Festival of Lights Switch-On Ceremony!
The 26th Anniversary of Festival of Lights Switch-On Ceremony is coming up THIS Friday! While you can view the lights from November to January, the Switch-On-Ceremony only happens once. Show up to see fireworks and a concert from singer Robin Thicke. Some vendors and attractions are open around noon. If you want to see the concert and fireworks you will want to be there by 4:30 PM.
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Welcome to Riverside Festival of Lights
From their website:
"Southern California's signature event The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa Riverside Festival of Lights welcomes guests to experience holiday lights and decoration, live entertainment and lots of goodies in Downtown Riverside. The Riverside Festival of Lights is a time-honored tradition for generations of Southern California residents. Attractions at the Riverside Festival of Lights include the Artisans Collective, lighted displays, rides, entertainment, food vendors, Santa Claus and much more. Add a little excitement to your visit to the Riverside Festival of Lights with live music and dance at the University Stage and the Ben Franklin Stage across from Santa’s house. Come join the celebration at the Riverside Festival of Lights."
Things to do this year:
- See Santa Claus
- Live Entertainment
- Arts Market
- Horse Carriage Rides
- Colorful Vintage Carousel
- "The Giant Wheel" Rides
- Trackless Train Rides
- New Year’s Eve Celebration
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Check out our previous post on "Bike Riverside" as an alternative form of public transportation to visit the Festival of lights! The Metro Link and & Riverside Transit can get you to the Festival of Lights without the hassle of traffic or parking!
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All other information can be found at: RiversideFestivalofLights.com
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