The first Sunday of Advent each year, the Norwegian Parliament put up a big Christmas tree on Eidsvoll Plass in Oslo. This year, as a part of the celebration of the Constitution, they have also put up 19 smaller Christmas trees. The trees symbolize the Norwegian Government, one three for each county in Norway.

Monday December 1st, the Christmas tree was lit, and in conjunction with the celebration there was a new exhibition opened at Wessels plass. The renowned choir Sølvguttene performed to create the perfect Christmas spirit, led by conductor Frikk Heide-Steen. The photo exhibition is placed at the fenses around Wessels Plass in Oslo city centre. The exhibition is based on the new book “Parliamentary History 1964-2014.”

The book is released on the occasion of the Constitution 200th anniversary, commissioned by the Parliamentary Committee. It examines key developments in Parliament in the period 1964-2014. For the photo exhibition some representative images from the book have been selected.

This exhibition is the first entry in a series of exhibitions that will delight passersby on Wessels plass over the next three years. The exhibition will be displayed on the wooden fence in Akersgata and down the parliamentary building for six months.