The 2015 holiday season has come to La Quinta! While you’re unlikely to find a white Christmas in the Coachella Valley, the local shopping will put you in the seasonal mood – and with far less need for shoveling. Check out La Quinta’s best local shopping districts, score great deals, and stock up on stocking stuffers before December the twenty-fourth arrives.
Old Town La Quinta
If you want locally-sourced gifts from locally-owned businesses, Old Town La Quinta should be your first stop on your holiday shopping quest. Home to dozens of small local businesses, you can pick up unique gifts for everyone on your list while supporting the craft of local artisans, designers, and chefs. You’ll find clothing (Elizabeth and Prince Boutique, Divas of the Desert), jewelry (As Time Goes By Boutique, Homec Jewelers), food (Old Town Coffee Shop, La Quinta Olive Oil Company), style and wellness centers (Sway’s Barber Lounge, Old Town Massage), books, and more.
Old Town La Quinta is also home to a variety of Christmas events and festivities, making it an excellent destination throughout the season. The weekly Sunday Farmer’s Market will keep you well-stocked on locally-grown goodies for those holiday parties, and you’ll find local bands and local charities making appearances to get everyone in the seasonal mood. On December 4th, the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on the Old Town Event Lawn, with a special visit from Santa himself to make the start of the season truly bright. Any La Quinta local should make a visit to Old Town a priority during the season – it’s truly an essential local holiday tradition.
Washington Park Shopping Center
Home to dozens of popular chain stores, Washington Park Shopping Center is excellent for the busy shopper – no need to drive around constantly bumping your head against holiday traffic, just drive up, jump in, and head home with a full trunk of gifts. The perennial favorite of Target will help you find clothing, books, DVDs, games, and more, while Trader Joe’s will supply you with delicious and unique organic and locally-sourced treats for the foodie on your list. It’s quick, local, and easy: all things that the busy holiday shopper needs during this hectic season.
The Gardens on El Paseo
Head out on the short drive to Palm Desert, and you’ll find this great shopping center; stocked full of elegant and luxury shops for that special person on your list. The Gardens on El Paseo will help you find something for the person who has it all – whether it’s the latest designer fashions and jewelry (Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co.), tasteful interior décor (Kate Spade New York), or a gift card for an upscale dining experience (Mastro’s Steakhouse). Don’t miss out on an opportunity to make sure your loved one has a truly unforgettable Christmas Day.
The holidays are all about giving, and La Quinta’s local shopping districts can help you find the perfect unique gifts for your loved ones while enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells of the season. Don’t wait – Christmas is creeping up fast, so make sure these gifts go under your tree.