Christmas season is here; and Aberdeen is ready to shine this festive season, as the city welcomes the Christmas celebrations again. We want to believe that you are aware that Aberdeen ranked 6th on the list of the friendliest cities in the UK ahead of cities like Brighton, London, and more. Aside from the incredibly festive events and activities lined up for the coming weeks, this is one other factor that will make the Christmas celebration in Aberdeen a special one.

According to Lord Provost David Cameron, “Christmas season in Aberdeen is always magical, with great events running across the city to provide a celebration atmosphere.”

In this article, here are some of the events happening across the city of Aberdeen that you and your family should look forward to.

  1. Christmas Tree Switch on 18th November

Christmas Tree Switch-on in Aberdeen has become so special this year as Stavanger, our twin city in Norway has donated a beautiful Christmas tree that everyone can see in Castlegate. The Christmas Tree Switch-on is done on 18th November at 7 pm after an amazing carol service from The Sweet Adelines. This is the best way to start off the Christmas festivities.

  1. Aberdeen Christmas Village 18th November till 31st December

The best Christmas village resides in Aberdeen to date, all thanks to Codonas and Aberdeen Inspired which brings continuous Christmas joy to the city. Expect to enjoy an open-air ice rink, and festive fairground rides, and there will be a long list of different events every weekend leading to Christmas. Every taste will be satisfied this Christmas; from arts, clothing, homeware, crafts, and jewelry together with incredible food and drink.

  1. Curated in the Quad Market 19th Nov till 19 December

The famous open-air Christmas market will be available at the well-structured Marischal College. Expect a great number of local businesses to open up at the festive wooden cabins each weekend starting from 19th November with items like arts, homeware, crafts, clothing, and lots of food and drink on sale. 

  1. Christmas Parties at Legends Aberdeen

Looking for that perfect location? Want something unique for this year’s Christmas celebration? Stop here! Legends Sports Bar is a great location for your Christmas night out party. Great atmosphere with entertaining music, delicious food, and a great selection of drinks will make your day at this place.

  1. Sir Rod Stewart Friday 2nd December

Look forward to a bang from Sir Rod Stewart in Aberdeen as he is also his celebrating 31st studio album. Rod’s unique singing voice will be heard performing his classics and tracks from his latest album ‘The tears of Hercules.’ Watch one of the best-selling artists of all time perform with Johnny Mac and The Faithful as special guests.

  1. Elf – A brand new Christmas Arena Spectacular 8th & 9th December

Now is the time to eat cookie dough, make gingerbread houses, hold hands, and probably go ice skating. One of the things to enjoy is Elf; the popular Hollywood movie that has now been made into a live arena performance. Get here on time, as it promises to get you feeling festive. Santa’s flying sleigh, an indoor snowstorm, a huge candy cane journey from the North, and an audience snowball fight are all other things that you will enjoy. 

  1. Schroders Battle of the Brits 21st & 22nd December

Tennis fans will love to see this. Even though it is close to selling out, there is still a possibility of getting those tickets. This event will include Andy Murray and some other best British Tennis players. There will be six matches in the event, 4 singles and 2 doubles played over a fierce two-day period.

  1. Find the lost toys Christmas Trail 1st to 24th December

Gary Shand, a local chainsaw carver has created twelve scriptures representing the Twelve days of Christmas and it can be found all over the city center from the 1st of December. Can you hunt and locate all of them to receive your festive reward?


Five (5) Tips on Staying Safe during Christmas


  • Plan your movement and inform your family of your destination and what time you plan to be back. Give them every detail so that they know where to find you in case of an emergency.
  • Do not walk alone at night. Thieves are aware that people have a huge amount of money with them during this festive period; so they seize this chance and double their work. Remember, safety comes first. If you don’t have a choice, walk where there is light. Message your family and friends back at home too to inform them of your whereabouts.
  • If you have booked an Aberdeen taxi service in advance, stay in a well-lit area for the driver to come. The front of a mall or a restaurant or anywhere safe is recommended.
  • Be careful when carrying your smartphone, handbag, or tablet in populated areas. Keep them safe and close to you at all times.
  • Handle your Christmas shopping and do not leave it unattended, especially alone in your car.
  • Do not drink and drive. During the Christmas celebration, be careful not to exceed your limit. It is very easy to stay safe during the Christmas celebration when you know what to do.
  • Book a reputable Aberdeen Taxi for all your moves.

Aberdeen Taxis are thoroughly screened, insured, and licensed. We are available for longer hours during the festive season (Christmas and New Year). We use a digital booking system and our taxis have pre-installed in-car computers to make sure there is efficiency in providing rides to people during the festive season. Our app is available for download as well, so when you think that you might not be around on time before Christmas, book a ride in advance and go home safely to your family.    

Have a Great Celebration

No matter where you are in Aberdeen, we hope this Christmas celebration is memorable for you and your household with the great number of events and activities going on around the area. For booking of your cab for your Aberdeen transfer? Click here

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