News Release

2018 Christmas on Temple Square

Live camera of Temple Square

Hundreds of thousands of LED Christmas lights return to Temple Square in Salt Lake City Friday, November 23, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. The lights will be turned on every morning from 6:00 a.m. until 7:30 a.m. and from 5:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. every evening through January 2, 2019.

Christmas on Temple Square features several activities, including the Christmas lights, the First Presidency’s Christmas devotional, Tabernacle Choir Christmas concerts, musical performances, nativity displays and movies in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building Legacy Theater.

This year, the Legacy Theater will be showing four movies:

  • “Mr. Krueger’s Christmas”
  • “The Nativity: A Bible Story”
  • “Be One — A Celebration of the Revelation on the Priesthood”
  •  “Meet the Mormons”

A schedule of the showings can be found on

“Mr. Krueger’s Christmas” is a television special that was produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1980. It stars Jimmy Stewart and The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.

“The Nativity” is a short movie that revisits scenes from the events surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ.

“Be One — A Celebration of the Revelation on the Priesthood” is a recording of the 40th anniversary celebration of the revelation on the priesthood that took place on June 1, 2018.

“Meet the Mormons” is a series of vignettes examining the diverse lives of devout members of the Church.

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