The Christmas Festival of Lights opens this Friday

The Grotto's Christmas Festival of Lights is less than one week away. Opening Friday, Nov. 25, the annual event celebrates the true meaning of Christmas with music, lights and joy.

Known as the world's largest Christmas Choral Festival, more than 150 choirs will perform over the course of 35 nights in the Chapel of Mary, known for 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.

So get your tickets now and consider taking advantage of our value nights.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets

Volunteers Needed for Festival

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

To learn more about the positions and to sign-up to volunteer, please click here.

For additional questions , please contact

Today's Hours of Operation

Grounds and Chapel: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Gift Shop: 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Upper Gardens: Last admission sold at 4 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. and

3-5 p.m.

Office is located inside the Visitor Center.

The Courage to Give Witness

Oh, generous and steadfast God, give me the grace and courage today to do one thing to bring your truth and love into our world, torn apart by strife and division. Let me start by making peace where I find discord in my relationships within my family, the ones who gave and nurtured my life both physical and spiritual, with my neighbors, and with those I work with. Allow me to live out my faith and share Your love with others. Remind me to do one small thing to bring Your love and truth into the part of the world where I live. I ask this in the name of Jesus and the Holy Spirit.


Enjoy the sights and sounds of St. Philip Benizi's Retreat, located on the lower level at The Grotto.

Gift Shop Hours: 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The Grotto Gift Shop carries a vast array of jewelry, home accessories, books, Rosaries, statuary, art, greeting cards and more. We invite you to come in and explore.

Vintage Corner at The Grotto Gift Shop

Come check out the Vintage Corner at The Grotto Gift Shop, where you can find previously-owned treasures. Check back often to see what is "old".

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