What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 7th – 13th December 2019


Looking for something to do over the next week with the kids in Aberdeen City & Shire, then why not check out one of these family friendly events?

** Mummy Mimi provides this page for information only and cannot guarantee accuracy. Events are subject to change and/or cancellation. If any doubt, please contact the event organisers for confirmation**

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CLAN Santa’s Grotto  

Organiser: CLAN Cancer Support

Where: The Den & The Glen  

Date:   Friday 15th November – Tuesday 24th December 2019

Description: Experience the magic this year at the CLAN Santa’s Grotto which returns to the Royal Deeside at Den & the Glen!

The enchanting location transports both adults and children to a truly magical and authentic Christmas wonderland, where professional photos are taken for you to treasure the memories forever.

Opening Times: November 15th – December 8th Friday – Sundays 10am-5pm December 13th – 24th Every day 10am-5pm December 24th 10am-2pm

Ticketing: Available on the door, tickets are £6.45 per child which includes a gift

By visiting the CLAN Grotto you are directly helping us support local people affected by cancer in the North East, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. From everyone at CLAN Cancer Support, we look forward to welcoming you and your family for an unforgettable experience with Santa and his elves.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/744796482646937/

Festive Silent Disco Walking Tour

Organiser: Friends of Anchor

Where: Christmas Village Aberdeen

Description:  IT’S CHRISTMAAAAAAAAS – and what better way to get in the festive mood, than to sing and dance through the Christmas Village with the city’s first festive silent disco walking tour!

This winter, Friends of ANCHOR is the chosen charity of the Christmas Village.

Every weekend, we will be bringing back the old fashioned tradition of carol singing… with a modern twist!

The 30-minute silent disco adventure tour will take place every hour, on the hour, on Fridays from 5pm to 9pm inclusive, Saturdays 2pm to 8pm inclusive and Sundays 1pm to 5pm inclusive.

Gather together your family, friends or workmates and grab one of our headsets to rock around every Christmas tree! Celebrating the festivities in style, you’ll join your tour guide from the famous Silent Adventures – the team who brought you this year’s Edinburgh Fringe silent disco.

Let the tempo build with a half hour of hand-picked festive tunes to get you in the spirit as you dance your way around the Christmas village and the winter wonderland of the Marischal College quad and Square.*

With all profits going directly to Friends of ANCHOR as a local charity, your festive party will also benefit a great cause.

Running from Friday 22nd November to Sunday 22nd December.

Tickets will be available at Aberdeen Christmas Village or can be pre-booked by emailing info@friendsofanchor.org. Email pre-booking will close each Thursday at 12pm for the coming weekend. From then, tickets will be available to purchase on the day, from the Christmas Village bar area.

Ticket prices are, £10 per adult, £7.50 per child (aged 5-12) or £25 for a family of four (two adults and two children).

Unfortunately we cannot control the North-east weather and regret that refunds will not be available if the event is cancelled due to poor weather. If this does happen, your generosity will be treated as a kind donation to the charity.

Please note this attraction is recommended for children over the age of five. Buggies and pushchairs will not be permitted. Babes in arms are welcome.

*access to Marischal Quad only during the venue’s opening hours

We hope to see you there!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/948566888843176/

Aladdin – The Pantomime You Wished For at Aberdeen Arts Centre 

Organiser: Aberdeen Arts Centre

Where: Aberdeen Arts Centre 

Date:  Sunday 1st – Tuesday 24th December 2019

Description: This November, join Aberdeen Arts Centre and professional pantomime company, TaleGate Theatre Productions, for THE panto you wished for!

Follow our hero, Aladdin, and his troublesome Mum, Widow McTwankey, on a journey full of Eastern promise with a sprinkling of Aberdonian-Charm! Will Aladdin beat the evil Abanazar to the magic lamp and win the hand of Princess Jasmine? Find out in what’s sure to be our funniest and most spectacular pantomime ever! Aladdin‚ is packed with songs, slapstick, silliness, audience participation and all the fairytale magic of a traditional pantomime‚ grab your tickets today for this fun-filled panto extravaganza that’s guaranteed to delight the whole family!

