The lights on the Oslo tree marks the start of the holiday season

The lights on the Oslo tree in downtown Austurvöllur were …

The lights on the Oslo tree in downtown Austurvöllur were lit today at 4 o'clock. Ljósmynd/Róbert Reynisson

There was a genuine feeling of joy  when the lights of the Oslo tree were turned on at Austurturvöllur today, but the annual event is a mark of the friendship between Oslo in Norway and Reykjavík. It was the 9-year-old Sanders Snær Sigurðsson to assist Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson to tend the lights on the tree.

The nine year old Sanders Snær Sigurðsson assisted Mayor Dagur …

The nine year old Sanders Snær Sigurðsson assisted Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson tending the lights on the tree today. Ljósmynd/Róbert Reynisson

Hallstein Bjercke, a city councillor from Oslo, handed the mayor a book donation from the city of Oslo. Sigríður Thorlacius and Valdimar Guðmundsson performed festive songs during the ceremony, and the yule lads came to visit.

Sigríður Thorlacius and Valdimar Guðmundsson performed at the ceremony.

Sigríður Thorlacius and Valdimar Guðmundsson performed at the ceremony. Ljósmynd/Róbert Reynisson

The yulelads did not miss this seasonal event.

The yulelads did not miss this seasonal event. Ljósmynd/Róbert Reynisson

Ljósmynd/Róbert Reynisson

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