Over 2 decades ago, Duane and Kelly Roberts saved the Mission Inn located in the city of Riverside from destruction. The Inn is a member of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America maintaining a rich history dating back to its very first guests in 1876. This California landmark “…evokes the romance and enchantment of a European castle…” At this time each year, The Festival of Lights is offered for everyone to enjoy by the Roberts as their gift to the community. The Inn proudly displays the largest manmade mistletoe at a size of 12’ x 8’ amongst 4 million dazzling holiday lights. This spectacle is a must see for families.
The Inn is located on Main Street in downtown Riverside. Main Street offers horse-drawn carriage rides, an outdoor ice-skating rink, holiday vendors, and family-friendly entertainment. The Inn’s lobby proudly has on display a breathtaking Christmas tree that can be marveled at while enjoying a holiday treat from the original Casey’s Cupcakes®.
Santa’s elves will even tuck your loved ones in for a long winter slumber with a present-filled stocking and a keepsake book if you choose to stay at the Inn! An evening spent at the Inn and strolling down Main Street will leave your child believing in the magic of this time of year.
Please click on their website to begin the memory of a lifetime. http://www.missioninn.com/festival-of-lights-en.html