Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration: The City of San Juan Capistrano begins the holiday season with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration on Saturday, December 2, rain or shine, at Historic Town Center Park, located at 31852 El Camino Real. Festivities begin at 4:00 p.m. with pre-show entertainment followed by a holiday production featuring performances by the students of Musical Theater University. The official lighting of the City’s Christmas tree takes place at 5:45 p.m. at the conclusion of the show. Immediately following the ceremony, take a stroll downtown and enjoy the many activities at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, Los Rios Park, and ZOOMARS. Downtown merchants have extended shopping hours and will offer free refreshments. Due to limited parking, visitors are encouraged to take the free shuttle service offered. Shuttles will be offered from 3:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at the Park and Ride at Junipero Serra and Rancho Viejo Road, JSerra Catholic High School and South Coast Church, located at 31501 Avenida Los Cerritos. For a complete activity schedule and event information please call (949) 493-5911.