What’s on for Kids and Families in Aberdeen City & Shire | 24th – 30th November 2018

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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Aberdeen Christmas Village

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council – City Events

Where: Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB12 9, United Kingdom

Date:  Thursday 22nd November – Monday 31st December 2018
Time:  12:00PM-09:00PM

Description: In partnership with Aberdeen Inspired and delivered by Codona’s Amusement Park, we are thrilled to bring the Aberdeen Christmas Village back to the city. There will be something for ALL the family including a spectacular ice rink and a wonderful festive fairground.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2203023886612158/


Aberdeen Christmas Village – Open Air Ice Rink

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council – City Events

Where: Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB12 9
Date:  Thursday 22nd November – Monday 31st December 2018
Time:  12:00PM-09:00PM

Description: Boasting the beautiful backdrop of Marischal College, this family favourite is returning bigger and better! Skate on real ice under twinkling fairy lights while your family and friends keep warm and enjoy the refreshments on offer within the Village. (During the school holidays the rink will open at 11am)

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/326736724546418/


Christmas in the Quad 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council – City Events

Where: Marischal College Quad 

Date: Thursday 22nd November – Sunday 23rd December 2018
Time: 04:00PM-07:00PM

Description: We are delighted to present a new version of the Christmas Market to the people of Aberdeen for 2018. A wide range of locally produced crafts, arts and gifts, along with gourmet food and drink will be available from our open-air festive wooden cabins. With a unique offering each weekend, the market will showcase both new and established brands bringing you a high quality offering for your Christmas shopping. Come along and support some fantastic local businesses from the North East.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/352808125492085/


Ferryhill Kids – Friday Fun! 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

Where: Ferryhill Parish Church, Fonthill Road, AB11 6UD, Aberdeen

Date:  Friday 23rd November 2018
Time:  09:30AM-11:15AM

Description: Friday Fun is for toddlers to pre-school.  It’s a volunteer-led group so please come along, help set up and chat to other parents/carers.  Babies are welcome too, just ask for some of the baby toys/equipment.

Session is £3 and snack is included for your child (please let the volunteers on the day know of any allergies).  This is a drop in group so no need to book in advance or block book.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/528889630872926/?event_time_id=528889684206254


Balance Bikers, Crathes Hall, Banchory – Saturdays 

Organiser: Balance Bikers

Where: Crathes Village Hall, Banchory 

Date:  Saturday 24th November 2018
Time:  09:30AM-11:00AM

Description: Suitable for all children and abilities between the ages of 18 months old to 5 years old.  As British Cycling coaches we are experts in teaching children to ride.

Our sessions are FUN, CHALLENGING & PROGRESSIVE

Developing the riders CONFIDENCE is at the heart of what we do.

Whether you’re new to it all, or riding well already, this is the session for you!

Please let us know if you’d like to borrow a bike and helmet.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/647535515626362/?event_time_id=647535575626356


Coastal Play 

Organiser: Bettridge Centre

Where: Bettridge Centre, Greystone Pl, Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire AB39 3UL 

Date:  Saturday 24th November 2018
Time:  09:45AM-11:00AM

Description: Coastal Play is a children’s soft play area for children aged toddler to 10 (height restrictions will apply and take precedence over age).

 We provide a huge play area that includes 2 Bouncy Castles, one with slide, Soft Play Pods & Shapes, plus Bouncers, Inflatable Pitch and toddler area. It’s a great space for running around and letting off some steam – especially when the weather outside’s not so nice!

 Coastal Cafe provides a seating area where parents can see children at all times while enjoying a coffee and snack.

 Numbers are limited, so please call us on 01569 731320 to reserve your space.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2245587398848707/


Castle Fraser Christmas Fair 

Organiser: Exclusively Highlands

Where: Castle Fraser, Inverurie, Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 24th-Sunday 25th November 2018
Time: 10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: One of the grandest baronial castles in Scotland and one of the finest cafe/restaurants in the area Castle Fraser makes for a great weekend treat for Christmas shoppers.

Steeped in history there is the perfect opportunity to enjoy browsing around the entire Castle together with the opportunity to purchase unique items handcrafted from all corners of Scotland – fine painted ceramics, exquisite beaded jewellery, historic pens and horncraft, gorgeously aromatic candles & diffusers, the renown tweedy beasties, beautiful stained glass and elegant turned wood to name a few.

