Fans of “Three’s Company” and twinkling holiday lights won’t want to miss the Annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade on Dec. 7.
Suzanne Somers, 67, a part-time Palm Springs resident known for her role as Chrissy Snow on the popular late-1970s sitcom Threes Company, has been named celebrity Grand Marshal of the parade in its 22 year.
She is also a health and wellness entrepreneur, author and lecturer and has lent support to various local causes.
“We are privileged to live in this beautiful city and I am incredibly excited to lead the way down Palm Canyon Drive in one of my favorite parades. I am so excited to be Celebrity Grand Marshal this year,” said Somers in a prepared statement.
Patty Delgado, owner of Las Casuelas Terraza will join Somers in the parade as the “Guardian Angel.”
Her parents Florencio and Maria Delgado started the Las Casuelas chain of restaurants in the Coachella Valley in 1958.
The parade is the city’s signature holiday event and will start at 5:45 p.m. along Palm Canyon Drive. The parade features marching bands, floats decorated with lights, and huge balloons reminiscent of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Santa will also be there riding on the “Jackie Lee Houston Santa Claus Express.” More than 100,000 people are expected to attend.For more information about the event, call Jasmine Waits at (760) 323-8276.