Huge bears are set to make a dramatic appearance on the streets of Ballymena town centre.
It is understood the presence of the showpiece structures – believed to be at least 8ft high each – is aimed at tying in with the now famous Ballymena Christmas adverts featuring bears Bertie and Bella.
The street bears – it is understood there are three – follow much positive public comment regarding a glittering lit-up giant bear which appeared at the Christmas lights switch-on in Ballymena last year.
The new bears have been spotted in recent days at the council yard at Waveney Road.
It is understood an official press release is to be issued on Monday.
One man who spotted the bears at the council yard said: “They are certainly striking features and will be a big talking point.”