12 Days of Christmas Wooden Sculpture Trail returns

During the festive season twelve unique and striking totem pole sculptures will once again be placed across the city centre – can you find them all and solve the Christmas puzzle? 

Created by local chainsaw carver, Garry Shand, the carvings depict the popular carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas. First launched in 2016, the trail is popular with all ages and has the added challenge of a Christmas puzzle to solve. 

Download the trail map from www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/christmas and find the letter located on each sculpture to spell out the name of two of Santa’s reindeer. 

Aberdeen City Council culture spokesperson Councillor Marie Boulton said: “The Twelve Days of Christmas Sculpture Trail is a welcome activity this year, injecting the city centre with festive cheer while also following Covid-19 guidance.

“The carvings are a wonderful tribute to the famous carol and is a fantastic element that activates city centre spaces by taking visitors on a tour of Aberdeen, encouraging them to stay longer in each area helping to boost the local economy, which is crucial this year.” 

The sculpture trail can be seen until Thursday 24 December, and visitors are encouraged to share their pictures from the trail using #ABDN12days. 

The online map along with details of all the other Christmas events taking place can be found at www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/christmas