By Craig Michaels

For some people, getting up before the sun to celebrate Easter is a family tradition. While there are a few options for this early morning ritual, none can claim the view you get at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. One of the most breathtaking places to watch the sunrise on Easter is at the Tramway’s Mountain Station with an elevation of 8,516 feet. On Sunday, April 16, beginning at 5:30 a.m., celebrate Easter Sunrise Service with songs of faith, hope and joy by the Abie & Bert Duo. The inspirational Easter message will be given by Pastor Robert Sneed.

Early risers can catch the first tram car up that morning at 5:00 a.m. Reduced Tram fares will be in effect until 7:30 a.m. with round-trip $15.50 for adults and seniors, and $12.25 for children ages 3-12. Immediately following the program, breakfast will be served in Pines Café until 10:00 a.m. If purchased by 7:30 a.m., the cost for the Ride ‘N’ Breakfast combination, which includes round-trip Tram fare, is $25.95 for adults and seniors, and $16.95 for children ages 3-12. If you decide to sleep in and miss the service, the breakfast menu is also available separately until 10:00 a.m. for $12.95+tax.

If you would rather spend the day hiking or soaking up the amazing views, you can enjoy Easter dinner which is available from 11:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. in Pines Café. Unfortunately, reservations are not taken at the cafeteria-style restaurant but tickets go on sale at 8:00 a.m. if you would like to dine at the top.


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Written By: Craig Michaels Productions
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