30th Annual Riverside Festival of Lights

Friday, November 25 - Saturday, December 31, 2022


2022 Festival of Lights

The 2022 Mission Inn Festival of Lights will return with all new 30th Anniversary lighting displays and décor along Main Street. The event will open as a self-guided holiday lighting and décor experience. While we encourage individuals to take in the lights of The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa and the downtown light displays produced by the City, we encourage you to patronize local businesses and restaurants.

Switch-On Ceremony:

Friday, November 25, 2022
4:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Lighting & Décor:

Saturday, November 26, 2022 – Saturday, December 31, 2022
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM



Riverside Transit

Riverside Transit Agency can get you to the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa Festival of Lights without the hassles of traffic or parking.

Festival Maps

Parking Map

Please visit Park Mobile App so you can know where to park for Festival of Lights.



Santa is coming to Riverside beginning Friday, November 25, 2022! Meet Jolly Saint Nick and his elves before Christmas Day to check if you’re on his nice list.

  • • Reservations and Professional Photography are not available.
  • • Based on first-come, first-serve.
  • • Camera and Phone Photography Allowed
  • • All Ages Welcome

Thursday – Sunday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
December 24, 2022 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Closed December 25 - 31, 2022

Location: Main St. between University Ave. and Mission Inn Ave.

Street Performers

To avoid adversely impacting the streets and sidewalks, Riverside Municipal Code Section 13.21 sets forth appropriate street performer locations on peak days and hours. These reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions balance performers’ rights with the health, safety and welfare of the City’s residents, business owners and Festival visitors.

Street performances will not be permitted on the Mall and on streets and rights-of-way on (1) Mission Inn Avenue from the Pedestrian Mall to Orange Street; (2) all sidewalks and right-of-ways on Orange Street from Mission Inn Avenue to Sixth Street; and (3) all sidewalks and right-of-ways on Sixth Street from Orange Street to the Pedestrian Mall.

Safety Tips

Downtown Businesses

Riverside Downtown Partnership

Our Sponsors


Interested in being a 2023 sponsor contact us at
1 (951) 826-2391


For more information please contact

1 (951) 826-5133