Christmas by the River welcomes “The Snowman”


This year, London’s most picturesque Christmas market, Christmas by the River is delighted to welcome a festive sculpture trail and host a series of family workshops, which celebrate Raymond Briggs’ quintessential Christmas character,  The Snowman™.

Presented by Wild in Art, in partnership with Penguin Ventures (part of Penguin Random House UK), the ‘Walking with The Snowman’ trail will feature twelve giant Snowman sculptures, each reimagined with stunning designs and decoration relating to the song, ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’.

Created by one of twelve talented artists, each unique statue will be placed at a different location throughout London Bridge City’s, Christmas by the River market. Displayed amongst the 70+ stalls, each figure will be perfectly suited to its festive surroundings and provide an enchanting highlight for visitors of all ages. Christmas by the River will also be hosting a special series of  family workshops to celebrate The Snowman’s arrival, from story tellings to arts ‘n craft sessions:

Date/Time: 30 Nov  11.00-15.00

Storytelling – Cosy up in our Christmas workshop cabin as it sets the scene of the famous story of The Snowman. Every half an hour our storyteller will share readings from the story picture book.

Date/Time: 7 Dec  11.00-15.00

Arts ‘n Crafts – Snowman Nightlights – Make your own Snowman nightlights to complement our Snowman trail experience and give you something special to take home and display this Christmas!

Date/Time: 14 Dec 11.00-15.00

Arts ‘n Crafts – Snowman Snowglobe – Create your own magical Snowman themed snow globe to display in your bedroom this Christmas! This fun arts ‘n crafts workshop is a perfect way to get into the festive mood.

Christmas by the River continues to be one of the capital’s favourite Chritstmas markets. Their collaboration with Wild in Art and Penguin Ventures, part of publisher Penguin Random House, will create an exciting artistic experience for Londoners and visitors alike.