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Locals, tourists enjoying unseasonablywarm holiday weekend

Folks around the Coachella Valley are taking advantage of the warmer-than-normal temperatures, but businesses that just started selling Christmas trees say they are off to a slow start.

Misters were on full blast in downtown Palm Springs Friday night.

Tourists, some of whom enjoyed dinner on the patio, said this weather is far better than what it’s like back home.

“It’s horrible. It’s cold and freezing. Everyone is wearing polar fleece layer after layer after layer,” Paula DuChateau, visiting from Eugene, Oregon.

In Palm Desert, families had to find shade while watching their kids play baseball.
Some Christmas tree lots, such as one in Palm Springs where proceeds help support the Palm Springs High School band, had a slow start on their first day of business.“It is hard to get into the Christmas spirit when it is 90-plus degrees outside, but in here the trees love it. We water them down ever hour or so,” said Todd Schuch, owner of the Christmas tree lot.

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