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Light up, light up! Christmas arrives in Trafalgar Square

Norway Ambassador to the UK Mona Juul during the lighting of the Christmas Tree. Credit: PA

Trafalgar Square is now feeling festive after the lights on its Christmas tree were lit on Thursday night.

At 20 metres tall, the tree is a Norwegian spruce donated from Oslo as a token of gratitude for Britain's help in the Second World War.

Norway Ambassador to the UK Mona Juul during the lighting of the Christmas Tree lights in Trafalgar Square Credit: PA

Norway's Ambassador to the UK Mona Juul joined the crowds during the ceremony.

On Twitter, she said:

"The Norwegian in Trafalgar Square is a symbol of friendship between our two countries - past, present & future - a symbol of hope and unity for young & old. Merry Christmas and God Jul!"

Watch the moment when the lights were switched on:

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