The following is excerpted from the Church Newsroom. To read the full invitation, CLICK HERE.

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. 

The annual Savior of the World, a musical drama celebrating the birth and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, will not be held this year. 

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and friends of other faiths from across the world will have the opportunity to submit Christmas video performances.

Since this is a replacement for English-only events that traditionally take place on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, this year’s event allows for submissions in English only.

The submissions will be edited into concerts and broadcast on throughout the Christmas season. This year they also will become part of the annual Light the World Christmas campaign. 

The Light the World Christmas initiative focuses on celebrating and sharing the light of Jesus Christ in several ways, including music performances. Millions of people across the world participate in the annual initiative during the Christmas season. 

The musical performances may include fun and lighthearted holiday songs and inspiring and worshipful Christmas songs from various cultures and traditions. Original songs from throughout the world are also encouraged. 

To read the full invitation, CLICK HERE.