Aberdeen Christmas Village Information

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Broad Street - Thursday 18 November - Friday 31 December 

In partnership with Codona’s and Aberdeen Inspired, we are thrilled to bring the Aberdeen Christmas Village back to the city centre. There is something for the whole family including a spectacular outdoor ice rink, local Christmas Market, food & drinks and a wonderful festive fairground with both new and returning attractions. 

 

 

Open Air Ice Rink

Monday - Thursday, 12pm - 11pm (School Holidays, open from 11am Monday - Friday)

Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 10pm

£7 per session (Adult or Child) for 20 minutes, including skate hire. 

Against the beautiful backdrop of Marischal College, skate on real ice under twinkling fairy lights while your family and friends watch from the viewing area and enjoy the refreshments on offer within the Village.

We will be hosting a Relaxed Skating Session on Thursday 23 December 10am - 11am with low music and no strobe lights and aim to make this as inclusive as possible. For further information email: sales@codonas.com. 

 

Festive Fairground Rides

Monday - Thursday, 12pm - 11pm , Friday, 12pm - 12am (School Holidays, open from 11am Monday - Friday)

Saturday, 10am - 12am, Sunday, 10am - 11pm

*children’s rides close at 8pm daily.  

The fairground rides available are: 

  • Ice Fun House (£3 or £5 Adult and Child) 
  • Bungy Trampolines (£5 per person)
  • Balloon Ride (£3 per person) 
  • Children's Carousel (£2 per person) 
  • Helter Skelter (£2 per person or £3 for parent and child) 
  • Fast and Furious (£3 per person) 
  • Children's Tea Cups (£2 per person) 
  • Freak Out (£4 per person) 

Thrill seekers will be excited to see the return of the popular Freak Out and Fast & Furious. For our younger visitors, festive favourites such as the Helter Skelter and Candy Cane Bungee Trampolines return along with the fantastic new Ice Fun House.

 

Village Square 

Food and Drinks: Monday - Thursday, 12pm - 11pm Friday, 12pm - 12am (School Holidays, open from 11am Monday - Friday)

Saturday, 10am - 12am Sunday, 10am - 11pm

This year we have the new ‘Village Square’ which will be located at the heart of Aberdeen Christmas Village which draws on inspiration from European Christmas markets. This is an open plan area with covered seating, where families & friends can come together to spend quality time and celebrate the festive period. 

The Village Square provides a comfortable relaxed environment to enjoy a selection of street food  which includes German Bratwursts from the Swing Grill, Dutch pancakes from the Sweet Haus and mulled wine and beer from bar. Visitors can also enjoy a selection of outdoor festive games in the area free of charge. 

Soak up the festive atmosphere and enjoy haggis bon bons and venison burgers from the Wee Kitchen, as well as sweet seasonal favourites from the Sweet Haus which includes Dutch pancakes, churros and the welcome return of the indulgent Bailey’s Hot Chocolate. 

 

Curated in the Quad

Friday 12pm-7pm, Saturday 11am-7pm and Sunday 11am-6pm.

Our popular open-air Christmas Market returns to Marischal College Quadrangle from Friday to Sunday in the lead up to Christmas. Curated by Charlie House the event will showcase a unique line up each week of locally produced crafts, arts and gifts, along with gourmet food and drink.
 


Our charity partner for 2021 is Charlie House

Aberdeen Christmas Village is brought to you by Aberdeen City Council, Codona’s and Aberdeen Inspired

 

from 18:00 on 5 November 2021, until 22:00 on 14 January 2022, there will be a temporary prohibition of driving on Broad Street, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Gallowgate and Queen Street. 

From 18:00 on 12 November 2021, until 22:00 on 14 January 2022, Upperkirkgate, Aberdeen, is to close between its junctions with Gallowgate and Flourmill Lane and also Gallowgate Aberdeen, between its junctions with Little John Street and Upperkirkgate. 

A proposal to allow for the full reopening of Schoolhill between Flourmill Lane and Harriet Street, and between Harriet Street and Blackfriars Street, will be considered at a Committee Meeting on November 12. 

 

 

Waiting restriction changes

1.           This order may be cited as “The Aberdeen City Council (Winter Festival, City Centre Area, Aberdeen) (Temporary Traffic Management) Order 2021” and shall operate from 18:00 on 4 November 2021, until 22:00 on 14 January 2022.

