The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will operate on a special schedule during the holiday week, officials announced Tuesday.

The first tram up will be at 8 a.m. and the last tram down will be at 9:30 p.m. from Saturday Dec. 25 to Jan. 1 according to officials.

On Dec. 25 and on Jan. 1, the tramway will be selling “Ride `n’ Dine” tickets that will include tram admission and dinner at the Pines Cafe. Dinner service will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Since 1963, the tramway has carried visitors 2 1/2 miles from Palm Springs to the San Jacinto Mountains, a trip that takes about 10 minutes. At an elevation of more than 8,500 feet, Mountain Station is an entry point to more than 50 miles of hiking trails.

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