It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and Winter Holidays in the Hi Desert! The crisp cold air, clear (mostly) skies, twinkling stars and this week, a full moon are host to the special beauty of Christmas in the desert!
Besides camping (brrrrrr!) in Joshua Tree National Park, the season is warming up. Music is a special part of our community! The Joshua Tree Philharmonic hosts the annual Holiday Concert!
The Desert Classic Film Society is showing classic Christmas films and some 3-D surprises. The historic Campbell House and B&B in 29 Palms has decked its halls (photo insert)
Insiders know that some of the best holiday shopping is in Yucca Valley's west end Old Towne! Community and enterprise meet. This weekend, Old Town Gallery & Gifts will feature the artwork of local Yucca Valley High School students and host a reception from 1-3 pm on Saturday December 17th. Also on Saturday morning, December 17th, the Bread Lady will be selling her home-baked delicacies at Rainbow Stew, eclectic gallery and gathering place! Natural and homemade treats await you at the Frontier Cafe serving up the best coffee ever- from local Joshua Tree Coffee Company! Exotic and local gifts are in the same neighborhood at ArtFx
Need more local gifts? Thomas and Amara Alban began MazAmar Art Pottery in Old Town Since then, they moved their shop to picturesque Pioneertown (near famous Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace) and this month they are Signature Artists at Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree where a mix of wonderful original art gifts can be found.
Whether you visit Yucca Valley, Pioneertown, Joshua Tree, or Twentynine Palms this holiday season, you will find breathtaking sunsets, unique landscapes, clear air and music, food, art and entertainment inspired by our corner of the Mojave Desert!
Art available at Gallery 62: Spalted Maple by Mark Doolittle, Wine Cups by MazAmar
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writer, artist, observer, social commentator. I arrived to the Hi Desert 3 decades ago - to enter my chosen field. At the time, I saw the vast horizon as the end of the world. Now, I see it as the beginning of creativity.