Festival Information


Festival of Lights
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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.


    $7 Round Trip Adult/ Seniors
    Free Ages 18 and under (limit 3 per adult)
    Metrolink Train Dates
    November: 23, 24, 30
    December: 1, 7, 8, 14, 15

    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.

    *No Street performers the entire day of Switch-On Ceremony
    (Friday, November 23, 2018) throughout the entire footprint*

    Thursdays through Sundays after 5 p.m., from November 25, 2018 - January 6, 2019
    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.

    Safety Tips

    The Mission Inn

    Sponsorship & Economic Impact


    For more information please contact

    (951) 826-5663
    Riverside Festival of Lights