Actress Morgan Fairchild dropped by the City of Palm Springs' spectacular “green” Christmas tree lighting ceremony Tuesday night to help Mayor Steve Pougnet and the Palm Springs City Council celebrate the holiday season Palm Springs style!
Fairchild, a surprise guest, was in town for World AIDS Day in Palm Springs.
“We're thrilled to have Morgan Fairchild here in Palm Springs to help us fight AIDS and ring in the holidays in style,” said Mayor Pougnet. “When it comes to holiday spirit no other valley city can top Palm Springs!”
More than 400 people attended the tree lighting ceremony hosted on live television by KESQ-TV's Ginger Jeffries and featuring a 22-foot Christmas tree adorned with LED energy efficient lights, traditional holiday carols performed by the Palm Springs High School Choir, free horse-drawn carriage rides, cookies and hot chocolate and a visit from Santa and the Palm Springs High School marching band “Spirit of the Sands.”
“I want to thank you all for coming out and joining the City of Palm Springs as we celebrate the holidays,” said the Mayor. “In these tough economic times, it's important to keep our spirits up and remember how much we have to be thankful for.”