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Text and photos by Collin Breaux

Update, Dec. 6: Remaining dates have been cancelled due to the regional stay-at-home order issued for Southern California, and the mission itself will be temporarily closed until further notice as of Dec. 10.

The annual Capistrano Lights holiday program has returned to Mission San Juan Capistrano, though with some modifications due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Masks are required, social distancing is enforced, and there is no live music. Attendance capacity is also limited.

The event continues on select dates through January 3. However, some dates are sold out. Visit to see ticket availability.

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