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Capistrano Lights: Mission in Lights *Opening Night*
December 2 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Celebrate the holidays at Orange County’s only Mission. Join us on select days from December 2, 2023 through December 30, 2023 for daytime admission to the Mission and an evening of holiday programming and fun. Capistrano Lights: Mission in Lights returns this December with tree lighting, visits with Santa, Dickens-era carolers, full-scale nativity, light features including a new lighted halo grove, new butterfly orchard, dancing swallows and more – all are included with any Capistrano Lights ticket which also includes same day admission to the Mission.
The tradition also brings back Community Christmas Trees, Family Wreaths, and a harpist in the Serra Chapel. The Capistrano Lights audio tour will also be available throughout the entire month of December so guests can enjoy hearing the Gospel and the Night Before Christmas reading while learning more about Capistrano Lights evening offerings. Learn more.
Capistrano Lights Admission Includes:
• Daytime admission to the Mission (9AM-4PM)
• New! Capistrano Lights Audio Tour
Holiday Programming from 3PM-8PM.
• Christmas Tree Lighting and Music Program at 5PM
• Performances by Dickens era Carolers and Selfies with Santa courtesy of Farmers & Merchants Bank
• Nativity in the Ruins of the Great Stone Church, circa 1806
• The Mission in Lights
• Community Christmas Trees
• Prayer Candles
• Large Scale Wreath
• Kids Crafts
• Sweet Treats
• Serra Chapel Open
• Extended Holiday Shopping Hours in the Mission Store
Tickets are on sale beginning Tuesday, August 1, 2023