It seems the Tree of Life in Draper is being featured everywhere, so we went to check it out, too. It is really amazing. There are over 1,000 strands of lights on this tree. Not 1,000 lights, but 1,000 strands of lights on the tree. Naturally, we filled our cooler with boiling water, packed up some hot chocolate and cookies, and hopped in the van.
The Tree of Life is located in Draper City Park, and it is inspired by a scene from the Book of Mormon. In this scene, Lehi has a dream of a tree that is called the tree of life. In Mormon art, the tree is seen as glowing brightly, with pure white fruit, which is represented by flashing lights on the tree in Draper Park.
The image really is very spectacular (especially with hot chocolate and cookies). There were a lot of people there, and the Draper Temple is nicely framed in the background. The park also has other lights throughout the park including a cute little bridge to walk across. Our boys enjoyed wandering through the park and looking at the lights, but mostly loved the large Tree of Life.
Check out the Tree of Light this Christmas season. It is worth the trip to Draper. To get to Draper City Park, take 12300 South (which turns into 12500 South) and head east to 1300 East. Turn south (right). You can’t miss it– just look for the huge glowing tree!
Each year they hold a special lighting ceremony. In 2016, it’s November 28 from 6-8: more information here.