2017 Temple Square Christmas Lights and Concerts

  • 15 November 2017

People tour the Christmas lights at Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City on November 25, 2016. Photo by Spenser Heaps, Deseret News.

For many people, watching the millions of Temple Square Christmas lights turn on for the first time officially signals the beginning of the Christmas season.

For 2017, the Christmas lights will turn on at dusk on Friday, November 24, the day after Thanksgiving. Visitors are welcome to come see the lights any time during the Christmas season from dusk until 10:00 p.m. through December 31.

Visitors to Temple Square are also invited to attend other Christmas and New Year’s performances and events. Unless stated, all are free and all ages are welcome.


Christmas concerts on Temple Square begin Saturday, November 25, at noon, and run through Saturday, December 23. Performances are throughout the day in the Tabernacle, the Assembly Hall, the North Visitors’ Center, the Church History Museum, the Conference Center, the lobby of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, and the lobby of the Church Office Building. View or download a detailed schedule of these free performances, which do not require tickets.

New Year’s Celebration on Temple Square

Guests are encouraged to return for the New Year’s Celebration on Temple Square on Friday and Saturday, December 29–30.

On Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. is a Family Night Sing-Along and program hosted by Kelly DeHaan and friends at the Assembly Hall.

Saturday evening’s celebration is from 6:00 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. at the Tabernacle, with the Kenshin Tailo SLC Japanese Drummers, Best of Broadway, Marvin Goldstein and Vanessa Joy, Folk and Bluegrass, and BYU Vocal Point performing.

All performances are free and open to all ages, and tickets or passes are not required. Plan to arrive early to allow for parking and traffic congestion. View or download a detailed schedule of these performances.

Other events

In addition to the concerts and lights, visitors to Temple Square also can enjoy free Tabernacle Choir broadcasts, organ recitals, guided tours, museum events, and Christmas films. For more information, refer to the PDF of the schedule or call 1-801-240-3323.

Savior of the World

The Savior of the World musical drama, based on scriptural accounts of the birth and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, is presented at the Conference Center Theater (located in the northwest corner of the Conference Center) from November 17 through December 30 on Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. Reserve $10 tickets at lds.org/events or call 1-801-570-0080.