A Winter Wonderland Complete With Giant Ice Sculpture Trail Is Coming To Greater Manchester

More festive fun!

We’ve been thoroughly spoiled this Christmas in Manchester, we’ve got the markets, an ice village and numerous Alpine Villages. And now Stockport is getting a giant ice sculpture trail.

Photo: Twitter @totallysk

The free trail will appear over two Saturdays in December, one of which will be carved live that day ‘out of the biggest ice cube you will have ever seen’. The trail will be made up of ten giant sculptures featuring characters including The Grinch, Olaf from Frozen, Tinkerbell and the big man himself, Santa.

On the first date, December 15, there’ll be a live carving of an angel, while on December 22, visitors will be able to watch as a unicorn is created. The sculptures will form an Ice Trail around the town centre at St Peter’s Square, Mersey Square, Merseyway, Suffragette Square at Redrock, Peel Centre, Market Place, Stockport Exchange, Great Underbank and at Warren Street.

And there will be plenty of photo opportunities along the way, including the chance to ‘wear’ the ice wings and pose with your face behind Rudolph’s antlers and nose.

Ice Sculpture Trails – Saturday, December 15

Live carving of an Angel on Mersey Square – 12 noon to 3pm

Rudolph Antlers and nose – photo opportunity



Polar Bear

Elf with toy

Gingerbread Man

Arctic Explorer


Ice Sculpture Trails – Saturday December 22

Live carving of a Unicorn on Mersey Square – 12 noon to 3pm

Ice wings – photo opportunity



Killer Whale




Christmas Tree


The trail is part of a Winter Wonderland organised by Stockport’s Business Improvement District, Totally Stockport. To register for a free parking pass click here.



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