FULL details of this weekend's ice sculpture trail have been released today.

30 sculptures will be around the city.

They will include:

  • A James Bond themed sculpture  opposite the Chapterhouse Restaurant at the Royal York Hote
  • A Cheshire cat at the Grand Hotel and Spa
  • Aslan the Lion at York Explore
  • University of York graduates in cap and gown at King’s Manor
  • A Judge’s head at the Judge’s Lodging in Lendal
  • The National Railway Museum’s Flying Scotsman in St Helen’s Square
  • Yorkshire Water’s Wishing Well in St Helen’s Square
  • The CityConnect Wifi symbol in Blake Street
  • TalkTalk Ultra Fibre Optic Broadband’s UFO in Stonegate
  • Giant teapot at Bettys Stonegate
  • Cider Bottle at Kennedy’s in Little Stonegate
  • A Banyan tree at the Banyan Bar and Grill in Little Stonegate
  • A Turtle at Turtle Bay Restaurant in Little Stonegate
  • An angel in the piazza of York Minster
  • A diamond containing a diamond ring at Bradley’s Jewellers in High Petergate
  • A Yorkshire Terrier at the Yorkshire Bar Grill at the Monkbar Hotel
  • Hotel du Vin’s champagne bottle in Kings Square
  • York St John University’s Eagle in Church Street
  • Make It York’s Chocolate in ice in Davygate
  • Father Christmas in Shambles Market
  • Paver’s high heeled shoe in Shambles
  • Ice Factor’s ice skating Viking at Thor’s Tipi
  • York Dungeon’s set of stocks in Parliament Street Mad hatter at Fenwick in the Coppergate Centre
  • Angel Wings in the Coppergate Centre
  • Clifford the Knight at Clifford’s Tower
  • York Conservation Trust’s Micklegate Bar in Micklegate
  • Yorkshire Water’s soap box cart in Micklegate
  • A pig and a Yoda from Star Wars at Bishopthorpe Road

30 York businesses have partnered with Make It York for the event. The overall sponsor is Yorkshire Water. 

A free map of the route is available from the Visit York office in Museum Street.

There will also be live ice carving at 3pm on Saturday and Sunday in St Helen’s Square and an ice Wishing Well, also in St Helen’s Square, will be raising money for Water Aid.

Kate McMullen, Make It York's head of marketing, said: "We’re delighted to reveal the line-up of sculptures for this weekend. 

"We’d like to thank again the many different businesses who have supported the Ice Trail.

"We’ll be encouraging people to share their photos on Twitter using #yorkchristmas @visityork as well as sharing their best photos of York at Christmas."

John Bond, communications advisor at Yorkshire Water, said: "We’re delighted to be the official sponsor for the York Ice Trail and we hope everyone will enjoy this brilliant new addition to York’s Christmas Festival.  Water Aid raises money for developing countries and it’s fantastic we’ve been able to link our chosen charity with the York Ice Trail."

Yorkshire Water is also sponsoring a sculpture on Micklegate to thank traders for their patience during recent works in the street. Their ice go-cart refers to the Micklegate Soap Box Challenge planned for next summer. There will also be a sculpture of Micklegate Bar in the street.

Bradley’s Jewellers are running a competition to win a platinum certified diamond ring for the person who guesses the value of the ring inside their frozen diamond sculpture. Several other prizes are also available, including York Passes, a stay at the Grand Hotel and Spa and a dinner at Turtle Bay restaurant.