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LDS Events Calendar: December 2013

by | Nov. 27, 2013

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Deseret Book Lunch and Learn Events
Dec. 7 - Ann Romney @ Las Vegas Sahara Deseret Book location

DC Temple Lights
Dec. 2-Jan. 1, After Dark with performances at 7pm & 8pm, Washington DC Temple
As one of the D.C. area's great community traditions, the Festival features free performances nightly in the comfortable, state-of-the-art theater located in the Visitors' Center. A different performing artist or group is showcased each night. Enjoy bells, bands, choirs, violinists, flautists, swing music, and more! Tickets for each performance are available 90 minutes before showings and are given on a first-come first-serve basis. Check the performance schedule here

First Presidency Christmas Devotional
Dec. 8, 8pm MST, Conference Center, SLC 

The First Presidency invites Church members and friends to view the the hour-long First Presidency Christmas Devotional, which will include Christmas messages from Church leaders and music from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. Broadcast.lds.org will offer live video of the devotional in 16 languages 

"Christmas in Nauvoo" FHE Program
Dec. 2 & 9, 7pm & 8pm, BYU Education in Zion Gallery
Gallery educators will be in character as Eliza Snow and Wilford Woodruff and will share Christmas-related stories from historic Nauvoo. The programs will also include Christmas carols along with hot chocolate and cookies. Early registration is available; call the gallery at (801) 422-6519 or visit educationinzion.byu.edu.

"Nauvoo Tree Lighting"

Dec. 6, Nauvoo Visitors' Center

The annual Christmas tree lighting and Christmas in Old Nauvoo will be at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, at the Nauvoo Visitors’ Center, 350 N. Main, Old Nauvoo, Ill. The tree lighting ceremony includes the Hamilton High School Jazz Band and the Warsaw High School Chorus.

"Pioneer Christmas: A Time for Celebration"
Dec. 7, 1pm & 4pm, The Church History Museum, SLC 
This program is an interactive, audience-oriented experience featuring pioneer stories, games, dancing, music and songs that would have been a part of a 19th century Mormon pioneer Christmas celebration. Father Christmas will also visit during the program. Free parking will be available behind the museum at 119 West North Temple Street. For reservations, please call 801-240-9573. 

Joy to the World, A Festival of Nativities
Dec. 11-14, 1-9pm & Dec. 15, 16, 4:30-9pm, Milwaukie Stake Center
There will be hundreds of nativities from across the world, family heirlooms and handmade treasures on display, along with local musicians, a child’s room with activities and a live Nativity. Feel the spirit of the season with family and friends while attending, everyone is welcome! Open to the public and free of charge. 

Jenny Oaks Baker with Alex Sharpe of Celtic Woman
Dec. 15 & 16, 6pm, 7pm, & 8pm, Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center
Grammy nominated, Billboard No. 1 violinist Jenny Oaks Baker and former Celtic Woman star Alexandria Sharp present “Carols of Christmas Past,” featuring Cantori Womens’ Chorus and an orchestra conducted by maestro J. Ernest Greene; also featuring special guest: “The Baker Kids.” 

Pianist Paul Cardall in Concert
Dec. 17, 7pm & 8pm, Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center
Internationally acclaimed pianist Paul Cardall is known for his unique, heartfelt musical style. Such descriptions are ironically appropriate since the pianist was born with essentially half a functioning heart. That life-threatening defect has shaped Cardall’s musical style and inspired his dozens of popular melodic compositions and arrangements.

Washington D.C. Temple Orchestra
Dec. 22, 7pm & 8 pm, Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center
The Washington D.C. Temple Orchestra presents its 5th annual Christmas concert this year at the Visitors’ Center. Music is a universal gift that can allow us all to reflect on what is important. The talent of the musicians and the beauty of the individual instruments provide a show that not only honors the Savior but brings the holiday spirit.

Savior of the World
Nov. 19 - Dec. 28, Conference Center, SLC
Savior of the World, based on the scriptural account of the birth and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, is presented in the Conference Center Theater and will run Nov. 19 through Dec. 29. Tickets are $8 for evening and $5 for matinee. Call 801-570-0080 or visit lds.org/events.

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