Riverside's 'Festival of Lights' to kick off holiday season with switch-on ceremony

The popular ceremony will be the first since 2019
Mission Inn Riverside
Mission Inn Riverside Photo credit Watchara Phomicinda/Digital First Media/The Press-Enterprise via Getty Images

The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside, CA will be the home once again to the Festival of Lights and this year, they're bringing back an old favorite to celebrate their 30th anniversary.

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The highly popular switch-on ceremony will make its return for the first time in 3 years, which will include the exciting countdown to the light display coming to life and a fireworks display.

"Riverside families have looked forward to the return of the switch-on ceremony throughout the pandemic, so it is rewarding to see that patience rewarded," Mayor Pro Tem Ronaldo Fierro said in a press release. "Our city is looking forward to another exciting event."

The switch-on ceremony will be the first since 2019. The 2020 and 2021 ceremonies were not held because of concerns about the potential public health impacts of COVID-19.

Visitors can take part in the Festival of Lights switch-on ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on November 25 to mark the beginning of the holiday season.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Watchara Phomicinda/Digital First Media/The Press-Enterprise via Getty Images