block party, which will include KidZone, DJ Dense, a bar garden, and food sold by local restaurants. Watch the celebration at Times Square in New York as they ring in the New Year at 9 p.m. The outdoor concert featuring the Plain White T’s will start at 10:30 p.m. The countdown to 2018 will be followed by the show of fireworks at midnight.
Countdown to Noon-Year
Dec. 31 @ 10 a.m.
Children’s Discovery Museum, 71-701 Gerald Ford Dr., Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Kids can ring in the New Year at this daytime celebration featuring special activities, countdown to 2018, and balloon drop at noon. The special event will be included with museum admission ($7.95-$9.95).
The Renova Ice Rink @ The River
Nov. 21-Jan. 14 @ Varies
The River @ Rancho Mirage, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Kids and adults will have fun skating into the New Year at Ice Rink @ The River at Rancho Mirage. Admission is $15 for all-day skating.
Nov. 24-Jan. 8 @ 4 p.m.
Ruth Hardy Park, 700 E. Tamarisk Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92262
Robolights will be open nightly through Jan. 8, so this unusual light display will offer a great family-friendly event on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The artist-created displays make use of discarded recycled items. There are “no parking” signs posted in the neighborhood, so the artist recommends parking at Ruth Hardy Park and taking the short walk to see the holiday display. Suggested donation $5.
Desert Ice Castle
68-600 Perez Rd., Cathedral City, CA 92234
Desert Ice Castle will be open for public skating on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Admission will be $7/Person and skate rental will be $3.
New Year’s Eve Grape Drop
Dec. 31 @ 6 p.m.
Civic Center, 41000 Main St., Temecula, CA 92590
The 2018 Temecula-style New Year’s Eve celebration will include live music, kid’s activities, and vendors at the annual New Year’s Eve Grape Drop. The family can ring in the New Year twice, first at East Coast time (9 p.m.) and again at West Coast time (midnight).