The Festival of Lights at downtown Riverside, California has always been one of my favorite spots during the holidays since I first went their with my family as a child. It is a magical playground of holiday festivities at the historic four star Mission Inn Hotel and Spa.
I had the chance to visit the home of over 4 million Christmas lights and life-sized elves on a special behind the scenes tour of places you normally cannot see. It gave me the opportunity to photograph the event from places I have never seen before.
Photographing Christmas lights are a lot of fun and Southern California has many choices, the Festival of Lights in Riverside is one of my favorite. Merry Christmas everyone!
Photography by Pasquale Murena; City Life & Structures, Wildlife & Nature.