Loving Creator, in today’s reading from the prophet Isaiah, you call each of us to observe what is right and to do what is just. Help me make better choices today; help me to reconcile with those I may have offended. Lead me to recognize the innate goodness in the people I encounter this day. Amen.

The Grotto's Christmas Festival of Lights is back and will continue nightly through Dec. 30 (except Christmas Day). This annual event celebrates the true meaning of Christmas with music, lights and joy.

More than 150 choirs will perform over the course of 35 nights in the Chapel of Mary, with its cathedral-like acoustics. 


There are nightly puppet shows and caroling in the pavilion tent, and music all around the grounds. And don't forget the millions of lights! New this year - a giant, walk-thru Christmas tree.


Tickets are sold in advance. No cash sales at the door.

Please bring a non-perishable food item for SnowCap.

Purchase Tickets
Choir Schedule

Volunteers Needed for Festival

Festival would not take place without our wonderful volunteers. We have both indoor and outdoor positions available. Most shifts last approximately three hours.

Register to Volunteer

Today's Hours of Operation

Grounds and Chapel: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Gift Shop: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Upper Gardens: Last admission sold at 2:30 p.m.

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

Daily Mass

12 noon

Chapel of Mary

Complete Mass Schedule

Daily Recitation of the Rosary

Daily recitation of the Rosary at The Grotto will take place everyday, one half hour before each Mass.

Priest Office Hours

10 - 11:45 a.m.

Office is located inside the Visitor Center

Gift Shop Hours: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

The Grotto Gift Shop carries a wide variety of items for Advent. We invite you to come and explore the store.

Online Shop

30 Seconds of Peace

Enjoy a sunny day in The Grotto Plaza.