Our Foodies will also be on hand with an extremely tempting array of cheeses, marshmallows, seafood, locally roasted coffee, local gins, cakes, patisseries and chocolates all freshly hand made.  Castle Fraser is just 16 miles west of Aberdeen with ample parking, beautiful gardens and a children’s play area.  Admission is £4 and free for Children.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/240189190076645/


Victorian Christmas Event 2018 

Organiser: Delgatie Castle

Where: Delgatie Castle, Turriff, Delgatie Castle, Turriff, Aberdeenshire AB53 5TD

Date: Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th November and Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December 2018
Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: We are so thrilled to be back again with our annual Victorian Christmas Event.  We have been running this event at Delgatie for over 20 years and we are the original, biggest and best event in the area.

There will be amazing decorations, crafts for sale and of course Santa will be visiting with presents for the children.  Make sure you don’t miss out and get the dates in your diary now!

No need to book in advance, admission is £5 per head payable on arrival.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/256520471848145/


Taste Of Winter 

Organiser: The Barn at Barra Castle

Where: The Barn at Barra Castle

Date:  Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th November 2018
Time:  10:00AM-04:30PM

Description: This fabulous two day event is your one stop shop for everything you might need for the Christmas Table. An amazing array of local producers providing everything from Salmon for your starter to Turkey and Roast Beef for the main event.
Beat the queues, avoid the supermarket stress and enjoy some of the incredible produce available on our doorstep.
A foodie paradise for all ages – with live music and mouthwatering street food.

Grab your Saturday tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/taste-of-winter-saturday-tickets-48278960671?aff=efbeventtix

& your Sunday tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/taste-of-winter-sunday-tickets-48406571358

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2175470402717716/


Christmas Fair 

Organiser: St. Cyrus Parent Council

Where: St Cyrus Primary School, Montrose, Angus

Date:  Saturday 24th November 2018
Time:  10:00AM-02:00PM

Description: Lots of stalls already booked both returning and new to our fair.  Lots of choice to do your Christmas shopping without leaving the village!!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/274855109992463/


Santa’s workshop

 Organiser: Daviot Playgroup

Where: Daviot Village Hall, Inverurie, Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 24th November 2018
Time:  10:00AM-02:00PM

Description: Come along to Santa’s workshop to become an elf and create some beautiful crafts to take home to keep yourself or to give as lovely thoughtful Christmas presents.

£5 for 5 pre-selected crafts (recommended age pre-school to P7)

There will be soup, homebakes, teas and coffees available, donations will be welcome.

There will be a raffle and advent lucky dip for an extra charge. Other fun activities will be announced over the next month.

All proceeds to Daviot Playgroup.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/441936866333333/


Santa Specials – Saturday 24th November 2018

Organiser: Milton of Crathes Station

Where: Milton of Crathes Station, The Royal Deeside Railway, Milton of Crathes, Banchory,  AB31 5QH

Date:  Saturday 24th November 2018
Time:  10:30AM-03:30PM

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.

He’ll be there every Saturday and Sunday from 24th November up to and including Monday 24th December  – Christmas Eve, also Friday 21st.

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

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2350332298342830/


NCT Nearly New Sale – November 2018 

Organiser: NCT Aberdeen City and Shire Nearly New Sales

Where: Portlethen Academy, Bruntland Road, Portlethen, Aberdeenshire AB12 4QL 

Date:  Saturday 24th November 2018
Time: 11:00AM-12:30PM

Description: It’s time for our biggest Nearly New Sale of the year, just in time for some Christmas Shopping bargains!

Our friendly volunteers are on hand for advice and help during the sale, if you have a shopping list ask a volunteer to point you in the right direction.

We will lend you a shopping bag to collect your goodies in then have a one stop checkout with chip and pin facilities, also a reclaim area where large bulky items can be safely left whilst you continue to shop.

Cosy winter jackets, snowsuits, snow boots, cots, toys, highchairs, walkers, puzzles, bouncy chairs, bikes, ride on’s, bumbo’s, stair gates, more toys, books, DVD’s, lego, play kitchens, computer games, curtains, lampshades, bedding, maternity equipment & clothing, dressing up clothes, play work stations, more toys, moses baskets, prams, slings, re-useable nappies, clothes carefully displayed from newborn up to approx 10 years, scooters, strollers, carriers, playmats, bouncy chairs, jumperoo’s, travel cots, kids furniture – all dependant on what our sellers decide to bring! We can’t sell baby car seats or non PAT tested items that require a plug.

