From Geordie singing tree to a traditional fir frozen into a giant block of ice, the King’s Cross Christmas tree is always a surprise with an air of the unexpected, and this year is no exception!
Artist David Batchelor is behind this year’s tree – King’s Xmas. The tree is a celebration of Batchelor’s love of colour, industrial materials and geometry. Using scaffolding and LED lights, the tree transforms from day to night. By day, the scaffold structure is at home in its environment and the surrounding construction sites. By night the outline of a tree is revealed, floating like a child’s drawing.
Visitors to King’s Cross will be able to see the tree in Granary Square between Wednesday 13 November and Thursday 2 January.
The tree is just part of jam-packed programme of festive happenings at King’s Cross. There are Christmas markets – lots of them, a fluorescent winter wonderland at Coal Drops Yard, concerts, parties, festive workshops and more. Check out the full programme here.
The King’s Xmas tree is curated by Rebecca Heald, curator of The King’s Cross Project.