Thursday 12th November at 7pm: RELAXED PERFORMANCE & BSL

£18 Standard | £17 Concession | £16 Child

£60 Family Ticket (2 Adults 2 Children)

Discounts for group bookings available. Aberdeen Arts Centre is an inclusive, community-focused arts venue, committed to providing accessible theatre and arts experiences for all. The team at the Arts Centre and TaleGate Theatre Productions are dedicated to sharing some Festive Magic with as many people as possible this November  – if you are an organisation looking to make a group booking, get in touch with us at stephanie.walls@act-aberdeen.org.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2368769660037284/

Snow White – Tivoli Panto 2019 

Organiser: The Tivoli Theatre and Attic Theatre

Where: The Tivoli Theatre 

Date:  Friday 6th– Sunday 22nd December 2019

Description: Once Upon a Time there lived a lovely princess whose skin was white as snow, lips were as red as a rose and hair as black as ebony. Her name was Snow White.

Snow White lived with her step mother who was a beautiful but wicked, vain woman. Every day her stepmother would ask “Mirror Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all” and every day the Mirror would answer “You are” until one fateful day when this was no longer true……

Come along to the Tivoli this December for Attic theatre’s fun filled family panto, full of songs, laughter and 7 vertically challenged men. Make sure it’s on your Christmas list!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/406754076744980/

Santa’s Grotto at Bon Accord 

Organiser: Bon Accord Aberdeen

Where: Bon Accord Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 16th November – Tuesday 24th December 2019

Description: Create lasting memories with a visit to Bon Accord’s winter wonderland and support The Archie Foundation whilst doing so. Santa’s Winter Wonderland is open every weekend from 16 Nov and weekdays 16 Dec – Christmas Eve.

A visit is £4.95 per child which includes:

Entry to Santa’s Magical winter wonderland

Say hello to the singing Reindeer

Meet Santa and let him know your wish list

A memorable gift

Photo packages are available starting from £9.95 and all proceeds go to The Archie Foundation.

Party size is limited to 4 children per pre-booked slot. For larger parties walk-ins are welcome.

Please note that the slot is for one child, for additional children please scroll down to additional admissions.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/541607056669846/

 Breakfast With Santa 

Organiser: The Harbour Spring

Where: The Harbour Spring, Invernettie, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire AB42 3GT

Date:  Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December 2019 Time:  9:00AM – 11:00AM

Description: Come and join Santa and his elves for breakfast!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/438567553671585/

 Breakfast with Santa Sitting 1 

Organiser: Kinellar School Parent Council

Where: Kinellar Community Hall 

Date:  Saturday 7th December 2019 Time:  9:00AM – 10:30AM

Description: Breakfast with Santa Sitting 1

9.30-10am Kinellar Hall

Adults £5

Children £8 (includes gift from Santa)

Reservations Made at Kinellar Hall & paid in advance to allow Santa time to organise gifts for Children. There are no ticket sales on the day!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/450442318881538/

 First December market 

Organiser: Belmont St Market Aberdeen

Where: Belmont St Market Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 7th December 2019 Time:  9:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: Start your Christmas shopping with gorgeous local food, crafts and gift ideas.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2321906957921911/

 Breakfast with Santa 

Organiser: The Devenick Dairy

Where: The Tin-Coo Cafe, Bishopston Farm, Portlethen AB12 4

Date:  Saturday 7th December 2019 Time:  9:30AM – 12:00PM

Description: Come along for a buffet breakfast and give Santa and his elves your Christmas list. We are sure you will all be on the nice list so each child will receive a small gift from Santa.

Buffet style cooked breakfast, booking required. Please call 07546979510 or message to book a table. Tables required back after 1 hour.

Adult £8.00 including tea or filter coffee

Child £5.50 including fresh orange or apple juice

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/510759636368290/

 A Kincorth Woodland Experience 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council Countryside Ranger Service

Where: Kincorth Hill 

Date:  Saturday 7th December 2019 Time:  10:00AM – 1:00PM

Description: Come and join the Countryside Rangers for this fun family morning of woodland activities.

