Christmas events in Aberdeen

Did you know that Aberdeen was rated the sixth friendliest city in the UK ahead of the likes of London, Brighton, and more? Besides the amazing festive events and activities running throughout the coming weeks, this is another factor which will make Christmas in Aberdeen so special!

Here are some of the highlights happening around the city that you and your loved ones should get excited for.

Aberdeen Christmas Village [18 November – 31 December]

Codonas and Aberdeen Inspired are bringing Christmas joy to Aberdeen, in the best Christmas Village to date! Enjoy festive fairground rides, an open-air ice rink, and more in this beloved spectacle that is a favourite amongst locals every single year.

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Christmas Tree Switch-on [18 November]

Aberdeen’s Christmas Tree Switch-on has been made even more special this year as our twin town of Stavanger in Norway have donated a glorious Christmas tree which will be on display in Castlegate. The switch-on takes place on 18 November at 7pm after a delightful carol service from The Sweet Adelines. This is the perfect event to kick off the Christmas festivities!

Curated in the Quad Market [19 November – 19 December]

The popular open-air Christmas Market returns to the architecturally breathtaking Marischal College. Expect a unique line up of local businesses taking up the festive wooden cabins every weekend from 19 November selling arts, crafts, clothing, homeware as well as gourmet food and drink!

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12 Days of Christmas Sculpture Trail [1 December – 24 December]

Earn a Christmas-themed reward by finding all twelve unique sculptures that depict The Twelve Days of Christmas! Designed by local chainsaw carver Garry Shand, these sculptures can be found throughout the city centre.

Download your trail sheet by clicking here, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #ABDN12days when sharing your photos of you and the family completing the trail!

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Have a wonderful festive period

Wherever you are in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, we hope you have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy the splendid events and activities happening around the region. For more information on Christmas in the North-east, click here.