The York Ice Trail is here! Crowds hit the city for freezing fun

It's back and icier than ever! Photograph: YorkMix

York Ice Trail 2020 is here – and the streets are filled with people trying to track down all 40 sculptures.

Sponsored by the York BID and organised by Make It York, the two-day festival of freeze is the biggest ice trail in Britain and it is a firm winter favourite.

This year’s theme is Fantastical Fiction and Fairy Tales and you can find everything from Star Wars to Spongebob.

There’s live carving in St Sampson’s Square from 12pm on Saturday. It runs from 10am-5pm today and tomorrow (Saturday 1 February and Sunday 2 February).

And there’s a world of Witchcraft and wizardry with three ice sculptures, shire horses and a fire pit at Middleton’s Hotel.

Here’s some early pix. More to follow. Enjoy!