Our sales are 100% powered by volunteers and a % of the takings goes back into the NCT the UK’s largest parenting charity to support work locally and nationally.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/714535635568158/


Team jaks Christmas fayre

Where: Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen City Centre, 29-43 Chapel Street, AB10 1SQ Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 24th November 2018
Time:  11:00AM-02:00PM

Description: Come along and enjoy a fabulous day with some arts and crafts for the kids, shopping for the adults, many stalls to be seen. £3 adult £1 kids includes drink and mince pie. Also helps a fabulous charity that helps support young children with cancer and beyond.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/717612015282744/


Christmas Fayre 

Organiser: Dales Park School Parent Council

Where: Dales Park School Peterhead, Berryden Road, AB42 2GD Peterhead, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 24th November 2018
Time:  12:00PM-03:00PM

Description: Christmas Fayre

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/200651677206267/


Slains Handmade Christmas Market 

Organiser: Slains Castle Aberdeen

Where: Slains Castle Aberdeen, 14-18 Belmont Street, AB10 1JH Aberdeen 

Date: Saturday 24th November 2018
Time:  12:00PM-05:00PM

Description: Grab some mulled wine and a mince pie and come join us at Slains Handmade Christmas Market! We have some amazing artists and local sellers for you to buy your loved ones some unique and handmade gifts! Can’t wait to see you all and a merry christmas from Slains! <3

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/434101727114118/


Charlie House Chrismas Fair 

Organiser: Charlie House HQ

Where: Queen’s Cross Church, Aberdeen, Albyn Place, AB10 1YN

Date:  Saturday 24th November 2018
Time:  01:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Join us at the inaugural Charlie House Christmas fair.

With a host of incredible local stall holders this is an ideal opportunity to pick up a much-loved Christmas gift.

Open 1pm – 4pm | Donation for entry

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2216222901782210/


Christmas Fete 

Organiser: Doodle Bugs Macduff Under 5’s

Where: Macduff Bowling Club, 100 Duff Street, AB44 1PR Macduff, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Saturday 24th November 2018
Time:  02:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Get into the Christmas spirit by joining us at our annual Christmas fate where there will be plenty going on!

Treat yourself or stock up on Christmas gifts with our wide range of stalls and have a break with a cup of tea/coffee or even a hot chocolate and listen to our live band

Santa will be joining us in his grotto but please note that time sheets for booking your time slot will be available on our main page very soon

For any local crafters etc who would like a stall please contact the page or comment below to book your space. Stalls are £10 plus a donation towards our raffle.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/939043086284318/


Aberdeen Lynx v Dundee Tigers 

Organiser: Aberdeen Lynx Ice Hockey Team

Where: Aberdeen Lynx Ice Hockey Team, Linx Ice Arena, Beach Promenade, AB245NR Aberdeen 

Date:  Saturday 24th November 2018
Time:  07:00PM-10:00PM

Description: After the Lynx knocked the stripes off the Tigers with a win of 15-0 at their last meeting on the Tigers own turf (well ice), the Tigers are sure to come out fighting trying to claw back some goals.

This game is definitely not one to be missed!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/265992334118153/


Frozen afternoon tea party 

Organiser: Rox Hotel

Where: Rox Hotel, 7-23 Market Street, AB11 5PY Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 25th November 2018
Time:  12:00PM-05:00PM

Description: Frozen Afternoon tea party in our grand ballroom, come and join us where you can meet Olaf and Elsa and Santa clause

children £9 each Adults £15

12 – 5pm

to book call 01224 212224 or email info@roxhotel.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1022994047903631/


Santa Specials – Sunday 25th November 2018 

Organiser: Milton of Crathes Station

Where: Milton of Crathes Station, The Royal Deeside Railway, Milton of Crathes, Banchory, AB31 5QH

Date:  Sunday 25th November 2018
Time:  10:30AM-03:30AM

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.

He’ll be there every Saturday and Sunday from 24th November up to and including Monday 24th December – Christmas Eve, also Friday 21st.

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

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/162317904714736/


Christmas Fair at Maggie’s

 Organiser: Maggie’s Aberdeen

Where: Maggie’s Aberdeen, Elizabeth Montgomerie Building, AB25 2UZ Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 25th November 2018
Time: 11:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Join us for some festive cheer with our annual Christmas Craft Fair supported by Aberdeen Ministry of Crafts!

