Mission Inn Hotel & Spa’s Tremendous Twinkle

The holiday-tacular is underway nightly at the castle-esque Riverside landmark.

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It's that time: The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa is now a-glitter with some 4,500,000 lights and hundreds of festive animatronic figures. (Nope, you won't need to count them all — just visit and enjoy.)
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Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
It's that time: The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa is now a-glitter with some 4,500,000 lights and hundreds of festive animatronic figures. (Nope, you won't need to count them all — just visit and enjoy.)
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The famous destination is even dramatic on approach during the final month of the year.
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Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
The patio dining area boasts fresh and festive flowers, Christmas colors, and a host of animatronic figures (think angels, carolers, and more).
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As is tradition, the Mission Inn goes beyond the classic gingerbread house and displays a detailed gingerbread village.
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Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
The Grand Parisian ballroom gets a touch grander, and glammer, when the yuletide draws near.
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Fireworks kick off the Festival of Lights. The glittery hotel display opens each year on the Friday after Thanksgiving, and wraps in early January.
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Dress up or bundle up for a night of enjoying the vast property.
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Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
The iconic over-sized nutcrackers greet guests entering the Mission Inn's lobby (under its classic front arch).
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Special hotel packages are available during the six-week Festival of Lights, should you want to stay over. Even if you visit, enjoy the Victorian carolers, gingerbread-y sights, and all of those lights that help make the Mission Inn truly iconic come the Christmas season.
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