Temple Square will come alive with more than 300,000 miniature lights on Nov. 25. The small red button that switches on the annual light display will be pushed at 6 p.m., after a ceremony and musical program at 5:30 p.m. in the Tabernacle.
Elder Russell C. Taylor of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be the featured speaker and will turn on the lights, said Joseph F. Horne, director of Temple Square.Approximately a half-million visitors are expected to tour the square during December, said Horne. In addition to the lights, nativity scene and Christmas trees, the Temple Square Concert Series is considered to be perhaps "the best ever," said Horne.
The holiday season concerts, performed each weeknight during the Christmas season, will feature vocal and instrumental groups, offering "something for everyone," he said. The Mormon Youth Symphony and Chorus will perform at the lighting ceremony. Concerts are scheduled in the two visitor centers, the Assembly Hall and the Tabernacle.