LDS Church flips the switch to its Christmas lights at Temple Square on Friday


    Ceremonial lighting of Christmas lights on Temple Square this Friday. (Photo: KUTV files)

    (KUTV) — 'Tis the season for Temple Square's Christmas lights in Salt Lake City.

    Tens of thousands of LED lights are strung across trees and spread out over 35 acres of Temple Square.

    The lights and displays turn on at dusk — approximately 5 p.m. — on Friday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a press release.

    To celebrate, "Mr. Krueger’s Christmas" and "The Nativity" are screening at the Legacy Theater in addition to other selection of films.

    A narrated nativity scene is also on Temple Square between the Tabernacle and the North Visitors’ Center.

    Ceremonial lighting of Christmas lights on Temple Square this Friday. (Photo: mormonnewsroom.org)

    The annual lighting of Temple Square is a Utah tradition for many families and individuals since the 1960s, when then President David O. McKay began the ceremony.

    Visitors are welcome to see the lights through Dec. 31 from dusk until 10 p.m.


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