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Following is a collection of news items that have appeared on the News page for the Salt Lake Temple. To share your latest news for the temple, please send an e-mail.

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November 24, 2017

Temple Square Christmas Lights Begin Tonight
Visitors to Temple Square will see the culmination of months of work on installing over a million Christmas lights beginning tonight at 5:30 p.m. The tradition of lighting Temple Square for Christmas has continued every year since 1965.

January 14, 2013

Salt Lake Temple Plays Backdrop to Youth Flash Mob
LDS Youth of the South Jordan Utah River Stake proclaimed their testimony of Christ—after completing the Book of Mormon—with a flash mob set in front of the iconic Salt Lake Temple.

May 28, 2010

Salt Lake Temple Open House Experience in Visitors' Center
It's been over 100 years since the public was invited to tour the Salt Lake Temple, but a new permanent exhibit opened in the South Visitors' Center today featuring a near-identical 1:32 scaled replica of the temple, offering an open house experience of this magnificent edifice.

January 18, 2010

Prayers for Haiti Offered Near Salt Lake Temple Reflection Pool
On Sunday, January 17, families and friends with connections to Haiti, including former missionaries, gathered at the Salt Lake Temple grounds near the reflection pool to pray and sing for their suffering brothers and sisters in the region of Port-au-Prince. [NEWS ARTICLE]

December 26, 2009

Christmas Lights at Temple Square a Long-Held Tradition
It's been 44 years since the first strands of Christmas lights were weaved through the landscaping of Temple Square. The long-time tradition was once accompanied by an opening ceremony, but the popularity of the event brought crowds that were too large.

December 12, 2009

Rumors of a Salt Lake Temple Closure Unfounded
"There are no plans to close the Salt Lake Temple for remodeling," said Elder William R. Walker, Executive Director of the Temple Department. Rumors of a closure accompanied the opening of two new temples in the Salt Lake Valley in Draper, Utah and South Jordan, Utah earlier this year.

May 9, 2009

Million Dollar Views of Salt Lake Temple For Sale
Million dollar views of the Salt Lake Temple and Oquirrh Mountains are for sale in the Church's new mixed development in downtown Salt Lake City, called City Creek Center. The high-rise condominiums in Richards Court and The Regent are selling despite the economic downturn.

April 13, 2009

Garden Tours and Advice Offered at Temple Square
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is now hosting tours of its famously landscaped grounds in and around Temple Square. Tours and lectures by expert horticulturists will be offered regularly through the summer months. For more information, please read this news article.

"The temple is a point of intersection between heaven and earth. In this sacred place, holy work will be performed through selfless service and love. The temple reminds me of all that is good and beautiful in the world."
—David A. Bednar

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