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Reykjavík Christmas Tree to be Lit Sunday

By Iceland Review

The annual lighting of the Christmas tree on Austurvöllur square in downtown Reykjavík will take place on December 1, the first Sunday in Advent.

christmasrvk_psPhoto: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

Each year, people gather to sing Christmas carols at the event. The program begins at 4 pm.

Norway has presented the City of Reykjavík with a Christmas tree every year since 1952. The tree is decorated with hundreds of individual white lights and is usually between 12 to 16 meters tall.

Mayor of Reykjavík Jón Gnarr traveled to Norway in early November to help to cut down the Christmas tree at a ceremony in Oslo.


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