Enjoy more than 4 million dazzling holiday lights, appearances by Santa Claus, the world's largest manmade mistletoe measuring 12' x 8', horse-drawn carriage rides, freshly fallen snow, an elaborately decorated Christmas tree in the hotel lobby and delectable holiday confections at the original famous Casey's Cupcakes® located at The Inn.
The Mission Inn's Festival of Lights is an annual gift to the community from property Owners Duane and Kelly Roberts who saved the historic landmark from destruction in 1992. The City of Riverside has adopted The Mission Inn's Festival of Lights as a citywide initiative with a vision of a Dickensian holiday spectacle featuring lights and decorations throughout downtown Riverside, an outdoor ice-skating rink on the Main Street pedestrian mall, holiday vendors and family-friendly entertainment.
Framed by its stunning Spanish Mission-style architecture, The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa evokes the romance and enchantment of a European castle with a design conceived by some of California's most famous architects. Flying buttresses, domes, bell and clock towers, intricate fountains and a five-story open-air rotunda with a circular wrought-iron staircase are among its numerous architectural highlights. Situated on an entire city block in downtown Riverside, the hotel is a National Historic Landmark and member of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America, welcoming many famed guests over the years, including legendary actors, artists, 11 U.S. Presidents and world dignitaries.
The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa features 238 spacious guest rooms, including 27 upscale suites, and two luxurious Presidential Suites. The hotel boasts four restaurants including AAA Four Diamond Duane's Prime Steaks and Seafood, Bella Trattoria Italian Bistro, Las Campanas Mexican Cuisine & Cantina, and The Mission Inn Restaurant and Spanish Patio, along with Casey's Cupcakes and two beverage outlets, 54° at Duane's wine bar and The Presidential Lounge. With 20,000 square feet of indoor event space including a Grand Parisian Ballroom and 5,000 square feet of outdoor courtyard space, The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa is a premier Southern California wedding destination. Guests and locals can also find repose at Kelly's Spa, a 7,000 square foot Tuscan-inspired spa and Condé Nast Traveler Top 10 Hotel Spa.
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