Each year since 1947, a Christmas tree has been given to the people of London from the people of Norway in gratitude for Britain's support for Norway during World War II. For many Londoners the Christmas tree and carol singing in Trafalgar Square signal the countdown to Christmas.
Christmas events in Trafalgar Square:
6 Dec: Christmas Tree Ceremony takes place between 6pm and 7pm
9 Dec: Blessing of the Christmas Crib takes place at approximately 6pm
10 Dec: Menorah Lighting Ceremony from 5pm to 8pm. The Menorah will be on display in the Square from 8 to 16 December
11-23 Dec: Carol Singing Programme from 5pm to 9pm every night (now fully booked)