UPDATE: The National Shrine of La Salette Festival of Lights is still a go with precautions
La Salette is still moving forward with the 2020-2021 Christmas Festival lights as normal (walking).
The National Shrine of La Salette Festival of Lights began on November 26, 2020 and will run until Sunday, January 3, 2021
The Annual Festival of Lights is a beautiful religious light display with more than 400,000 lights covering over 10 acres of land. The lights are generally lit from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Seeing the display is free of charge, but donations are appreciated.
Shrine Director Father Flavio Gillio issued the following statement.
“Here, you will be welcomed by more than 400,000 lights that will brighten your spirit and remind you that, despite these challenging, uncertain, and unprecedented times, we are not left alone: the light of Christ, our Emmanuel – God with us, is in our midst to guide us, to inspire our lives, and to keep our hope alive. Join us and let the “Light from Afar” shine in your heart and around you.”
La Salette Shrine has issued the following rules when attending the light festival.
-All guests are required to wear a facial mask covering both their nose and mouth at all times, BOTH INDOORS AND OUTDOORS.
-Guests/family groups must maintain a social distance of 6 feet from others while BOTH INDOORS AND OUTDOORS.
-At 8:30 pm, all buildings open to the public will close. A reminder will be announced at 8:00 pm. Please plan accordingly.
-The lights will be turned off promptly at 9:00 pm and all guests are asked that they vacate the property by that time.
-Be advised, every indoor area is subject to occupancy limits to respect a social distance of 6 feet.
The National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette is located at 947 Park St. Attleboro, MA
FROM 95 (N & S): Take Exit 3 (Rte 123 E) through 5 lights to the center of Attleboro (follow sign saying 123 East—118 South—Norton—Brockton).
This is Park St. Follow Park St. under the bridge staying in the right lane. At lights, follow 118 South (toward Rehoboth) for 1.5 miles driving by Bliss Bros. Restaurant and Hope Gardens on your right; watch for shrine entrance on right.
FROM 295: At the northern end of the road, take 95 South to Exit 3 (Rte. 123 E) and follow the above directions for 95.
FROM 495: Take Exit 10 (Rte. 123 W); turn towards Norton/Attleboro; follow Rte. 123 W approx. 5 miles to a set of lights with a Honey Dew Donuts on the left; turn left at the lights onto Forest St.; follow Forest St. until it ends at Park St. (Rte. 118 S); turn left onto Park Street (one way); drive 1.5 miles passing Bliss Bros. Restaurant and Hope Gardens; watch for shrine entrance on right.
Afraid of hitting a ton of traffic?
Try this alternate route, also known as the Bus Route
1. Exit 3A off of Rt 95 to Rt 123 East
2. Follow RT 123 EAST through 2 sets of lights.
3. At 3RD SET OF LIGHTS GO STRAIGHT across the intersection to THATCHER ST.
4. (Rt 123 goes to the left. Do not follow Rt 123 at that point or you will hit the traffic! Stay straight and cross over intersection to Thatcher St.)
5. FOLLOW THATCHER ST to its end (stay to the right when going over the R/R bridge)
6. TAKE RIGHT onto SOUTH MAIN ST. (Rt. 152)
7. Go approximately .01 miles
8. AT LIGHT TAKE LEFT onto LOUCUST ST
9. FOLLOW LOCUST ST to its end.
10. TAKE LEFT onto OAK HILL AVE.
11. Stay on Oak Hill Ave 1.3 miles
12. At the INTERSECTION OF BRIGGS CORNER, TAKE LEFT onto RT. 118 (Park St.)
According to the Shrine, traffic can get very heavy on weekends, especially Saturday night. If you can plan your trip for a weekday, you will find easy entrance. If you do wish to come on the weekend, it is advised you get there before 4:30 PM to miss the traffic.
Any questions? Contact National Shrine of Our Lady La Salette at 508-222-5410La Salette Map