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Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree and Carols in London is a long-established Christmas event.
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Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree and Carols in London

6th December 2012 - 3rd January 2013
Trafalgar Square, Central London, Westminster, London WC2N 5DS
Telephone: 020 7983 4813

For the last 63 years, at a special ceremony in Norway, a pre-selected 50-60 year old pine tree is felled in front of the Mayor of Oslo, the British ambassador to Norway and the Lord Mayor of Westminster. The Christmas tree is then carried by ship over the ocean to England, eventually making its way to Trafalgar Square London.

Decorated in the traditional Norwegian fashion, the Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree and Carols in London Trafalgar Square is one of the most popular Christmas light displays in London; it becomes the focal point of Trafalgar Square as crowds gather to sing Christmas carols and make merry.

The lights on the London Trafalgar Square Christmas tree For 2012, the Christmas tree will be lit at 6.30pm on Thursday 6th December(subject to confirmation). The lights then remain on from midday until midnight each day right through the Christmas season. The ceremony of turning on the lights is preceded by a carol service at St Martin-in-the-Fields. The Christmas tree remains in London Trafalgar Square until on 3rd January 2013.

Each evening, organised carol singers and passers-by congregate around the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree to sing heartfelt renditions of traditional and more modern Christmas carols. If you're lucky, you'll find the choir of nearby St Martin-in-the-Fields Church taking the lead at the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree and carols in London. On Sunday 6th December (subject to confirmation), a dedication service for the crib at St Martin-in-the-Fields takes place, including a torch-lit procession from the church to the Christmas Tree in London Trafalgar Square.

For more information on Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree and Carols in London, please phone 020 7983 4813.

Visiting Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree and Carols London:

Cost: TBA

Time: TBC

Age Restrictions: N/A

Nearest Underground Stations: Charing Cross Tube

For more information on Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree and Carols please visit: legacy.london.gov.uk/

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