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What's On In Aberdeen

Aberdeen City and Shire is a vibrant and exciting region which will take your breath away, with a wide range of festivals and events. Choose from Highland Games, music or literature festivals and continental markets - there is more to discover everyday.

This comprehensive events calendar is updated daily by the Council, event partners and community groups to allow you to find hundreds of local events and things to do in Aberdeen City and Shire.

Event Highlights

Films Event: Culter Christmas Cinema (ELF)Culter Christmas Cinema (ELF)
On 19 Dec 2014(Friday Only)
The 58th Culter scouts is Showing Elf the Movie on a cinema Screen in the Peterculter Village Hall.
(Theme: Films,Fundraising)
Performing Arts Event: Breakneck ComedyBreakneck Comedy
On 19 Dec 2014(Friday Only)
Friday 19th December Breakneck Comedy: Patrick Rolink Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 9pm / Show 9.30pm Tickets: £10
(Theme: Performing Arts)
Seasonal Event: Carol ConcertsCarol Concerts
On 20 Dec 2014(Saturday Only)
Come along and sing to favourite carols at the indoor garden, taking in the rare and exotic plants while listening to the accompaniment of music performed by Bon Accord Silver Band and singers.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Seasonal,)
Workshops & Courses Event: Christmas Table Decorations Workshop.Christmas Table Decorations Workshop.
On 20 Dec 2014(Saturday Only)
A new craft workshop at Bead Pop in Aberdeen city centre.
(Theme: Crafts,Workshops & Courses)
Countryside Event: Shortest Day Festive Food in the WoodShortest Day Festive Food in the Wood
On 21 Dec 2014(Sunday Only)
Join Mandy from Mud Pies and Claire the Foodie Quine for family woodland Christmas Crafts and some hands on Festive Foodie Fun at Countesswells Woods, Aberdeen.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Countryside)
Storytelling Event: Festive Storytime at the Central LibraryFestive Storytime at the Central Library
On 23 Dec 2014
Visit the Central Children's Library for festive stories, songs and games for children of all ages.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Storytelling,)
Health Event: Meditation Made EasyMeditation Made Easy
On 05 Jan 2015(Monday Only)
Introductory course to Raja Yoga meditation. Taught over four successive Monday evenings.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Health)
Dance Event: Catherine's Year in Malaysia Fundraising CeilidhCatherine's Year in Malaysia Fundraising Ceilidh
On 06 Jan 2015(Saturday Only)
Catherine will be travelling to Malaysia with Project Trust to teach basic science in a Secondary School
(Theme: Fundraising,Dance)
Heritage Event: By Way of the Sea: Exploring a Bronze Age maritory in NW EuropeBy Way of the Sea: Exploring a Bronze Age maritory in NW Europe
On 13 Jan 2015(Tuesday Only)
As part of the King's Museum evening lecture series Peter Clark and Anne Lehoërff provide a free lecture on a Bronze Age maritory in NW Europe
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Heritage)
Environment Event: Birdwatching - It's Not That Boring!Birdwatching - It's Not That Boring!
On 18 Jan 2015(Sunday Only)
Join us to learn more about Aberdeen's urban birds on the perfect wildlife walk for beginners.
(Theme: Guided Walks/Tours,Environment)
Fairs, Festivals, Galas Event: Burns Ceilidh SupperBurns Ceilidh Supper
From 23 Jan 2015 To 24 Jan 2015(Friday and Saturday)
A traditional Burns Ceilidh Supper.
(Theme: Dance,Fairs, Festivals, Galas,)

