The Trafalgar Tree switch on: it's officially Christmas

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The Trafalgar Tree switch on: it's officially Christmas

It's a sign that Christmas in London is just around the corner. The lights on Trafalgar Square's Christmas tree have been switched on.
 
The tree, measuring around 20 metres high is an annual gift from Norway to thank Britain for its support during World War II. A Norwegian spruce has been donated every year since 1947.
 
The tree this year was cut down in November after months of careful selection and travelled to the UK by sea and lorry. A team of people then used a crane to erect it in the capital.  
Engineers checked through around 600 bulbs before the tree was decorated in a Norwegian style with the lights arranged vertically.
 
The light switch-on was carried out at a ceremony which included Cllr Audrey Lewis, the Lord Mayor of London, Stian Berger Røsland, the Governing Mayor of Oslo and Mona Juul, the Norwegian Ambassador.  
 

 

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