2.           From 18:00 on 04 November 2021, until 22:00 on 14 January 2022, no person shall cause or permit any vehicle to wait for any purpose, on the south side of Queen Street, Aberdeen, from its junction with Broad Street for its entire length.

3.           From 18:00 on 4 November 2021, until 22:00 on 14 January 2022, no person shall cause or permit any vehicle to wait for any purpose, on the north side of Queen Street, Aberdeen, from a point 18 metres northeast of its junction with Broad Street, north eastwards for a distance of 20 metres or thereby, with the exception of vehicles for loading and unloading purposes.

4.           From 18:00 on 4 November 2021, until 22:00 on 14 January 2022, no person shall cause or permit any vehicle to wait for any purpose, on the north side of Queen Street, Aberdeen, from a point 38 metres or thereby northeast of its junction with Broad Street, north eastwards for a distance of 20 metres or thereby, with the exception of Blue Badge holders, Co-wheels cars or Police Scotland.

5.           From 18:00 on 4 November 2021, until 22:00 on 14 January 2022, no person shall cause or permit any vehicle to wait for any purpose, on either side of Broad Street, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Union Street and Queen Street.

7.           From 18:00 on 4 November 2021, until 22:00 on 14 January 2022, no person shall cause or permit any vehicle to wait for any purpose on the south side of Schoolhill, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Blackfriars Street and Upperkirkgate, except from a point 20 metres or thereby east of its junction with Belmont Street, eastwards for a distance of 32 metres or thereby, and from a point 10 metres or thereby east of its junction with Back Wynd, eastwards for a distance of 30 metres or thereby for any vehicle loading or unloading only.

8.           From 18:00 on 11 November 2021, until 22:00 on 14 January 2022, no person shall cause or permit any vehicle to wait for any purpose, on the south side of Little John Street, Aberdeen, between Gallowgate and West North Street, with the exception of Blue Badge holders and Co-Wheel car club vehicles within the designated bays.

9.           From 18:00 on 3 December 2021, until 22:00 on 21 December 2021, no person shall cause or permit any vehicle to wait for any purpose on the south side of Skene Street, from a point 30 metres or thereby, northeast of its junction with Spa Street, northwards for a distance of 60 metres or thereby, with the exception of school buses.

10.         From 16:00 on 3 December 2021 until 22:00 on 21 December 2021, there will be no waiting for any purpose within both the motorcycle and Pay and Display bays on the west side of Charlotte Street, Aberdeen, between the hours of 08:00 and 16:00, Monday to Friday, with the exception of school buses.
 
11.         From 18:00 on 12 November 2021, until 23:30 on 14 January 2022, no person shall cause or permit any vehicle to wait for any purpose on the south side of John Street, Aberdeen, between its junctions with George Street and Loch Street.

12.         From 18:00 on 12 November 2021, until 23:30 on 14 January 2022, no person shall cause or permit any vehicle to wait for any purpose on the north side of John Street, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Jopp’s Lane and Loch Street.

13.         From 18:00 on 12 November 2021, until 23:30 on 14 January 2022, no person shall cause or permit any vehicle to wait for any purpose on either side of roads as contained within Schedule One below:


Schedule One  

•    Blackfriars Street, Aberdeen – for its whole length
•    St. Andrew Street, Aberdeen – between Blackfriars Street and Charlotte Street
•    Upperkirkgate, Aberdeen – for its whole length
•    Carnegie’s Brae– for its whole length
•    Netherkirkgate– for its whole length
•    Schoolhill, Aberdeen - The whole length including the inset section of Schoolhill (except on the south side from a point 20 metres or thereby east of its junction with Belmont Street, eastwards for a distance of 32 metres or thereby and from a point 10 metres or thereby east of its junction with Back Wynd, eastwards for a distance of 30 metres or thereby for loading or unloading).
•    Skene Street, Aberdeen- Between Rosemount Viaduct and Woolmanhill Roundabout, except from a point 30 metres or thereby, northeast of its junction with Spa Street, northwards for a distance of 60 metres or thereby, between the hours of 13:00 and 16:00, Monday to Friday, for the purpose of loading or unloading of buses.

Disabled parking provision in the area will be located on Queen Street and Littlejohn Street.

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