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Tonight: your last chance to see choirs sing traditional Christmas carols in Trafalgar Square, London

There was festive sights and sounds in central London last night as choirs belted out traditional Christmas carols next to the Christmas tree that dominates Trafalgar Square – and tonight is your last chance to see them in action.

Since 1947, Trafalgar Square has received a large Norwegian Christmas Tree as an annual gift from the people of Oslo, thanking Britain for its support and friendship during World War Two.

The tree is  illuminated from noon until midnight until the Twelfth Night of Christmas in early January.

Every evening from the 9th-22nd December a different choir has gathered by the tree to sing carols and raise money for a range of voluntary or charitable organisations.

Onlookers are welcome to join in and drop a few pennies in the tin.


In total, over fifty carol groups are expected to participate this year, with tonight’s final performances taking place from from 4pm – 8pm.

The event is free to attend, and with London awash with businesses doing their utmost to cash in on Christmas, it’s a lovely way to connect with a more authentic Christmas spirit.

Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree & Carols
Carols until Dec 22nd, Tree until 6th Jan 2016.
Trafalgar Square, Central, Westminster, London, WC2N 5DS
Tube: Charing Cross Station, Leicester Square Station, Embankment Underground Station, Piccadilly Circus Station.