Capistrano Lights

After Christmas at the Mission, join us all month long for a new tradition!

The Mission will host Capistrano Lights 2018: a nightly tree lighting at 5:00 p.m. The Mission’s new nightly lighting and music program will be held from December 2 through January 6, 2019. Guests must be on the grounds before closing at 5 p.m. to enjoy the lighting experience. After the Mission closes, guests can take their complimentary downtown San Juan Capistrano map and discover the historic downtown district with plenty of holiday shopping, dining, and wine tasting all season long. No 5:00 p.m. tree lighting and music program on Monday, December 24, 2018 and Tuesday, December 25, 2018.

Additionally, throughout December weekends, families will also have the chance to meet and take “Selfies with Santa or Mrs. Claus” in the historic Sala building. Event dates are December 8, 9, 15, 16, and 22, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Both the nightly tree lighting and weekend holiday fun are free for Mission Members or with paid admission to the Mission as part of our holiday programming.