We have always loved the ‘Festival of Lights’ put on every year by our local treasure The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa. Each year we look forward to the day after Thanksgiving when they close the streets all around the Historic Mission Inn and crowds gather by the thousands to be there when they hit the switch and the, already beautiful, hotel is turned into a gigantic winter wonderland! Year after year we have thought it is one of the best light displays to be found anywhere, although we admit we ARE a bit biased…. Well, it turns out we were right! USA Today has named it America’s Best Public Light Display!
From USA Today: “The competition for Best Public Lights Display was intense, and from the 20 nominees selected by Deborah Norville of Inside Edition, the Festival of Lights at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside, Calif. came out on top, earning the honor of being called America’s Best Public Lights Display.”
How awesome is THAT?! The Festival runs through January so be sure to head down to The Mission Inn District once the sun sets and prepare to have your breath simply taken from you! Huge Congrats to the Mission Inn and to Riverside! We’re #1, we’re #1!!
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