65ft tree with 50,000 lights prepared for switch on

Christmas comes to Covent Garden tonight with the switch on of the Christmas lights. The famous piazza will light up from 6pm with a performance by The London Community Gospel Choir. Covent Garden's 65ft Christmas tree was craned into position and decorated with over 50,000 lights.

Workers put the finishing touches on the Covent Garden Christmas decorations Credit: edelman
The 65ft Christmas tree is London’s largest Credit: edelman
The London Community Gospel Choir will perform at the switch on Credit: edelman