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Donations will help to Deck the Mission in Santa Barbara with wreaths and trees

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The front of the Old Mission in Santa Barbara is set for the Christmas decorations that will be coming soon. For now, donations are being sought to help give the entrance and walkways the holiday look.

Walking with Father Joe Schwab at the Mission he says thousands of visitors come year-round and during the Christmas season, for many people, a stop is always on the schedule.

The donations will help to pay for the trees at the top of the steps and near the front entrance along with ornaments. Along the inside walkways, a donation can pay for a wreath and you can also attach a name of someone top honor.

Deck the Mission sales of wreaths, ornaments & trees are currently underway, and wreaths and ornaments may be purchased up to Christmas day. 

Trees must be purchased prior to December 19th

The Mission will be decorated on December 19th and will remain so until January 6th.

Purchases can be made on www.santabarbamission.org/deck-the-mission .

The Creche will be installed on the 16th for the blessing. 

There will be live animals at the Nativity Scene. They will not arrive until December 23rd and will return home on December 27th.  Nacho and Sebastian, the mini-donkeys, who were there in 2022 will return.

For those who want to sponsor the decorations the mission says the donations are in these levels:

$25.00 - Cardinal Ornament: Write the name of the sponsor or person being honored/remembered on the ornament tag

$25.00 - Memorial Angel Ornament: Write the name of the sponsor or person being honored/remembered on the ornament tag

$25.00 - Joy Bell Ornament: Write the name of the sponsor or person being honored/remembered on the ornament tag

$75.00 - Small Wreath: Live Pine -Tag will be provided to write the name of the sponsor or the person being honored/remembered

$150.00 - Large Wreath: Live Pine -Tag will be provided to write the name of the sponsor or the person being honored/remembered

$500.00 - Christmas Tree in Front Portico: Star at the top of the tree will have the name of sponsor or person being honored

$750.00 - Christmas Tree in Front of Church: Star at the top of the tree will have the name of sponsor or person being honored

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