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News Release —  26 November 2010

Christmas on Temple Square Celebrates Birth of Christ, Welcomes Holiday Visitors

Salt Lake City — 

The Friday 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.

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 16-19 December for 100,000 people, and a First Presidency Christmas devotional will be broadcast 5 December throughout the world from the Conference Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

See more at the Church's news and events site.

Style Guide Note: When reporting about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, please use the complete name of the Church in the first reference. For more information on the use of the name of the Church, go to our online style guide.

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