London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London

London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London



Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

The countdown to Christmas starts with the lighting of the world’s most famous Christmas tree on 2 December in Trafalgar Square at 18.00.


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 5 December, a dramatisation of the Christmas nativity for today, with carols, action, music, prayer and a live donkey. 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.


Carol Singing

9-24 December, 16.00-21.00 (14.00-19.00 weekends). Come and enjoy festive carols beneath the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square during December.

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Venue Details

Trafalgar Square

Box Office
020 7983 4100

Nearest tube
Charing Cross


More info

2 December 2021



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