The holiday season is by far the most magical time of the year to visit Temple Square. The 35 acres completely transform the day after Thanksgiving every year, when the Christmas lights are lit, decorations are hung and several nativities are placed on the grounds for the first time for the holiday season.
Free concerts and performances are taken to a whole new level. A variety of local groups—from schools, to church choirs, to bands—perform daily at six different venues. And of course the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert and First Presidency of the LDS Church Christmas Devotional attract visitors from all over the world.
Coming to Temple Square during Christmas has become a tradition for locals and visitors alike.
Come see the famous Christmas lights on the 35 acres of Temple Square. A favorite tradition for locals and visitors for the past 50 years.VIEW SCHEDULE
During the month of December there are free performances in six different venues on Temple Square. Schedule becomes available in the Fall.VIEW EVENT CALENDAR
This three-day annual Christmas Concert is performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and a different celebrity guest every year.LEARN MORE
Enjoy holiday dining at The Roof, with inspiring views of the twinkling Christmas lights and the romantic atmosphere of the season.MAKE A RESERVATION
Celebrate Christmas with your close friends and family in The Garden, whether it’s for a lunch or dinner above the sparkling Temple Square lights.MAKE A RESERVATION
Stop by the cozy Nauvoo Cafe while you’re downtown seeing the lights for hot chocolate or a warm, homemade pot pie.LEARN MORE