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Presenting the sights, sounds and sensations of the season, The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights is the largest Christmas choral festival in the world.
🎄🎶🎄🦙🦙🎄🎶🎄 TICKETS 🎄🎶🎄🦙🎄🎶🎄🦙
Children (3-12): $6.50
Children (2 & under): Free
Visitors are encouraged to bring a donation of canned or dry food benefiting Snow-Cap, an East-county Food Bank.
Festival runs nightly 11/29 – 12/30, except for Christmas Day. Grounds are open 5PM – 10PM, with tickets sold until 9:30PM
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The festival features more than 160 indoor holiday concerts performed by many of the region’s finest school, church and civic choirs. Offering a family-oriented blend of traditional celebration and serene reflection, the festival theme reflects the special season of hope that Christmas offers to many thousands of families from around the Pacific Northwest.
Five indoor concerts are scheduled each evening in The Grotto’s 500-seat chapel, known for its cathedral quality acoustics. Continuous family entertainment in The Grotto’s plaza area includes outdoor caroling, puppet shows and a live petting zoo 🦙🎄🎶
Holiday foods and beverages are also available, as is seasonal shopping in The Grotto Gift Shop.
🎄🎄 ENTERTAINMENT 🎄🎄
The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights presents five indoor concerts each evening. Featuring many of the region’s finest school, church and civic choirs performing in the Grotto’s 600-seat chapel known for its cathedral quality acoustics, nightly concerts begin at 5:15, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 p.m. Visitors wishing to hear a specific chapel concert should plan to arrive between 30 and 45 minutes in advance of the scheduled concert time.
Outdoor tented family entertainment runs continuously each night in the plaza. Our puppeteer presents a Christmas-themed show at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. The Grotto Carolers perform your favorite Christmas carols at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m. nightly.
🦙🐑🐐🐄Thank you, Debbie Dolittle’s Animal Experience, for providing, and caring for the wonderful animals for our Festival Zoo 🦙🐑🐐🐄
🎵🎶 Looking for a specific choir? Here’s the schedule! https://thegrotto.org/choir-schedule/
🚗🚙 PARKING 🚗🚙
OVERFLOW LOT WITH FREE SHUTTLE LOCATED AT THE PARKROSE/SUMNER PARK & RIDE (Take the MAX red line to this station.)
Parking is FREE at both locations and parking attendants will be present to direct visitors to the most convenient parking.
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For more information about volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Manager, Vinci Paterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-261-2433. Sign up online here:
The Grotto accepts all major credit cards: VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover.
Average festival visitation times are between 75 and 90 minutes. Visitors wishing to hear a specific concert in The Grotto’s chapel should arrive at least 30 to 45 minutes in advance of the scheduled concert time.
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 fully tented but visitors should dress for the weather. During festival hours temperatures typically are in the low to mid-40s. Rubber soled shoes 🥾warm socks 🧦 gloves 🧤and ear coverings 🧣 are recommended, especially on colder nights ❄️
Outlined in lights, the entry path is somewhat uneven and darkened for effect. While accessible to those with disabilities, the festival is not recommended for the frail.
Have a big group? See if you qualify for a group discount! https://thegrotto.org/festival-of-light-groups/
MORE INFORMATION: https://thegrotto.org/christmas-festival-of-lights/
Fees: General: $12.50 Senior(65+)/Military: $11.50, Children (3-12): $6.50, Children (2 & under): Free