Current And Forthcoming Events

 Event: Victorian Time: Spirit of the Age
Victorian Time: Spirit of the Age
From 10 Jun 2014 To 19 Dec 2014 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
A student- led exhibition exploring the concept of time in the Victorian era
(Theme: Exhibitions,Heritage)
 Event: King's Museum Lunchtime Talk
King's Museum Lunchtime Talk
From 03 Dec 2014 To 19 Dec 2014 (Wednesday and Friday)
Student Volunteers provide free talks introducing the current King's Museum exhibition
(Theme: Talks, Lectures & Conferences,Exhibitions)
 Event: Aberdeen Country Fair
Aberdeen Country Fair
From 28 Jun 2014 To 20 Dec 2014 (Saturday Only)
Held on the last Saturday of each month in the heart of Aberdeen City, on Belmont Street, running from Union Street to Schoolhill. Christmas markets; Saturday 6 December Saturday 13 December Saturday 20 December
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Countryside,)
 Event: Breakneck Comedy
Breakneck Comedy
On 20 Dec 2014 (Saturday Only)
Saturday 20th December Breakneck Comedy: Patrick Rolink Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 9pm / Show 9.30pm Tickets: £10
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: Glen Tanar Estate opens the doors on its first retail venture with Christmas pop-up shop.
Glen Tanar Estate opens the doors on its first retail venture with Christmas pop-up shop.
From 01 Dec 2014 To 22 Dec 2014 (Everyday)
Glen Tanar Estate is offering the perfect antidote to crowded shopping malls in the run-up to Christmas. The estate near Aboyne on Royal Deeside is about to open the doors on a festive pop-up shop - its first retail venture.
(Theme: Fairs, Festivals, Galas,Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Breakneck Comedy
Breakneck Comedy
On 23 Dec 2014 (Tuesday Only)
Tuesday 23rd December Breakneck Comedy: The Reverend Obadiah Steppenwolf III Plus Guests Venue: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen Doors: 8pm / Show 8.30pm Tickets: £5
(Theme: Performing Arts)
 Event: 'Nippy Dipper' Boxing Day Dip
'Nippy Dipper' Boxing Day Dip
On 26 Dec 2014 (Friday Only)
Charity sea dip organised by Aberdeen Lions Club. Blow away the Christmas cobwebs with a quick dip in the chilly North Sea and raise funds for your own favourite charity or non-profit group.
(Theme: Fundraising,Seasonal)
 Event: Free Temple Spa Skin Therapy Class - for groups of 6 to 8.
Free Temple Spa Skin Therapy Class - for groups of 6 to 8.
From 28 Feb 2014 To 31 Dec 2014 (Everyday)
Temple Spa is an award winning spa quality skincare company that is building all over Scotland. We retail in Harrods and Selfridges and are in 5 star spas, onboard Emirates airlines and the Orient Express.
(Theme: Health)
 Event: Santa Express in the Cairngorms
Santa Express in the Cairngorms
From 27 Dec 2014 To 02 Jan 2015 (Everyday)
The Strathspey Railway’s Santa Express combines the golden age of steam with the sparkle of Christmas, making it a top seasonal draw, and this year more so than ever.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly)
 Event: Nativity Scene
Nativity Scene
From 01 Dec 2014 To 04 Jan 2015 (Everyday)
The scene is an important reminder of what the festivities and fun are all about and conveys the wonderful message of Christmas.
(Theme: Children & Family-Friendly,Seasonal,)
 Event: Madge Wards Open Night & Art Exhibition
Madge Wards Open Night & Art Exhibition
From 10 Dec 2014 To 15 Jan 2015 (Weekdays Only)
Featuring local artist, Madge Wards, you are invited to come along to our advanced preview of her exhibition as part of Art in the Waiting Room on Wednesday 10th December 2014, 6.30pm to 8.00pm
(Theme: Exhibitions,Fundraising)
 Event: Silver City Surfers' Cummings Park Sessions
Silver City Surfers' Cummings Park Sessions
From 30 Jan 2014 To 29 Jan 2015 (Thursday Only)
Free coffee and computing for over 55's new to laptops, iPads, Internet. Calm, quiet and cosy room in Cummings Park Community Flat. No. 12 or 13 bus. 122 Cummings Park Drive. 11-1
(Theme: Senior Citizens/50+,Education)
 Event: ‘Scarred/Sacred Water’
‘Scarred/Sacred Water’
From 03 Sep 2014 To 30 Jan 2015 (Weekdays Only)
An artistic exploration of the impact of resource extraction on water resources in northern Canada.
(Theme: Exhibitions,Films)
 Event: Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Northfield.
Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Northfield.
From 29 Sep 2014 To 23 Feb 2015 (Monday Only)
'Connect' a visual art and textile project for adults with artist Linsay Macdonald
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Crafts)
 Event: Lift: arts and wellbeing project in the City Centre.
Lift: arts and wellbeing project in the City Centre.
From 30 Sep 2014 To 24 Feb 2015 (Tuesday Only)
Upstream / Downstream art inspired by nature with artist Kevin Andrew Morris
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Crafts)
 Event: Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Seaton.
Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Seaton.
From 01 Oct 2014 To 25 Feb 2015 (Wednesday Only)
'Connect' a visual art and textile project for adults with artist Linsay Macdonald
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Crafts)
 Event: Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Tillydrone.
Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Tillydrone.
From 01 Oct 2014 To 25 Feb 2015 (Wednesday Only)
'A Community Singing Project' with musician Abi Sinar.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Music)
 Event: Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Cummings Park.
Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Cummings Park.
From 01 Oct 2014 To 25 Feb 2015 (Wednesday Only)
A Community Singing Project' with musician Abi Sinar.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Music)
 Event: Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Woodside.
Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Woodside.
From 01 Oct 2014 To 25 Feb 2015 (Wednesday Only)
'Step into my Parlour' with singer Michelle Burke.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Music)
 Event: Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Torry.
Lift: arts and wellbeing project in Torry.
From 01 Oct 2014 To 25 Feb 2015 (Wednesday Only)
'Step into my Parlour' singing workshops with performer Michelle Burke.
(Theme: Workshops & Courses,Music)

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