Published: November 29, 2019
From: ABC 7.com
By: Jory Rand
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) — The popular “Festival of Lights” returned Friday to the historic Mission Inn in Riverside.
Now in its 27th year, the holiday event features over 5 million lights and 200 animated figures, fireworks and even Santa Claus himself – when he can find a few minutes to sneak away from the North Pole.
It also includes carolers, carriage rides, lots of Christmas trees, a dancing tribute to the Rockettes and live musical performances.
Other features include a new 30,000-light chandelier inside the rotunda and an 800-pound gingerbread house.
The display runs for five weeks and draws some 500,000 visitors every year.
Originally published: https://abc7.com/society/festival-of-lights-returns-to-riversides-mission-inn/5726335/