Come and join the Countryside Rangers for this fun family morning of shelter building with natural materials. Make a hot drink using water boiled in an outdoor kettle and get creative with some natural art to decorate your shelter.

This event is suited to all the family. Please wear sturdy footwear and clothing suitable for the weather.Places for each event will become bookable 2 months in advance.

Please note a space must be booked for all attendees including adults. Most events are free to attend but donations to support the Countryside Ranger Service are appreciated. Please keep in mind that each 3-hour event costs us approximately £6 per participant to deliver.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/393851187980063/

Drum Castle Christmas Festival & Fairy Hideaway 

Organiser: Exclusively Highlands

Where: Drum Castle, Banchory, AB31 5, United Kingdom 

Date:  Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December 2019 Time:  10:00AM – 4:00PM

Description: Drum Castle Christmas Festival is a new take on the previous Christmas Holly Fest.

Come and see the Castle transformed for the festive season, peruse Exclusively Highland’s unique Christmas Market situated throughout the entire castle , try the wonderful german inspired courtyard food, sample our sleigh-driver-friendly mulled wine and visit the Secret Drum Fairy hideaway a beautiful way to send your very special Christmas wishes!

Christmas sounds will serenade around the Castle and the National Trust shop will be brimming with festive fare.

A fabulous weekend of fun for all the family. Please note the £4.00/£2.00 admission charges apply to members and non-members.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/211766853098678/

 Saturday Bookbug Session at Mastrick Library 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Libraries

Where: Library, Mastrick 

Date:  Saturday 7th December 2019 Time:  10:00AM – 10:30AM

Description: Have you wanted to take part in Bookbug but been unable to attend our weekday sessions?

Due to popular demand, we are introducing a monthly Saturday session that will travel around the library service, visiting a different venue every month.

Bookbug sessions are free, friendly and fun sessions of stories, songs and rhymes for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their families and carers to enjoy together. Each session lasts around 30 minutes and they have been designed to support children’s development while having fun. They take place in a very relaxed environment and are a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your little one, meet other families and have fun together.

To book a place, call 01224 652500 or email LibraryEvents@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/661181567700512/

 Christmas Craft Drop In

Organiser: Meldrum Library

Where: Meldrum Library 

Date:  Saturday 7th December 2019 Time:  10:00AM – 12:30PM

Description: A crafting drop in with a Christmas theme where the only limit is your imagination

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2957963110942663/

 Santa’s Grotto 

Organiser: Trump Scotland

Where: Trump Scotland, Menie Estate, Aberdeen AB23 8YE

Date:  Saturday 7th – Monday 23rd December 2019

Description: Santa and his magical elves will be housed on the beautiful Trump Estate again this Christmas and you are invited to visit!

Children are welcomed into our cosy grotto to meet Father Christmas, receive a commemorative Trump Highland coo and take home a festive activity goodie bag.

Each grotto visit is £15 per child

Due to the cosy nature of Santa’s grotto, space for adults is limited.

Up to 3 children may visit Santa at any one time.

Larger parties are welcome – please speak with our bookings team directly to accommodate your request.

So that children with complex needs and disabilities can fully enjoy their Santa’s Grotto experience, we will provide longer visiting times.

To arrange a longer, quiet session please advise on booking.

Bookings telephone lines will be open between the hours of 9am and 5:30pm every day.

Tel: +44(0)1358 743300 (option zero)

Full payment required on booking. Payment non-refundable.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1157464141114034

 Girlguiding Banchory Christmas Coffee Morning 

Organiser: Girlguiding Banchory

Where: Banchory Guide Lodge 

Date:  Saturday 7th December 2019 Time:  10:00AM – 12:00PM

Description: Come along to our annual Christmas Coffee Morning!!

