St. John, Apostle and Evangelist

Lord Jesus, you called St. John to be your Apostle and to proclaim the Gospel. As the disciple “whom you loved,” St. John was courageous and remained at the foot of your Cross and helped to understand the Word through his Gospel. May we, with his help, be courageous and stand at the foot of the crosses of our brothers and sisters, those who are sick, the homeless, the lonely, and may we be able to make Christ known to them through our actions of love and charity. And may we continue to draw wisdom from your eternal Word, the source of our strength and peace. Lord, your Word will not come back void for we know you live and reign, forever and ever.


Fr. Leo Hambur, OSM
Garden Hours: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Upper Gardens admission is sold until 2:30 p.m.

Christmas Festival of Lights Hours: 4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Daily Mass: 12 noon in the Chapel of Mary

Recitation of the Rosary: 11:30 a.m.

Priest's Office Hours: 10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

The Servite Friars gladly await your request for confession, spiritual guidance and blessing of articles. You may also set up an appointment for a blessing with the relic of St. Peregrine. The office is located at the Visitor Center.
Festival's Final Week
Festival Hours of Operation

4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (grounds close at 10 p.m.)


Purchase tickets online in advance to ensure admission. Nightly capacity restrictions are in place.

Covid Protocol

Proof of vaccination or negative Covid Test (taken within 72 hours) required for those 12 and over. Masks required in all indoor spaces.

SnowCap Food Donations

Please bring a non-perishable food item for SnowCap, an East Portland food bank.

About the Festival

The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights features two million lights and hosts nightly indoor holiday concerts in the Chapel. Continuous entertainment for all ages is offered in The Grotto’s plaza area, including outdoor caroling, puppet shows, and an assortment of musical guests.

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

Beginning Friday, Jan. 31, The Grotto Gift Shop will close at 5 p.m.