Mission Inn in Riverside, California, is known for its Festival of lights, which runs from the end of November to early January every year. This event is open to the general public and free to visit, enjoy, and get into the Christmas mood.
The Mission Inn allows visitors to enter the hotel, where people can view the historic interiors of the Inn, take pictures by the fireplace, and see its unique Christmas Tree.
The Mission Inn has a long history, so when you follow the line-up, take your time to explore various displays. Many US presidents stayed at the hotel and their portraits are everywhere on the walls.
The Mission Inn has its own chapel – St. Francis of Assissi and the shrine. Also, there is an extensive collection of historic bells from around the world. Apparently, the oldest Christian bell dating back to 1247 is there too.
Riverside is within an hour of Los Angeles. Traffic tends to get quite heavy as you approach Riverside, so allow extra time for that. There is plenty of street parking nearby within walking distance.
The Festival of Lights at Mission Inn is an unforgettable event and an excellent outing for the whole family. Christmas decorations at the hotel will delight and create a magical holiday mood for the entire season.
06.12.2023 by FPImages