Photo Essay: The Lights at Temple Square


Photo by Joey Ferguson, December 2011.

Did You Know?
The “White Nativity” of Mary, Joseph, and the Baby Jesus floating on the reflecting pool, with the wise men and shepherds on either side, is actually the original nativity that decorated the temple grounds, but repurposed. After it began wearing, the groundskeepers decided to look for a new nativity set but didn’t want to completely get rid of the first. Instead, they covered the clothed figures in a resin that made them waterproof and white, and eventually the nativity found a new home in and around the reflecting pool.

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