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Christmas tree at Trafalgar Square

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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.

Don't miss the lighting of the famous Christmas tree on 6 December at 6pm. There is also a blessing of the crib ceremony on 9 December at 5.30pm, 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 from 10 to 21 December (except 15 December), as you soak up the magical atmosphere of London’s famous square. Performances take place from 4pm to 8pm on weekdays, and from 2pm to 6pm on weekends.

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Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square
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