Lighting of the Oslo Christmas tree 2013!

Celebrate the start of Christmas and take part in a time-honoured Reykjavík tradition, with the lighting of the Oslo Christmas tree at Austurvöllur Square.

The festivities start at 15:30 with a Christmas concert by the Reykjavík Brass Band followed by a wonderful performance by Ragnhildur Gísladóttir and Sigríður Thorlacius - two of Iceland’s most remarkable chanteuses: they’ll be singing-in the Christmas season with a number of beautiful Icelandic Christmas carols.

At 16:10 Reykjavík's star mayor - Jón Gnarr - officially accepts the Oslo Christmas tree from the ambassador of Norway, and the tree is illuminated.

The lighting ceremony will be followed by more Christmas song and festivities and the crowd will be entertained further by some of Iceland’s famous Yule Lads.

Start your Christmas right here in Reykjavík this Sunday at Austurvöllur Square: from 15:30 – 17:00.