Trafalgar Square Christmas tree to be lit up tonight

06:13 06 December 2012

The tree, seen here last year, is selected in Norway. File picture: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

The tree, seen here last year, is selected in Norway. File picture: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree will be lit up for the 65th time tonight in a ceremony.

The tree is a gift from Norway to London as a mark of thanks for British support during the Second World War.

It was selected in the Scandinavian country last month by a team of experts, the Lord Mayor of Westminster, councillor Angela Harvey, and the Mayor of Oslo, Stian Berger Rosland.

It was then transported 700 miles across the North Sea on a ferry to Immingham, Lincolnshire, and then carried by lorry from the docks to Trafalgar Square.

The Norwegian spruce is specially selected from a sustainable forest near Oslo.

The eventwill see performances by Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth, the St-Martin-In-The-Fields church choir and the Regent Hall Band of the Salvation Army.

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