The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa will kick off the holiday season on November 24, 2017 with the 25th Annual Festival of Lights celebration. It’s a free, six-week-long holiday extravaganza featuring one of the nation’s largest holiday light collections of its kind. The beloved Southern California tradition, named “Best Public Lights Display in the Nation” by USA Today creates a magical, Disneyland-like experience. It attracts more than 500,000 visitors from all over the world. During the “Switch-On” Ceremony, the castle-like hotel is instantly illuminated with 5 million holiday lights followed by a full fireworks display.
Highlights of Festival of Lights include 200 animated figures including angels, elves and Dickens carolers; appearances by Santa Claus, the world’s largest man-made mistletoe, horse-drawn carriage rides, elf tuck-ins, freshly fallen snow, elaborately decorated Christmas trees; and delectable holiday confections at the famous Casey’s Cupcakes.