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The Snowman™ Spectacular

Due to the ongoing situation around COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision that The Snowman™ Spectacular 2020 will not go ahead on Saturday 5 December. We look forward to returning to the Hilton Brighton Metropole next year on Saturday 4 December 2021.


The Snowman™ Spectacular is the biggest event on our fundraising calendar and celebrates over a decade of association with our friend and Patron, Raymond Briggs CBE, and his beloved character, The Snowman™.

The Snowman™ Spectacular 2019 was an outstanding success, raising £404,665. Raymond Briggs once again generously allowed us to use his iconic illustrations, and guests enjoyed a magical evening in a winter wonderland setting – inspired by the original The Snowman™ book – as well as a host of first-class entertainment and fundraising activities.

The Snowman Spectacular Online Auction

Despite having to cancel The Snowman™ Spectacular fundraising ball 2020 due to COVID-19, we were delighted that the Online Auction was still able to take place. The auction closed at 9pm on Saturday 5 December and raised £17,429 to support local children and families across Sussex and South East Hampshire.

“I am delighted that my Snowman and I are involved with Chestnut Tree House, and I know what a huge difference this wonderful charity makes to children and families in our local community.
This year has been difficult for many of us. But for families of children with life-shortening conditions, there have been even more challenges. Please support Chestnut Tree House so that they can continue to be there for the children and families who need them.”
Raymond Briggs CBE

In addition to over 40 items and experiences to bid on, many of you also chose to donate directly by selecting one of the special ‘Pay for Care’ lots. However you chose to support The Snowman™ Spectacular Online Auction, your help makes children’s hospice care possible, now and in the future. Thank you!