Tickets are £5 each and available from the centre. Under 5s go free.

For tickets and more info please contact Jules on 01224 612 914 or aberdeenfundraising@maggiescentes.org

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/231155670854124/


Christmas fair 

Organiser: Grampian Flyers

Where: Village Hotel Aberdeen, Prime Four, Kingswells, Aberdeen,  AB15 8PJ 

Date:  Sunday 25th November 2018
Time:  11:00AM-03:00PM

Description: In its second year of running the club is again going to be hosting a Christmas fair. This years fair will be run in partnership with Chest, heart and stroke Scotland on Sunday 25th November 11-3pm at the village hotel kingswells.

Entry is free and there will be lots going on during the event: Lots going on during the event: stalls, live music, catwalk, raffles and tombolas all mixed in with a dose of Christmas cheer!!

Please come along and support two very worthwhile (local!) causes.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/262305977739263/


Rothienorman Pre-School Christmas Fayre & Santas Grotto 

Organiser: Rothienorman Pre-School

Where: Rothienorman Hall, AB51 8UD Rothienorman, Aberdeenshire 

Date:  Sunday 25th November 2018
Time: 12:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Fun for all of the family, with lots of exciting stalls to help with the Christmas shopping, tea/coffee with mincemeat pie/biscuit. Santas grotto, sand art, raffle and pulled pork.

Admission – Includes fly cup

Adults – £2.50

Children – £1.50 (under 3’s free)

Santas Grotto – £5.00 (to be booked and paid prior to event, price includes gift from santa and entrance into the fayre)

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2090745074518009/


Christmas Fair 

Organiser: Boddam Public Hall

Where: Boddam Public Hall, Church Place, Boddam,  AB42 3NB 

Date:  Sunday 25th November 2018
Time:  12:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Taking place on Sunday 25 November 2018 from 12pm until 4pm in Boddam Public Hall.

With a range of stalls to get you set for Christmas.

FREE ENTRY.

Interested Stall Holders for the Christmas Fair are advised to contact us now to register their interest by sending us a message directly to the Boddam Public Hall Facebook page.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/311463546297788/


Trinity Centre Santa and Reindeer Parade 

Organiser: Aberdeen Trinity Centre

Where: Aberdeen Trinity Centre, 155 Union Street, Aberdeen,  AB11 6BE 

Date:   Sunday 25th November 2018
Time:  12:00PM-01:00PM

Description: “It’s Santa! I know him!” Our annual Santa and Reindeer Parade will take place on Sunday 25th November 2018. The parade will start from Castlegate at 12pm and end beside the Trinity Centre.

Santa and his reindeer will be there to say hi to the kids and grown ups alike, bringing some festive magic to Aberdeen ahead of the City’s light switch on.

After the parade head into the centre for a photo opportunity with Santa, meet his famous Reindeer from the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre and for some more festive fun.

The Santa and Reindeer parade is free to attend and if your child would like to be one of Santa’s helpers this year then keep an eye on our social media pages to see how they can win a seat in Santa’s Sleigh! #TrinityCentreSantaParade

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/251437685520877/


Craft Fair at Overworks 

Organiser: Overworks Tap Room

Where: Overworks Tap Room, Balmacassie Industrial Estate, ab41 8qr Ellon, Aberdeenshire

Date:   Sunday 25th November 2018
Time:  12:00PM-04:30PM

Description: Soon Christmas will be upon us and we thought we’d get stuck right in with hosting our first ever Craft Fair ! We have invited some local business to come and sell their wares.

More info on the stalls to follow soon.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/334864790396243/


Old Togs New Tricks – Vintage Fayre Christmas 2018

Organiser: Old Togs New Tricks- Vintage Fayre

Where: Spin Aberdeen, 10 Littlejohn Street, Aberdeen,  AB10 1FG 

Date:  Sunday 25th November 2018
Time:  12:00PM-05:00PM

Description: Old Togs New Tricks – Vintage Fayre

Christmas 2018 Event

Local Independent Vintage Traders

All welcome – Free Entry – Shopping – Food – Drinks – Music

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/712345939133384/


MACBI Christmas Fayre and Santa’s Grotto 

Organiser: MACBI Community Hub

Where: MACBI Community Hub, Newlands Road, AB42 5GP Mintlaw 

Date: Sunday 25th November 2018
Time:  01:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Come along to our Christmas Fayre and grab yourself some Christmas pressies for your loved ones or treat yourself so something nice 🙂 also you can book your children in to see SANTA in his grotto from 1pm  – 3pm.

