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The Annual Riverside Festival of Lights on Main Street Riverside is your chance to experience the most dazzling holiday spectacle south of the North Pole.

NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION

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New Year’s Eve is a time to -celebrate – even with the kids!


Ring in the New Year at the FREE family-friendly event on Saturday, Dec. 31st, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Enjoy music, activities, piñatas and even a confetti celebration at 9:00 p.m. Plus, all of the fun Riverside Festival of Lights vendors and activities.



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NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION

Saturday, Dec. 31st, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Ice Skating Rink Specials

Visit the Ice Skating Rink on Military Mondays (with military I.D.) and receive two (2) ice rink admissions for $15. Come down for Family Night every Wednesday and your group of four (4) can skate for one (1) session for $40. *Skate Rentals are included in all Skate Specials.

Hours of Operation

November 27th - December 18th

Monday – Thursday: 4 – 10 p.m.
Friday: 4 – 11 p.m.
Saturday: Noon – 11 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 10 p.m.

December 19th – January 2nd

Daily: Noon – 11 p.m.

December 24th Noon – 9 p.m.

December 25th CLOSED

Cost

$12 per hour per person and $3 skate rentals
Frequent Skater Cards* are also available for $50 and are valid Sundays through Thursdays. *Frequent Skater Cards do not include the cost of skate rental.

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Frequent Skater Cards

Purchase a Frequent Skate Card for skating during the 2015 Festival of Lights season.

Cost = $50.00

Frequent Skater Cards are accepted Sunday through Thursday and are good for one (1) hour of skating per card holder per day. Purchase of a Frequent Skater Card does not include the cost of skate rental.


Frequent Skater Cards are available for purchase at the City of Riverside’s Metropolitan Museum located at 3580 Mission Inn Avenue. Museum hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Group Rates & Rink Rental

At this time we are not offering group rates on ice skating rink tickets. For discounted pricing please see the Skate Specials page. Hourly rental of the ice skating rink is available Monday through Wednesday between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon. $600.00 per hour For more information or to schedule a rental please contact Special Events at (951) 826-5273 or email at specialevents@riversideca.gov.

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Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday: 4 – 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 4 – 11 p.m.
Sunday: 4 - 10 p.m.

December 24th: 2 – 9 p.m.
December 25th: Closed

Photos with Santa will be provided and personal camera photos will NOT be allowed. Photo packages and souvenir photos will be available for purchase.


HORSE CARRIAGES

Horse Carriage Boarding Sites

  • Blue Site - Mission Inn Avenue at Main Street
    Double Tree Carriages
    Kathy Ritch
    (951) 640-1972
    Doubletreecarriages@gmail.com
    www.DoubleTreeCarriages.com

  • Red Site - 6th Street and Main Street
    Fairytale Carriages
    David Zoetemelk
    (951) 712-6752
    FairyTaleHorses@aol.com
    www.FairyTaleCarriages.com

  • Gold Site - Main Street between 5th and 6th Streets
    Cindy Cinderella Carriages
    Stan Fury
    (951) 529-5269
    Mustang1998fury@yahoo.com
    www.CindyCinderellaCarriages.com

Festival of Lights Artisans Collective

ARTISANS COLLECTIVE is an innovative arts market where the community may purchase original art from local artists, hear local musicians and participate in free public arts workshops.

Artisan’s Collective is every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 5-10 pm


Entertainment Schedule

Details Coming Soon!

COLORFUL VINTAGE CAROUSEL


Hours of Operation:

November 26th - December 23rd

Monday - Thursday: 5 - 10 p.m.
Friday: 5 - 11 p.m.
Saturday: Noon - 11 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 10 p.m.


Christmas Eve

December 24th: noon - 9 p.m.


Christmas

Closed


December 26th - January 7th

Daily: 3 - 11 p.m.


Information

Location:

Main Street (between Mission Inn and University Avenue)


Ticket Information

Each Ride: $5.00
One-Day all you can ride wristband: $15.00


Ticket Booth Locations

Ticket booth(s) are located at: One near the Carousel and one at the Century Wheel (Tickets for all attractions can be purchased at either location)




THE CENTURY WHEEL


Hours of Operation:

November 26th - December 23rd

Monday - Thursday: 5 - 10 p.m.
Friday: 5 - 11 p.m.
Saturday: Noon - 11 p.m.
Sunday: 3 - 10 p.m.


Christmas Eve

December 24th: noon - 9 p.m.


Christmas

Closed


December 26th - January 7th

Daily: 3- 11 p.m.


Information

Location:

9th Street (between Orange and Market Streets)


Ticket Information

Each Ride: $5.00
One-Day all you can ride wristband: $15.00


Ticket Booth Locations

Ticket booth(s) are located at: One near the Carousel and one at the Century Wheel (Tickets for all attractions can be purchased at either location)




TRACKLESS TRAIN RIDES


Hours of Operation:

November 26th - December 23rd

Monday - Thursday: 5 - 10 p.m.
Friday: 5 - 11 p.m.
Saturday: Noon - 11 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 10 p.m.


Christmas Eve

December 24th: noon - 9 p.m.


Christmas

Closed


December 26th - January 7th

Daily: 3 - 11 p.m.


Information

Location:

Main Street (between 9th and 10th Streets)


Ticket Information

Each Ride: $5.00
One-Day all you can ride wristband: $15.00


Ticket Booth Locations

Ticket booth(s) are located at: One near the Carousel and one at the Century Wheel (Tickets for all attractions can be purchased at either location)


Thank you

To all those who continue to support us and make the festival possible.

Riverside's Festival of Lights Wins Top Honors as America's Best Holiday Festival in USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice contest!

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Riverside's Festival of Lights Wins Top Honors as America’s Best Public Lights Display in USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice contest!


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