The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa - Southern California’s historic AAA-Four Diamond hotel will kick off the holiday season on November 27, 2020 with our 28th Annual Festival of Lights celebration a free, five-week-long holiday extravaganza featuring one of the nation's largest holiday light collections of its kind. Now in its 28th year, Festival of Lights is an annual gift to the community from property owners Duane and Kelly Roberts, owners and Keepers of the Inn.
The beloved Southern California tradition recently named “Best Public Holiday Lights Display in the Nation” by USA Today creates a magical, Disneyland-like experience in the heart of Riverside and attracts more than 500,000 visitors from all over the world each year, commencing with the famous “Switch-On” Ceremony, a spectacular event in which the castle-like hotel is instantly illuminated with over 5 million holiday lights followed by a full fireworks display.
Highlights of Festival of Lights include 400 animated figures including angels, elves and Dickens carolers; appearances by Santa Claus, the world’s largest man-made mistletoe, horse-drawn carriage rides, elf tuck-ins, freshly fallen snow, elaborately decorated Christmas trees; and delectable holiday confections at the famous Casey’s Cupcakes, among other festive offerings.
- Starts Friday @ 4:30 pm
- November 27, 2020
- USA TODAY 10 Best Reader's Choice Awards 2014 & 2018