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See photos of the Oakland California Temple Christmas lights

The display runs through Dec. 31, with free Christmas concerts and events on Oakland’s Temple Hill

0The Oakland California Temple invites the public every year to experience the Christmas lights display on the grounds of the temple and visitors’ center. Built on Temple Hill, the temple and its grounds are considered a gem of the California Bay Area.

Beginning Nov. 25, the lights are on every evening from dusk until 9 p.m. Free guided tours are also available from dusk to 8:30 p.m., ending at 9 p.m. In the morning, the lights turn back on when the property opens and are turned off at sunrise. More views can be seen of the bay and the grounds from the rooftop gardens, which are open from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The display lasts until Dec. 31st.

Free performances and events are available throughout the Christmas season, with specific details found at templehill.org.

Below are photos from the temple grounds provided to the Church News.

The Oakland California Temple as seen at night with the Christmas lights on the trees and grounds on Dec. 5, 2022. | Elder James Lash
The Oakland California Temple as seen at night with the Christmas lights on the trees and grounds on Dec. 5, 2022. | Elder James Lash
The Oakland California Temple at sunset, Dec. 2, 2022. | Travis Bell
The Oakland California Temple at sunset on Dec. 2, 2022. | Travis Bell
Lights fill the flower beds on the grounds of the Oakland California Temple in December 2022. | Travis Bell
Lights at dusk on the Oakland California Temple grounds, Nov. 25, 2022. | Travis Bell
Visitors walk around the fountain at the Oakland California Temple on Nov. 25, 2022. | Travis Bell
Children view a Nativity scene on the grounds of the Oakland California Temple and Visitors’ Center in December 2022. | Travis Bell
Lights and water in the foreground of the Oakland California Temple on Dec. 5, 2022. | Travis Bell
Lit palm trees line the sidewalk to the Oakland California Temple grounds on Nov. 25, 2022. | Sister Alisa Martinez
Lit palm trees and flower beds fill the Oakland California Temple grounds on Dec. 2, 2022. | Sister Alisa Martinez
The Oakland California Temple grounds on Dec. 2, 2022. | Sister Alisa Martinez
A lit star shines on the side of the multi-stake center next to the Oakland California Temple on Dec, 2, 2022. | Sister Alisa Martinez
A fountain seen at night with the lit palm trees on the Oakland California Temple grounds, Dec. 2, 2022. | Sister Alisa Martinez
Lights fill palm trees on the Oakland California Temple and Visitors’ Center grounds on Dec 2, 2022. | Sister Alisa Martinez

The inside of the visitors’ center is also decorated for Christmas. Local wards and branches decorated different trees, and Nativities, Christmas trees and poinsettias are on display.

Poinsettias adorn the base of the Christus statue in the Oakland California Temple Visitors’ Center on Dec. 2, 2022. | Elder James Lash
Poinsettias and Christmas trees adorn the Oakland California Temple Visitors’ Center on Dec. 2, 2022. | Elder James Lash
A Nativity is displayed on a desk at the Oakland California Temple Visitors’ Center on Dec. 2, 2022. | Elder James Lash
A tree decorated by the Oakland 10th Branch (Cambodian speaking) displayed in the Oakland California Temple Visitors’ Center on Dec. 2, 2022. | Elder James Lash
A tree decorated by the Oakland 7th Branch (Chinese speaking) displayed in the Oakland California Temple Visitors’ Center on Dec. 2, 2022. | Elder James Lash
A tree decorated by the Oakland 6th Ward (Spanish speaking) is displayed in the Oakland California Temple Visitors’ Center on Dec. 2, 2022. | Elder James Lash
A tree decorated by the Oakland 12th Ward (Tongan speaking) is on display in the Oakland California Temple Visitors’ Center on Dec. 2, 2022. | Elder James Lash
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