La Salette Shrine a Southern New England Holiday Tradition

No matter what your religion might be, if you live in Southern New England, especially Massachusetts or Rhode Island, you have most likely made the trek to La Salette Shrine.  It has become a holiday tradition for many of us… and is certainly reflected in the massive traffic jam it creates in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

La Salette Shrine Christmas lights

The reflecting pond at La Salette Shrine.

My daughter was particularly fond of the ducks, in the reflection pond, while my friends were more entertained by the sign that said “Don’t feed the duck.”, since there were several.

Peace Dove Tree at Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette.

Peace Dove Tree at Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette.

lights at La Salette

More lights at La Salette. If you can't tell from the pic, they are candles with holly at base.

I wish I had gotten more shots to share with you especially of the impressive hillside display.  Many were walking up and down these beautifully lighted hills in prayer.  My daughter liked the Christmas Donkey, but her highlight of the night was riding the carousel.  I held onto her waist during her ride and the sheer joy on her little face was priceless.    The lights all around made the ride even more exciting I’m sure.

The Christmas Festival of Lights at the Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette is free to the public, and is located in Attleboro, Massachusetts.   The display is open 5-9 pm daily through January 1st.



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