Simmons Family's Dancing Christmas Lights Show on Estio Road 2013

Welcome to MyDesertLights.com website, home to the Simmons Family's Dancing Christmas Lights Show on Estio Road in Cathedral City, CA named Best Christmas Lights Display in America in 2010 by The Early Show on CBS.

The lights show for 2013 boasts more than 200,000 eco-friendly LED lights, eight miles of cabling, over 3,500 animated lighting channels, 24-foot tall Mega Christmas Tree, Leaping Light Arches, Shooting Stars, and much more! The show has grown to become one of the largest private residential displays of its kind in the US, and it's located right here in Southern California's Coachella Valley community.

The show's lights are synchronized to holiday music via special computer hardware and software, which makes the lights "dance" to the music. The music is broadcasted via short-range radio from the Simmons home on 107.5 FM "The Icicle" and features popular holiday hits. Television and radio personality Rich Fields, provides the narration. Rich is the former show announcer for game shows "The Price Is Right" and "Wheel of Fortune."

Show Dates & Times

This year's show runs nightly from November 22, 2013 through January 5, 2014. Show times are Sunday through Thursday, from 5 PM to 10 PM and Friday and Saturday, from 5 PM to 11 PM.

Show is FREE to the public, so that all of the community and tourists alike can enjoy the magical dancing lights that bring new sights and sounds to the holiday season.

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Note: The show will be canceled on days where high winds, rain, or snow <g> occur for safety reasons!

Annual Visit from Santa Claus Event

On Saturday, December 21, 2013 we will be having our special annual visit from Santa Claus between 6 PM and 8 PM.

To celebrate Santa's special appearance, we serve FREE hot chocolate and cookies for everyone to enjoy. So bring the whole family out, and don't forget your camera. During the past few years this event has grown alot and is now a huge hit for both the children and adults which draws thousands of people from all over! Mark your calendars - you do not want to miss this family fun-filled event!

We take lots of pictures during this event. We also offer several different photo purchasing options online as well. Remember, all donations and proceeds goto Shine the Light on Hunger - benefiting FIND Food Bank.

Show Rules

When visiting our show, we ask that you observe a few rules.

  • Please be respectful and courteous to our friends and neighbors. Observing all of the rules will be greatly appreciated.
  • Please be kind to our neighbors and do not block traffic or driveways, park or walk on anyone's lawn, blow horns, or play your radio too loudly.
  • For the viewing pleasure of our other guests, we ask that you please turn off your headlights while in front of the display.
  • WARNING!!! Due to the high electrical voltage that runs the show, please DO NOT enter the show area or yard for any reason! Failure to observe this rule could result in serious injury or death.


Courtesy of Juan Botero Photography