Lighting of the Oslo Christmas tree this Sunday
Next Sunday, 29 November, the annual event of lighting the Oslo Christmas tree will take place at Austurvöllur.
For decades the lighting of the Oslo Christmas tree has marked the beginning of our Christmas preparations in the city. It has its place in the hearts of the people in Reykjavík, who gather each year to enjoy both the spirit of Christmas and each others company. The lighting of the Oslo Christmas tree has become an important tradition, with this year marking the 64th time the people of Oslo, Norway give the people of Reykjavík a pine tree (brought from the Norwegian woods) for Christmas.
Musicians Stefán Hilmarsson and Ragnheiður Gröndal will entertain guests by singing Christmas carols along with a number of great musicians, while the Christmas tree from Oslo is lit. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, 29 November and will be hosted by one of Iceland’s most beloved and long-serving radio hosts, Ms. Gerður G. Bjarklind. Of course we can expect a few Yule Lads to show up too! The schedule is set to take place between 15:30 and 17:15.