Temple Square

This project will address structural deficiencies, preservation of aging finishes, replacement of outdated mechanical systems, and updating the guest experience.
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With all the ongoing construction on Temple Square, will there be any publicly accessible holiday events or Christmas lights to see?
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is hosting its annual celebration of Latin American culture on Saturday, November 5.
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September 23, 2022 02:00 PM MDT
Cranes, dump trucks, and scaffolding may the primary landscape around the Salt Lake Temple and on Temple Square right now, but you can still have a fulfilling visit downtown!
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August 31, 2022 10:00 AM MDT
The month of August saw alone saw two groundbreakings, a rededication, a new open house, and the announcement of a temple expansion project.
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June 15, 2022 10:24 AM MDT
July is a great time to celebrate our collective heritage through music, especially this year as more venues open back up to the public.
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By  Emily Abel
June 06, 2022 03:31 PM MDT
Constructing a great tabernacle in an isolated desert in the early 1800s was a much bigger feat than we are giving it credit for.
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June 03, 2022 12:53 PM MDT
Temple Square’s longstanding summer concert series features a wide range of musical styles, and this year includes Mariachi, Broadway, Celtic bagpipes, folk, barbershop, jazz and swing, and more.
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June 03, 2022 12:52 PM MDT
As the season is warming up, so are the performances and free events on Temple Square. Here’s what’s coming soon.
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May 17, 2022 09:06 AM MDT
The Conference Center was too packed to allow me in, but the Lord had lessons for me to learn from outside.
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May 10, 2022 01:48 PM MDT
To celebrate the first worldwide YA devotional in five years, young adults are invited to special events on Temple Square.
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March 18, 2022 09:14 AM MDT
Perhaps no group on earth sees the imperfections of the human race more than a cleaning crew. But here’s what I’ve learned about the Lord’s work as a member of the Church’s special projects custodial crew.
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December 03, 2021 12:00 PM MST
Despite concerns about how they’d affect the health of Temple Square’s trees, thousands of lights went up in 1965, and they've been a beloved tradition ever since.
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December 02, 2021 02:59 PM MST
For the first time ever, an animated nativity will be projected on the ceiling of the Salt Lake Tabernacle.
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December 02, 2021 07:30 AM MST
Here are some easy ways to connect to the spirit of the season and participate in the top-caliber performances that come from Temple Square during the holidays.
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November 23, 2021 09:06 AM MST
The Christus is now in storage and away from public view. Find out the plans for the statue, where you can see the Church’s other replicas, and more interesting facts.
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November 19, 2021 04:21 PM MST
As part of the Church’s four-year Salt Lake Temple renovation project, the North Visitors’ Center has now been demolished.
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January 12, 2021 04:47 PM MST
The Salt Lake Temple renovation has been underway for just over a year, but the temple isn’t the only thing getting an upgrade.
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November 30, 2020 09:14 PM MST
Editor’s note: This article originally ran in December 2020 and was updated in December 2021.
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The seasonal lights are ready and musical performances are being recorded for the 2020 Christmas season on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The virtual celebration of the Savior’s birth will be different than what visitors to Temple Square have experienced in the past, but organizers say it will once again be a beautiful and inspirational experience.
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Christmas celebrations on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, usually include hundreds of musical performances throughout the month of December. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, Temple Square Performances will hold its Christmas concerts virtually this year, and all are invited to participate.
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March 13, 2020 09:15 PM MDT
Updated: March 14, 2020, at 11:51 a.m. MDT
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February 24, 2020 06:18 PM MST
George Frideric Handel’s famous oratorio Messiah was first performed in 1742 and has been performed by The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square every two years in the Tabernacle. The concert is also streamed live over the internet to audiences around the globe.
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February 17, 2020 09:56 AM MST
Latter-day Saints aren't the only ones who have spoken from the podium of the Salt Lake Tabernacle. Many US Presidents have as well. In honor of President's Day, here are a few interesting details behind each of their visits to this historic Temple Square building.
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February 11, 2020 06:50 PM MST
The Salt Lake Temple may be closed for renovation, but children now have a new way to explore temples when visiting downtown Salt Lake City.
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December 23, 2019 10:59 PM MST
Here's a look back at famous people of various faiths and backgrounds who have visited this historic spot which, preconstruction, received 5 million visitors every year.
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December 22, 2019 10:00 PM MST
This story originally ran on LDS Living in December 2017.
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December 04, 2019 08:37 PM MST
Visitors strolling Temple Square this Christmas may be feeling nostalgic as they take in the lights, the floating candles on the reflection pool, and the nativites, wondering if the historic city block will ever feel the same after the new year.
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By  Emily Abel
July 13, 2019 11:00 AM MDT
Do your summer plans include a trip to visit Temple Square in Salt Lake City? See how much you know about this historic Church site with this fun and informative quiz.
