As the clocks roll back, Christmas songs begin to flood the radio and letters to Santa Claus inundate our postal service, suddenly you know the festive season has arrived.

Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire is a vibrant region containing all of the right ingredients for a perfect weekend break. With five shopping centres, Aberdeen is a shopping haven for high-street outlets and designer shops, as well as a number of quirky boutiques and independent shops throughout Aberdeenshire, making it the ideal location to pick up Christmas gifts for loved ones.  Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire is also the home of a number of quality restaurants and bars where guests can relax and indulge in the delights of the renowned North East larder, from venison to shellfish, as well as our world famous whisky! 

Having its own international airport, railway and bus stations as well as ferry terminal, there are excellent travel links which means you can shop freely, with the peace of mind that the only thing weighing you down will be presents. And with some of the lowest weekend hotel prices in Scotland, it’s a really great excuse to make a weekend of it.