Activity Type: Entertainment

Festival of Lights

Delight in Millions of Magical Lights

What began in 1992 as a small holiday lighting ceremony has turned into the crown jewel of annual holiday festivals in Southern California, and one of the most recognized and superlative holiday events in the United States.

Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, the Historic Mission Inn and downtown Riverside together unleash a holiday spirit unparalleled anywhere. With over 40,000 visitors waiting in anticipation, one flip of a switch illuminates the Mission Inn, downtown buildings, and palm trees with over 4 million lights, and sparks a firework show that rivals the best Fourth of July extravaganza.

Events range from ice skating under the stars at an outdoor rink, to horse-drawn carriage rides, scrumptious holiday food and drink, free live bands, and nightly appearances by Santa Claus and live reindeer.

Riverside Game Lab

Website: https://www.riversidegamelab.com/

Location: 3633 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501

Located in the heart of Downtown Riverside, The Riverside Game Lab offers a unique Virtual Reality gaming experience, alongside classic arcade games, pinball machines, and more. As part of the Fox Entertainment Plaza, they are only feet from both the Fox Performing Arts Theatre and Riverside Food Lab. They offer over 60 Video Arcades, Pinballs, Basketball and Air Hockey games, six virtual reality stations, and our exclusive VR Suite.

Riverside municipal auditorium

A historic gem in the heart of downtown Riverside, the RMA offers top quality entertainment nearly every weekend throughout the year.  Operated by Live Nation, performances at the RMA are known to attract music fans from throughout Southern California and beyond.