Your Discount Queen LOVES the holidays, and what better way to enjoy the holidays than with tons of festive lights.
If you live in Southern California, I highly suggest visiting the Annual Festival of Lights located in Riverside CA. The historic Mission Inn and old downtown Riverside are all decked out in over 3.5 million of lights. This gorgeous display of lights is open everyday from November 27, 2015 through January 6, 2016. To check the exact daily hours just click here.
In addition to the incredible light display, there are many activities to enjoy. There is a skating rink. Skating sessions are sold by the hour. There are also frequent skater cards available for purchase. Do not worry if you do not have skates because they can be rented for small fee.
You will be able to make your experience extra special by hiring a horse and carriage to take you around the light show. To find out which companies are participating please click here.
This is a great chance to do your Christmas shopping. Every weekend there will be crafts offered for sale from local artisans.
Of course, Santa will be on hand to find out what all the little boys and girls in your life want for Christmas, and photo packages will be available.
There is no admission fee to this grand event. However, most of the parking garages do have a fee for parking. There will be some free street parking, but due to the high crowds, please do not count on finding a free space.
To find out more about Riverside Festival of Lights please visit
(Photos from USA Today)
(Photo from Raincross Square)