The Christmas tree remains in Trafalgar Square until just before the Twelfth Night of Christmas, when it is taken down for recycling. The tree is chipped and composted, to make mulch.
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Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony: Trafalgar Square
Wanting to get in the Christmas spirit? Trafalgar Square’s renowned Christmas Tree is a must.
Don’t miss the lighting of the world’s most famous Christmas tree, which takes place in Trafalgar Square on 5 December 2019 at 6pm.
The 25-metre high tree is a gift from the people of Norway to London, in thanks for Britain’s support in World War II. This historic tradition has happened every year since 1947 and signals the countdown to Christmas in London.
5 December @ 6:00 pmFree
6 December 2019
Calling all night owls, shift-workers and insomniacs – come and experience London’s most beautiful ice rink and exhibition 24/7 in the depths of the night.
7 December 2019
One of the most exciting events of the Christmas season, this charity fun run takes place in London’s iconic Covent Garden helping to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK.
9 December 2019
From Monday 9 to Tuesday 24 December 2019 (excluding 14 and 22 December), over 40 carol singing groups will gather beneath the famous Trafalgar Square Christmas tree to delight bystanders.
11 December 2019
Get in the festive spirit by joining in with Jar and Fern's Christmas wreath making workshop. They will run you through the interesting history of festive wreath making and introduce you to the finest seasonal foliage, freshly sourced from New Covent Garden flower market.