Admire the magnificent Christmas tree, decorated in traditional Norwegian style, which stands tall in Trafalgar Square over the festive season.
The giant Norwegian spruce has been an annual gift to London from the people of Norway since 1947, in recognition of Britain’s support during the Second World War.
Each year, the 25-metre (82-foot) tree is illuminated with hundreds of lightbulbs set in vertical strings of light. The date for this year’s lighting of the tree ceremony is yet to be confirmed, so check back nearer the time for more details.
Every year, there is also a blessing of the crib ceremony, which features a torchlit procession and music from St Martin-in-the-Fields church. And you can enjoy carols around the Christmas tree with a series of concerts during the festive season, as you soak up the magical atmosphere of London’s famous square.
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