Every year Temple Square becomes luminescent, decked with thousands of twinkling lights. But, amidst these lights is another festive Temple Square tradition that reminds us of the everlasting source of light and the cause for rejoicing--the Savior.
At least seven nativities decorate the grounds, not to mention the hundreds of luminaries that line the pathways, depicting scenes from the first Christmas night. Among these are five ethnic nativities displaying scenes found in Native American, Oriental, European, South American, and Native New Zealand culture. In addition, a pure white nativity sits amidst the flickering electric candles floating in the reflection pool, and a life-size nativity decorates the lawn beside the tabernacle where you can hear the nativity story play every 15 minutes. Check out some of these incredible scenes from Temple Square at Christmas time.