The very cute sculpture trail pays homage to The Snowman.
Yes, we’ve got ice rinks, Christmas markets, and light displays, but London is still a little lacking on the festive art installation front. Until now, that is. A free festive art trail inspired by Raymond Briggs’ classic character The Snowman is rocking up on November 26th, with twelve individually decorated sculptures springing up around London Bridge’s festive market Christmas by the River.
It’s extremely cute, and should be good fun for kids and adults alike (in fact, it’s so up my mum’s street that I’m not convinced she isn’t somehow the creative vision behind this). The Snowman sculptures were created by Wild in Art in collaboration with Penguin Random House, and are decorated according to the song ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ – so expect to find geese a-laying and lords a-leaping as you hunt down the twelve sculptures.
Much like the Elmer the Elephant statues which popped up earlier this year, you’re invited to follow the ‘Walking with The Snowman’ trail and discover all twelve statutes, which will be dotted amongst the seventy-odd stalls that make up Christmas by the River. The market will also host storytelling and arts and crafts sessions on November 30th and December 7th & 14th, all themed around The Snowman. Head down later this month to check it out, and if you complete the full trail, we reckon you’ll be walking in the air!
Find ‘Walking with The Snowman’ in London Bridge City from November 26th until January 5th – more information is available here.
Featured image: Walking with The Snowman
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