The Norwegian Spruce is a gift from the people of Norway to London to say thank you for Britain’s support during World War II. This historic tradition has happened every year since 1947. The tree will be lit by the Mayor of Westminster, Norwegian Ambassador and governing Mayor of Oslo. The Salvation Army and St Martin-in-the-Fields choir will sing carols.
Blessing of the Crib
On 4 December gather at the heart of this World Square for the blessing of the crib with figures inspired by Londoners from around the world. Meet on the church steps at 17.20 for a torch-lit procession to Trafalgar Square led by the Salvation Army Band with the Choir and Clergy of St Martin-in-the-Fields.
5-23 December, 16.00-20.00. Come and enjoy festive carols beneath the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square during December. More than 50 carol groups will be taking part over the period, each singing for an hour.