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20 Things You Didn't Know about Temple Square at Christmastime


20 Things You Didn't Know about Temple Square at Christmastime

Flowers found at last year's temple lights display. Photo from Mormon Newsroom

17. Even during the winter months, flowers can be found on Temple Square, thanks to careful groundskeeping. Keep an eye out, especially after it snows, for rare winter roses and other foliage. 

18.  The Lion and Beehive Houses are decorated with traditional pioneer Christmas decorations.You'll see unexpected items like fruit in the decorations; pineapples were a welcoming sign during that era, so they are incorporated into the theme. Candles will also be aplenty--the predecessors to the twinkling Christmas lights we have today.

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20 Things You Didn't Know about Temple Square at Christmastime

Photo from Temple Square Hospitality

19. Free hourly concerts are available throughout the Christmas season on Temple Square. You can attend concerts in the Assembly Hall Tuesday through Sunday at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 each evening. Also Tuesday through Saturday at the North Visitors’ Center, concerts are performed at 6:00, 7:00, and 8:00 p.m. Here on a Monday? Don’t worry. You can see them in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building Monday through Saturday 1:00 to 5:00, every hour on the hour. But watch out! These concerts all end on December 23rd. Get the full schedule here.

20. On New Year's Eve, more free performances are held. Back-to-back performances start at 5:30pm are held in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building on Temple Square. Or, starting at 6pm, you can catch other performances in the Tabernacle. These lineups are followed by fireworks launched at 12:00 midnight from West Temple Stree (by the Salt Palace). Get the full schedule here.

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