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The Trafalgar Christmas Tree Lighting is an annual tradition to commence the holiday season taking place on the first Thursday of December in Trafalgar Square in London, England. Located in Westminster, Trafalgar Square... ... read more

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Trafalgar Christmas Tree Lighting - Holiday Event in London.

The Trafalgar Christmas Tree Lighting is an annual tradition to commence the holiday season taking place on the first Thursday of December in Trafalgar Square in London, England. Located in Westminster, Trafalgar Square is a popular tourist attraction featuring many famous statues and fountains and also home to many important events and festivals throughout the year.

In 1947, the people of Oslo started donating a close to 60 foot Christmas tree to the city of Westminster each year as a thank you for their support in World War II. This tradition continues to this day with the tree being displayed proudly in Trafalgar Square year after year. Attended by thousands of people each year, the Trafalgar Christmas Tree Lighting consists of a ceremony led by the Lord Mayor of Westminster and features bands, choirs and carolers performing holiday ballads as the season is officially ushered in with the flick of a switch that illuminates the thousands of Christmas lights.

Admission to the Trafalgar Christmas Tree Lighting is free with plenty of layers and holiday spirit being strongly recommended for the ceremony.

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