About the 38th Annual Festival of Lights

The Festival of Lights is one of the D.C. area's great community traditions. Beginning December 3rd, the Festival features free performances nightly in the comfortable, state-of-the-art theater located in the Visitors' Center.

A different performing artist or group is showcased each night, including bell ensembles, choirs, orchestras, and more! Each performance is presented at least twice nightly.

The Visitors' Center of the Washington D.C. Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 

  • Temple grounds glow with 650,000 lights, December 3rd through January 3rd
  • Nightly performances in indoor theater
  • Christmas trees decorated in international themes
  • Exhibit of crèches from around the world
  • Life-sized outdoor nativity


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    Directions and Concert Tickets

    Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center
    9900 Stoneybrook Drive
    Kensington, Maryland 20895
    (301) 587-0144

    Concert tickets are handed out at the Visitors' Center 60 minutes before each performance on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals may pick up tickets for the other members of their party.

    While waiting for a performance to begin, you are welcome to enjoy the lights, Christmas trees, and international crèches.

    Everything is free and open to the public. Tickets are not needed for the lights or crèche exhibits. 

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