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FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 – Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021
(closed Christmas Day)

Nov. 26 – Dec. 16:  5-10 p.m. (entry gates close at 9:30 p.m.)
Dec. 17 – Dec. 30:  4:30-10 p.m. (entry gates close at 9:30 p.m.)

COVID-19 PROTOCOL

The safety of our guests, performers, volunteers, and staff is our number one priority. With that in mind, we will be following these guidelines:

  • We will be following state and county mandates on masking.
  • We will have nightly capacity restrictions as well as capacity limits inside the Chapel where the choirs perform.
  • We will not host a petting zoo this year.

PURCHASE TICKETS NOW

TICKETS PURCHASED ARE FOR A SPECIFIC NIGHT FOR CAPACITY CONTROL

If you do not purchase your tickets in advance, there is no guarantee tickets will be available at the gate.

PRICING

Online Advance Sales Pricing

General Admission: $14

Child (3-11): $7

Ages 2 and under: FREE (will require a ticket for capacity control)

At the Gate Pricing (no cash sales)

General Admission: $16

Child (3-11): $8

Ages 2 and under: FREE (will require a ticket for capacity control)

VALUE NIGHTS

We are pleased to offer 8 value nights during the first two weeks of the Festival:

Monday, Nov. 29 – Thursday, Dec. 2

Monday, Dec. 6 – Thursday, Dec. 9

Value Night Online Advance Sales Pricing

General Admission: $12

Child (3-11): $5

Ages 2 and under: FREE (will require a ticket for capacity control)

Value Night At the Gate Pricing (No cash sales)

General Admission: $14

Child (3-11): $6

Ages 2 and under: FREE (will require a ticket for capacity control)

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

This year’s Festival will look a little different due to the ongoing pandemic. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to create a safe but fun Festival.

Presenting the sights, sounds, and sensations of the season, The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights features over two million lights and is the largest Christmas choral festival in the world. Featuring nightly indoor holiday concerts performed by many of the region’s finest schools, churches, and civic choirs, the Festival reflects the special season of hope that Christmas offers.

VIEW THE CHOIR AND CHAPEL MUSIC SCHEDULE HERE

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.

Holiday shopping is available in The Grotto Gift Shop.

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 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.

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we are unable to provide shuttle buses from the MAX station overflow lot this year. However, with capacity restrictions, we anticipate a lesser need for that lot.

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 connect with Bus 12 on NE Sandy Blvd. approximately one mile to The Grotto.

We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Festival!

For volunteer information, please email volunteer@thegrotto.org.

For performer information, please email events@thegrotto.org.

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