By Collin Breaux | Email: | Twitter: @collin_breaux

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in San Juan Capistrano.

The holiday season kicked off on Saturday, Dec. 7, with a Christmas tree lighting and holiday events around town. The City of San Juan Capistrano held a tree lighting at Center Park, which filled the area with kids, parents and community members. Along with festive lights, the ceremony featured musical performances and school and military organizations selling treats to raise money.

Mission San Juan Capistrano also hosted its own event with an opening night for Capistrano Lights, a holiday celebration held on the historic grounds of one of the town’s most notable places.

The opening night featured musical performances, hands-on arts and crafts activities, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus and other seasonal events.

Capistrano Lights continues into January. Visit for additional dates and more information.

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