We will have…

lots of tea, coffee, juice and yummy home bakes to choose from

games and tombola’s to win

crafts to make

raffles to win

Christmas songs performed by our Rainbows, Brownies and Guides


a very special visit from Santa himself!!

Entry: Adults £2, Children £1, Under 3 FREE

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1673422582794098/

 Family Christmas Crafting 

Organiser: Go Doodle

Where: Braehead Primary School 

Date:  Saturday 7th December 2019 Time:  10:00AM – 12:00PM

Description:  Come along and enjoy some quality crafting time with your family. Try out painting, decopatch, ceramics and card making.

1 adult & 1 child – £30

1 adult & 2 children – £40

Contact godoodle@yahoo.com  to book spaces

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2868696216474098/

 Alford Playgroup Winter Fayre 

Where: Alford Playgroup, Howe Trinity Church, Main Street, Alford AB33 8AD

Date:  Saturday 7th December 2019 Time:  10:00AM – 12:00PM

Description: Come along and join in the festivities at Alford Playgroups Winter Fayre on Saturday 7th December 2019 at 10am.

Lots of fun for the whole family with games, Christmas storytelling and crafts for the children. Catch up with some Christmas shopping with stalls from Tropic, Bodyshop, Cake You Happy, Luxe for Less, Frames 4U For Any Occasion & Nannie Audrey’s Bookshop.

Relax with a hot drink and homebake and maybe grab yourself a prize in our raffle, top prize is a luxury hamper and many more exciting prizes!!

Admission £3 per adult & £1 per child which includes a hot or cold drink and a homebake.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/839363789850688/

 NESS Christmas Fair 2019 

Organiser: North East Sensory Services

Where: North East Sensory Services, 21 John Street, Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 7th December 2019 Time:  10:00AM – 1:00PM

Description: Come and join in the fun, explore our stalls, have a cuppa and a fine piece in our cafe and support NESS all at the same time!

Stalls include:




Festive raffle draw (purchase tickets online now!)

Plus more!

On Saturday 7th December 2019 from 10am – 1pm at NESS, 21 John Street, Aberdeen – all welcome!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1175344119331026/

 Christmas Special – Family Yoga Session 

Organiser: Wisdom Warrior Wellness & Yoga and Love Rara

Where: Love Rara, Beach Leisure Centre, Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 7th December 2019 Time:  10:30AM – 11:30AM

Description: I invite you to Love Rara, Aberdeen for a Christmas Special Family Yoga Session.

These sessions are open to the whole Family – Children, Parents, Grandparents, Cousins, Aunties and Uncle’s – you name it! (Apologies, however at the moment these sessions are not currently suitable for babies or if you are pregnant as I am not yet qualified to do so.)

The sessions are designed to develop family connection, positive communication and to have fun!  Of course, as it is Christmas you are welcome to dress up for the festivities.  Expect festive themed games, songs and storyline.

What to expect:

*Fun Games

*Mindfulness and Meditation

*Yoga and Partner Yoga

*Breathing Exercises

Please note that booking is essential.  If you would like to pop along, please book your slot using the booking link below.  Thank you so much.


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1469918523183946/

 Santa Specials – Saturday 7th December 2019

 Organiser: Milton of Crathes Station

Where: Milton of Crathes Station 

Date:  Saturday 7th December 2019 Time:  10:30AM – 3:30PM

Description: Santa will be at the Milton of Crathes again this year with a sack full of presents for the children, and hot mince pies and drinks for the adults.

He will again be handing out presents to the children in the coaches during the steam train ride from the Milton station.

Festive singing on all services, which will be steam hauled.  The whole Santa experience will last approximately 45 – 60 minutes.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2996623600353633/

 Santa Arrives on Fraserburgh Lifeboat 

Organiser: RNLI Fraserburgh Lifeboat

Where: RNLI Fraserburgh Lifeboat 

Date:  Saturday 7th December 2019 Time:  10:30AM – 4:00PM

Description: Saturday 7th December 2019 Fraserburgh Lifeboat will be taking ashore a very special passenger, at a position just off Fraserburgh Harbour (weather Permitting) we will be picking up SANTA !!

