Grotto Festival of Lights a family attraction

Grotto Festival of Lights a family attraction

Grotto Festival of Lights a family attraction

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by Teresa Blackman, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on December 23, 2013 at 4:01 PM

PORTLAND -- The Grotto's Christmas Festival of Lights will remain open through December 30th in Portland and promises to be a great family event.

The festival features nearly 160 indoor holiday concerts and it is the largest Christmas choral festival in the world. Performers include many of the region’s finest school, church and civic choirs.

Five indoor concerts are scheduled each evening in The Grotto’s 600-seat chapel, known for its cathedral quality acoustics. Continuous family entertainment in The Grotto’s plaza area includes outdoor caroling, puppet shows and a live animal petting zoo.

This year's theme is “Angels on High,” reflecting the season of hope that Christmas offers to many thousands of families from around the Pacific Northwest.

When: Nightly 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. with festival grounds closing at 10:00 p.m. Closed Christmas Day.

Cost: $9 general admission, $8 for seniors ( 65 and over), $4 for children ages three to 12. Kids two and under are free.  (Tickets are available at the entry gate or may be purchased in advance at The Grotto’s Gift Shop.)

Visitors are asked to bring a donation of canned or dry food to benefit Snow-Cap, the east county’s affiliate of the Oregon Food Bank.

The Grotto is located at NE 85th Street and Sandy Boulevard in Portland.

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