The granddaddy is La Salette Shrine in Attleboro, which opened in 1953 to commemorate Marys apparition in La Salette, France, in 1846. At Christmas, 750,000 visitors come to the 240-acre campus to see the more than 300,000 lights that adorn one of the regions biggest holiday displays. Year-round this is a shrine worth visiting for its stations of the cross, Holy Stairs, and many flowering gardens. Eleven ethnic groups observe special days here. There are all manner of retreats, daily Masses, services, and of course, a gift shop and cafeteria.
947 Park St., Attleboro, 508-222-5410, lasalette-shrine.org.