Call the hub on 01771 624593 to book a space for Santa. £3 per child.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1946120045434512/


Alfords Christmas Festival

Organiser: Alford Christmas Lights

Where: Grampian Transport Museum, Montgarrie Road, Alford,  AB33 8AE

Date:  Sunday 25th November 2018
Time:  01:00PM-04:00PM

Description: Alfords first Christmas festival 1pm-5pm , followed by a parade to the Haughton Arms Hotel for the village Christmas lights switch on!

We will have the cairngorm reindeer herd, an ice rink, children’s activities, live music, beer & gin bar and  food ! More details to follow……

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/488972291602277/


Discover Christmas 

Organiser: We are Inverurie – BID

Where: We are Inverurie – BID, 1a High St – Top Floor, AB51 3QA Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

Date:  Sunday 25th November 2018
Time:  02:00PM-05:30PM

Description: Discover Christmas – Inverurie starts on Sunday 25th November with a Christmas parade, Xmas Lights Switch On, live bands and the day finishing with a spectacular evening firework display. https://goo.gl/AKC3g1

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/301176850477204/


Charlie House Santa Fun Run 

Organiser: Charlie House HQ

Where: Union Street Aberdeen 

Date:   Sunday 25th November 2018
Time:  05:00PM-06:00PM

Description: A sea of Santas are to set the scene ahead of this year’s Christmas in Aberdeen opening celebrations, including the Union Street Christmas parade and light switch on this November (Sunday 25th, 2018). The Charlie House Santa Fun Run, supported by Aberdeen City Council, invites families to take part and run down the length of Union Street (which is just under 1000m) dressed in Santa’s traditional outfit, which is included in the ticket price. The distance needs to be completed within 30 minutes and families are invited to run or walk the course which is open to all abilities including wheelchair users and their parents/carers.

The fun run route will see the festive runners travel from Union Street at the Albyn Place/Union Street junction, to Castle Street.  To register for the Charlie House Santa Fun Run you must be 16 years of age or older on event day. Entrants aged 0 to 15 must be entered by a parent/guardian and must always be accompanied during the event.

Entry fees are £10 per adult, £10 per child, £35 for a family of two adults + up to three children, £10 for wheelchair users and parent/carers and includes a bib number, Santa suit and finishers medal.

To enter the Charlie House Santa Fun Run 2018 and secure your places for this unique event, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/charlie-house-santa-fun-run-2018-tickets-50393129206

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/247207915958073/


Udny Station Christmas Lights Switch-On 

Organiser: Udny Station Christmas Lights

Where: Udny Station Community Centre 

Date:  Sunday 25th November 2018
Time: 05:00PM-07:00PM

Description: The Udny Station village lights will be switched on. This year there will be hot food (burgers and hot dogs), mulled wine, shortbread, and juice.

Santa will arrive at 6pm for the lights going on and will hand out a small gift to children.

This is a free event, but donations are welcome.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/312943146159227/


Christmas Light Switch-on Parade 

Organiser: Aberdeen City Council – City Events

Where: Union Street, Aberdeen, AB11 5 

Date:  Sunday 25th November 2018
Time:  05:30PM-07:30PM

Description: Aberdeen’s Christmas lights will be switched on in a Fire and Ice themed parade led by the Lord Provost of Aberdeen. This year’s parade includes: Santas, reindeer on segways, carnival characters, panto characters and special guests the Sandwick Up Helly-Aa Vikings from Shetland.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/182309352703915/


Aberdeen Predators VS Slough Scorpions 

Organiser: Aberdeen Predators

Where: Linx Ice Arena, Beach Promenade, AB24 5NR Aberdeen 

Date:  Sunday 25th November 2018
Time:  08:30PM-10:00PM

Description: Friendly against English reccy team, Slough Scorpions.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/427673544425211/


Christmas Craft & Gift Fair 

Organiser: The Old Auction Room Strichen

Where:  The Old Auction Room, High Street (Opp Whitehorse Hotel) Strichen, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire AB43 6SR  

Date: Monday 26th November 2018
Time:  04:00PM-08:00PM

Description: Join us for our annual Christmas Craft & Gift Fair, we will have carol singing, mulled wine, a selection of local suppliers with crafts and gifts.  Start your Christmas Shopping at 1909!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/293282017932875/


Etsy Made Local – Aberdeen 

Organiser: Aberdeen Etsy Team

Where: St Nicholas Mall, The Bon Accord Centre

Date:  Thursday 29th November – Sunday 2nd December 2018
Time:  05:00PM-05:00PM

Description: Join us for Etsy Made Local this Christmas!

