Christmas characters, The Snowman and The Snowdog
With Christmas approaching, a number of famous children’s characters from the world of television, publishing and online gaming are scheduled to attend festive events across the UK.
A selection of December events can be seen, below, with characters making appearances at intervals on these dates. Both the characters and the venues listed below are subject to change.
- December 1st: Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman joins shoppers at Kennet Shopping in Newbury.
- December 1st: Today Ice Age characters Sid and Scrat can be spotted in Loughborough; on December 8th Charnwood Borough Council has also arranged for Postman Pat® and Jess the Cat to visit the town.
- December 1st: Tree Fu Tom will be visiting the indoor ski slope attraction Chill Factor-e in Manchester.
- December 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 20th, 21st, 23rd & 24th: Passengers passing through various terminals at London Heathrow on these dates will have an opportunity to see The Snowman and The Snowdog.
- December 7th: The Debenhams store on London’s Oxford Street will be hosting personal appearances by The Fat Controller, Katsuma from the Moshi Monsters and Tree Fu Tom – arranged through HIT Entertainment, Mind Candy and Fremantle Media respectively.
- December 7th: Postman Pat® and the Jess the Cat are set to deliver added fun to families at Grays Shopping Centre in West Thurrock.
- December 7th: The Mall Luton has arranged for Mike the Knight and his sister Evie to visit.
- December 7th & 8th: Peppa Pig will be present at the Canary Wharf shopping centre.
- December 8th: Clacton Factory Outlet will receive a visit from Postman Pat® and Jess the Cat.
- December 8th: Nickelodeon characters Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants are both set to greet shoppers at the Spindles shopping centre in Oldham this month; Dora on the 8th and SpongeBob on the 14th.
- December 8th: Relative newcomer to the Rainbow Productions’ portfolio of licensed characters, Buddy from Dinosaur Train can be seen at the Swan Walk Shopping Centre in Horsham today. On December 15th the centre will also host appearances by The Snowman and The Snowdog.
- December 12th: Thorntons Plc has arranged for Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman to visit Thorntons in Derby.
- December 14th: St Tydfil shopping centre in Merthyr Tydfil will be visited by Postman Pat® and Jess the Cat.
- December 14th: Ben & Holly from Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom are going to Riverside shopping centre in Evesham.
- December 22nd: Bunn Leisure in Selsey has arranged for Ice Age’s Sid and Scrat to stop by and see their guest; meanwhile, on Christmas Eve The Snowman will be present and on December 29th Wallace and Gromit are set to make personal appearances.
- December 26th: On Boxing Day Fireman Sam will be at Market Rasen Racecourse in Lincolnshire.