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Christmas Festival of Lights

Friday, Nov. 25 – Friday, Dec. 30 (Closed Christmas Day)

Festival Hours

5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Nov. 25 – Dec. 16)

4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Dec. 17 – Dec. 30)

Grounds close at 10 p.m. each day

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Admission

Online Advance Tickets

General Admission (Ages 12+) $14

Youth (Ages 3-11) $6

Children 2 and under are FREE

Online Value Night (Nov. 28 – Dec. 1 and Dec. 5 – 8)

General Admission (Ages 12+) $12

Youth (Ages 3-11) $5

Children 2 and under are FREE

At the Door Pricing No cash sales at the door

General Admission (Ages 12 +) $18

Youth (Ages 3-11) $8

Children 2 and under are FREE

At the Door Value Night (Nov. 28 – Dec. 1 and Dec. 5 – 8) – No cash sales at the door

General Admission (Ages 12 +) $16

Youth (Ages 3-11) $7

Children 2 and under are FREE

About the Festival

Choirs in the Chapel

Enjoy the amazing sounds of local schools, churches and civic groups as they perform inside the Chapel of Mary, with its cathedral-like acoustics.

Fun for Everyone

Continuous entertainment for all ages is offered in The Grotto’s plaza area, including outdoor caroling, puppet shows, and an assortment of musical guests.

Puppet Show & Storytimes

At the top of each hour in the plaza tent, enjoy our puppet shows and storytimes.

Caroling

The Grotto Carolers perform every hour at the bottom of the hour in the plaza tent. Sing along to your favorite Christmas songs.

A few details

The Festival of Lights is a walk-through event and visitors can expect to walk approximately one-quarter mile.

All entertainment areas are either indoors or tented, but visitors should dress for the weather. Rubber-soled shoes, warm socks, gloves, and ear coverings are recommended, especially on colder nights.

Average festival visitation times are between 75 and 90 minutes. Visitors wishing to hear a specific concert should arrive at least 30 to 45 minutes in advance of the scheduled concert time.

How to get to the Festival

The entrance to The Grotto is at NE 85th & Sandy Blvd. in Portland, Oregon.

Parking: Parking is free in the main parking lot and on the adjacent streets. Parking attendants will assist you in finding the best spot. Please follow their directions.

Overflow Lot with Free Shuttle: On busy nights, use our overflow lot, which is located at the Parkrose/Sumner Park&Ride on Sandy Blvd. Our free shuttle bus runs every night from this lot.

By Bus: If you plan to take public transit, Bus 12 takes you along NE Sandy Blvd. to The Grotto and Bus 72 takes you along NE 82nd Ave., where you can disembark at NE Sandy Blvd.

From the MAX: Exit at the Parkrose/Sumner Station on the Red Line and take our shuttle bus (located in the bus pull-out on Sandy Blvd.) The shuttle bus runs every night and is free to use.

Thank you to our sponsors

Located just up the road from The Grotto, the Parkrose Elmer’s is a great place to stop before or after visiting the Festival. 10001 NE Sandy Blvd. (503) 256-2150

Elmer’s

Dragonberry Produce

NECA / IBEW

Find Coco Donuts in our snack booth at the Visitor Center throughout the Christmas Festival of Lights.

Coco Donuts

Providence Health Services

West Bearing Investments

More Information

For general questions about the Festival, please email events@thegrotto.org or call 503-254-7371.