The annual Trafalgar Square Christmas tree lighting ceremony is to be held on 4th December, the day will also mark the start of a free two week carol singing festival which is being supported by the Mayor of London.
Organsiers say singers from over 40 organisations be carol singing each evening between 5pm and 9pm and visitors are encouraged to pay a trip to the Café on the Square which will be serving seasonal treats.
The tree is donated by the people and Government of Norway as a token of gratitude for Britain’s support during World War II and is selected from forests surrounding Oslo. Brought to the UK by sea the tree will be decorated in traditional Norwegian fashion using energy efficient bulbs. It will remain on display until January 5th when it will be taken down to recycle.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has invited all Londoners and visitors to the capital “to come to Trafalgar Square to hear some of their favourite carols throughout December, donate to good causes and get in the mood for Christmas.”