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Christmas at Trafalgar Square
6th December 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Christmas at Trafalgar Square the Christmas tree and carol singing in Trafalgar Square signal the countdown to Christmas.
The countdown to Christmas starts with the lighting of the world’s most famous Christmas tree. Stay tuned for times for the Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Trafalgar Square and the Blessing of the Crib from St Martin in the Fields.
Where is Trafalgar square? It is a 3 minute walk from Charing Cross station in Zone 1. Charing Cross serves the Northern, Bakerloo lines.
Did you know? 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 (1939-1945). The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is usually a Norwegian spruce over 20 metres high and 50-60 years old. It is selected from the forests surrounding Oslo with great care several months, even years, in advance. The Norwegian foresters who look after it describe it fondly as ‘the queen of the forest’.