Mission Inn Festival of Lights Riverside, CA

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2013 Holiday Season.  We look forward to seeing you all in 2014. Opening night is always the Saturday after Thanksgiving.


Join us for an evening of Holiday splendor.  You will want to make it a tradition to share with your family and loved ones each year.

Martini Ranch Carriages 2013 Riverside Sign

^^Look for our sign on the corner of Orange St. & 6th St. in Downtown Riverside^^

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Tours of the Holiday lights and decorations will be from 5:00PM – 9:00PM.  Walk up and jump in our line or book a PRIVATE TOUR.

We are now booking holiday rides for the 2013 Festival of Lights celebration around the Mission Inn in Downtown Riverside, CA.  Don’t miss us this year.  You can reserve our whole carriage for a private ride for you and your family.  Or just walk right up and join our line.  There are no bars or lights over your head on our carriage to obstruct your view of the beautiful historic downtown buildings and famous light displays.

Where? We will pick up passengers on the corner of 6th St. and Orange St., right across from the Mission Inn and next to the valet parking lot.  There is a wall there with a lit up train on top of it.  Make sure you find Martini Ranch Carriages.  We have over 25 years of experience and a PERFECT safety record!  We will be sharing our spot this year with Fairytale Carriages.

What times? We operate from 5PM to 9PM.  The Festival of Lights powers on at 5PM nightly.

How to reserve our carriage: Email n2horsn@aol.com or text 951.809.7669.  Due to the high volume of calls and the late hours we could return your calls, email or text messages are the best ways to contact us.

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How many people can fit in our carriage? 4 to 6 adults with children on laps… we have two 43″ seats for passengers.

How long are the rides? We have a 10-15 minute ride and a 30 minute ride.  The half hour ride will take you on a tour of the well lit Historic District homes and back by the Mission Inn.

Prices? Contact n2horsn@aol.com or text 951.809.7669.  Prices for the ride around the Mission Inn start at $35/carriage.  That is for the WHOLE carriage, so you will not have to share with strangers.  It is not priced per person.  Prices for the 1/2 hour tour around the Mission Inn AND the Riverside Historic District Homes, start at $75/carriage.

We have blankets! It gets cold downtown.  You will ride in comfort under our warm blankets while you sing Christmas carols and take in the scenery.

Parking is available on most streets.  Most parking is FREE after 5PM.  Arrive EARLY as it can be difficult to find a spot, especially on weekdays.

What else is there to do downtown? Walk around the Downtown Mall on Main St. towards 10th st.  You will find vendors offering ice skating, cinnamon bread, roasted nuts, light up toys, Santa Claus and much more.  Your family can walk right inside the Historic Mission Inn to see their holiday displays.

Restaurants? For fine dining, try Duane’s, Mario’s Place, Saffron’s at the Riverside Art Museum, La Bella Trattoria, Mission Inn Restuarant, Las Campanas, Cafe Sevilla’s.  Other restaurants include: The Spaghetti Factory, Gram’s BBQ, The Upper Crust and many more.

What if it is raining? We will drive in the rain ONLY if we are prebooked.  We have a roof that can be put up on our carriage and our passengers will stay dry.

Remaining Dates: Our 2013 season is finished.  We’ll see you 2014.

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