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Capistrano Lights: Mission in Lights

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Celebrate the holidays at Orange County’s only Mission. Join us on select days from December 7, 2024 through December 29, 2024 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, Dickens-era carolers, full-scale nativity, light features including a lighted halo grove, scented citrus garden, 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:
• Admission to the Mission (10AM-7PM)
• Capistrano Lights Audio Tour

Holiday Programming 
• Christmas Tree Lighting and Music Program at 5PM 
• Performances by Dickens era Carolers (3:30PM – 6:30PM)
•  Selfies with Santa (3:30PM – 6:30PM) *Santa returns to the North pole after December 23
• 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 go on sale in August!


December 14
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Museum Hours

Tuesday - Sunday, 9AM - 5PM

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.
Closed for Annual Gala on September 13, 2024.
Closed early on Good Friday.
Hours subject to change


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