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Carols and coffee at Trafalgar Square

Come along to Trafalgar Square this evening (06 December) from 5:30pm and join Regent Hall Salvation Army Band for carols at the official Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

Look out for our red emergency mobile response unit and volunteers who will be handing out free hot drinks and ginger biscuits to help people enjoy the ceremony.

The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is usually a Norwegian spruce (Picea abies) more than 20 metres high and 50-60 years old.

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.