Christmas at Temple Square is really magical!
Millions of sparkling colored lights, brilliant nativities, and a light skiff of snow is all it takes to turn the grounds into a Winter Wonderland.
But what about the other Mormon Church light display that rivals Temple Square at Christmas? Well, take a look . . .
The Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial is placed in the hills of Sharon, where the Prophet Joseph Smith was born on December 23, 1805. The memorial is marked by a 38½-foot-tall granite obelisk on a 12-foot base of solid granite. The Church placed the memorial on Joseph’s 100th birthday.
The obelisk itself has one foot of height for each year the Prophet lived. It is currently the tallest polished solid granite obelisk in North America.
The lights and the animal displays are great reminders of the Christmas season—bringing the Christmas spirit and a feeling of joy to visitors. The display will be open each evening throughout December.
Other LDS Visitor Centers also have amazing light displays during the holiday season:
What are your favorite locations to see Christmas lights? Tell us in the comments below.
Learn more about various aspects of the Christmas lights on Temple Square here: