Aberdeen Christmas Village

Christmas in Aberdeen will return from 22 November - 31 December 2018. Get that warm, fuzzy feeling this winter at Aberdeen's Christmas Village. Warm up with a mulled wine and gourmet food as you enjoy live festive entertainment. Stock up on special gifts for loved ones from local makers, ride the Santa Express or test your nerve on some immense fairground rides! 

Open Air Ice Rink Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 9pm; Friday: 12pm - 11pm (School holidays: open from 11am Monday - Friday); Saturday: 10am - 11pm and Sunday: 10am - 10pm Boasting the beautiful backdrop of Marischal College, this family favourite is returning bigger and better! Skate on real ice under twinkling fairy lights while your family and friends keep warm and enjoy the refreshments on offer within the Village.

Relaxed Skating Session Friday 28 December, 10am - 11am Low music and no strobes aims to make this hour as inclusive as possible. For further information call 01224 595910 or email: phionna@metoomagazine.org.

Festive Fairground Rides Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 9pm; Friday: 12pm - 11pm (School holidays; open from 11am Monday - Friday);  Saturday: 10am - 11pm and Sunday, 10am - 10pm. Kiddies rides will close at 8pm. Thrill seekers will be excited to see new rides, the Snowball and Freak Out added to the offering. Traditional favourites such as the helter skelter and carousel return for the children along with the addition of bumper cars.

Refreshments Monday - Thursday, 12pm - 9pm; Friday: 12pm - 11pm  (School holidays: open from 11am Monday - Friday);  Saturday: 10am - 11pm and Sunday, 10am - 10pm Soak up the festive atmosphere and enjoy a 'flavour of Aberdeen' with some local traditional snacks and drinks.

Community Events This year’s Christmas in Aberdeen community events will feature Christmas songs, Nativity Play, music, dance and drama. The full Community Entertainment Programme can be found at aberdeencity.gov.uk/christmas .

Santa's Grotto Open Thursday - Sunday until 23 December:  Thursday: 4pm - 8pm; Friday: 12pm - 6pm; Saturday and Sunday: 11am - 6pm. Our Santa's Grotto in Marischal College Quad is brand new for 2018. Head along to meet Santa and his elves in his Christmas cabin, where every child will receive a fantastic early Christmas present.

Download the brochure PDF here.

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