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The Christmas lights on Temple Square in Salt Lake City are on from 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. daily through Jan. 1, 2024

Red and white lights sparkle from the trees between the Salt Lake Tabernacle and the Assembly Hall with green lights illuminating bushes at the edge of the sidewalk. Even the two cranes in place for the Salt Lake Temple renovation have green and red lights on them.

The lights on Temple Square in Salt Lake City turned on Friday, Nov. 24, and will remain on from 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. daily through Jan. 1, 2024.

Christmas lights are on between the Salt Lake Tabernacle and the Assembly Hall, around the Conference Center and also on the plaza between the Church Office Building and the Lion House, where international Nativities are also on display.

The Salt Lake City Temple is seen under construction through trees lit with Christmas lights.
The Salt Lake City Temple is seen under construction through the Christmas lights and a Nativity scene at Temple Square in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023. | Megan Nielsen, Deseret News
Map of Temple Square shows where construction is taking place around the Salt Lake Temple.
Map of Temple Square shows where construction is taking place around the Salt Lake Temple. Christmas lights and music can still be enjoyed in multiple locations outside of the construction areas. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Daily musical performances are at various locations around Temple Square, both in the evening and livestreamed midday concerts. See the daily concert series schedule and locations, including the Tabernacle, the Conference Center lobby, Church History Museum and the City Creek Center. Also, missionaries are available to give tours of historic Temple Square and the Conference Center.

International Nativities can be seen in the “Christmas Around the World” display in the FamilySearch Library and “Christmas With the Saints” in the Church History Museum. This year, Light the World Giving Machines in downtown Salt Lake City are at the City Creek Center.

The Temple Square and Salt Lake Temple renovation projects are ongoing, and the Beehive House, Lion House and Joseph Smith Memorial Building are closed for renovation.

For more on what is available on and around Temple Square in Salt Lake City for the 2023 Christmas season, see “Christmas traditions from around the world and other things to see at Temple Square” on TheChurchNews.com.

A mother points at a Nativity with her daughter while walking around Temple Square in Salt Lake City.
Emma Kruger-Norton points at a Nativity with her daughter Hazel Norton while walking around to see the Christmas lights at Temple Square in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023. | Megan Nielsen, Deseret News
Christmas lights at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.
Christmas lights at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023. | Megan Nielsen, Deseret News
Sister missionaries take a video of people caroling at the Christmas lights at Temple Square in Salt Lake City.
Sister missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints take a video of people caroling at the Christmas lights at Temple Square in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023. | Megan Nielsen, Deseret News
Visitors look at a nativity scene and the Christmas lights at Temple Square in Salt Lake City.
Visitors look at a nativity scene and the Christmas lights at Temple Square in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023. | Megan Nielsen, Deseret News
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