Sixth Day within the Octave of Christmas

Loving God, through St. John, you reminded us today to love you and that “whoever does the will of God remains forever.” Thank you, God, for giving us the opportunity to serve you and to love you. Lord, may we continue to set our hearts only in you and serving you. Forgive us for the times when we pay too much attention to the things of the world. May your Son, who was born for us, also dwell in our hearts, to help us set everything else aside but to love and to serve you throughout our lives. May you also send your Holy Spirit to journey with us in our days that we may pay more attention to your will. Lord may your will be done in our lives.


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

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

Closing Night - Christmas Festival of Lights: 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 Night

We are honored that Michael Allen Harrison will once again perform on our closing night at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Mary. This concert is always very special.

Entrance to the concert is included in your Festival ticket. Come early to ensure a seat.
Festival Hours of Operation

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


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.

Today's Gift Shop Hours: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

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