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Hours & Admission

The Grotto no longer requires masks inside the buildings at The Grotto. This includes all Masses. Masks are optional. However, while Covid-19 is still active in the community, we encourage everyone to make the decision they feel is best for them.

TODAY’S HOURS OF OPERATION

Gardens: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

(Admission to the Upper Gardens is sold until 2:30 p.m.)

Gift Shop: 9 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Christmas Festival of Lights: 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (grounds close at 10 p.m.)

ADMISSION

The lower level is FREE to visit during the day  

Admission to the Christmas Festival of Lights

Click here to see Festival admission prices

Admission to the Upper Gardens (day hours only):

Adult: $9.95

Senior (65+): $8.95

Youth (6-11): $4.95

Annual Garden Pass information here

OPERATING HOURS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

December 31 – January 31

Grounds: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Daily) – Admission to the Upper Level is sold until 3 pm.
Gift Shop and Visitor Center: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Daily)
Office: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

From February 1 through Last Day of Standard Time

Grounds: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Daily) – Admission to the Upper Level is sold until 4 pm. with Upper Gardens closing at 5 p.m.
Gift Shop and Visitor Center: 9 a.m. -6:30 p.m. (Daily)

First day of Daylight Savings Time through Day Before Mother’s Day

Grounds: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Daily) – Admission to the Upper Level is sold until 5:30 pm.
Gift Shop and Visitor Center: 9 a.m. -6:30 p.m. (Daily)

Mother’s Day through August 26

Grounds: 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Daily) – Admission to the Upper Level is sold until 7:30 pm.
Gift Shop and Visitor Center: 9 a.m. -8:30 p.m. (Daily)

August 27 through October 31

Grounds: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Daily) – Admission to the Upper Level is sold until 5:30 pm.
Gift Shop and Visitor Center: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Daily)

November 1 through the Day before Thanksgiving

Grounds: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Daily)
Gift Shop: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Visitor Center: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Daily)

Upper Gardens: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

(Admission to the Upper Level is sold until 4p.m.)

Note: Thanksgiving Day The Grotto is closed.

Day after Thanksgiving through December 30

Grounds: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Admission to the Upper Level is sold until 2:30 p.m.

Gift Shop: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. 

Note: The Grotto is closed on Christmas Day.