Candlelight at the Mission

Santa Barbara photo of the week, in time-lapse video, by Bill Heller.

Every year on the Saturday before Christmas the Santa Barbara Mission has a wonderful tradition. On the steps of the mission by the light of hundreds of candles and luminaries, they sing Christmas carols. After the carols they have a blessing of the Creche (the live nativity scene.)

Have a Merry Christmas!!
-Bill Heller

About Bill Heller

Bill Heller is a local photographer who has been contributing to the Santa Barbara View since February, 2009. His photographs, virtual reality photos, and innovative video techniques showcase our beautiful City and County on a weekly basis. You can visit Bill's website at,

2 Responses to Candlelight at the Mission

  1. Anonymous December 23, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    WHen does that take place? looks wonderful. Merry christmas Bill!

    • Bill Heller December 30, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

      Thanks Anon! They do this every year the Saturday evening before Christmas. This year was a little light because of the rain, but it was still very beautiful!