The day after Thanksgiving not only attracts multitudes to local shopping centers, but also brings thousands to Christmas on Temple Square – a month-long event focused on the birth of Jesus Christ that draws hundreds of thousands of guests and tourists each year.
Christmas on Temple Square features several activities, including the Christmas lights and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir concerts and many other holiday activities.
Millions of lights are turned on at dusk and turned off at 10 p.m. on Temple Square and 10:30 p.m. on the areas surrounding the square. The light display continues through New Year’s Eve. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will also perform 15-18 December for 100,000 people, and a First Presidency Christmas devotional will be broadcast 4 December throughout the world from the Conference Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.