Every year since 1947 the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square has been given to London by the people of Norway as thanks for Britain’s support during World War II. There is a lighting ceremony, which this year will take place on Thursday 7th December.
The tree is selected from the forests around Oslo many months in advance and felled during a special ceremony involving the British Ambassador to Norway, the Mayor of Oslo and the Lord Mayor of Westminster. The tree is traditionally a slender Norwegian spruce, elegantly decorated with simple strings of vertical lights in classic Norwegian style.Organisers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.