It’s the Christmas season and that means it’s time once again to take in the most festival street in the Coachella Valley: Minerva Lane in Cathedral City, a.k.a Candy Cane Lane. Here are five things to know about the popular Holiday destination in Greater Palm Springs.

What is it?

It’s a small street, basically a block, where almost everybody goes all out to decorate their home with lights, decorations, and displays (and be sure to watch for some surprises as some residents even have a pretty good sense of humor about it.

How to Get There

Minerva Road is located between Tachevah Drive and Avenida La Vista in Cathedral City.

When Should You Go?

The lights go up every night as soon as it gets dark so, clearly, you want to wait until it gets dark. There are no official hours for Candy Cane Lane – but, as it is a neighborhood where people live, you shouldn’t go too late.

Walk Don’t Drive

A ton of people choose to drive through the neighborhood, which is fine – but, if you park a block away and take a stroll through the neighborhood you will have more time to enjoy it and not have to worry about someone driving behind you rear ending you because they are distracted by an inflatable Mickey Mouse.  Some may not feel safe to walk after a tragic shooting a few years back near the neighborhood and, if that’s how you feel, I understand.  As for me, I have always felt pretty safe there.

Remember, People Live There

Be respectful of the residents of the street who have gone out of their way to help you enjoy the holidays.  Don’t park behind their driveways, stay off their lawns, and don’t steal their stuff!!!