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April 22, 2019 12:43 PM MDT
As part of Friday's Salt Lake Temple renovation announcement, President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said the church will make every reasonable effort to honor and maintain the temple's historic beauty.
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By  LDS Living
April 22, 2019 12:27 PM MDT
After President Russell M. Nelson announced that the Salt Lake Templewill close for four years as it undergoes extensive renovation, the Church released a video providing a virtual walk-through of the new temple grounds.
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April 20, 2019 01:00 PM MDT
The Salt Lake Temple is an iconic building for members of the Church. Here are some fun facts you might not know about it.
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April 09, 2019 03:00 PM MDT
In the Anbar province, Iraq, near the end of March 2019, four Utah National Guard soldiers saw a surreal yet familiar sight: the Salt Lake Temple drove into view on the Al-Taqaddum Air Base. The men were 45 miles from Baghdad and 20 miles from Fallujah, Iraq's city of 200 mosques. In the heart of Iraq near one of Islam's ultra-conservative strongholds, the green trees and glinting angel Moroni of Temple Square was one of the last things any of these men expected to see.
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"May I suggest that you bow your head with gratitude of heart," President Nelson said to members of the Church before announcing eight new temples, reminding us of the sacred nature of temples and asking that exclamations of excitement over new temples be kept reverent.
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December 04, 2018 05:00 PM MST
It’s the most wonderful time of year and the holiday season is in full swing in downtown Salt Lake City—specifically Temple Square.
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December 04, 2018 02:00 PM MST
Gingerbread houses are a favorite Christmas tradition, but some talented confectioners have taken them to a whole new level!
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November 02, 2018 04:23 PM MDT
In celebration of this wonderful time of year and our Heavenly Father’s precious temples, we’ve compiled this stunning photo gallery of temples in fall.
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September 20, 2018 02:30 PM MDT
One evening, legendary sculptor Avard Fairbanks got a call from the engineers at Dodge automobile company. As he recalled, "they explained that they had 10,000 cars that needed hood ornaments and they wanted something as attractive as the ornament on a Rolls Royce, but for the cheapest car! I took along my clay and an animal book by my friend . . . and spent the next several days at their headquarters."
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August 07, 2018 09:05 AM MDT
The Salt Lake Assembly Hall has been around for almost 140 years, and its architecture, acoustics, and historical significance have inspired the interest of both members and nonmembers alike.
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July 29, 2018 10:43 PM MDT
This is a treasure to us in part because of nearly 150 years of meaning and memory and sacrifice,” said Elder Holland, who offered Saturday’s dedicatory prayer of the St. George Tabernacle.
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July 25, 2018 03:30 PM MDT
“If you lived here in the 19th century and early 20th century, you would come to church here. You would come to school here. You would have your city hall meetings here,” Emily Utt, a curator for the Church’s history department said about the historic LDS tabernacle in St. George, Utah.
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By  LDS Living
April 26, 2018 03:02 PM MDT
Thanks to the Deseret News for making us aware of this story.
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By  LDS Living
December 06, 2017 05:00 PM MST
AWho doesn't love the magical glow of Christmas lights that brighten long winter nights? And Temple Square features a spectacular display of these festive lights, with the beautifully lit temple at its very center. The Church recently shared a video on Mormon Newsroom that shows this year's incredible display from the air. Check it out!
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November 17, 2017 05:14 PM MST
This guy takes Legos to a whole new level of awesome.
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October 02, 2017 08:00 AM MDT
We wanted to reshare this article in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the first time the Salt Lake Tabernacle was used for general conference!
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September 22, 2017 03:20 PM MDT
The following October concerts will take place in the Assembly Hall and Tabernacle on Temple Square. All concerts start at 7:30 p.m., are open to ages eight and older, unless otherwise specified, and are free. Tickets are not needed unless otherwise noted.
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By  LDS Living
August 11, 2017 06:57 PM MDT
Walking around Temple Square in August, you might be surprised to see crews hard at work setting up Christmas lights.
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July 20, 2017 02:59 PM MDT
What an exciting discovery!
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By  LDS Living
May 19, 2017 06:18 PM MDT
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Mormon Tabernacle Organ and the new exhibit at the Church History Museum honoring the organ's history, we've put together nine fun facts you may not know about this historical treasure.
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By  LDS Living
April 24, 2017 04:00 PM MDT
With the Utah Jazz competing in the NBA Playoffs this week, we thought it might be fun to share what Jazz basketball legend John Stockton had to say about Mormons.
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By  LDS Living
March 27, 2017 03:33 PM MDT
Just in time for general conference, the Church has released two new videos about the translation of the Book of Mormon from the perspective of two eye witnesses.
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