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Capistrano Lights at Mission San Juan Capistrano
Celebrate the holidays at Mission San Juan Capistrano, historic landmark and museum with 30 days of holiday fun from December 8 through January 6.
Capistrano Lights brings together people of all faith traditions during the holiday season. The Mission grounds will be decked out in lights and the Front Courtyard features a huge 10-foot wreath, perfect for a holiday photo op. Join them for a nightly tree lighting in the Ruins of the Great Stone Church. Don’t miss out on the Mission at Night experience! Tickets on sale beginning October 28 online at www.CapistranoLights.com.
Capistrano Lights Opening Night
December 7: Enjoy a unique opportunity to experience the Mission at night where history meets holiday. Bring the family and enjoy this fun, festive and memorable evening together at the beautiful Mission! Includes:
• Tree Lighting Ceremony
• Reading of the First Christmas
• Cookie Decorating Kits for Kids by 3:16 Bakery Shop
• New! Musical performances by The Filharmonic and The Goode Time Carolers
• Merry-achi Music by Mariachi Nuevo Capistrano
• Photo opportunities with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus
• Craft Workshop with AR Workshop
• Beautifully Lit Grounds
• Community Christmas Trees
• Tamales, Sweets & more!
Selfies with Santa & Holiday Crafts
Weekends throughout December, families will have the opportunity to meet and take Selfies with Santa in the historic Sala building and Holiday Crafts with AR Workshop in the Soldiers Barracks. December 14, 15, 21 and 22, 4-6 p.m.
Winter Break: Crafts and Activities for Kids
Enjoy crafts and activities include Adobe Brick Making, Arrowhead Necklace and an alternate craft, December 21 – January 5. Weekday crafts and activities, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; weekend crafts and activities, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Nominal fee in addition to paid admission.