Start date: November 24, 2023 - End date: January 7, 2024
Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: 176 Marian Drive, Laurie

Christmas Lights (Walking Tour):

The Festival of Lights at the Shrine of St. Patrick, located on Hwy 5 in Laurie, is the oldest light park in the area. It started in 1981 with hundreds of lights on the buildings and grounds, and it has grown every year since then. The Festival of Lights has become one of the most popular places to visit. Using over 4,000 strings of lights, Jesus and His Mother, Mary, represent the true meaning of Christmas.

The St. Patrick Festival of Lights is open daily from 5 to 10 p.m. starting from Thanksgiving through January 7th. On Fridays, from 6 to 8 p.m. Starting on December 1st, there will be hot cocoa and candy canes for everyone. There is no charge for this beautiful light display – it is St. Patrick’s gift to the community. On December 10th, from 4 to 8 p.m., there will be a live nativity called “O Holy Night.” There will also be refreshments, carolers, St. Nicholas, and a bonfire. Noah, the camel from Sunrise Safari, will make a special appearance at the live nativity.

The Festival of Lights will be on the grounds of The National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church and St. Patrick Catholic Church, 176 Marian Drive, Laurie. For more information, visit

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