Mesa Temple Christmas Lights

Part of the magic of the Christmas season is the Christmas lights.
Author:
Updated:
Original:
Image placeholder title

Because our family loves them so much, we make an annual trip to the Mesa Temple to enjoy their amazing display.  I don’t know of many other events that don’t charge admission or parking and aren’t selling anything.  Even though there are several hundred thousands lights, the display has a simple beauty of an old fashioned, traditional Christmas.  It doesn’t hurt that the Temple grounds are beautiful year-round with amazing flower gardens and manicured lawns.

Every year our family loves bundling up and enjoying the Christmas magic as we tour the temple grounds.  There is a feeling of excitement in the bustle of the other families doing the same thing.  The experience is enhanced by the nightly concerts from December first through Christmas day.  The concerts feature a variety of choirs, quartets and orchestras from the valley.  I noticed the Roberts Sisters are performing one night, boy were my girls surprised!

There is a life size manger scene as well as other displays of events surrounding the birth of the Savior.  Many of the displays have recorded messages in English and Spanish. I love the huge, glowing wise men on their camels.  Inside the Visitor’s Center, there is an International Nativity Scene Exhibit.  I love seeing the different representations and drool over the collection.  I think I need one!

After we’ve seen it all we head back to our car, pull a jug of cocoa and cups out of the trunks, and warm up to a little liquid sweetness.  It’s the perfect ending to a totally non-commercial, spiritual Christmas celebration.

If you liked this article, here’s a few more you might enjoy.

LDS Temple Week

Gifts to Jesus

Family Christmas Card Tradition

Related

Image placeholder title

Willard Bay Christmas Lights 2013

Willard Bay Christmas Lights 2013.

Image placeholder title

Christmas Lights at Layton City Park

Christmas Lights at Layton City Park

Image placeholder title

Christmas Lights in San Diego

Do you have a favorite Christmas Lights display?

Image placeholder title

Christmas Jars Reunion Family Book Club

Christmas Jars Reunion Family Book Club

Image placeholder title

LDS Temple Week

Stay at home Summer Camp continues this week with LDS Temple week.

Image placeholder title

Where to find the best Christmas lights display in Salt Lake County

There are Christmas lights. And then there are CHRISTMAS LIGHTS.

Image placeholder title

Willard Bay Christmas Lights 2012

Willard Bay Christmas Lights 2012