Tuesday 10th of November 2015
The launch of Aberdeen Winter Festival began on 5th November with a Fireworks Spectacular at Aberdeen Beach but that was just the beginning. Throughout November more festive themed events and sites will spring up, getting the city ready for winter and Christmas.
Aberdeen Winter Festival brings together a whole calendar of winter events including the Christmas Tree Switch On, on 26th November and the arrival of the Christmas Village in Union Terrace on the same day, staying their until just after New Year. The popular Trinity Centre Reindeer Parade is organised for 29th November and the traditional Lighting of Marischal College has been scheduled too.
In addition to the tree switch on, Aberdeen has a separate event for the Christmas Lights Switch On on 29th November and this is quickly followed by celebrations in the city of St Andrew’s Day on 30th November, with events throughout the day once again at Union Terrace. When December arrives so does the traditional Nativity Scene at St Nicholas Kirk yard and for something a little bit different Amanda Parer’s huge inflatable, illuminated public art piece, Intrude, arrives at Union Terrace Gardens in mid-December. Intrude is a fascinating collection of oversized illuminated rabbit sculptures which are bound to be enjoyed by all who visit Aberdeen.
Aberdeen also has a fair display of tradition, with the City of Aberdeen Carol Concert organised for 19th December and the Hogmanay Celebrations beginning, as is tradition, on 31st December. All of these festive events are in and around the centre of Aberdeen, perfect for dropping in on if you’re staying in the city and convenient if you have hired your Easirent car at the airport and have chosen city centre accommodation.