Two Rockets will be fired to mark Santa’s arrival at Fraserburgh Harbour, then we will arrive at the Lifeboat berth for 1030 and we would like to invite as much folk as possible to come along and welcome Santa to the Broch, Santa’s sleigh will be waiting for him at RNLI Fraserburgh Lifeboat station and Santa will then parade through the town centre led by Fraserburgh RBL Pipe band and our own Lifeboat crew

Up Kirk Brae,

Broad street,

Commerce street,

Cross street

High street

and finishing at Broad Street arriving at his magical Grotto in Cheers Cafe Bar and Tavern Fraserburgh where the children young and old can go and see Santa.

Santa will be in his grotto at Cheers from 1100 – 1600 waiting to meet you all.

£7.00 per child to see Santa which includes a gift.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2427458717507519/

 Newton Dee Advent Fair 2019 

Organiser: Newton Dee

Where: Newton Dee, Old Ferry Road, Bieldside, AB159 Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 7th December 2019 Time:  10:30AM – 4:00PM

Description: It will be great fun, there will be Activities, Craft Stalls, Food and Hot Drinks.

Bring the whole family, your extended relatives, your neighbours, friends and colleagues and get some great, unique Christmas gifts for all your loved ones.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2798597176872535/


 Meet Santa At The Christmas Fair 

Organiser: Balmedie Congregational Church

Where:  Balmedie Congregational Church

Date:  Saturday 7th December 2019 Time:  11:00AM – 1:00PM

Description: Our Christmas Fair this year with something a little different…..There will be a variety of stalls – Tropics, handbags, Scentsy, handmade cards & gifts and SANTAS GROTTO…..Children can come along and meet Santa inside his grotto £2 includes a gift.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1210749782442434/

 Christmas Pony Grooming 

Organiser: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm

Where: World Horse Welfare Belwade Farm, Belwade Farm, Dess, AB34 5BJ Aboyne

Date:  Saturday 7th December 2019 Time:  11:00AM – 11:30AM

Description: Come along to our Christmas grooming session with Dancer and one of his friends.  Dancer will have a small present to give every child who attends.

You will get to learn some of the different brushes and what they are used for before having a go at the grooming.

Please come along in suitable clothing and footwear (no open toed sandals).

An adult must stay with any child participating (no adult purchase is required)

£5 per child, tickets can be purchased by following the ticketing link.  Children should be 5 years or older to attend.

For more information or to book a table for lunch during your visit please call 013398 85398 or email lisagardiner@worldhorsewelfare.org

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2457485654525247/

Christmas Story Telling at Michies 

Organiser: Charles Michies

Where: Charles Michies, 391 Union Street, Aberdeen

Date:  Saturday 7th December 2019 Time:  11:00AM – 2:00PM

Description: Come along to Charles Michies, 391 Union Street, Aberdeen for some magical adventures with Fizzy the Elf. Stories for children of all ages. 11am – 2pm in the cafe.


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2469424876679668/

 Frost Fair, Udny Green 

Organiser: Frost Fair

Where: Dr Spence Hall, Udny Green 

Date:  Saturday 7th December 2019 Time:  11:00AM – 3:00PM

Description: Join us at Udny Green’s 4th Frost Fair with Craft Stalls, Music, Fundraising Cafe!  Entry is Free! Follow our Facebook page for updates!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/718347645351402/

 Turriff Christmas Fair

 Organiser: Cherylanne’s books & cutes

Where: Turriff Baden Powell Centre 

Date:  Saturday 7th December 2019 Time:  12:00PM – 4:00PM

Description: Christmas craft fair.

Charity raffle for Alzhiemer scotland.

