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Christmas at The Grotto

December 17, 2020 - December 24, 2020

The Grotto’s Christmas celebration will be different this year.
We will not host our usual evening lighting event (The Christmas Festival of Lights) due to Covid-19 and our concern for the health and safety of our guests, volunteers, staff and neighbors.
However, we invite everyone to join us for Christmas at The Grotto during our usual daytime hours, where we will share and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. All activities on the lower level are free to everyone, our gift to the community.
Beginning the day after Thanksgiving and continuing through New Year’s Day, visitors can:
  • Visit the Nativity
  • Walk the path and listen to the story of the birth of Jesus
  • Write wishes on the Trees of Hope
  • Visit the Chapel of Mary
  • Light a candle
  • Take a holiday photo in one of the great photo op spots
  • Do some Christmas shopping in The Grotto Gift Shop
Additionally, those who purchase admission to our scenic Upper Gardens will enjoy some special seasonal decorations.
There will be extra outdoor activities on the weekends, which will be announced here very soon. Check back here in the upcoming days.
For more information, contact

Virtual Advent Celebration

The Grotto will be hosting a daily Virtual Advent Celebration, which will include activities, reflections, music, memories, recipes, crafts and more.
Anyone interested in participating in the Virtual Advent Celebration , please send your email address to and we will put you on the list for the daily emails during Advent.
If you already receive our daily emails, you are automatically enrolled.
The Virtual Advent Celebration will begin on the first day of Advent.


December 17, 2020
December 24, 2020
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The Grotto
8840 NE Skidmore St.
Portland, OR 97220 United States