Office of Historic Preservation
Restored By Light

Restored By Light is a community-wide showcase of the intricate and vivid frescoes that were once visible on the facades of San Antonio's Missions. Widely-proclaimed as an inspiring and exciting celebration of culture, art, and heritage, Restored By Light attracts over 3,000 attendees at each event. Read more...

The first Restored By Light event was held in 2015 at Mission Concepcion, where there is the most remaining evidence of the frescoes. The event gave the community a chance to experience and enjoy the mission is in original appearance without creating permanent changes which could affect the authenticity of the site. In 2016, Restored By Light was expanded to include the “Queen of the Missions” Mission San Jose. View event videos below!


Restored By Light is free and open to the public. Find this event on our Facebook page for the latest updates.