Local crafters

Fun activity to keep kids happy while you look!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2196620853980732/

Xmas event 

Organiser: Platform1 hair & beauty spa

Where: Platform1 hair & beauty spa , Station Road, Aberdeen AB51 0EZ

Date:  Saturday 7th December 2019 Time:  1:00PM – 5:00PM

Description: Platform 1 hair & beauty spa will be hosting Xmas shopping event

Santa’s grotto

Kids activity corner

Supporting our charity’s

Book Santa’s grotto tickets by contacting platform 1 on 01651 872321

Post your letter at Santa’s grotto

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2462935980438781/

 BrewDog Community Christmas Market

Where: BrewDog, Balmacassie Industrial Estate, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 8BX 

Date:  Saturday 7th December 2019 Time:  1:00PM – 5:00PM

Description: BrewDog’s Community Christmas event is back again!

From 13:00 – 17:00 on Saturday 7th December we’ll be inviting some lovely local businesses to set up shop in our Christmas market area, as well as serving up some festive snacks and mulled cocktails and cider while you peruse what’s on offer!

Kids are welcome, and we’ll have some special guests to keep them entertained courtesy of Love Rara entertainment along with Reindeer and Donkeys.

Tickets are not required, but we will be raising money for Mental Health Aberdeen on the day.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2194292654197398/

 Peter Pan 

Organiser: Inverurie Panto

Where: Inverurie Panto

Date:  Saturday 7th – Tuesday 24th December 2019

Description: Join us on a trip to Neverland with this spellbinding Pantomime for all the family.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/318344385553024/

Drive-In Cinema: Elf & The Grinch 

Organiser: Pittodrie Events

Where: Pittodrie Events 

Date:  Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December 2019

Description:  Pittodrie Events Presents our Festive Drive-In Cinemas!

Elf Saturday 7th @ 3 pm  and second showing @ 7pm in our Golf Road car park

The Grinch, Sunday 8th Dec @ 4pm in our Golf Road car park

Purchase tickets through our EventBrite page below:


To book Elf @ 3pm on 7th December, click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/drive-in-cinema-elf-3pm-tickets-63964479480

To book Elf @ 7pm on 7th December, click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/drive-in-cinema-elf-7pm-tickets-63964868644?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete

To book The Grinch @ 4pm on 8th December, click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/drive-in-cinema-the-grinch-4pm-tickets-63965012073

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the film to park and test your sound. A selection of hot and cold refreshments will be available to purchase on the day from our Richard Donald Stand reception including pies and themed pick n mix bags.

Each person in the car must have their own seat belt. Larger vehicles will be parked at the rear of the car park. For full terms and conditions or more information contact us on: salesaberdeen@sodexo.com or 01224 650491

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/471106600367292/

 Winter Festival: Bubbles, Bargains, Bar, Bright Lights & Bairns 

Organiser: Axis Community Events

Where: The Axis Centre, Newmachar 

Date:  Saturday 7th December 2019 Time:  4:00PM – 8:00PM

Description: Axis Community Events are absolutely delighted to announce our partnership with Newmachar United FC to provide our Community with a fantastic Winter Festival.

In previous years, NUFC have run their Bubbles & Bargains event, and for the past 2 years, ACE have run a Christmas Tree light switch on.  Both events have always been popular but this year, we’d like to combine efforts to bring you something that little bit more.

Further details will follow but our aim is to provide something along the lines of…

Free Glass of Fizz on Arrival for the Adults

Free Diluting Juice/Water for the Children

Tuck Shop


Bar (mulled wine, beer & wine)

Yummy Hot Food

Christmas Tree Light Switch On

Fantastic Array of Stallholders

Kids stalls

Santa’s Grotto & Gift

Play Area

Live Entertainment




£2 per adult entry

Kids entry free

£3 Santa’s grotto

Donations welcome to help fund future events

all stalls and raffle tickets fairly priced

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/767115897003167/

 Breakfast with Santa 

Organiser: The Palm Court Hotel

Where: The Palm Court Hotel 

Date:  Sunday 8th December 2019 Time:  10:30AM – 12:30PM

Description: Bring along the wee ones and let them hand their wish list to the big fella himself. We will have our very own grotto corner and a buffet breakfast for the kids and the big kids to tuck into.

Advanced booking only.

