Salisbury's Nutcrackers are back for 2019

Salisbury's Nutcrackers are back for 2019

Published at 7:00am 30th November 2019.

3 minute read

The ten giant figures have been dotted around the city centre for us to find.

The 6 and a half foot tall Nutcrackers are in place as part of a festive trail for families to get involved in once again.

They'll be in place until 5th January 2020.

The idea's simple: 

  • Pick up a booklet from Salisbury Information Centre or the Playhouse
  • You can also download one from the Christmas in Salisbury website
  • Find the Nutcrackers in Salisbury and note down their names
  • Pop the completed list into the postbox at Salisbury Guildhall
  • A winner will drawn out to win a £100 Salisbury Gift Card and a 1 month Salisbury Reds network bus pass
Salisbury Nutcracker Trail 2019
Here's one of the 2019 Nutcrackers in place - but where are they all?


There's also an extra competition for the 2019 Nutcracker Trail.

You can send in a picture of yourself with any of the statues and upload it to Instagram with the hashtag #SalisburyNutcrackerTrail.

There'll be a draw to win a £100 Salisbury Gift Card through that too.

Salisbury Nutcracker Trail 2019
There are ten of the Nutcrackers dotted around the city centre


The Nutcrackers are getting some additional protection during the Trail this year.

That follows one of the figures being STOLEN in 2018, and another being VANDALISED.

This year, they'll be locked up but also have CCTV coverage trained on them.

Salisbury Nutcracker Trail 2019 CCTV
The CCTV cameras are keeping a watch over the Nutcrackers

PC Jack Billington, Salisbury's Community Policing Team, said: 

"It was disappointing when the Nutcrackers were vandalised last year as it spoils the festive fun for everybody else in the community. We'd like to remind people vandalism will not be tolerated and vandals will be prosecuted. 

"When approaching the Nutcracker's this year, just remember to smile because you'll be on CCTV."

Nutcracker new for 2019
A new Nutcracker's been bought by Salisbury BID to replace the one stolen last year

Kara Rogers, Marketing & Communications Manager at Salisbury BID, said: 

"As well as providing a free activity for families to enjoy, we've designed the trail to bring people into the city centre and to encourage people to explore places of the city they might not usually go to.

"The trail is a great way to keep children entertained whilst doing some Christmas shopping or just an enjoyable festive activity for the whole family to do together. Over 700 families completed the trail last year and we hope even more people will enjoy it this year."

Salisbury Nutcracker Trail 2019
All we need to do is find the names of all the Salisbury Nutcrackers

Salisbury Reds is sponsoring this year's Trail - their head of communications, Nikki Honer, said: 

"Last year's trail, organised by Salisbury BID, was a huge success, and we're delighted to be joining in the fun for Christmas 2019.

"We think the trail is a great way to get people out-and-about exploring the city, with all the delights it has to offer. And leaving your car at home and travelling by bus is a great way to have fun without having to worry about parking at this very busy time of year."

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