I went to Trafalgar Square Christmas Market and found lots of friendly vendors

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We spoke to some of the vendors at Trafalgar Square Christmas markets who despite the cold weather were in great spirits.

Christmas season is in full swing in London, with the capital undergoing a glitzy makeover.

The city is covered with Christmas lights, ice rinks and chalet-lined markets all bringing to the magical mood.

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We visited Trafalgar Square’s Christmas Market to get into the festive spirit.

The market which brings cosy wooden chalets, warming street food and hot toddies, and cute arts and crafts to the iconic square opened on November 10 and will run till January 2.

We spoke to some of the market vendors who despite the cold weather were in great spirits.

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Scott has travelled from Cornwall with his festive market Starlight | LondonWorld

Scott, who runs Starlight, a pop up which sells handmade fair trade star lights has travelled from Cornwall for the festive season.

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“My wife and I have created a new company called Starlight.. It's a fair trade product from India, they’re all handmade. The paper on these stars is rainforest alliance certified,” Scott told LondonWorld.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree being lit up and New Year’s in London will be fun as I’m from Cornwall.”

Another husband and wife duo are Lea and Paul who are running a Cherry Tree stall which sells handmade chutneys, preserves and marmalades.

Lea said she was excited to meet visitors from all over the world.

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Lea and her husband Paul are running the Cherry Tree preserve stall | LondonWorld

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Along with the handcraft stalls, visitors can also enjoy stunning views of The National Gallery, Nelson’s Column, and the famous Trafalgar Square fountains.

And of course the iconic Christmas tree takes centre stage.

The Norwegian spruce has become a familiar Christmas landmark in the capital over the years, with 2023 marking the 76th arrival of the festive tree. London has been gifted a tree each year by Norway since 1947 as a thanks for Britain's support in World War II.

This year's near-20m-high offering arrived in the city on Monday (December 4) following a 900-mile journey. Over the next few days, it will be decorated with vertically strung lights to echo traditional Norwegian fashion.

The tree will have its official switch on on Thursday December 7.

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