Merry Christmas! God Jul! Mele Kalikimaka! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season surrounded by those you love!
I wanted to share a holiday tradition that is beginning to emerge on my dad’s side of the family. Right around Christmas, my parents travel to the Big City to see
their favorite kids 😉 the Christmas lights and to go on a horse-drawn carriage ride around downtown.
This year was no exception. A couple of weekends ago, my husband and I met my parents at the Hilton downtown and then walked to Temple Square together to see the lights. Temple Square is right in the middle of downtown Salt Lake and is headquarters to the LDS religion. Throughout the holiday season this 35-acre section of downtown is lit up with more than a million lights. People travel from all over the world (I’m not exaggerating) to see the Temple and the beautiful Christmas lights. The area is filled with holiday cheer as people listen to live music from local musicians, enjoy hot chocolate, view the lights, and see the Nativity scene.
Before our evening carriage ride, my family and I walked around the temple grounds and were amazed at all of the sparkling lights. The snow was falling lightly and the cloud cover kept the temperatures bearable. It was the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit. Here are a few photos from that night, I hope you enjoy!
Have you ever been to Temple Square? What are your family Christmas traditions? Please share!