Dec 192013
 

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.

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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!

  49 Responses to “Pretty Christmas Lights at La Salette Shrine”

  1. A fun and free activity for a night out

  2. Ahhhhh, Lasalette. We used to bundle the kids up and take them There every year. This brings back so many memories. We haven’t been there in years.

  3. Looks so pretty and definitely a fun night out, too!! 🙂

  4. I love your husbands Harry Potter scarf 😀 I have many childhood memories of La Sallette, it used to be one of the places my family would go every year as a holiday tradition. Looks like you all had a good time, albeit a chilly one!

  5. My goodness, what lovely photos. They really do capture Christmas beautifully.

    Thanks for stopping by Pen and Paper.

  6. I was just talking to my mother-in-law yesterday and she suggested we go there and see the lights. Now I get to see what she is talking about! 🙂 It’s probably an hour and a half away, but looks totally worth it. Great pictures!

  7. Having a donation bin is so much nicer than charging $30 a car like they do here. We don’t go to ours because it’s a lot of $ for a short drive, and you can see the lights from the street. If they had donation bins, we’d go. Yours looks spectacular!

  8. Those lights are so pretty!!! I like Chris’ scarf!

  9. I miss going to see the lights for displays like that. It’s just SO cold here in Alaska that the idea of driving around looking for some is not appealing.

  10. Woah, that’s a lot of Christmas lights! It looks so pretty. I love seeing displays like that this time of year 🙂

  11. I still have yet to take the kids to see lights this year. It’s crazy, but I am not sure if we are going to giving it’s 12/19th already!

  12. The lights are such a favorite part of the holiday for me. We don’t have anywhere set up to go look at them, but there is a neighborhood in our area where more of the residents go all out on their house lights. We drive through there each year, but lately, even that’s getting disappointing 🙁

  13. My sister stuck her tongue to a pole there and it froze and she had to rip it off. I remember nothing of lights, drinks or the cold, just that she had to put a napkin on her tongue the whole ride home.

  14. That’s absolutely beautiful. I wish they had something similar that was local, as I would definitely take my four children to see it. It’s awesome they sell hot toddies and hot chocolates. As a child, we use to go on a drive to look at all the houses that were lit up with Christmas lights. It seems like not very many people in our area decorate with Christmas lights anymore.

  15. We have nothing like that here but in Ogleby WV there is a resort that decorate and everyone drives for miles to see it. It is probably something like this that you showed us.

  16. So pretty. I wish places around here did that.

  17. Holy xmas lights galore! That does look fun though! Glad you had hot chocolate & stuff to stay warm 🙂

  18. There’s just something about Christmas lights that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy — even if it is 25 degrees!

  19. Wow! That’s so beautiful. I’m hoping to see Niagara Falls lit this Christmas. Heading to Canada on Saturday so expect to see a lot of my Canada posts. 🙂

  20. That looks magnificent in the pics–I can only imagine how gorgeous it is in person. Wish I lived a bit closer I would definitely go to see those lights!

  21. Those lights are truly fantastic -what a sight to look at, beautiful!

  22. they so so beautiful! we have a place like this here in SA that I want to take the girls to. Hopefully we can before Christmas.

  23. I wish someone would do this in our area! I would love to visit a display of Christmas lights all in one location like this. It’s so beautiful!

  24. Oh what gorgeous lights. I’ve taken to driving around the neighbour hood to see all the lights people have been putting up there’s some amazing decorations x

  25. That last photo is so pretty. Just lights as far as the eye can see. I like holiday lights done creatively. What a great place to visit

  26. we love Christmas lights they are so pretty and i love just walking and looking

  27. What an amazing display! We love walking and driving around in December to look at lights and decorations. It’s such a fun way to enjoy the season.

  28. I love Christmas lights, we have not gone to see any yet this year. I keep getting told tomorrow 🙁 I will go regardless the night of, hubby can stay home.

  29. That looks so pretty but I don’t know if I could stand the cold!

  30. Now that looks like one beautiful display of lights. What a fun activity to do with your family and something you could do several times during the season. Free too!

  31. So pretty! When my kids were younger, and we lived in San Diego, we used to go look at Christmas light displays like this.

  32. I love love love looking at Christmas lights!

  33. Gorgeous!!! There’s a couple places here that do the lights similar to this…but we haven’t been yet. I’ve gotta make it a priority!

  34. That looks like such a fantastic light display. I love going to see Christmas lights!

  35. Those are a lot of lights, but very pretty!

  36. How lovely. I love how you make time to go out as a family. I miss the lights of Tacloban that light up the parks like this one.

  37. How beautiful! We love to see the Christmas lights in our neighborhood each year, and even the concert arena 20 minutes away does a large light instillation that we love to go see.

  38. wow! That looks like a lot of lights. Cannot imagine the electricity consumed! But beautiful!

  39. Wow, these really are gorgeous! I love lights at night

  40. showing up before the lights are turned on is smart! Its always a magical moment when I turn our lights on.. even in the morning, on a Tuesday.. Just because they are Christmas lights, they warm my heart a little!

  41. Love how you showed up b4 the lights was on! I love the christmas lights! I use to drive around just looking at all the decor! But now i live in TX and there is hardly any 🙁

  42. What a fun and festive place. I like how beautiful all of the lights look in the dark. We used to have a holiday house in our area like this but I’m not sure what happened in the last few years that they don’t put them up anymore.

  43. Wow! What a beautiful and very ornate park. Merry Christmas!

  44. This reminds me that we haven’t been to LaSalette this year. Hmmm…maybe I’ll have to squeeze it in!

  45. Wow! I love stuff like this. So beautiful.

  46. so sad we didn’t make it there this year before christmas! i hear its all LED lights now???
    gonna have to make it there before jan. 4th!

  47. Amazing light displays.

  48. I didn’t end out making it there this year & I usually do. The thought of the traffic, since we waited till too close to Christmas, was just not something I wanted to deal with.