The Norwegian Christmas Tree has arrived in Edinburgh and has been majestically mounted on the Mound near the Galleries.
The Tree was picked by eight year old Claire Stables who won a competition in the Edinburgh Evening News. She and her family won a trip to Hordaland.
The Norwegian Christmas Tree on the Mound is the County of Hordaland's gift in gratitude for the Scottish help and friendship during the Second World War.
The Norwegian Tree has come to symbolise the warm and close relationship between the people of Scotland and the people of Norway.
The Lighting Ceremony will take place in Lower East Princes Street Gardens on Thursday 25th November at 6pm (gathering at 5.45pm), by the Ice Rink.
As usual, the Rt Hon Lesley Linds, the Lord Provost of Edinburgh will be present during the ceremony. She will be accompanied by Mr Tom-Christer Nilsen, Deputy Convener of Hordaland County Council and Consul General Arne Sivertsen.