Twinkle, Twinkle, Christmas Lights


Chris and I live dangerously close to Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City. Most of the time it’s fun, but it gets really annoying when trying to drive around the hoards of pedestrians making the Christmas mecca to see the lights. I’ve seen the lights many, many times growing up, but it’s always magical. Every year. Nothing gets me in the mood for Christmas more than seeing the lights, watching the nativity program and listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing Christmas tunes while walking around the gorgeous temple grounds.

chapel on temple square

Last week I was smart. I brought my camera and tripod to Temple Square and I took photos of the lights and my favorite chapel. It just looks heavenly, doesn’t it? Now I need to find some time to put up our two Christmas decorations. What are you doing to get into the Christmas spirit?

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    1. susan says:

      I kind of feel like the chapel there, so nonchalantly positioned on the corner, is kind of the show stealer at Temple Square. Its gothic delicacies get me every time.

      Those pioneers really knew how to make them.

    2. Lillian says:

      I’m so jealous! Last year was the first time since my Freshman year at BYU that I didn’t get to see the lights, and it definitely was missed. But at least now I have a little kid to get all excited about any Christmas lights with. That’s what’s been helping me get in the mood for Christmas. Decorating with my little 18 month old sweetie.

    3. Quinn says:

      Yay! You just got me SOOOO excited to go tonight!! Our family is heading down for our “Mecca” visit. Wishing there was more snow on the ground, though.

    4. wow, we really DO need to be friends. i too live dangerously close to temple square. i hear ya on the traffic – it’s like people forget how to drive…or they never knew how? please lets be friends, and lets get together sometime, i would love it.

    5. Tiffany says:

      lucky‚Ķ kinda. that is one major thing i miss about utah in the winter. the lights at temple square are gorgeous. i don’t care so much about the snow though.

    6. Erin says:

      that is an amazing picture! i would love to visit temple square. it has been many years since I have done that.

    7. annie says:

      to get ready for christmas, i’m making an insane amount of snowflakes…out of everything…envelopes with patterned insides, wrapping paper, computer paper…everything. i just can’t think of anything else to make to make my house festive except garlands of paper snow, apparently.

    8. Christi says:

      It is so weird that you posted about the lights. My husband and I just returned from Park City and Salt Lake City. We had heard about the lights, and I was amazed by them. I was never expecting something so big. I wish I had had my tripod with me. Unfortunately, many of my pictures turned out blurry.

    9. Samandra says:

      Oh, i’m a lds too and i love it!

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