Popping-up in the St Nicolas Centre over four days, the third annual Etsy Made Local market promises to be a fun alternative to the traditional Christmas shopping experience. Buy direct from local Etsy designers, makers and vintage collectors. Meet the people behind the product and look locally for this year’s Christmas gifting!

Etsy Made Local is a national initiative celebrating the crafters, collectors and artisans in local communities across the UK.

After our amazing 2016 & 17 markets, we are so excited to bring this fantastic national event back to Aberdeen for a third time. Our biggest fair yet – it’s going to be HUGE – and full to bursting with amazing local talent.

Once again we are working with Look Again/RGU who helped us secure this fantastic space in the city centre for Christmas. We are so grateful for their continued support. And a big thank you to the Bon Accord Centre for accommodating us for a second time.

We kick off with our launch party on Thursday 29th November –  a late night shopping event with the coolest vibes – DJs, complementary mulled wine and mince pies – the absolute best way to do your Christmas shopping!

See you there!

Aberdeen Etsy Team

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1124514187697241/


Ferryhill Kids – Friday Fun! 

Organiser: Kids at Ferryhill Baby and Toddler Groups

Where: Ferryhill Parish Church, Fonthill Road, AB116UD, Aberdeen

Date:  Friday 30th November 2018
Time: 09:30AM-11:15AM

Description: Friday Fun is for toddlers to pre-school.  It’s a volunteer-led group so please come along, help set up and chat to other parents/carers.  Babies are welcome too, just ask for some of the baby toys/equipment.

Session is £3 and snack is included for your child (please let the volunteers on the day know of any allergies).  This is a drop in group so no need to book in advance or block book.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/528889630872926/?event_time_id=528889660872923


Messy Play Sessions – Cove 

Organiser: Messy Moments

Where: Altens Community Centre, Strathburn Street,Aberdeen AB12 3SE

Date:  Friday 30th November 2018
Time:  10:00AM-11:00AM

Description: Come join in the messy fun! Spaghetti, jelly, rice, ice cream and lots more.

Please arrive 15 minutes early for sign in. We hope to see you soon
£5.50 per child / £3.50 per sibling/friend when booked with a full paying child, per session. Only £30/£50 when booking all 6 sessions.

Book via emailing fun@messymoments.co.uk.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1694392633977581/?event_time_id=1694392657310912


Fyvie Castle Christmas Festival 

Organiser: Exclusively Highlands & Fyvie Castle

Where: Fyvie Castle,Turriff,  AB53 8JS

Date:  Friday 30th November – Sunday 2nd December 2018
Time:  10:00AM-04:00PM

Description: Our fabulous Christmas Festival is being held at the˜fairy tale Fyvie Castle.  Over three days Fyvie Castle will be transformed into  a festive treat for all and will include the finest array of Art, Craft and Food together with a traditional wandering carol singer and festive (but non alcoholic) mulled wine.
The perfect setting for Father Christmas will of course be in front of the fire in the Billiards room.  The Castle will be overflowing with festive goods in every room and the racquet court brimming over with festive fare for all.  Beautiful handcrafted jewellery, exquisite glass figurines, glass, fine photography, historic pens, textiles, horncraft, ceramics, skincare, felted animals and artefacts, sculptures and stained glass ware.  Our food court will be filled with festive confectionary, cheeses, belgian and scottish chocolates, mouthwatering preserves, sumptuous cakes and patisseries, seafoods and charcuterie, local beer & gin. Admission is £4

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/222358225073500/


Auchenblae Christmas Market

Organiser: Auchenblae Pre-School Group

Where: Auchenblae Village Hall, Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire AB30 1WQ

Date:  Friday 30th November 2018
Time:  06:30PM-08:30PM

Description: The Auchenblae Pre-School Group is delighted to welcome everyone to our annual Christmas Market.

Once again we will be showcasing the amazing talents of local crafts people and giving you a fantastic opportunity to make your Christmas shopping that bit easier.

Come along and find some amazing gifts whilst supporting local small businesses. A mulled wine and a mince pie with every admission!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/267789540680699/


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

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