Walton on Trent Parish Council

Serving the people of Walton on Trent

Clerk RFO: Ian Bentley
P O Box 8524, Burton on Trent
Staffordshire DE14 9PF

Tel: 07946 328567

The Snowman and The Snowdog trail

The Snowman and The Snowdog trail in Swadlincote this Christmas

Residents and visitors to Swadlincote can take part in a stunning sculpture trail as Raymond Brigg's heart-warming 'Snowman' and 'Snowdog' characters arrive this November.

The trail, brought to Swadlincote by South Derbyshire District Council in partnership with Wild in Art and Penguin Ventures, part of Penguin Random House UK, is inspired by The Snowman and The Snowdog short, animated film released in 2012 and the sequel to Raymond Briggs' worldwide and much-loved hit The Snowman.

The trail will be in place from Saturday 20 November to Sunday 16 January.

Visitors to the town centre can take selfies with the 12 stunning The Snowman sculptures, based on the much-loved Twelve Days of Christmas song and eight uniquely designed The Snowdog sculptures.

The Trail and Christmas event programme are designed to encourage residents and visitors to use the town centre safely over the Christmas period, to the benefit of the shops, businesses and market traders

Free of charge events include:

  • Saturday 20 November: Festive greetings to The Snowman and The Snowdog – with free activities such as film showings of The Snowman; a giant Christmas snow globe, live entertainment, festive characters and giveaways
  • Saturday 27 November: Christmas celebration – withgiant snow globe, Santa's grotto, Mary Christmas show and live music and entertainment
  • Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 December: Small Business Saturday, Christmas market and Santa's fun walk - indoor art, craft and gift stalls at Swadlincote Town Hall; Christmas market stalls, food and refreshments, children's activities and entertainment
  • Saturday 11 December: Christmas carols and songs - festive songs performed in and around the town, market, ice carving, festive characters and food stalls


A farewell event to The Snowman is also planned for Saturday 15 January.

Further information regarding the trail and trail map will be available soon on www.visitsouthderbyshire.co.uk/snowman

The Snowman and The Snowdog initiative is organised by South Derbyshire District Council and Wild in Art and is supported by the Welcome Back Fund from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)/HM Government.

Posted: Fri, 29 Oct 2021 07:39 by Parish Clerk

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