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The Grotto Christmas Festival of Lights

December 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - December 30, 2016 @ 9:30 pm

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. The festival features nearly 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 600-seat chapel, known for its cathedral quality acoustics. Continuous family entertainment in The Grotto’s plaza area includes outdoor caroling, puppet shows and live animals.
Holiday foods and beverages are also available, as is seasonal shopping, in The Grotto Gift Shop.
Friday after Thanksgiving thru December 30
Nightly 5 – 9:30 p.m. (Festival grounds close at 10 p.m.)
Closed Christmas Day
Please note during the Festival of Lights, The Grotto grounds close at 3 p.m. (You may purchase admission to the Upper Level Gardens until 2 p.m.)
General: $11.00
Senior(65+)/Military: $10.00
Children (3-12): $6.00
Children (2 & under): Free
Visitors are encouraged to bring a donation of canned or dry food benefiting Snow-Cap, the East county’s affiliate of the Oregon Food Bank.


December 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
December 30, 2016 @ 9:30 pm
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The Grotto Christmas Festival of Lights
8501 NE Skidmore St
Portland, OR 97220 United States