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Couple connect to light up "Kissmas" tree

posted 26 Nov 2010, 10:05 by Mpelembe   [ updated 26 Nov 2010, 10:08 ]

Those away from family during the holiday season can send Christmas kisses and messages from the world's first "Kissing" Christmas tree in London's Covent Garden.

London's Covent Garden combined love and goodwill for Christmas with the 'Kissmas Tree' on Thursday night (November 25) - by creating a circuit that lights up over fifty-thousand lights on a Christmas tree. It lights up when people close the circuit with a kiss.

The concept came from light installation artist, Paul Cocksedge and was created in order to raise funds for the Prince's Trust.

HRH The Prince of Wales set up The Prince's Trust in 1976, with the goal of helping young people fulfil their potential.

Couples out and about in Covent Garden for the festive period can become a part of the installation by locking lips under the mistletoe in order to light up the entire Piazza.

Christmas messages are also being recorded so loved ones who can't make it home for the holidays will receive a special Christmas message from their friends and family.

Covent Garden is one of the most historically beautiful areas of London and this time of year sees it decorated with several large light installations and it's a busy shopping spot for people buying Christmas presents.

The Kissmas Tree will be up until the third of January.