Candlelight Tour 2019

Saturday, September 21, 2019 is Sold Out!


La Purisima Mission State Historic Park is hosting Candlelight Tour 2019 on Saturday, Sept. 21. The guided walking tour of the mission moves back in time to the 1820s. Guests walk from scene to scene witnessing an evening in the life of the Chumash. This year’s storyline celebrates the return of the caballeros from the fall roundup, happy to see family and friends and anxious to share their experiences and skills with everyone. At the end of their tour, guests will enjoy a full dinner and dessert before returning to 2019.

For more information about the event and electronic ticketing by credit card click here. For the same information about the tour, tickets purchased by mail (check payment) and tour times, read on.

As a guest, there are many things to note and new things to consider. The guided walking tour takes about 90 mins. to see the scenes and to enjoy the dinner. The tour involves walking on uneven surfaces. As the sun sets, the temperature falls.

The ticket purchases space on a tour departing at a specific time. The first 2 tours happen in full or partial daylight. For the later tours pathways and scenes feature the historic ambience of candlelight. All tours follow the same route. See the tour times below.

Tickets are $45 per person and are limited to 6 years and older. Your arrival time for the event should be 15 mins prior to your ticketed tour time. The event will happen rain or moonshine, hot or cold.

Tickets are available online (via credit card).

Purchase by Mail

Send request with check to
La Purisima Mission State Historic Park,
2295 Purisima Rd., Lompoc CA 93436.

Include your name, address, & phone number and tour time preference. Each tour capacity is limited to ensure safety and comfort. If your tour preference is not available, you will be contacted to select an alternate time that fits your preferences. Confirmation of your purchase will be sent by return mail.

The tour options are:

6:00pm - Tour by daylight

6:20pm - Daylight to twilight

6:40pm - Setting sun to early darkness

7:00pm - Twilight to candlelight

7:20pm - Stars on high

7:40pm - Night sounds begin

8:00pm - Night owls & late dining


To purchase tickets online:

Eventbrite - CANDLELIGHT TOUR for 2019: Saturday, September 21

For further information call the mission office at 805 733-3713.