San Juan Capistrano Tree Lighting Celebration Saturday December 7 2019

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San Juan Capistrano Holiday Celebration is Saturday December 7 2019.
The City of San Juan Capistrano Tree Lighting Ceremony begins the San Juan Capistrano city wide Holiday Celebration that concludes at a The Mission San Juan.
This is a San Juan Capistrano Family Friendly Holiday Event.

San Juan Capistrano Tree Lighting Celebration is a Free Family Friendly Holiday Event that starts at 4:00pm at Historic Town Center Park.

Historic Town Center Park is located at 31852 El Camino Real.

San Juan Capistrano Tree Lighting Highlights

4:00pm: Pre Show Entertainment
Capistrano Valley High School Orchestra/Aniar Irish Dancing/Codices de Mexico Grupo Folklorico

5:00pm: Holiday Production featuring Students of Musical Theater University

5:45pm San Juan Capistrano Historic Town Center Park Tree Lighting

Post Tree Lighting: Capistrano Valley High School’s Marching Band Downtown Procession

Los Rios Street Holiday Events

6:00pm-8:00pm: Santa Clause Photo Opp
6:00pm-8:00pm: Free Kids’ Crafts
6:15pm and 6:45pm: Story Time with Mrs. Clause
6:30ppm and 7:30pm: Free Holiday Puppet Show
6:00pm-8:00pm: Holiday Face Painting (donations accepted)
6:00pm-9:00pm: Free Christmas Train Ride for Kids

Zoomars Petting Zoo Admission is Free
6:00pm-8:00pm: Pictures with Elsa and Olaf from Frozen (Free)
Train Ride ($5.00)
Gem Mining ($5.00)
Pony Ride ($3.00)

San Juan Capistrano downtown restaurants and shops will stay open late for convenient holiday shopping and complimentary refreshments.

San Juan Capistrano Holiday Celebration Sustainability Transportation Solutions

The City of San Juan Capistrano is offering free shuttle service to residents and visitors attending this year’s Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration.

Shuttle Location at Park and Ride at J Serra Catholic High School – 26351 Junipero Serra Road

San Juan Capistrano City Trolley services will stop along the normal summer route with one additional stop at Capistrano Trading Post

San Juan Capistrano Trolley Map Summer 2018

Capistrano Lights at Mission San Juan Capistrano at 5:30pm-9:00pm

Capistrano Lights Opening Night Saturday December 7 2019 Highlights

Mariachi Nuevo Capistrano
The Goode Time Carolers
Dr. Marsha Long, Harpist
The Filharmonic
Reading of the First Christmas with Monsignor J. Michael McKiernan
Christmas Tree Lighting
Ringing of the Historic Bells
The Filharmonic
Reading of the First Christmas with Vicky Carabini, Mission Preservation Foundation Board Member
Encore Christmas Tree Lighting
Holiday Cookie Decoration with Mrs Claus
Selfies with Father Christmas
Tamales offered by San Juan Capistrano’s Las Golondrinas Restaurant*
Hot Cocoa and Sweet Treats Offered by 3:16 Bakery Shop*

*=Refreshments offered for a nominal price

The Mission San Juan is located at 26801 Ortega Highway.

Capistrano Lights is December 7 2019 thru January 6 2020

Capistrano Lights 2019 is a nightly tree lighting at 5:00 p.m.
Guests must be on the grounds before closing at 5:00pm 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.

Tickets are $10.00 for Adults/$9.00 for Seniors/$7.00 for Children/Free for Mission Members

Excludes: Tuesday December 24 2019/Wednesday December 25 2019/Friday December 31 2019.

Times and Dates are subject to change.
Please contact the event organizer for the most up to date information.

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