Aberdeen City Winter Festival

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Aberdeen's Winter Festival

Aberdeen Winter Festival G.jpgAberdeen's Winter Festival runs between November 2012 and March 2013. There you will find markets, concerts, street entertainment, ceilidhs, firework and traditional carol concerts.

Aberdeen's Winter Festival 2012

Aberdeen has spectacular events, fabulous shopping, excellent accommodation and great family entertainment this festive season including…

Fireworks Night (5 Nov) · Christmas Lights Switch On (25 Nov) · Christmas Tree Switch On (29 Nov) · Country Fairs (1,8,15 and 22 Dec) · Nativity Scene (3 Dec - 5 Jan) · Santa and his Reindeer Parade (2 Dec) · 50+ Christmas Tea Dance (12 Dec) · Carol Concerts (22 Dec) · Hogmanay Fireworks Display (31 Dec) · Hogmanay Ceilidh Supper (31 Dec) · Hogmanay Concert (31 Dec)

This Festive season make Aberdeen your place to SHOP, STAY and PLAY.

Amongst the celebrations, the famous market returns to the City which attracts lots of visitors and shoppers over the weekend with over 70 stalls selling food, crafts and gardening supplies from  France, Belgium, Spain, Holland, Italy and traders from the UK.  Some of the popular items are wooden flowers, fresh fruit and vegetables, plants, garden furniture, herbs and spices and of course, the whole continental atmosphere and food tastings.

Market Opening Days and Times
Friday to Sunday - 09:00hrs - 18:00hrs

Why not make a weekend of it?  Shop 'til you drop, watch a panto, enjoy some Christmas party fun, what better way to get in the festive spirit! 

Aberdeen has an impressive new range of hotels to add to our astounding list of established favourites offering some festive rates too.

Other Key Events

The Last of the Tall Ships:

Photographs by Alan

Villiers

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Until 5 January 2013

FREE

These striking black and white photographs by sailor, author and photographer, Alan Villiers, record early 20th century maritime history when merchant sailing vessels were in rapid decline. A touring exhibition from the National Maritime Museum.

Provost Skene's House

Until 5 January 2013

FREE

In celebration of Olympic year this exhibition looks at historical  sportswear from the City's costume collection, including tennis dresses, golfing suits and a late 19th century riding habit.

The Magic Flute

(Scottish Opera)

HMT

Thurs 1 to Sat 3 Nov, 7.30pm

£16 - £50 + booking fee

To book, call 01224

641122 or visit

www.boxofficeaberdeen.com

A beguiling mix of comedy, fantasy and  pantomime, The Magic Flute is also a  profound story of the search for love, wisdom and truth.

SILVER - The Aberdeen Story

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Sat 3 Nov 2012 to Sun 3 Mar 2013

FREE

This major exhibition celebrates Aberdeen silver and sheds new light on the once flourishing and international trade. It showcases the work of the Aberdeen silversmiths from the 17th century to the present day and features objects from private and public collections from the UK and abroad.

Bridge of Don Festival of  Fire

Westfield Park

Sat 3 Nov, 7pm

FREE

Contact Bridge of Don Our Gala Project at

www.ourgala.info

Come and see a fantastic fireworks display set in the heart of one of Aberdeen's largest communities.

Fireworks Night

Aberdeen Beach

Mon 5 Nov, 7.30pm

FREE

City Events, Tel 01224 522998

Come along and enjoy Aberdeen's spectacular annual fireworks display. The 20 minute colourful display is set to music. Street entertainment and a charity fundraising firewalk will also feature.

Park and Ride service available.

Stewart Francis Outstanding in the Field

Music Hall

Mon 5 Nov, 7.30pm

£18.50 + booking fee

To book, call 01224 641122 or visit

www.boxofficeaberdeen.com

Colin Andrews' 'Above & Below'

Correction Wynd Tunnel

Mon 5 Nov 2012 - Fri 25 Jan 2013

FREE

Shoppers and pedestrians are encouraged to observe or perform in this

'digital camera obscura' project - a temporary installation that will shed light

on the Correction Wynd Tunnel below with live images from Union Street

above. Visible throughout the Winter Festival.

Great Expectations

HMT

Tues 6 to Sat 10 Nov, 7.30pm

£15 - £30 + booking fee

To book, call 01224 641122 or visit

www.boxofficeaberdeen.com

The UK's favourite Dickens novel in a stunning new production.

Ceilidh With Danse

McCabre

Music Hall

Fri 9 Nov, 8pm

£11 + booking fee

To book, call 01224 641122 or visit

www.boxofficeaberdeen.com

The ever popular all-girl ceilidh band from the North of Scotland return to the Music  Hall for another evening of old favourites and less familiar dances.

The Elvis Presley Show

Beach Ballroom

Sat 10 Nov, 7.30pm

£25

To book, call 01224 647647

Take a step back in time to the 1950s and dance to the King's timeless songs. This excellent Elvis show by Stars in their Eyes winner Paul Thorpe is not to be missed. Ticket includes a meal.

Fiddlers' Rally

Music Hall

Sat 10 Nov, 7.30pm

£16 + booking fee

To book, call 01224 641122 or visit

www.boxofficeaberdeen.com

Hosted by Aberdeen Strathspey and Reel Society, a fantastic evening of traditional Scottish flair.

Sandi Thom

The Lemon Tree

Sun 11 Nov, 7.30pm

£15 + booking fee

To book, call 01224 641122 or visit

www.boxofficeaberdeen.com

Sandi Thom is not who you think she is. She's something else. Featuring songs from her long anticipated 2012 superb new album, Flesh and Blood, Sandi feels that this album is her coming of age.

The Ladykillers

HMT

Mon 12 to Sat 17 Nov, 7.30pm

£17 - £32 + booking fee

To book, call 01224 641122 or visit

www.boxofficeaberdeen.com

Direct from the West End comes the hilarious  and thrilling new adaptation of the

celebrated Ealing comedy. A high octane mix of slapstick and vaudevillian humour.

Hairy Bikers - Larger Than Life

Music Hall

Mon 12 Nov, 7.30pm

£24.50 + booking fee

To book, call 01224 641122 or visit

www.boxofficeaberdeen.com

The Hairy Bikers are Larger Than Life in their new 2012 tour. Join Si King and Dave Myers

for an evening of food and frivolity as they bring you into their rambunctious world of

laughter, jinks and possibly a bit of cooking!

Eddi Reader - 2012

Music Hall

Tues 13 Nov, 7pm

£25 + booking fee

To book, call 01224 641122 or visit

www.boxofficeaberdeen.com

We welcome back Eddi Reader who has the ability to assimilate different musical styles and make them all very much her own. Enjoy the depth and quality of an emotional performance as she effortlessly blends her meltingly true vocals with towering romanticism.

Foster and Allen

Music Hall

Thurs 15 Nov, 7.30pm

£20.50 + booking fee

To book, call 01224 641122 or visit

www.boxofficeaberdeen.com

The beautiful melodies of Foster and Allen have made them a phenomenal success all over the world. Since their first hit record in 1978, they have gone on to record 20 Gold award-winning albums and tour the world extensively many times.

www.winterfestivalaberdeen.com

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