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Event Information:

Celebrate the holidays with Mission San Juan Capistrano! Held in conjunction with the City of San Juan Capistrano’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and community-wide holiday celebration, Mission San Juan Capistrano will host Christmas at the Mission on Saturday, December 6th, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Bring the family and enjoy this fun, festive and memorable evening together at the old Mission!

Christmas at the Mission features:
· Ringing of the historic bells
· An exhibition of local music performance groups throughout the Mission
· “Santa’s Workshop” with cookie and ornament decorating for kids
· Food Vendors serving tamales, pizza, hot cider, hot cocoa, sweets and more
· The beautiful historic Mission festively lit up for this special after-hours event, and more!

Performance Groups Include:
· Dickens Carolers
· Chamber Singers
· Orchestra Musicians
· Mariachis, and more!

Event Schedule (Coming Soon!)

Event Map (Coming Soon!)

Christmas at the Mission
Photo courtesy
Lisa Renee Photography
Christmas at the Mission
Photo courtesy
Lisa Renee Photography

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Admission: $5.00 Adults; $3.00 Children (Age 4 - 11)

Admission is FREE for the following groups:  
• Kids 3 and Under
• Mission Members and Parish Members with Member I.D. Cards
• Mission Volunteers with I.D. Badges.
• Active Military with I.D. Card – Free military prayer coin for military personnel

Purchase Tickets:

IN ADVANCE: Beginning Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

1. At the Gate House:
Open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. seven days a week (except Thanksgiving).
Located at 26801 Ortega Highway in San Juan Capistrano.

2. On the Phone:
By calling (949) 234-1321.

Tickets may also be purchased upon entry on the evening of the event.

Food Drive:

Spread goodwill and the spirit of Christmas by bringing a non-perishable food item to Christmas at the Mission!

Join with Mission San Juan Capistrano to help those who are less fortunate in our community. The Mission will conduct a food drive for Serra’s Pantry, our local neighbor organization that provides food, hygiene supplies and services to individuals and families in need. Food drive will take place the evening of Christmas at the Mission, December 6th, and in the weeks surrounding the event: November 21-December 19. Drop off food and hygiene item donations at the drop boxes at the Mission Gate House (open 9:00 – 5:00 p.m. daily).

The following items are usually in short supply and are much appreciated: cooking oil, cereal, tuna, one pound bags of sugar and flour, peanut butter, jelly, dry pinto beans, canned vegetables and fruit, rice, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce and pop/flip top food items. Hygiene items in demand: toothpaste, deodorant, shaving cream, bar soap and toilet paper. Learn More About Serra’s Pantry

Food Drive
Max in Guest Services happily receives donations of food for the needy this holiday season

Mission Store:

Special Mission Store hours for Christmas shopping during Christmas at the Mission!

Mission Store Open House for Christmas at the Mission attendees: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Open to the public: 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Learn more about the Mission Store

Mission Store

Food Vendors:

Coffee Importers
The Coffee Importers

Donna B's
Donna B's

Las Golondrinas
Las Golondrinas Mexican Food

Z Pizza
Z Pizza


Thank You to Our Sponsors for their Generous Support:

Sustaining Sponsor ($1,000+)

Ross Medical
Ross Medical Associates


Baked in the Sun
Baked in the Sun

Classic Party Rentals
Classic Party Rentals


Shine! Lighting



Mission San Juan Capistrano plans fun, day and night for the whole family! For event dates and times, visit our calendar.

Underwriting and sponsorships available for all events, for more information please contact Christine Robinson at (949) 234-1321.

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