A couple of weekends ago, we took the boys over to the La Salette Shrine in Attleboro, MA. Each year, the people that run the shrine light up the grounds with over 300,000 Christmas lights and it’s really something to see. For some odd reason, it’s always about 25 degrees colder on that small chunk of land than it is anywhere else in the state of Massachusetts, so they sell hot toddies and hot chocolate at numerous stands throughout the property to help keep you warm.
I remember going there as a child myself and other than the addition of a carousel – it hasn’t changed one bit in all the years.
La Salette lights up every night at 5 pm (now through January 5, 2014) and we always get there a little before the lights go on so we can see them light it up. And if you saw the word shrine and that freaked you out for any reason – everyone is welcome. It truly is an amazing display of lights and the best part? It’s completely free. Of course, there are donation bins all over the place and I always donate because I want to do my part to make sure they keep lighting the lights year after year!