Festival of Lights at Mission Inn

I have wanted to see the Festival of Lights at the Mission Inn in Riverside for years. We finally went last week and it did not disappoint. The Inn was built in 1902 and is considered the largest Mission Revival Style building in the U.S. I have photos of the Inn taken during daylight, but will have to share them later. Too many things to do right now.

The Festival of Lights was celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. There are five million lights used in the display which covers an entire city block.

The lights come on promptly at five p.m. and this is where we were sitting when that happened.

The front entrance

There were horse-drawn carriages if you wanted. I thought they were just one color, but they kept changing….

The back entrance

One of the sides of the Inn

I really like the colors in this side entrance.

More of the same

Even the parking garage was decorated.

A little churro stand was just across the street.

This is the last post for 2017. I wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year!


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11 Responses to Festival of Lights at Mission Inn

  1. Such festive captures, Riverside does it real well, thank you for sharing, I was there in summer photographing a wedding and I can imagine how beautiful it must be now at Christmas time.

  2. anroworld says:

    Absolutely fantastic! Merry Christmas, dear Carole, and Happy New Year!

  3. Susan says:

    What an enchanting display – that’s a double WOW for me !

  4. Have a lovely Christmas and thank you for your posts.

  5. Caroline says:

    An amazing festival.
    Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year, Carole.

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