Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree

Trafalgar Square Christmas TreeThe Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree is probably the UK's most famous symbol of the festive season. One of London's most long-standing festive traditions, the Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree has been a fixture in the city each December since 1947.

Situated at Trafalgar Square, one of the world's most famous locations, the tree is donated to London each year by the people of Oslo, the Norwegian capital, as a token of their gratitude for the British efforts in freeing Europe from Nazi Germany. The Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree is normally a spruce tree that stands around 20 metres tall, and is half a century old. 

The lighting of the Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree normally takes place on the first Thursday of December and is a major London occasion, featuring a band and choir performing festive songs. A visit to the Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree followed by a trip to the Regent Street Christmas lights is an essential part of any tourist's Christmas-in-London experience.

Nearest Tube/Railway Station

Charing Cross (Bakerloo Line; Northern Line) 


London Borough of the City of Westminster



Opening Times

Accessible 24 hours a day 

Address / Contact Details

Trafalgar Square, London SW1Y 5BJ  

Related Attractions

Regent Street Christmas Lights
Winter Wonderland