In Pictures: Christmas tree lights up Trafalgar Square

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Norway’s ambassador to the UK attended the switch-on.

Crowds gathered in central London as the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree lights were switched on.

Trafalgar Square Christmas lights
An annual gift from Norway, the tree features white lights and a star on top (Yui Mok/PA)
Trafalgar Square Christmas lights
As did mayor of Oslo Marianne Borgen, right – seen here with Lord Mayor of Westminster Councillor Lindsey Hall (Yui Mok/PA)

— Mona Juul (@mona_juul) December 6, 2018

Trafalgar Square Christmas lights
Crowds gathered to watch the switch-on (Yui Mok/PA)

— Trafalgar Square Tree (@trafalgartree) December 6, 2018

Meanwhile, not too far away, Prime Minister Theresa May switched on the Christmas tree lights in Downing Street.


She was joined by three children from her constituency of Maidenhead, who won a competition to design the PM’s official Christmas cards.

Mrs May sang Christmas carols with Chloe Hathaway, Amelie Beard and Dexter van Elkan, all aged nine, alongside the Military Wives Choir outside Number 10.

Downing Street Christmas tree
The event will have given the PM a welcome break from the Brexit debate (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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