A giant sleigh laden with presents is the latest treat to greet visitors in Prickwillow after artists transformed the village phone box for Christmas.

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The large sculptural piece by The Ouse Life Drawing Group envelopes Prickwillow’s iconic red phone box and has been mounted in such a way that it appears to be entering a chimney on the pavement.

The innovative scheme by Prickwillow villagers to turn their phone box into a space to promote local art was launched in 2010.

Previous exhibitions have included a photograph of a giant naked man climbing out of the phone box while a large pair of wings and a host of angels provided another festive treat from the drawing group.

Cary Outis, spokesperson for the group said: “This is the third time Ouse Life have held a Christmas exhibition at the phone box. We’ve had huge fun creating it and hopefully visitors will enjoy it too.”

A grand unveiling of the latest installation, named Santa Calling, will take place with mince pies and carols at 2pm on December 8, with work remaining in place until January 31.

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