Christmas at Temple Square

The most magical time of the year.

The holiday season is by far the most magical time of the year to visit Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. 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 the LDS Church First Presidency’s 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 Utah tradition for locals and visitors for the past 50 years.

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During the month of December there are free performances in six different venues on Temple Square. Schedule becomes available in the Fall.

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This three-day annual Christmas Concert is performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and a different celebrity guest every year.


Come and enjoy Christmas messages from Church leaders and music from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.


Enjoy holiday dining at The Roof, with inspiring views of the twinkling Christmas lights and the romantic atmosphere of the season.


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.


Stop by the cozy Nauvoo Cafe while you’re downtown seeing the lights for hot chocolate or a hearty, homemade pot pie.


Warm up with comfort food and fresh-baked treats at the Lion House Pantry and spread the love giving gifts from the bakery.