Archives for December 4, 2018

Orange County’s Only Mission Announces New Tree Lighting Experience “Capistrano Lights 2018” December 1 through January 6, 2019 MISSION SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO TO HOST FIRST-EVER CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING KICKING OFF NEW DECEMBER HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING

Mission San Juan Capistrano will celebrate this holiday season by holding its first-ever Christmas Tree Lighting program as part its long-standing annual Christmas at the Mission event. The December 1 st event will usher in more than 37 days of tree lighting and holiday experiences for the public, ending January 6, 2019.

Capistrano Lights 2018 – 36 More Days of Holiday Programming:

For those wanting to visit the Mission during the holidays yet not able to attend the December 1st event, the Mission will also host Capistrano Lights 2018: a free nightly tree lighting at 5 pm. Guests who are already on the Mission grounds prior to 5 pm may enjoy the tree’s 15-minute nightly music and light program at 5 pm sharp, free as part of their visit that day; no additional tickets are required. The Mission’s new nightly lighting and music program will be held from December 2 – January 6, 2019. Guests must be on the grounds before closing at 5 pm. After the Mission closes, guests can take their complimentary Downtown San Juan Capistrano map and discover the historic downtown heritage tourism district with plenty of holiday shopping, dining, and wine tasting all season long.

Throughout December weekends, families will also have the chance to meet and take“selfieswithSanta and/or Mrs. Claus” in the historic Sala building on December 8, 9, 15, 16, and 22 – free with their admission or membership.

To purchase tickets for the December 1st Christmas at the Mission event, or to find out more about Capistrano Lights and all of the Mission’s December programming visit .

Dickens Holiday Celebration @The Printing Museum in Carson, Ca Sat. Dec. 8th 2018

Fagin (Ken Riedel) & the Artful Dodger (Keefer Blakeslee) from Dicken’s Oliver Twist are up to no good @The International Printing Museum’s “Dickens Holiday Celebration” Sat. Dec.8 2018 in Carson, CA
The Museum is transformed into Fezziwig’s warehouse replete with Victorian decorations and lamp posts.  Several Dickens characters are around to meet up with our guests like “Fagin” from Oliver Twist teaching how to pick pockets whiles he picks yer’s with the “Artful Dodger” in tow.   Nathaniel Winkle from The Pickwick Papers is all “a-dither” as he demonstrates a health cure via The Electro-static Generator with shocking results while “Miss Havisham” has Great Expectations for her ward “Estella” by instructing her in the art of insulting the gentlemen in attendance.

All the while mini-tours of the fascinating collection of working antique printing presses are in full swing while other guests get to print their own Victorian Holiday Cards & Gift tags with type and cuts from that era on Victorian presses (Talk about a unique Christmas keepsake for a special loved one!)

Many will be serenaded while munching on a Holiday Lunch of Bangers, Gingerbread and Punch (part of the admission) by Capt. Jack & his 1895 Player-Organ cranking out old carols as well as “Steerforth” from David Copperfield with his Holiday Dulcimer plus “Lucy Mannette” from Tale of Two Cities on her Christmas  guitar.

Guests will be filing into our theatre to meet up with Charles Dickens himself as he changes his lecture into an “interactive “event using audience members as part of his cast for a fun rendition of his classic Christmas Carol!

****Returning This Year!! Have a “tin-type” victorian photograph done of you, your family or friends c/o Victorian Photographers!!!  The Bailey Denton Photographers…Even if you aren’t dressed victorian they can supply some costume pieces that will send you back in time.  Great Holiday Gift Idea!

New This Year!!!  Meet up with “The Poet of Fleet Street” our guest artist Jacob Depraect who will create a customized poem just for you!

All this and other surprises are in store for those attending and we do encourage our guests to dress Victorian!

Dickens Holiday Celebration

@ The International Printing Museum

315 W. Torrance Blvd.

Carson, CA 90745

(310) 515-7166

 Sat. Dec. 8th 2018

10:00 am-4:00 pm

“Christmas Carol “performances 11:00 am, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm

Reservations req. for play Note: Advised for children 10 years & up w/ Adults

Admission includes activities, play w/ reservations & Holiday Lunch

Admission $25 per guest $80 Group rate up to 4

Credit: The International Printing Museum.


Brush off your tiara and unleash your inner princess with Broadway’s original Cinderella, Belle, and Jasmine as they celebrate the season in this hit concert, direct from NYC! Two-time Tony-nominee Laura Osnes (Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella), Tony-nominee Susan Egan (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and voice of ‘Meg’ in Hercules), and Grammy-nominee Courtney Reed (Disney’s Aladdin) host the festivities alongside their Fairy Godfairy (musical director extraordinaire), Benjamin Rauhala (Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof) and special guest prince Adam J. Levy (Dave, the Musical).

Showtime: Sun. 3:00PM / Tickets: Students: $25 / Gen. Ad. $40 / VIP: $125 / Ph: 714-482-0700


The Brea Improv is located at 180 S. Brea Blvd. Brea, CA 92821