It’s been drawing in the crowds to Salford Quays and now you can take home a piece of the yuletide magic.

Twelve giant Snowman sculptures, which are currently on display around MediaCityUK in Salford and The Quays as part of the Walking with The Snowman sculpture trail, go under the hammer in an online charity auction to raise money for BBC Children in Need.

The festive sculpture trail celebrates the 40th anniversary of Raymond Briggs’ heart-warming picture book The Snowman.

It has seen twelve beautifully decorated Snowmen, each themed on a verse from The Twelve Days of Christmas, go on display from 22 November 2018 to 6 January 2019.

Each sculpture has been designed and decorated by one of twelve professional artists, all of whom painted a Bee for this year’s Bee in the City event.

Bidders can visit their favourite Snowman on the trail before the auction closes on Thursday 10 January 2019. At the end of the event, sculptures will make their way to their forever homes with successful bidders. Event organisers Wild in Art hope to raise £30,000 for BBC Children in Need, which makes a real difference to the lives of children across the UK.

The little Snowmen painted by children and young people as part of the Learning Programme will be returned to the schools that created them as a lasting legacy. They are not available to buy at auction.

The auction is open until Thursday 10 January 2019 and the auction catalogue is available to view here.


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