£9.95 per child

£12.95 per adult

To book your tickets contact the hotel directly on 01224 310 351 or email events@palmcourthotel.co.uk

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/521250155335454/

Festive Food and Gifts Fair 

Organiser: Peterhead Football Club

Where: Peterhead Football Club

 Date:  Sunday 8th December 2019 Time:  11:00AM – 4:00PM

Description: The Peterhead Football Club festive Fair will be a delicious experience with a comprehensive recipe made up of the following ingredients:

* Food stands featuring local procedure

* Christmas gifts

* Flower arranging

* Christmas table designs

* Entertainments

* Tips from the experts on how to host a stress free Christmas

* Santa’s grotto

Food and drinks will be served throughout the day in our new cafe facilities

Entry Cost: Adult £2.50 | Concession £2 | Under 16’s FOC

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/439403693547398/

 Lunch With Santa

 Organiser: Village Hotel Club

Where: Village Hotel Club, Kingswells 

Date:  Sunday 8th December 2019 Time:  12:00PM – 4:00PM

Description: Book a big date with the big man himself! Treat yourself and the kids to a delicious festive two-course lunch with a kids buffet option available, mini disco and then the main event – meet Santa and tell him what good boys and girls you’ve been (we mean the kids, not you!).

£20 per child

£25 per adult

Bar Opens:12.00pm

Lunch: 12.30pm

Bar Close: 4.00pm

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/481838939258412/

Dyce Boys 2008 Christmas Fair 

Where: Rohaan Cafe Bar, Dyce

 Date:  Sunday 8th December 2019 Time:  12:00PM – 4:00PM

Description: Dyce boys 2008 are holding a Christmas fair at the Rohaan Cafe bar on the 8th of December 12 till 4pm.

Lots of different stalls from face painting, glitter tattoos, different activities for children, food stalls and lots of crafts.

Come along and help the boys raise some money towards future tournaments.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/706691513129565/

Frozen 2 and Santa disco 

Organiser: Rox Hotel

Where: Rox Hotel, Aberdeen

Date:  Sunday 8th December 2019 Time:  12:00PM – 3:00PM

Description: Come along to our Family frozen disco to enjoy dancing with our frozen characters Elsa, Olaf and Anna and meeting Santa in his grotto and enjoying delicious food for £14.95 per person

to book your space call 01224 212224

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1193669574162923/

Afternoon Tea with Santa!

Organiser: Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel

Where: Macdonald Norwood Hall Hotel 

Date:  Sunday 8th December 2019 Time:  1:00PM – 3:00PM

Description: Join us for an afternoon of sandwiches, scones & cakes and a special visit from Santa!

Sunday 8th & Sunday 15th December 2019, 1.00 – 3.00pm

Gift from Santa for the Children

£25.00 per adult

£15.00 per child

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/463416781060946/

Christmas Party 

Organiser: Kirkton Of Skene Playgroup

Where: Milne Hall Skene 

Date:  Sunday 8th December 2019 Time:  2:00PM – 4:00PM

Description: Kirkton of Skene Playgroup’s Christmas Party is on Sunday 8th December from 2pm to 4pm at the Milne Hall in Kirkton of Skene.

Come join us for our disco with Aristo-Kat’s Disco, Christmas craft table, make your own tree decorations and of course Santa will be visiting us again and bringing lots of gifts. Tickets are only £7.50 (under 2’s are £4) and include your gift from Santa, some hot chocolate, a marshmallow snowman and all craft materials. For details on how to book your place call or message 07791676742.

Thank you to our sponsor Ann Inspired Care for their donation towards this event.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/529845087562013/

Santa Sleigh 

Organiser: Ellon Round Table

Where: Ellon Round Table 

Date:  Sunday 8th December 2019 Time:  4:00PM – 9:00PM

Description: Santa Sleigh

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/441219683120044/

Christmas Concert and Carol Sing-A-Long 

Organiser: Bon-Accord Silver Band

Where: Ferryhill Parish Church 

Date:  Sunday 8th December 2019 Time:  7:00PM – 9:30PM

Description: Experience the very best Christmas concert in Aberdeen, with the Bon-Accord Silver Bands.

