Festival of Lights, Friday, November 23, 2012 to Saturday, January 5, 2013 - The Guide - Los Angeles magazine

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Festival of Lights

Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
Friday, November 23, 2012 to Saturday, January 5, 2013
Various times

The spiral staircase, castle minarets, and flying buttresses of Riverside’s Mission Inn have enchanted presidents and dignitaries for most of its 109 years. At Christmastime the fanciful brick hotel is festooned with 3.6 million sparkling lights and more than 400 animatronic figures. The 20th anniversary of the Festival of Lights fiesta includes Dickensian carolers, a pop-up ice rink, and horse-drawn carriage tours that lead guests through grounds sprinkled with manufactured snow. More information.