Christmas at The Grotto


Hours of Operation

Upper Gardens: 9 a.m. – 4:40 p.m.

The Grotto Gift Shop: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Visit The Grotto during Advent and Christmas
Even though we can’t host the Christmas Festival of Lights this year, we invite everyone to visit The Grotto during this very special season. There is still much to see and do, and most of it outside in a large space perfect for social distancing.

The Gardens are Open
We are pleased to report that our gardens are once again open.

The Nativity Scene is on Display
All are invited to come and visit the beautiful Nativity Scene, which is located on the lower level at The Grotto.

Trees of Hope
Write a prayer or message on our Trees of Hope in the Visitor Center.

Light a Candle
Cradles for candles are located next to The Grotto on the lower level. Candles which burn for seven days can be purchased in The Grotto Gift Shop or Visitor Center.

Visit The Grotto Gift Shop
The gift shop has lots of wonderful items for Christmas, all for all the year, including many family activities.

Lights of Hope

No Festival? Take a piece home with you.

These special ornaments are made from lights which once shone at The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights, bringing light and warmth to all who passed by.

Each ornament is handmade and unique, and includes a card insert. Each comes in a box suitable for storing.

Ornaments are available at The Grotto Gift Shop.

Daily Reflection and Prayer

Saturday, Dec. 26

Feast of St. Stephen

“Stephen, filled with grace and power, was working great wonders and signs among the people.” John 1:14

St. Stephen was the First Martyr of the Church. As we continue to celebrate the Birth of our Savior, may we too be filled with grace and power that we lead others to Christ Jesus. May our words today speak of light, life, hope and mercy.

Let us Pray

Emmanuel – God With Us – fill my heart, mind, and soul with your eternal grace and power.

Help me today to show the world the love and devotion that I have for you.

May my words and actions be a sign to others of your abundant mercy, faithfulness, and love for us.


Gardens are Open!

The Grotto’s gardens are once again open.

The Grotto Gift Shop is OPEN for shopping and curbside pick-up, following strict capacity guidelines and social distancing. To contact the gift shop, call 503-261-2424.

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We send all of you our blessings, and ask that you please wear a mask and stay safe!