Temple Square Releases List of Christmas and New Year's Eve Performances for 2016

Although the lights at Temple Square are reason enough to visit every Christmas season, Temple Square released a list of concerts and performances to help you get in the Christmas spirit.

With choirs, ensembles, and other music groups from schools and communities around Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming performing daily, you can make your way to one of the following locations for free concerts:

Assembly Hall: Tuesdays through Sundays at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m.
(November 26 through December 23)

North Visitors’ Center: Tuesdays through Sundays at 6:00, 7:00, or 8:00 p.m.
(November 26 through December 23)

Church Office Building: Mondays through Fridays at 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m.
(November 28 through December 22)

Church History Museum: Various days at 12:00 noon or 4:00 p.m. between November 26 and
December 22

Joseph Smith Memorial Building: Mondays through Saturdays at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, and 5:00 p.m.
(November 26 through December 23)

The performances are open to the public for adults and children of all ages. To view a detailed schedule of performance groups and times, visit lds.org/events, or click here

A special concert on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., will kick off the Christmas performances with Utah Voices, directed by Kelly DeHaan, and the Salt Lake Symphony, conducted by Robert Baldwin. Tickets are not needed, and the concert is open to all ages.

The following Temple Square performances require tickets. (For ticket availability, call 801-570-0080 or visit lds.org/events.)

Savior of the World, November 18 through December 31: a musical drama based on scriptural accounts of the birth and Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, will take place in the Conference Center Theater. Tickets are required and cost $10.00 per person. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday matinees begin at 2:00 p.m.

The First Presidency Christmas Devotional, Sunday, December 4 at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Center, with music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square. Talks on Christmas themes will be presented by members of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square Christmas Concerts, featuring tenor Rolando Villazón, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, December 8, 9, and 10: the concert will be presented in the Conference Center at 8:00 p.m. each evening. All tickets have been distributed for this event. A stand-by line will begin at the North Gate of Temple Square for those without tickets.

Additionally, Temple Square will provide free entertainment and activities to celebrate New Year's Eve.

Thursday, December 29:
5:00–6:00 p.m. Sing-along of favorite children’s songs; Assembly Hall

Friday, December 30:
7:00–9:00 p.m. Winter Wonderland Concert; Assembly Hall

With guest artists: Mapleton Chorale; Jed Moss, piano; vocalists Kelly and Laura Griffiths; and Stone Deep, tenor trio.

Saturday, December 31:
5:00–6:00 p.m. Sing-along of Broadway show tunes; Assembly Hall
5:30–11:45 p.m. Joseph Smith Memorial Building—variety of performers: 

5:30 p.m. Herbert Klopfer: piano prelude; Lobby
6:00 p.m. SunShade ‘n’ Rain: nostalgic musical journey with world-renowned entertainers; Lobby
6:45 p.m. Autumn Sky: variety show of country, gospel, and pop; Lobby
7:30 p.m. The 4 Hims: zany barbershop quartet of brothers; Empire Room
7:30 p.m. Jim Jensen: accordion entertainer; Bonneville Room
8:10 p.m. “On the Air”: radio music of the 1940’s; Lobby
8:55 p.m. Justin and Cecily Bills: Broadway show tunes; Empire Room
8:55 p.m. Andrew Wiscombe: amazing one-man band performer; Bonneville Room
9:30 p.m. Craig and Tamilisa Miner: husband and wife bluegrass duo; Lobby
10:15 p.m. Cherie Call: singer-songwriter with storytelling lyrics and captivating melodies; Empire Room
10:15 p.m. Shilaylee: Irish and American folk music; Bonneville Room
10:50 p.m. Vocalist Valaura Arnold & the Preston Lloyd Jazz Band: jazz and big band favorites; Lobby

6:00–11:45 p.m. Tabernacle—variety of performers:

6:00 p.m. Brandon Clayton: upbeat and energetic organ prelude
6:30 p.m. One Voice Children’s Choir: with Masa Fukuda, director
7:15 p.m. Jenny Oaks Baker and Family Four: America’s violinist and her talented family
8:00 p.m. Broadway at the Tab: featuring several talented local theater Performers
8:45 p.m. Ultimi, tenor trio: Isaac Hurtado, Brian Stucki, and Tyler Nelson
9:30 p.m. Octappella: popular a cappella recording group
10:15 p.m. bless4: vocal and dance pop recording group of four siblings from Japan performing their chart-topping hits
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