Christmas Lights at the Inn

An Unforgettable Holiday Experience

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Kelly & Duane Roberts, owners and Keepers of the Inn, continue the cherished annual tradition that they first created in 1992 as a gift back to the community.  This year, The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa presents Christmas Lights at the Inn.  This year, the hotel will feature dazzling lights on the exterior of the hotel, interior lighting and holiday décor that captures the true essence and history of the award-winning Mission Inn Hotel & Spa to enhance our guest experience. 

Note: In the spirit of cooperation and the well-being of our community, guests and staff, there will not be a switch-on ceremony this year or other festival activities such as entertainment, vendors, rides or horse drawn carriages.

To best experience Christmas Lights at the Inn, we encourage you to book room reservations so you are able to enjoy all the hotel has to offer.  Stay our luxurious accommodations with many holiday packages to select from at Tour the beautiful interior décor in our exquisite castle setting and be sure to visit the life-size gingerbread house and the elaborately decorated live 19' Christmas tree that are both displayed in the lobby.  Guests of the hotel also can enjoy delicious holiday cuisine in our award-winning restaurants, or dine in the comfort of your room with our expanded in-room dining menu.  Delight with our 12 Days of Christmas cocktails and our very own Irvine & Roberts Vineyards wines.  Treat you and your loved ones to glamorous and sweet treats from Casey's Cupcakes.   Enhance your stay with an indulgent and relaxing treatment at Condé Nast award-winning Kelly's Spa featuring "Savor the Season" holiday spa packages.  

Pending any changes due to COVID-19 guidelines, the public will not be permitted to walk down the main walkways this year to avoid crowds of any size.  As in years prior, only hotel guests and restaurant patrons will be allowed inside of the hotel.  There will be security & staff at entrances where they can assist you with restaurant availability for those without reservations.

Stay with confidence as we have implemented a comprehensive system of enhanced health and safety protocols based on the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and the California Department of Health.  View our wellness and safety guidelines.  We hope you all remain healthy and safe.

We look forward to welcoming you with us this holiday season!

About The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa's Festival of Lights

“The Festival of Lights is a cherished annual tradition that we first created as a gift for the community back in 1992.  Every year, it attracts over 500,000 visitors, all thrilled to watch the display come to life through the holidays. We love seeing the joy that the festivities bring to people of all ages who look forward to spending this special time of year with us,” said co-owner, Vice Chairman and COO Kelly Roberts. “It brings us happiness to see children and people of all ages light up when they watch the property lights switch on,” added co-owner Duane Roberts. “The Festival of Lights is a celebration that our family looks forward to every year.”

This Mission Inn Hotel & Spa's Festival of Lights is one of the nation's largest holiday light collections, voted "Best Public Lights Display" by USA Today.  Every year, the Inn's festival gains new energy, grows in popularity, and ushers in an increasing number of visitors to the Riverside area.  Countless individual make the yearly trek to The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa.  

The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa's Annual Festival of Lights holiday tradition is anticipated to return for the 2021 holiday season.