Special Events

The Mission welcomes the public onto its grounds throughout the year to enjoy a number of unique and wholesome experiences through its signature events.

These celebrations include the world famous annual St. Joseph’s Day & Return of the Swallows Celebration, the Battle of the Mariachis Festival, the Music Under the Stars summer concert series, the annual Romance of the Mission benefit gala, and Christmas at the Mission. They have become much anticipated traditions here at Orange County’s only mission, giving visitors a chance to celebrate both the past and the present.

Upcoming Events:

Capistrano Lights 2018
Join us all month long for a new tradition! Mission will host Capistrano Lights 2018: a nightly tree lighting at 5:00 p.m.
December 2, 2018 through January 6, 2016
Same day general admission ticket honored.
Must be on the grounds before 5:00 p.m.
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