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Walking with the Snowman Trail, Media City

January 5 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until 6th January 2019


To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Raymond Briggs’ famous story The Snowman, artists behind the Bee in the City trail, Wild in Art, have designed twelve giant snowman sculptures themed around the song The Twelve Days of Christmas which can be found at Media City this Winter.

You will find the snowmen sculptures at Media City from 22 November 2018 – 6 January 2019.


As well as providing a free, festive event which families will love, the Snowman Art Trail will also raise money for BBC Children in Need – the sculptures will go under the hammer in an online charity auction in early December. Bidders will be able to buy a Snowman sculpture as a gift before Christmas and visit it at MediaCityUK before the trail closes in January. At the end of the event sculptures will make their way to their forever homes with successful bidders.

Walking with the Snowman Learning Programme Winter 2018-19

An inspiring learning programme supported by Salford City Council will allow local school pupils to take part in the event and decorate their own smaller 1-metre-tall Snowman sculptures. These will be displayed inside cultural and leisure venues around MediaCityUK to form part of the magical trail. The medium-sized sculptures painted by children and young people will fly onto the trail in early December and stay until 13 January 2019, before being returned to the schools that created them as a lasting legacy.

Download the map here or pick up a map from the Lowry Outlet, Lowry Theatre or the Open Centre at MediaCityUK.

Learn more at walkingwiththesnowman.co.uk

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