Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree Lighting

On the first Thursday of December every year, there is an event in which a famous person switches on the Christmas tree lights in Trafalgar Square, London. The tree is a gift from Norway, and has been given every year since 1947 as a sign of gratitude to Britain for help during World War 2.

During the event, many people gather to sing Christmas ‘carols’, which are traditional Christmas songs.