Mission San Juan Capistrano will kick off the holiday season by hosting its annual “Christmas at the Mission” from 5:30-8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1.
A magical night under the stars will allow revelers to visit the nativity scene, meet St. Nicholas, and enjoy the beauty of the Mission’s gardens, all lit up for Christmas.
Events include choir and mariachi performances, photos with St. Nicholas, and Santa’s Workshop craft activities. Tamales, pizza, sweets, coffee, hot cocoa and cider will be offered for sale. Bring your camera and a canned food donation for Serra’s Pantry.
Groups scheduled to perform include:
Bakersfield High School Carolers and Chamber Singers
Capistrano Community Mariachi Program
Capistrano Valley Christian School Dickens Carolers
Capistrano Valley High School Chamber Orchestra
JSerra Catholic High School Choral Music Program
JSerra Catholic High School Instrumental Music Program
Mission Basilica School
Ocean Hills Community Church Children’s Program
Saddleback Valley Christian School
South County Sound Men’s A Cappella Chorus
Southern California Children’s Chorus
Tickets may be purchased on the night of the event upon entrance, or in advance during regular Mission hours (8:30 a.m-5 p.m.) at the Gate House, located on the corner of Ortega Highway and Camino Capistrano or by phone at 949-234-1300.
*Contributed by Mission San Juan Capistrano