San Juan Capistrano is a wonderful destination any time of year, but it’s particularly amazing during the holidays. The first weekend in December (Dec. 2-3) is the perfect time to pack up your family and friends, hop aboard a Metrolink train, and enjoy a relaxing train ride to this picturesque historic town.
On Saturday, Dec. 2, go early and visit Zoomars Petting Zoo, stroll around the Los Rios Historic District and do a little holiday shopping, and stop at any of the enticing restaurants. Don’t forget to show your Metrolink ticket to get some great deals! Then stroll to the Historic Town Center Park for the annual tree lighting. The event begins at at 4:15 pm. with pre-show entertainment, a live stage show and official lighting of the Christmas tree at 5:45 p.m.
On Sunday, Dec. 3, let your kids experience real snow sledding and snow play at Mission San Juan Capistrano from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Learn more about this annual favorite here.
Your Metrolink journey is super affordable on weekends-only $10 for unlimited rides all day either Saturday or Sunday. Kids age 5 and under ride free with paying adult.
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