The history behind the Temple Square Christmas light tradition

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Thousands make Temple Square a part of their Holiday traditions. For over half a century the trees and plants at Temple Square in Salt Lake City have become a brilliant display of color in the dark evenings of December.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints takes a month and a half to string the lights each year. Craig Wirth has the story of how it all started, it’s a Christmas Wirth Watching.

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