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More Great Christmas Events!

Updated: Dec 13, 2023

There are so many great events happening in an around the Foothill Communities. Are you ready for a few more amazing, festive events? Here we goooooo!

Christmas at a whole new level! Experience a whimsical ride in a horse-drawn carriage, s'mores, Santa and see over 1 million lights on display!

“THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is coming to Southern California Railway Museum in Perris this holiday season! A magical re-creation of the classic children’s story led by a cast of talented actors on board a real train. Just like the story, you will hand your golden ticket to the conductor and embark on a magical train ride where you will be served served hot chocolate and treats by dancing chefs. Don't forget your copy of the classic book by Chris Van Allsburg, as it will be read on the ride and you will receive the First Gift of Christmas after Santa boards the train to greet everyone. Going on now through December 30th.

Experience the magic of Christmas now through January 7th! There is so much to discover from the Northwoods Express Train Ride and the Village of Lights, to Santa’s Workshop and Fantasy Forest and special holiday experiences! Be sure to click the link for more information

Chart a course through the night sky to Disney On Ice where every story begins with a wish! Through cutting-edge figure skating, high-flying acrobatics, unexpected stunts, innovative lighting, thrilling special effects, eye-catching costumes, and stunning set designs, this all-new production brings the brightest Disney stars to life.

For 31 years the Festival of Lights at the Mission Inn has brought tremendous joy to the community. The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa’s Annual Festival of Lights accents the holidays in a very special way. Festival of Lights in Riverside will be celebrated now until January 7, 2024. Be sure to come see the lights, visit the shops, and go ice skating in the promenade while there!

Oak Glenn and Riley’s Farm

Oak Glenn is known for more than apple picking!! Head over to Riley's Farm and celebrate the Christmas season while enjoying games, and crafts! And while you are at it, over to Snowline Orchard and get those deliciouse apple donuts and some famous cider!

Festival of Lights at Tanaka Farms

Grab a hot cocoa and take a cozy wagon ride around the festively lit farm that will take you to the “Land of a Thousand Lanterns!” After the wagon ride, make your way down to the festival grounds where you can visit with the barnyard animals, grab a bite to eat at the Tanaka Grill, play games, make arts and crafts, and even meet Santa!

The 31st annual lights exhibit at the Living Desert is going on now through December 30 from 6:00-9:00 PM. Advanced reservations are required, so be sure to make your's! This year, experience several new and reimagined light exhibits, such as the new 30-foot-tall holiday tree and lighted animal-themed displays. But don’t worry, many of your festive favorites are returning, like the Tunnel of Lights, s'mores station, holiday carousel, and photos with Santa, and much more!

Magic of Lights is a dazzling, drive-through holiday lights experience featuring favorite holiday scenes and characters of the season using the latest LED technology and digital animations. Experience Magic of Lights from the comfort and safety of your own car as you wind through the sparkling path of Coachella Valley’s new holiday tradition. Now through December 31st Sun-Thur 5:30pm-9pm | Fri-Sat 5:30pm-10:00pm

Imaginarium is a unique all-ages festival of lights, boasting millions of lights, enchanted forests, life-size creatures, your favorite characters, a circus, infinity mirror rooms, and so much more! Discover a world where fantasy meets holiday cheer. Happening now through January 7.

Com experience a true winter wonderland with oversized holiday decor and more than a million lights at the OC Fair Grounds. From the North Pole Journey immersive experience to the enchanting Ice Trail, a new Snow Play area, a thrilling 150-foot ice tubing slide, carnival fun, festive food, a holiday market, and more – it’s all here! Open select dates now through January 7th!

Hey Inland Empire, I’m Candice Newman! I’ve had the incredible fortune of being born and raised in this amazing community, and I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. I currently live in Alta Loma with my husband, Jonathan, our son, Trevor, and our dog, Ruger! I’m a real estate agent with a passion for finding new places to explore in the Foothill Communities. When I'm not selling homes, you can find me cheering my son on at his baseball games, exercising, spending time in our local mountains, heading to the lake, cooking, or watching the Dodgers slay the Giants (I was born and raised an Angels fan, but the Dodgers have taken over the household!). I'll never have enough Mexican food and Italian food in my life. I’m looking forward to connecting with you soon! See you around town! | (909)367-3280 DRE: 01924842

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