Things to Do: Mesa Gilbert Temple
Things to Do: Mesa Gilbert Temple


Since its dedication in 1927, the Mesa Arizona Temple for Latter-day Saints has greeted millions of visitors of all faiths from across the world. This universal gathering place, which is set on 20 acres in central Mesa, hosts two nationally-recognized events each year including the World's Largest Easter Pageant every spring and the Christmas Lights Display (pictured below) every winter, touted by Good Morning America as one of the best light displays in the country with more than 600,000 lights. When visiting Mesa, plan a visit here and stroll the meticulously manicured grounds of the temple which features a cactus garden and reflection pools and guests are welcome at the public Visitors Center.

Mesa Temple Holiday Lights

Mesa Arizona Temple

When planning your trip to Mesa, Arizona be sure to add the Mesa Temple to your itinerary, and don't forget to pack your camera!

Effective January 2018
SALT LAKE CITY — On the heels of last week’s announced closing of two LDS Church temple visitors centers, the long-term future of a third — the Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors’ Center — is now uncertain.

The visitors' center will close on May 19, the same day the Mesa Arizona Temple closes for extensive renovations, said Daniel Woodruff, a spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in a statement released Tuesday morning.

“At this point, the future use of that building is undetermined,” he added. “Church leaders will make a decision based on the needs and demands of the area.”