When: 9th & 10th December 2017, 10am – 5pm
Where: York city centre, North Yorkshire
What is it?
There’ll be 45 icy figures popping up in York this weekend, as a festive Ice Trail transforms the historic city.
Visitors will be able to follow the trail to find the frosty sculptures, made from crystal-clear ice, sprinkled across the city. From Lego Batman on Walmgate and the Night King character from Game of Thrones on Blake Street, to Garfield at the Cat Gallery, there’ll be a host of frozen creations across the city.
A highlight on the trail will be The Mighty Viking, standing two metres tall, he is one of the largest sculptures in the trail. Meanwhile Castle Howard’s cheeky chilled cherub heralds their spectacular ‘Angels on High’ decorative theme, which visitors will find at Low Petergate.
For the first time, the Monks Cross and Vangarde shopping parks area will also be included on the trail, offering visitors the chance to explore more of York by using the Park & Ride to travel into the city.
In addition to the trail, there will be live carving sessions taking place on both days at 3pm in St Helen’s Square, offering the chance to see the skill behind the icy creations.
There will also be festive treats on offer at street food stalls, as well as mulled wine and hot chocolate.
Visitors can get a free Ice Trail map from the Visit York Information Centre at 1 Museum Street, and online at visityork.org. Little explorers can also collect a free York Ice Trail explorer badge from the Information Centre when they collect their trail map.
The brainchild of Make It York, the trail hit the streets of York for the first time in December 2015 and has been hugely popular with families visiting York and with residents too.
More info: www.visityork.org/Ice_Trail