The King’s Cross Christmas tree is here!
Visitors to Granary Square are in for a treat. This year the Christmas tree is by artist Alex Chinneck. ‘Fighting fire with ice cream’ is a giant tree suspended in a seven-metre ‘cube of ice’ in Granary Square. The 17 foot tall tree and is adorned with 1,200 lights and is seemingly frozen within the ice cube. The spectacular installation is the height of a two-storey house and has been carved and cast from two tonnes of resin. To create the surrounding puddle, which melts into the Square’s fountains, the artist has poured over 550 pounds of clear wax.
About Alex Chinneck
Chinneck has a reputation for producing spectacular public artworks. He’s best known for Take my lightning but don’t steal my thunder, the stone building that appeared to hover on Covent Garden Piazza, and a pound of flesh for 50p, the two-storey house made of wax bricks that melted over 30 days.
Christmas events at King’s Cross
Find out about all the King’s Cross seasonal happenings here.
Not on the High Street’s Colour Saturday kick’s off the programme on 3rd Dec. The Wallpaper* Hygge Christmas Market follows on 12-17 Dec. And there’s plenty more, including the Illustrator’s Christmas Fair, Alternative Christmas Carol Concert and candlelit yoga at FRAME.