Festival of Lights 2016

Festival of Lights

We apologize for the crowding and service issues over the last few weekends with Festival of Lights trains. We are granting refunds and/or complimentary Round Trip tickets with proof of purchase — click here.

Avoid holiday traffic and take Metrolink special train service to the Mission Inn Hotel and Spa's Festival of Lights on Fridays and Saturdays from Los Angeles and Perris – South to Riverside-Downtown. Dates are November 25 & 26, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, and 17, 2016. Special Metrolink train service sponsored by Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC).

Now in its 24th year, the Mission Inn Hotel and Spa's Festival of Lights is an annual tradition with more than 4.5 million dazzling lights, over 400 animated figures, Dickens carolers, the world’s largest manmade mistletoe, horse-drawn carriage rides, live entertainment, many specialty food vendors, and Santa Claus. The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa will kick off the holiday season on November 25, 2016 with Festival of Lights - a free holiday extravaganza featuring one of the nation's largest holiday light collections of its kind.

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Special Friday, November 25th Train Schedule:

Metrolink will operate an earlier train from Los Angeles to see the official lighting of The Festival of Lights at 5 p.m.

L.A. TO RIVERSIDE (11-25 only) 700X
Los Angeles 2:45 PM
Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs 3:06 PM
Buena Park 3:13 PM
Fullerton 3:19 PM
Corona - West 3:43 PM
Corona - North Main 3:50 PM
Riverside - La Sierra 3:59 PM
Riverside - Downtown 4:15 PM

Train Schedules for November 25 & 26, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, & 17, 2016

Metrolink Service No. 702 752
Los Angeles 3:35 PM 3:15 PM
Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs 3:56 PM 3:36 PM
Buena Park 4:03 PM 3:42 PM
Fullerton 4:09 PM 3:49 PM
Corona - West 4:35 PM 4:13 PM
Corona - North Main 4:41 PM 4:20 PM
Riverside - La Sierra 4:50 PM 4:29 PM
Riverside - Downtown 5:03 PM 4:52 PM

Metrolink Service No. 737X
Perris – South 4:00 PM
Perris – Downtown 4:04 PM
Moreno Valley/March Field 4:14 PM
Riverside – Hunter Park/UCR 4:32 PM
Riverside - Downtown 4:40 PM

Train Number/Station 757x
Riverside – Downtown 9:15 PM
Riverside – La Sierra 9:25 PM
Corona – North Main 9:33 PM
Corona – West 9:39 PM
Fullerton 10:01 PM
Buena Park 10:07 PM
Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs 10:13 PM
Los Angeles 10:45 PM

Train Number/Station 738x
Riverside – Downtown 9:30 PM
Riverside/Hunter Park/UCR 9:38 PM
Moreno Valley/March Field 9:56 PM
Perris – Downtown 10:06 PM
Perris - South 10:10 PM

Getting to the Festival of Lights

From the Riverside-Downtown station, catch a free shuttle to Orange Street, just steps from the historic Mission Inn. The Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) shuttle runs from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. with service every 15 minutes.  Buses depart the Orange Street bus stop every 15 minutes.  Passengers catching the train should board no later than 8:45 p.m. to  catch the 9:15 p.m. train back to Los Angeles; returning to Perris, passengers should board the shuttle no later than 9 p.m. to catch the 9:30 p.m. train. 

To view the official Festival of Lights flyer and RTA shuttle map, click the link below:

For more information, visit festivaloflightsca.com or riversidefestivaloflights.com