Riverside Festival of Lights
November 27, 2020 - December 31, 2020

Update on the 2020 Fesitval of Lights

The 2020 Festival of Lights will be limited to socially-distanced light displays and decor. There will not be a switch-on ceremony and no vendors, attractions or programming during the event. While we encourage individuals to take in the lights of the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa and the downtown light displays produced by the City, we ask that you do so following all current State and County mandated protocols.

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The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa

Kelly and Duane Roberts, owners of the AAA Four Diamond Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, 28th Annual Mission Inn Hotel & Spa Festival of Lights will commence on November 27, 2020 until January 6, 2021 and will feature a “Winter Wonderland” theme for their hotel guests and restaurant patrons.

Pending any changes due to COVID-19 guidelines, lights will be on the exterior of the front of the hotel, guests will not be permitted to walk the main walkway this year due to the current ban on gatherings. As in years prior only hotel guests and restaurant patrons will be allowed inside the hotel. There will be hotel security/staff at all entrances only allowing guests and patrons inside. Walk-in reservations will be accepted and can be made at the entrances of the hotel.

Festival Maps

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    Parking Map
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  • Alternative Transportation

    Riverside Transit

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

    Bike Riverside

    The City of Riverside is pleased to introduce Bike Riverside as the City’s newest and most innovative form of public transportation.


    Bypass traffic and parking hassles and enjoy a ride on Metrolink to the magic and tradition of the Mission Inn Hotel and Spa's Festival of Lights

    Street Performers

    Street Performers can enhance the visitor experience at the Festival of Lights. 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.

    Thursdays through Sundays after 5 p.m., from November 27, 2020 - December 31, 2020
    Street performers will be featured at these locations:

    Creative Corner: Museum Plaza
    3580 Mission Inn Avenue

    Creative Corner: Library Plaza
    3581 Mission Inn Avenue

    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.

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


    For more information please contact

    (951) 826-2391
    Riverside Festival of Lights