The Grotto's Christmas Festival of Lights 2021

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The Grotto's Christmas Festival of Lights 2021

Friday, November 26, 2021 - Thursday, December 30, 2021
(closed Christmas Day)

Nov. 26 - Dec. 16: 5 pm - 10 pm (gates close at 9:30 pm)
Dec. 17 - Dec. 30: 4:30 pm - 10 pm (gates close at 9:30 pm)

Event website: Christmas Festival of Lights

Celebrate the return of The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights!

Presenting the sights, sounds, and sensations of the season, The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights features over two million lights and is the largest Christmas choral festival in the world. Featuring nightly indoor holiday concerts performed by many of the region’s finest schools, churches, and civic choirs, the Festival offers a blend of traditional celebration and serene reflection. Fun for everyone, the Festival reflects the special season of hope that Christmas offers.

Continuous entertainment for all ages is offered in The Grotto’s plaza area, including outdoor caroling, puppet shows, and an assortment of musical guests.

Holiday shopping is available in The Grotto Gift Shop.

A few details

Average festival visitation times are between 75 and 90 minutes. Visitors wishing to hear a specific concert in The Grotto’s chapel should arrive at least 30 to 45 minutes in advance of the scheduled concert time.

The Festival of Lights is a walk-through event and visitors can expect to walk approximately one-quarter mile.

All entertainment areas are either indoors or fully tented but visitors should dress for the weather. Rubber-soled shoes, warm socks, gloves, and ear coverings are recommended, especially on colder nights.

Covid-19 Safety Protocols

The safety of our guests, performers, volunteers, and staff is our number one priority. With that in mind, we will be following these guidelines:

  • Proof of vaccination or negative covid test within 72 hours for everyone 12 and over is required to enter the Festival.

  • We will be following state and county mandates on masking. 

  • We will have nightly capacity restrictions as well as capacity limits inside the Chapel where the choirs perform.

  • We will not host a petting zoo this year.

We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Festival!

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