ST. GEORGE — The night may have been chilly Friday, but visitors to the St. George LDS Temple were warmed by the sight of thousands of illuminated, colorful lights throughout the temple grounds.
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Videocast by Leanna Bergeron, St. George News
The annual temple lighting ceremony, at which thousands of volunteer-placed lights were fired up for the Christmas season, commenced with a short program conducted by Elder Robert Watkins, director of the Temple Visitors’ Center. St. George Mayor Jon Pike offered an opening prayer and was then followed by speaker Elder Terry L. Wade, Area Seventy for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Tuacahn High School Madrigals sang “Far, Far Away on Judea’s Plains,” which was written by John Macfarlane, who once resided in St. George. At the end of the program, the choir led attendees in singing “Silent Night.” Simultaneously, the lights began to light up the grounds of the Temple at about 6 p.m.
The thousands of lights will remain on display until New Year’s day for all visitors to come see and enjoy, free of charge.
The St. George Temple is located at 250 E. 400 South in St. George.
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