Presidio Pastimes by Candlelight, 2017

Ray Ogella portrays a visiting padre at the Presidio.  Photo by Mike Imwalle.

Ray Ogella portrays a visiting padre at the Presidio. Photo by Mike Imwalle.


On February 2 2017 the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation brought El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park to life by candlelight for the evening as part of Downtown Santa Barbara’s First Thursday program.

Hazel Lamson prepares a meal in the cocina. Photo by Mike Imwalle.

Hazel Lamson prepares a meal in the cocina. Photo by Mike Imwalle.


This atmospheric evening is a community favorite as visitors gather to experience an early California cooking demonstration, learn traditional California dances and discuss the latest news in Spanish Colonial California with the Comandante and his soldados.

Dancers entertain in the Presidio Chapel. Photo by Mike Imwalle.

Dancers entertain in the Presidio Chapel. Photo by Mike Imwalle.


For more photos from this beautiful night, visit our Flickr Album here.

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