Aberdeen Christmas Village

Aberdeen Christmas Village

Union Terrace

Friday 25 November 2016 – Sunday 8 January 2017

Aberdeen Inspired, delivered by Codona’s, we are thrilled to announce this year’s open-air ice rink will be bigger, there will be double the number of market stalls, plus the return of the fairground rides and entertainment marquee.

Open-Air Ice Rink

This year's larger ice rink is made from real ice, glide around the outdoor rink situated across from the Central Library. Non-skaters can keep warm and enjoy refreshments on offer in the village while watching those on the ice from our new deck.

Each session is 20 minutes with additional time to boot up and return skates.

The smallest skate size is UK kids 8.5 or Euro size 26 and largest size UK 12 or Euro 46

The Ice Rink is not recommended for children aged 3 and under.

Price: £6, however Mon - Fri between 2pm - 5pm entry will be £4 (except for school holidays)

Festive Fairground Rides

Children will love the addition of a Helter Skelter this year along with some old favourites, while the adults can release their inner child and test their nerve on The Blizzard thrill ride.

The Blizzard: £6
Miami (Family Ride): £3
Helter Skelter & Kids rides: £2 (£3 if accompanied by an adult)


Soak up the atmosphere with and take a break from the shops with some traditional snacks and drinks!

Including bratwurst sausages, pulled beef and turkey rolls, mulled wine, hot chocolate and warm doughnuts!


The traditional themed chalets will host quality produce and crafts for all your Christmas shopping needs!

This will include wooden hand crafted toys, Christmas decorations and homemade festive chocolates!

Entertainment Marquee

Enjoy performances in the entertainment marquee 'Moose'!

The completely enclosed marquee will provide a comfortable environment to enjoy the selection of food and beverages available at the market and to enjoy an array of entertainment from live bands, local choirs and community performers!