The Grotto in Portland has held a Festival of Lights for many years. I have always thought it would be a fun holiday thing to do but have never gotten around to going to it. This year we decided not to go to the CAA holiday party and just spend the evening on our own for a real date. So I asked Bill to take me to the Grotto to see the lights.
It was a very nice experience. It truly is one of those Christmas displays that are about the true reason for the season--Jesus' birth. The lights were beautiful and many portrayed the Christmas story. In the Grotto itself, they had a life size nativity scene. We listened to an amazing girls choir in the chapel.
Afterward, we went out for a bite to eat and some drinks to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our church wedding. Between the Army-Navy game, the Grotto and Applebees--we had a very nice day together.