Love Aberdeen at Christmas

The Aberdeen Gift Card

We've got Christmas all wrapped up this year. The Aberdeen Gift Card is the perfect gift for the people and the city you love this Christmas! Give the gift of Aberdeen and enjoy all the city has to offer.

With over 140 businesses in Aberdeen City already signed up, the Aberdeen Gift Card is the perfect way to experience the magic of the Christmas in your city centre.

From national retailers like John Lewis, to independents like Books and Beans, the Aberdeen Gift Card supports Aberdeen businesses and therefore supports Aberdeen jobs and livelihoods. So whether it’s great shopping, fantastic food or excellent entertainment, experience the city centre with the Aberdeen Gift Card.

Find out where you can spend your Aberdeen Gift Card here

The Aberdeen Gift Card can be bought at the Bon Accord Centre help desk, and online at

Aberdeen Christmas Market

Aberdeen Inspired are partnering with Bon Accord and Charlie House to spread some festive cheer, offering space to local makers and businesses to set up shop as part of the Aberdeen Christmas Market.

This year, as we all know, things are very different in the world as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic and for Christmas in Aberdeen we are adapting the city centre offering to make sure our festive spaces are safe and welcoming for all to enjoy.

Find out more at the Aberdeen Christmas Market page on our website

Aberdeen Festive Light Trail

This festive season, the city centre has come alive with more festive lighting than ever before.

In addition to the traditional Christmas lights down the length of Union Street, there are also 9.5 metre high Christmas trees in the Spaces for People pedestrian area between Market Street and Bridge Street.

Trees are also located in St Nicholas Street, George Street and The Green which will also be lit up by 1000 white lights on the area’s trees helping to show off the surrounding Nuart Aberdeen work to its best effect.

Find out more at the Aberdeen City Council website