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Festival of Lights Returns for 2022

Be sure to visit the Festival of Lights at the Washington DC Temple and Visitors’ Center. Lights will illuminate the grounds from dusk until 9:00 pm every evening December 1st through January 2nd. We invite you to come and see over 400,000 lights, beautifully decorated Christmas Trees, and a wide array of performances. From 10 AM to 9 PM, enjoy beautiful Créche displays featuring nativities from around the world, and many other displays. While you are there, be sure to visit the Light the World Giving Machines which will be at the Visitors' Center during the entire Festival of Lights. Parking is free and no parking pass is needed.

Come See the Washington D.C. Temple

Visible from the beltway, the Washington D.C. Temple offers beautiful grounds and stunning architecture. There are activities year round at the Visitors’ Center. Come & visit with your friends and family. If you are unable to come in person you can take a virtual tour of the Visitors’ Center and temple grounds by clicking the button below.

Events at the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center

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Washington D.C. Temple

The Washington D.C. Temple was the first Latter-day Saint temple to be built on the East Coast of the United States. Completed in 1974, it is the third-largest temple in the world.

Visitors from all over the world come to this sacred site for its beauty and religious significance. Members of the Church gather inside the temple for sacred religious ceremonies that bring them closer to God, while tourists come to view the temple grounds and enjoy the Visitors’ Center. There is something for everyone at the Washington D.C. Temple.

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