The Historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa 31st Annual
Festival of Lights

Switch-on Ceremony: November 23, 2024 - December 31, 2024  |  Duration: November 24 - December 31, 2024

Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day

The Switch-on Ceremony will begin promptly at 5:00 pm at Orange St. and Mission Inn Ave. with the fireworks show to follow. Plan to arrive no later than 4:30 pm.

The 2024 Mission Inn Hotel & Spa Festival of Lights returns this holiday season featuring lighted decorations and photo opportunities, food vendors and activities.

Enjoy millions of holiday lights at The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa along with holiday-themed decorations in the downtown area at what has become one of the nation’s most popular holiday events and lights display.

Things to Do

There are plenty of things to do at the Festival of Lights. Join us for live music, rides and attractions, good eats and more!

Transportation & Safety

Riverside Transit

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

Safety Tips

See safety tips to keep in mind during the Festival of Lights.

Riverside Alert

Riverside Alert is a mass notification service that allows us to alert you in the case of an emergency.

Festival of Lights in the Media

Festival of Lights has been the talk of the town; read all about it in the media! All media inquies can be sent to Phil Pitchford.


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Downtown Businesses

Sponsorship 2024

Interested in being a sponsor? Contact us for more information on packages: [email protected]

Economic Impact

See the Economic Impact of 2017-2018 Festival of Lights.

Press Release

See the latest Press Release.

E-mail Updates

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Connect with Us


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