Christmas in Aberdeen 2017
Aberdeen will twinkle and sparkle for the 2017 festive season with Christmas in Aberdeen.
Events and activities for all the family to enjoy with the exciting addition of the brand new Christmas Village on Broad Street.
Download the brochure or click on the event links below.
Friday 17 November - Sunday 31 December, Broad Street
In partnership with Aberdeen Inspired and delivered by Codona's Amusement Park, we are thrilled to bring the Aberdeen Christmas Village to Aberdeen's brand new civic space on Broad Street. There will be something for all the family including a spectacular ice rinkand wonderful festive fairground.
Thursday 23 - Sunday 26 November, Marischal College Quad
Let us tell you the story of our region by celebrating local producers at FINE Christmas Food and Drink Market this November. During FINE you can choose from a selection of delicious artisan products and treat yourself or your loved ones to something tasty and unique this Christmas.
Thursday 7 - Sunday 24 December, Marischal Collage Quad
HAAN Christmas Design Market is a new, high quality showcase of creative products from local, national and international designers and makers. A local word for 'hand' HAAN celebrates the best crafted and handmade treats from the region.
Friday 17 - Sunday 19 November
Thursday 23 November, Castlegate - FREE
Our twin town of Stavanger in Norway has once again kindly donated a magnificent Christmas tree. A carol service will be held at the Castlegate prior to the switch-on where the Lord Provost of Aberdeen and Deputy Mayor of Stavanger will light up the beautiful spruce. Musical entertainment will be provided by Big Noise, Torry.
Sunday 26 November, 12noon,Union Street - FREE
Santa and his Cairngorm Reindeer travel from the Castlegate to the Trinity Centre. For full details visit: www.trinityaberdeen.co.uk
Sunday 26 November, 5.30pm, Union Street - FREE
Football legend Denis Law will be awarded the Freedom of Aberdeen celebrated in a colourful parade from Albyn Place to the Castlegate. Denis will travel in an open top car down Union Street to the Town House, in the parade led by the Lord provost of Aberdeen, as part of Aberdeen's Christmas Lights switch-on.
Friday 1 - Sunday 24 December 2017 - FREE
Twelve unique and striking totem pole sculptures have been located across the city centre. Created by local chainsaw wood carver Gary Shand, the carvings depict the popular carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas. This is sure to be a popular challenge for all ages, join the fun by using the hashtag #AberdeenChristmas2017 and share your pictures from the trail.
Monday 4 December, 11am unveiling, St Nicholas Kirkyard - FREE
An important reminder of what the festivities are all about. Aberdeen Churches Together will officially bless the crib and refreshments will be available after the event.
Saturday 16 December, 11am & 2pm, David Welch Winter Gardens, Duthie Park
Join in singing your favourite carols to the accompaniment of the Bon Accord Silver Band and singers. Food bank donations are welcome.
Friends of Hazlehead Winter Wonderland
Sunday 17 December, 12.30-2.30pm, Hazlehead Park
Get in the festive spirit with Santa and his reindeer; join in with music and browse the craft stalls. Entertainment will be provided by Rock Choir, Hazlehead School Choir, Cairngorn Reindeers and Bon Accord Silver Band.
Sunday 31 December, from 8.45pm with fireworks at midnight, Schoolhill
Bring in the bells to the music of Banjo Lounge Four and the Mersey Beatles before the impressive fireworks display from the HMT rooftop at midnight.
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