Vendors Open Until January 2nd

Lights On Until January 6th

Riverside's Festival of Lights Wins Top Honors as America's Best Holiday Festival in USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice contest!

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Riverside's Festival of Lights Wins Top Honors as America’s Best Public Lights Display in USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice contest!


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The 23rd Annual Riverside Festival of Lights on Main Street Riverside is your chance to experience the most dazzling holiday spectacle south of the North Pole.

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Thank you

To all those who continue to support us and make the festival possible.

New Year's Eve Celebration

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New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate – even with the kids!

Ring in the New Year at the FREE family-friendly event on Thursday, Dec. 31st, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. 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.

Ice Skating Rink Specials

Visit the Ice Skating Rink on Military Mondays (with military I.D.) and receive two (2) ice rink admissions for $15. Come down for Family Night every Wednesday and your group of four (4) can skate for one (1) session for $40. *Skate Rentals are included in all Skate Specials.

Hours of Operation

November 27th - December 18th

Monday – Thursday: 4 – 10 p.m.
Friday: 4 – 11 p.m.
Saturday: Noon – 11 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 10 p.m.

December 19th – January 2nd

Daily: Noon – 11 p.m.

December 24th Noon – 9 p.m.

December 25th CLOSED

Cost

$12 per hour per person and $3 skate rentals
Frequent Skater Cards* are also available for $50 and are valid Sundays through Thursdays. *Frequent Skater Cards do not include the cost of skate rental.

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Frequent Skater Cards

Purchase a Frequent Skate Card for skating during the 2015 Festival of Lights season.

Cost = $50.00

Frequent Skater Cards are accepted Sunday through Thursday and are good for one (1) hour of skating per card holder per day. Purchase of a Frequent Skater Card does not include the cost of skate rental.


Frequent Skater Cards are available for purchase at the City of Riverside’s Metropolitan Museum located at 3580 Mission Inn Avenue. Museum hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Group Rates & Rink Rental

At this time we are not offering group rates on ice skating rink tickets. For discounted pricing please see the Skate Specials page. Hourly rental of the ice skating rink is available Monday through Wednesday between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon. $600.00 per hour For more information or to schedule a rental please contact Special Events at (951) 826-5273 or email at specialevents@riversideca.gov.

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Hours of Operation:

Mon – Thurs: 4 – 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 4 – 11 p.m.
Sunday: 4 - 10 p.m.

December 24th: 2 – 7 p.m.
December 25th: Closed

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


Horse Carriage Boarding Sites

  • Red Site - Mission Inn Avenue at Main Street
  • Blue Site - 6th Street and Main Street
  • Gold Site - Main Street between 5th and 6th Streets


2015 Horse Carriage Companies


Cyndi Cinderella Carriages
Contact: Stan Fury
Contact Number: (951) 529-5269
Email: mustang1998fury@yahoo.com

Fairytale Carriages
Contact: Dave Zoetemelk
Contact Number: (951) 712-6752
Email: Fairytalehorses@aol.com

Savannah Rose Carriages
Contact: Karen Liblin
Contact Number: (909) 238-8411
Email: Savannahrosecarriages@gmail.com

Festival of Lights 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.

Hours of Operation:

Saturday: 5 – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 5 - 10 p.m.

December 21st & 22nd: 5 – 10 p.m.

Artisans Collective Application

For more updates about ARTISANS COLLECTIVE click here.

Entertainment Schedule

Friday, December 11, 2015
5:00 – 5:45 Kane Dance
6:00 – 6:45 Resonate!
8:00 – 11:00 The McKintree Boys

Saturday, December 12, 2015
2:00 – 2:45 Norte Vista Dance Team
3:00 – 4:00 Desert Mirage Dancers
5:00 – 5:45 Fender Center KRF Bands
6:00 – 7:00 Sunnymead Middle School
7:00 – 7:30 Dance Bowz
9:00 – 11:00 Washboard Willy

Sunday, December 13, 2015
2:00 – 2:45 Ballet Folklorico Tierra
3:00 – 4:00 Mt Rubidioux Childrens Choir
4:30 – 5:00 Circle City Chorale
6:00 – 6:45 Sol de Mexico Ballet
7:30 – 9:30 Phoenix Patriot Band

Monday, December 14, 2015
5:00 – 5:45 Silent Voices
6:00 – 6:30 Poly High School
7:00 – 7:45 Myra Linn Dance Club
8:00 – 9:15 Ramona High School

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
5:00 – 5:30 Zachary Neiman
6:00 – 10:00 Merry – aoke

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
5:30 – 5:45 Twinhill Performing Arts
6:00 – 6:30 Vista Heights Middle School
6:30 – 7:00 Fremont Jazz Choir
7:30 – 8:00 La Sierra High School
8:30 – 10:00 Apryle Dalmacio

Thursday, December 17, 2015
5:00 – 5:30 Jurupa Valley Chamber Singers
6:00 – 7:00 Castle View Elementary School
7:30 – 8:00 Terra Cotta Middle School
8:30 – 9:30 Crystal Ocean Veil

Friday, December 18, 2015
5:00 – 6:00 Premiere Singers
6:30 – 7:15 Saddleback Valley Chorale
8:00 – 11:00 The Working Poets

Saturday, December 19, 2015
2:00 – 3:00 The Dance Company
4:00 – 5:00 Hoity Toity
5:30 – 6:00 Reid Park Dancers
6:00 – 6:45 Kylie's Dance Creations
6:45 – 7:00 Junior 3K
7:00 – 7:15 Corona High FPK Dance
7:30 – 8:30 Crescendo

Sunday, December 20, 2015
2:30 – 3:00 St Andrews Choir
4:00 – 4:45 Tweedlie Performing Arts
5:00 – 5:45 The Schola Cantorum
7:00 – 10:00 Southbound

Monday, December 21, 2015
5:00 – 5:30 Segura Sisters
6:00 – 7:00 Amplified
7:30 – 8:30 Cool Cats the Band
8:30 – 9:00 Elements the Band

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
5:00 – 6:00 Detour 91
6:00 – 10:00 Merry – aoke

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
5:00 – 7:30 Jessica Holtzclaw & Matthew Philips
8:00 – 9:00 Resplendor de Mexico

Thursday, December 24, 2015
5:00 – 9:00 Phoenix Rising Band
Friday, December 25, 2015 CLOSED

Saturday, December 26, 2015
2:00 – 3:00 Thursdays in Suburbia
3:30 – 4:30 Bad Joy
5:00 – 5:30 Looking Glass Studio
6:00 – 7:00 Xhant Dance
8:00 – 11:00 The B Players

Sunday, December 27, 2015
2:00 – 3:00 4 Count
3:30 – 5:30 Natalie Brook
6:00 – 6:30 Ballet Folklorico de Riverside
7:00 – 10:00 Big Papa and the TCB

Monday, December 28, 2015
6:30 – 7:15 Dianthus
8:00 – 10:00 Smooth Jazz FHG

Tuesday, December 29, 2015
6:00 – 10:00 Merry – aoke

Wednesday, December 30, 2015
6:00 – 10:00 The Working Poets

Thursday, December 31, 2015
6:00 – 10:00 Oozie Blues

Friday, January 1, 2016
8:00 – 11:00 Southbound

Saturday, January 2, 2016
2:00 – 2:30 Color in Motion
6:30 – 7:00 Ballet Folklorico Valenzuela
8:00 – 11:00 Sozo Jazz Band



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