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Third Annual “It’s a Wonderful Life” Holiday Celebration Comes to La Quinta Resort & Club This Year


Third Annual “It’s a Wonderful Life” Holiday Celebration Comes to La Quinta Resort & Club This Year


Salute to Frank Capra’s Bedford Falls, Family-Friendly Overnight

Travel Package, Interactive Cooking Demos, and 30-Plus Days of Holiday Activities to

Highlight This Year’s Festivities



LA QUINTA, Calif. – November 16, 2012 – La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST will celebrate this year’s holidays with a month of family-friendly sights, sounds and special events, all centered around the magical season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.  Holiday merriment makes this legendary resort a festive destination for the local community and for travelers from near and far, with highlights of this year’s season set to include the annual lighting of the holiday tree, cooking demonstrations, and the resort’s Third Annual Tribute to Frank Capra’s iconic holiday movie and American Film Institute classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, which Capra wrote while staying in his favorite La Quinta casita. Every Thursday through Saturday throughout the season, this beloved film’s Bedford Falls comes to life at La Quinta Resort & Club.


The resort will support several philanthropic activities during the holidays as well, including internal fund-raising for the American Red Cross to help support victims of Superstorm Sandy, providing of holiday gifts for 50 children served by Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Desert and participation with Toys for Tots.


This year’s holiday offering at La Quinta Resort & Club includes:



The resort’s annual holiday tree is a majestic 48-foot white fir. The 1¼-ton tree travels 642 miles from Auburn, California to reach its display position at La Quinta Resort & Club, where it is dressed with 20,000 lights and ornaments and topped with an illuminated star.


Annual Tree Lighting Celebration

Saturday, November 24, 3 to 6 p.m.

Resort guests and the local community are invited to celebrate the Annual Tree Lighting.  This festive event includes holiday music by the Ben Franklin Elementary School choir, Shannon Tanner and a Mariachi band, and shopping, children’s crafts and a visit by Santa Claus & his reindeer. The holiday tree will then be illuminated at 5 p.m. daily as well as all day on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.






Holiday Value Package

Valid through January 10, 2013

This special two-night package is designed for friends, families and multi-generational groups who wish to celebrate their holidays at the resort. The Holidays with the Family package includes:


--Overnight accommodations

--50% savings on a second room booked for the same dates


Rates start at $179 per night, require a minimum two-night stay in each room and are based on availability. Book at




Pancakes on the Plaza and Lollipoplooza



Bonnie Crail
Crail Communications