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Christmas at the Grotto

Enjoy the festive lights and choral groups

12/19/2018, 3:19 p.m.
The Grotto’s annual Christmas Festival of Lights and the world’s largest choral festival runs nightly through Dec. 30 (except Christmas ...
The Grotto’s scenic pathways sparkle with colorful lights for the annual Christmas Festival of Lights, a northeast Portland tradition that runs nightly through Dec. 30 (except Christmas Day).

The Grotto’s annual Christmas Festival of Lights and the world’s largest choral festival runs nightly through Dec. 30 (except Christmas Day).

Guests stroll among 1.5 million colorful lights, which line the scenic pathways of the religious shrine and botanical garden. New this year, is a spectacular 150-foot living Christmas tree at the entrance at Northeast 85th and Sandy Boulevard.

The festival features indoor holiday concerts performed by many of the region’s finest school, church and civic choirs. Five concerts are scheduled each night and will perform in the 600-seat chapel, known for its cathedral-like acoustics. There’s also a petting zoo, nightly puppet shows, and a chance to sing along with The Grotto Carolers. Holiday foods and beverages are also available, as is seasonal shopping in The Grotto Gift Shop.

The festival is open from 5-9:30 p.m. nightly, with the grounds closing at 10 p.m. Tickets are sold at the gate. All proceeds support The Grotto, helping maintain its beautiful grounds throughout the year.

For more information, visit thegrotto.org.