Please be aware that event details may be subject to change.
ABERDEEN CHRISTMAS VILLAGE
16 November - 23 December 2023
Curated in the Quad Christmas Market
17 November - 23 December 2023. Marischal College
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON PARADE
19 November 2023, Union Street
The festivities will get underway with Santas on scooters, followed by the Charlie House Santa Fun Run on Union Street. The main parade will set off from Albyn Place to Castlegate, and will feature familiar favourites such as Santa and Rudolph, as well as festive panto characters, festive floats, music performances from Rock Choir and Aberdeen Churches Together, sports groups and community organisations led by the Grampian and District Pipes and Drums. The parade is free, so bring the family and join in the fun!
Nativity Scene (Blessing Event 4 December)
4 December 2023 - 5 January 2024
CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERTS
16 December 2023, David Welch Winter Gardens, Duthie Park
Another free event, come along and sing your favourite carols to the accompaniment of the Bon Accord Silver Band supported by Capriccio choir. Space at the concert is limited to 200 people per performance, on a first come first serve basis so please arrive in plenty of time. There is also seated and standing areas. In previous years, The Friends of the Duthie Park have asked for donations to their annual Foodbank Appeal and ask anyone attending the Carol Concerts to bring along any tinned, packed or jars of food, toiletries and items such as tea, coffee and sugar to the collection point at the front entrance of the David Welch Winter Gardens.
CHRISTMAS QR CODE SCULPTURE TRAIL
1 - 24 December 2023
This festive season, get involved in something a little different. Created by local chainsaw carver, Garry Shand, there will be 12 sculptures placed across the city centre depicting The Twelve Days of Christmas. There is also a new interactive surprise - can you find them all to earn your Christmas reward?
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