ART was carved from ice in the middle of a busy town centre today (Friday, December 7).

Ice sculptors worked on their creations, which were made especially for Stockton as part of the town’s Stockton Sparkles series of festive events.

Other activities planned for the town include street theatre and a visit from Bjorn the mechanically operated polar bear, who will be in the town’s Parish Gardens tomorrow and Sunday at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm.

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