Here’s how eating dinner in Portsmouth could bag you a rare statue worth £2,500 

One of the nutcrackers up for grabs in the competition
One of the nutcrackers up for grabs in the competition
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VISITORS wining and dining at special dinners in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard could be in with a shot at winning this impressive nutcracker figurine.

Five of the real-size naval-inspired nutcracker statues – worth up to £2,500 each – are up for grabs for five lucky winners when they book for special events at the dockyard.

The five-foot tall nutcracker statues, all individually designed and painted, made their first appearance last Christmas as a creative spin on the Twelve Days of Christmas traditional tune.

The inspiring art pieces can be won by visitors who buy tickets for various dinner experiences taking place on board historic warship, HMS Warrior.

Each statue has its own unique story, about the ordinary and the extraordinary people who have made history from Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson; pioneering Wrens and Jutland Jack, the youngest recipient of the Victoria Cross in the First World War, to modern naval history with the statue inspired by the nation’s newest aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Those buying tickets to dinners enter a special draw to win the statue.

For further information about the Warrior dinners, or to purchase tickets, visit