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Switch-On Ceremony


The 25th Anniversary of Festival of Lights Switch-On Ceremony, presented by The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa, the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce and the City of Riverside, will feature more than five million lights at The Mission Inn and a fireworks display.


Location:

Mission Inn & Orange St
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November 24, 2017
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Ring in the New Year at the FREE family-friendly event to 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.


Location:

Main Library Plaza - 3581 Mission Inn Ave
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December 31, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Entertainment

Live Entertainment is preformed nightly at two stages showcasing the region's best local and professional talent.

Street Performers can be found at both the Library Plaza and Metropolitan Museum Plaza nightly located on Mission Inn at Orange Street.


Location:

Benjamin Franklin Stage - Main St at 9th St

Entertainment Stage - Main St Between Mission Inn Ave and University Ave


Entertainment Stage - Google Maps
Benjamin Franklin Stage - Google Maps

Preformers:
Showtimes

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.

Start Date: November 25, 2017


Location:

Main St between University Ave and 9th St
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Hours
Thurs - Sun
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Santa Claus

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


Location:

Santa House on Main St at 9th St
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Horse Carriages

What better way to enjoy the sights and sounds of Festival of Lights than in a beautiful Horse Drawn Carriage Ride. Carriages are available daily at three pickup and drop off locations.

Start Date: November 25, 2017


Locations:

Blue Site: Mission Inn and Main St

Red Site: 6th St and Main St

Gold Site: Main St between 5th and 6th St


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Hours:
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Colorful Vintage Carousel

The Carousel is a classic experience for the entire family.


Location:

Main St between Mission Inn Ave and University Ave
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The Century Wheel

The Century Wheel wil give you incredible view of Festival of Lights high about Main St.


Location:

Main St between Orange and 9th St.
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Trackless Train Rides

The Trackless Train is fun for the whole family and ADA accessible.


Location:

Main St between 9th and 10th St.
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