SANTA HAS LANDED: Giant Santa returns to St Peter’s Square
Image from Manchester City Council
Giant Santa has landed in Manchester and is ready to spread ENORMOUS amounts of festive cheer!
Manchester’s Giant Santa has returned to his favourite city today. He has taken his rightful place outside Central Library in St Peter’s Square- ready for the festive fun.
Clocking in at 12- meters high and weighing 2.3 tonnes, Manchester’s festive mascot had to be very carefully constructed. He’s powered by thousands of low-energy LED light bulbs transforming him into the sparkly, bright Christmas icon that he is.
Manchester’s favourite red resident is the final addition to the trail of light sculptures created for the City Centre by local Blackburn-based MK Illumination.
And it’s not just Santa that you can feast your eyes on this winter. There is also a nativity scene in St Ann’s Square, light sculptures in Piccadilly Gardens (Winter Gardens) which include the popular sparkling Manchester Bee and a large Christmas tree that will accompany St. Nick in St Peter’s Square- perfect for your festive selfies!
The Christmas Tree is made from recycled materials and is reused each year as a commitment to the sustainability of the city’s festive events.
The Giant Santa of Manchester will be joining the festive cheers – using his Twitter account @MCRSanta, make sure to tag him in your Christmas snaps and use the hashtag #McrChristmas to keep him in the loop!
Councillor Pat Karney, Manchester’s Christmas spokesperson said:
“Santa is eager to return to his favourite city and to ensure that Christmas is safe and fun for everyone!
“He wants to make sure that everyone in Manchester has a wonderful Christmas. We tree-mendously hope you go down to see him, if you miss him yule be sorry”.
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