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Christmas Tree Switch-On 2016

Thursday 24 November 2016

 Aberdeen Christmas Tree

The Winter Festival continues with the Christmas Tree Switch on at the Castlegate. Our twin town of Stavanger in Norway has once again kindly donated a magnificent 35ft Norwegian spruce.

A short carol service will be held at the Castlegate prior to the switch-on which is led by Aberdeen Churches Together involving the Salvation Army Band, carols, readings and prayers. This year we will have a performance from Stavanger singer Ms. Hanne Vasshus. At the end of the service the Lord Provost of Aberdeen and the Deputy Mayor of Stavanger Bjørg Tysdal Moe will light up the beautiful spruce.

Getting To The Event


Aberdeen has a good variety of services and providers serving the city centre.

First Bus Timetables

Stagecoach Timetables


If you want to arrive by car the city centre offers a number of car parks with limited spaces and different opening hours. For more information and fees please use the link below.

Aberdeen City Council Parking

Contact Information

Should you require any further information regarding the Christmas Tree Switch-On, please contact:

  • John Purcell, Events Officer, Aberdeen City Council, Town House, Broad St, Aberdeen, AB10 1AQ
  • Tel: 01224 523575
  • Email: