Mesa Temple Visitors’ Center Events

We host performances and activities that are family-friendly, uplifting, and high quality. Our major annual events are the Mesa Easter Pageant and the Mesa Temple Christmas Lights. All events are free and open to the public, but please check the details for the event for more information.

Upcoming Events

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Sunday Evening Recitals at the Visitors’ Center

UPDATE: Sunday Evening Recitals are taking a break this summer and will resume September 3!

Enjoy sacred music most Sunday evenings in the Temple Visitors’ Center. Recitals begin at 6:30 p.m. and are free to the public. If you’re a performer interested in participating, please click the button below and submit your information.

Sunday Evening Recital – Kimberly Atkinson: May 19th
455 East Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85203 United States
, 2024-05-19 06:30 pm
Sunday Evening Recital – Pat Neff Atherstone: May 26th
455 East Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85203 United States
, 2024-05-26 06:30 pm

Visitors are welcomed and encouraged to come to events, which are free and appropriate for the entire family. We host inspirational concerts, performances, and musicals that are enjoyed by people of all faiths. We also host uplifting devotionals and events. Sunday worship services are held nearby at meetinghouses (see Sunday Service under Resources at the top of this page). Some events are done in collaboration with other local faith groups and organizations.

The Mesa Easter Pageant returns during the two weeks before Easter each year. Held annually, the life of “Jesus the Christ” is presented on a multi-story stage through music, dance, and drama. The production draws nearly 100,000 people to performances annually. The story is based on Holy Scripture from the New Testament and has become a beloved community event since it began in 1938 as an Easter sunrise service.

During the Christmas season (from the day after Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve), the Mesa Temple becomes illuminated by more than 500,000 Christmas lights and Biblical displays. Bring family and friends to enjoy the beautiful display of lights.

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Family History Classes

FamilySearch is a free community resource that anyone is welcome to come and use. Weekly classes are available free of charge, no registration required, and we host special events to help you discover your ancestors and grow your family tree. Discover your family history today–click below to view the full class schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

Events held at the Mesa Temple and Visitors’ Center are free of charge. Check out the event page for more information.

No tickets are required; however, some events fill up quickly so it’s best to come early to secure a seat.

Absolutely! Everybody is welcome to attend our events and worship services. We request that all attendees use clean language and treat everyone with respect. We are Christians who do our best to follow the commandments and teachings of Christ. Whatever your background, you’re invited to join us!

The dress depends on the type of event. You’re welcome to wear any modest clothes that you feel comfortable in. But just so you know during devotionals and worship services, most men wear suits, sport coats, and shirts and ties, and women wear dresses or skirts. Children also typically dress up.

All events are family friendly and children are welcome! All events have clean language and appropriate topics. We are a church that values families and teaches that families are at the center of the Gospel. All events help build and uplift families, bringing them to Christ.

Events, such as concerts, performances and devotionals, happen throughout the year, and are open to and attended by people of all faiths. During the Christmas season and Easter, there tend to be more events. Our Christian worship services and youth activities occur each week in local meetinghouses. Check the events calendar!

We will do our best to help you feel comfortable! Many people come to events and activities by themselves each week. However, if you’d like someone to attend an event with you, just give the temple visitors’ center a call: (480) 964-7164. Volunteers will be happy to find you a friend to sit with who is friendly and welcoming. We look forward to meeting you, introducing you to new friends, and helping you feel at home.