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Nutcracker Trail

17th November, 2017 - 2nd January, 2018

We simply love the Nutcracker Trail and have enjoyed exploring the city in previous years searching for giant Nutcrackers! The trail is such a lovely festive activity that the whole family can get involved in, there are also lots of fabulous prizes on offer for the winner!

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The popular Nutcracker Trail is returning to the city for another magical year from the 17 November to 2 January. Santa has been busy touring Plymouth on his mission to get lots of toys for all the boys and girls this Christmas. On his travels he’s left behind 20 Nutcrackers who have been told to find out what presents children are asking for.

Find them all for your chance to win one of the great prizes available. All you have to do is follow the map to find the hidden Nutcrackers and write down their names. Collect all 20 names of the Nutcrackers and post your entry in one of Santa’s three post boxes in the city centre to enter. You’ll have plenty of chances to find them with late night shopping every Thursday from 16 November through until Christmas!

Download the Nutcracker Trail here or pick one up from the Tourist Information Centre and city centre retailers.

How to win one of our Christmas prizes
Collect all 20 names of the Nutcrackers and post your card in one of Santa’s three post boxes (shown on map, pages 6 and 7) OR send in a sealed envelope by Wednesday 10 January 2018 to: Nutcracker Competition, Plymouth City Centre Company, Ballard House, West Hoe Road, Plymouth PL1 3BJ

Santa’s Post Box Locations
Drake Circus
Entrance of City Market
Fairground ride near Waterstones, New George St

Here are some photos we have taken on our travels in previous years


17th November, 2017
2nd January, 2018
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