My friends and I traveled to La Salette Shrine in Attleboro last night to see the beautiful Christmas display and lights. It is one of my favorite places to visit every Christmas Holiday Season and it is very wheelchair accessible with the exception of only one display! All the walkways are cement so wheeling around is easy.
La Salette Shrine is open all year round so you may visit anytime. La Salette Shrine has over 300,000 lights lit up throughout the ten acres of land and it is absolutely beautiful to see. It is also FREE for anyone to get in!
There are different areas to view with various scenes on the ground. Most all displays are easy to view from a wheelchair yet I did have to elevate my seat on my new Permobil C350 Power Chair to get a better view of some of the scenes. The Holy Cross Pond has a wide sidewalk all around the pond which makes for great wheelchair accessibility. There are different biblical readings that are neat to read from A-Z.
Then there is the beautiful Nativity Scene which is all lit up.
I visit a few times during the holiday season each year and always go there again on Christmas morning to see baby Jesus in his manger. There is also the Station of the Cross lit up area which is nice to stroll through.
The Church at La Salette is always open and it is very accessible and beautiful inside. Masses are said at different times of the day so if you want to attend a mass you should check on the schedule.
They also have a building in which they have great Christmas concerts during the Christmas season and attached is a chapel which has beautiful Nativity Scenes displayed from all over the World!! There is another building which has a gift shop and cafeteria which is very accessible and the food is good, especially the Hot Chocolate which helps to warm you up on a cold December night. The wheelchair accessible restrooms are located in this building.
All at La Salette Shrine is fully wheelchair accessible except for the lit up scene at the top of very high stairs which is supposed to be beautiful and about the history and story of LaSalette. I wish I could get to see this one day but because us in wheelchairs cannot climb the stairs I won’t be able to view it.
I give La Salette Shrine a FOUR STARS for wheelchair accessibility. They could earn the Fifth Star if they placed a wheelchair lift to the top of the stairs so visitors in wheelchairs can see the scene of the history and story of La Salette!