Festival of Lights Riverside 2022: The Essential Guide

By: Sharjeel Sohaib

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Oct 26, 2022

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The City of Riverside has recently announced the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Festival of Lights! This year’s switch-on ceremony takes place on Friday, November 25, at 4:30 pm.

30th Anniversary of The Festival of Lights

The 30th Anniversary lighting displays and décor along Main Street will be brand-new for the Festival of Lights at the Mission Inn in 2022. Self-guided Christmas lighting and décor experiences will be available when the event starts.

The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa’s lights and the city-produced downtown light shows are strongly encouraged by the City of Riverside. Still, they also want you to support nearby shops and eateries.

A Glimpse of the Festival of Lights.

Exclusive Celebration with Santa at The Festival of Lights

Santa Claus will arrive in Riverside on Friday, November 25, 2022! Before Christmas Day. Check to see if you’re on the pleasant list by visiting the jolly old Santa and his helpers.

  • Professional photography and reservations are not offered.
  • First-come, first-served basis.
  • Photography with a camera or a phone is permitted
  • All Ages Accepted

Other Details.

  • Visiting Dates & Hours
  • Thursday – Sunday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • December 24, 2022, 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Closed December 25 – 31, 2022

Artisans and Entertainment

This year, “The Collective,” a collection of neighborhood organizations allied with the City, will manage the Artisans and Entertainment components.

If you’re interested in performing during the Festival of Lights from Saturday, November 26 through Sunday, December 31, get in touch at:

Street Performers

Riverside Municipal Code Section 13.21 specifies the proper sites for street performers during peak days and hours to prevent hurting the streets and sidewalks. The rights of artists are balanced with the welfare, health, and safety of city residents, business owners, and Festival attendees by these reasonable time, place, and manner limits.

Street performances are prohibited on the Mall, as well as on the following streets and rights-of-way:

  • From the Pedestrian Mall to Orange Street, Mission Inn Avenue.
  • Every right-of-way sidewalk on Orange Street between Mission Inn Avenue and Sixth Street.
  • Every right-of-way sidewalk on Sixth Street between Orange Street and the Pedestrian Mall.

Safety Tips You Should Follow During the Festival of Lights

The City of Riverside requests every citizen to follow the given safety precautions as per the needs: 

  1. Prepare for your trip in advance to avoid crowds. To know where everything is, familiarize yourself with the event layout. To minimize needless haste and crowd disruption, be aware of where to park and where items are located. Plan because a few streets close to the event will be closed.
  2. Secure Your Personal Property: Make sure anything critical in the car is hidden, and don’t leave valuables inside. Additionally, because there will be people, be sure that any valuables you carry are safe and tracked.
  3. Be Conscious of Your Environment: Follow all posted traffic regulations and safety precautions. Keep an eye out for marked entrances, exits, and paths.
  4. Arrange a meeting time and place in case of separation or emergency. Make sure you have a regrouping strategy in place in case your phone battery expires or you lose service.
  5. By reporting any suspicious or unlawful activity, you may contribute to everyone’s safety. Speak out if you see something that doesn’t seem quite right. Call 911 if there is an emergency. Call (951) 354-2007 to report non-emergencies.
  6. Become a subscriber to Riverside Alert. This way, the City of Riverside may swiftly send you essential information in various scenarios, such as sudden road closures, utility outages, missing individuals, and neighborhood or building evacuations.

Wrap Up!

The Festival of Lights is being held in Riverside for the 30th time. Public performances are not permitted on the Mall between the Pedestrian Mall and Orange Street, Mission Inn Avenue, and Sixth Street. Keep an eye on your surroundings and abide by all posted safety instructions and traffic laws.

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