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Special Color Lighting for the 'M'

  • M lit red/white/green to celebrate holidays
  • M lit red/white/blue to honor heritage
  • M lit white to honor unity
  • M lit pink for a cause

Lighting of the iconic M on Box Springs Mountain enhances local events, recognizes state and federal holidays and is a source of civic unity and pride.

Current schedule of lights on the 'M'

The default color of the 'M' is white.  The 'M' is lit from dusk to midnight.

Request Special Color Lighting for the M

The default color is white, but the City often accepts community requests for color lighting for one night to recognize a specific cause or holiday or promote a local event.

The City reserves the right to deny or modify requests.

The following types of requests will NOT be approved:

  • Promotion of a product or service;
  • Personal recognitions (i.e., birthday, wedding, anniversary, etc.);
  • Recurring requests and requests for lighting more than one year in advance; or
  • Political or controversial requests.

Approved color lightings (including those in recognition of multi-day events) are for one night only, from dusk to midnight.

If multiple requests are made for different colors on the same date, preference will be given to requests with local significance or that have significance to the greatest number of residents.

Anniversaries of public events of Moreno Valley significance may be considered, but may be limited to milestone commemorations, such as 1st, 10th, 25th, 50th or 100th anniversaries.

See the full M-lighting Policy.

Submit a Request

All requests must be submitted in writing at least two weeks prior to the requested lighting date.  Please submit requests using this online form.  You will receive an email confirming receipt of your request. Questions about the form or submissions should be directed to City Hall at 951-413-3000.

The City will review each request on a first-come, first-served basis, and will respond to each request within two weeks.

The City’s acceptance or denial of requests is final.

If the online form is not convenient, you may submit all the information requested on the form to, or via USPS mail to

  • City Hall
    Attention: M Lighting Request
    14177 Frederick St. PO Box 88005
    Moreno Valley, CA  92552

The two-week advance-notice requirement applies to all requests, regardless of format.