The bands will be performing a mixture of traditional and modern Christmas classics and there will be plenty of opportunity for you to sing along to your favourite carols.

The Bon-Accord Silver Band, and the Bon-Accord Silver ‘B’ Band will be filling Ferryhill Parish Church with festive joy and that warm fuzzy feeling of Christmas.

Mince pies and mulled wine will be available at the interval and will once again be included in your tickets price.

We hope to see you all there again this year – you can wear your favourite Christmas jumper if you wish!

Tickets £8 for adults and £5 for concessions – available on the door or via our online ticket site

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/481221115769175/

Christmas Movie Night

Organiser: Baby and Me

Where: Cineworld, Queen’s Link Leisure Park, AB24 5EN Aberdeen 

Date:  Tuesday 10th December 2019 Time:  6:00PM – 9:00PM

Description: Last Christmas is an upcoming British-American romantic comedy film.  It stars Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, and Emma Thompson, and follows a depressed woman who works in a Christmas supplies store who keeps bumping into the same man.

This will be our Christmas Baby and Me, Our Mum Village evening meet! We will meet in the cinema bar before the film for a chat and drink before heading into watch this feel god Christmas movie.

If you have a Meerkat Movies code please let me know so that hopefully we can get in with as little cost as possible!

Everyone is welcome and you don’t need to have attended a Baby and Me class before. Please select ‘GOING’ in the event so we know who to look out for.

Can’t wait to see you all!!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/745800085866613/

 Afternoon with Santa 

Organiser: JRD Equipment Ltd

Where: JRD Equipment Ltd, Broomiesburn road, Balmacassie ind estate, AB419 Ellon

Date:  Thursday 12th December 2019 Time:  2:30PM – 4:30PM

Description: An Afternoon with Santa

Come along to Broomies and meet Santa on Thursday 12th December from 2.30pm – 4.30pm.

Children will receive a kids bucket and a small gift from Santa for only £6.99

Tickets available from JRD or Broomies,

 Hurry! as on a first come first served basis.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/544464036311442/

Beauty and the Beast – The Magical Pantomime 

Organiser: Acting & Performance – North East Scotland College

Where: North East Scotland College, Gallowgate 

Date:  Thursday 12th – Wednesday 18th December 2019

Description: A vain and arrogant Prince is cursed by an enchantress to spend an eternity trapped in the body of a Beast. The arrival of the beautiful, clever and gutsy, Belle offers the possibility of the curse being lifted.

But can Belle learn to love a Beast?

The show runs from Thursday 12th of December until Wednesday 18th of December 2019. Tickets available from September 1st 2019 via Eventbrite.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/462488011149153/

Baby Carrier / Wrap Session – Bridge of Don 

Organiser: Close and Calm

Where: St. Columba’s Church, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen

Date:  Friday 13th December 2019 Time:  9:30AM – 10:45AM

Description: We’re delighted to be able to hold a Baby Carrier Session every month in Bridge of Don

Feel free to bring your stretchy wrap from the Scottish Baby Box as we’d love to give you a hand.

There will be trained baby carrying advice from Jess Hippey, owner of Close and Calm, and a large selection of carriers and wraps available for trying and for hiring. Should you wish to go on to buy a carrier after this, please inform Jess as discount codes are available for customers.

We will charge a £2 entry fee to cover room hire, insurance and professional fees. Children are always welcome.

We’re very lucky to also have a breastfeeding peer supporter present at most meetings.

We’re a friendly, welcoming bunch and look forward to meeting you. Our hope is to try and build an informative and supportive community so the more the merrier.

You’re also always welcome to bring your own carriers for help too.

For more information about what a drop in session looks like see here: https://www.closeandcalm.co.uk/conversations/what-to-expect-drop-in

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2381043032180257/

Don’t forget you can also check out our events calendar for planning ahead with events in Aberdeen City & Shire.