Festival of Lights switched on in Riverside

November 27, 2012 by  

The 20th Annual Festival of Lights was officially switched on Friday, November 23 as an estimated 65,000 people turned out to usher in the holiday season. The lighting ceremony was held in front of the Mission Inn Hotel and Spa. A simple flip of the switch lit up the downtown area with approximately four million lights. Buildings decked out for the holidays with lights and decorations include the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa and various buildings owned by the city.

The Annual Festival of Lights in Riverside will continue until Saturday, January 5 and includes Inland Empire’s outdoor skating rink, various types of holiday entertainment, and a number of holiday vendors. Needless to say, Santa Clause will also be on hand as he makes his list and checks it twice.

As vendors and merchants in the Riverside area prepare for the busy holiday shopping season, a number of promotional sales and deals at these businesses are likely to be advertised. Local printing companies in and around the Riverside area are sure to be kept busy this holiday shopping season with requests for banner printing, flyer printing, and a large variety of other services. Many merchants are also likely to request catalog printing to have an adequate number of Christmas catalogs in stock for the holiday season.

The Festival of Lights ceremony was coordinated by the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce, with the help of a number of local businesses and community volunteers who make up the Festival of Lights Committee.