At Christmas Tree lighting, Mayor challenges locals to compliment each other

On an unseasonably mild December 2, the the children of Húsavík participated in the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. With the beautiful old houses Sel and Árból as the backdrop, spectators gathered around the tree to watch musical performances from local kids and to listen to remarks from Mayor Kristján Þór Magnússon and Sighvatur Karlsson, priest of Húsavík Church. They mayor spoke about the spirit of Christmas and challenged the people of Húsavík to use the Advent to pay a well thought compliments to each other.

With that, the Christmas Tree sparked to life for the 2017 season and a group of Yule Lads arrived on the scene, to much celebration from the youngest guests.