Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Lights at Temple Square

I attempted to post this via my phone the other night, but apparently was unsuccessful, so here it is.

A few nights ago, we took the family up to the Salt Lake Temple grounds to see the Christmas Lights. Although we haven't been for a few years (super cold and super newborn!) it is considered an annual tradition in out family. You can't beat the display they put on, nor the beautiful Spirit you feel while there. It is one of my favorite things!

We went on a Tuesday and the weather was outstanding! Not too cold and not windy. The crowds were light this early in the season and it was fortunate as we had two strollers and a wheelchair with us. We started with my favorite spot, the Assembly Hall. This building was used for services until the temple could be built. The architecture is amazing with it's Gothic styling and filigrees. Add Christmas lights and you can't miss!

There were several high school choral groups there (my Alma matter Hillcrest among them) and the show
was beautiful. Our favorite street musician the bagpiper was also there on the south side serenading as we arrived. We missed him on the way out but we are looking forward to hearing the pipe bands on New Year's. Well, hopefully I can talk Brandon into going...

We saw the nativity and heard the story as told by the Prophets. What an amazing experience! The scene on the lawn is absolutely stunning with the choreographed lighting. I got some great pictures here where the lights took on the look of the Star above the manger - despite having to use my phone. Grr. But that is another story.

Make this one of your hot spots this season for sure! End up at home around the hearth with some hot scones and chocolate milk as we did and it's a winner!

Love much,

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