This post was originally published on the Temple Square blog by Amalia Reyes.
Christmas is next week, and if you’re in our neck of the woods, there are some great things to do with family and friends. Here are just a few!
Watching the Lights Turn on at Temple Square
This may go without saying, but here in Utah, seeing the Lights turn on at Temple Square is a long standing tradition for families of all walks of life. Temple Square always has something to offer, whether it be enjoying a performance at the Tabernacle or having dinner with a view. But, there’s nothing quite as magical or enchanting as being right on Temple Square as the Holiday season comes to life with thousands of sparkling lights the day after Thanksgiving. The excitement in the air is almost palpable as people from all over the world come to witness this unforgettable night, so be sure to take plenty of pictures! Fortunately, the lights stay on until New Years Day, so even if you can’t make it that night, you have the entire month of December to bask in the twinkling beauty of the lights on Temple Square.
EVE WinterFest is a holiday tradition in Utah that has become a hit over the last eight years. This 5-day holiday festival offers fun and entertainment for all ages with things like live musical performances, bounce houses, and even an “All-Access Pass” to enjoy a variety of happenings in various venue locations throughout downtown Salt Lake City, including events on Temple Square, City Creek, The Gateway and more.