From the Christmas Village and Chrismtas lights switch on to Santa's Grotto, get out by bus and enjoy more
Pantomime - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
When: Saturday 01 December - Sunday 06 January
Where: His Majesty's Theatre
Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, don't miss the fairest pantomime of them all!
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be spectacularly brought to life with an abundance of comedy, sensational song and dance numbers, fabulous costumes and stunning scenery.
Throw in a magical Mirror, a beautiful princess, a handsome prince and plenty of audience participation as we outwit the Wicked Queen and let love prevail in this glittering festive treat for all ages! Click here for more information
Travel to His Majesty's Theatre by bus and avoid the hassle of parking, put in the postcode of your starting point into the Journey Planner below to plan your journey:
Santa's Grotto at Bon Accord
When: Every weekend from 17 November & every day from 17 December until Christmas Eve
Where: Bon Accord Centre
Create lasting memores with a visit to Bon Accord's Winter Wonderland and support the ARCHIE Foundation by doing so! Plan ahead and guarantee a visit with no queuing, book your visit today. Click here for tickets and for more information.
A visit is £4.50 per child which includes:
- Entry to Santa's magical wonderland
- Say hello to the singing reindeer
- Meet Santa and let him know your wishlist
- A memorable gift
All our services travel with in walking distance of the Bon Accord Centre but our service 20 will get you right to the door! Put your starting point into the Journey Planner below to plan your journey
When: Thursday 22 November - Monday 31 December
Where: Broad Street
Something for all the family at this year's Christmas Village. Skate on real ice under twinkling fairy lights with the stunning backgdrop of Marischal College. Enjoy the thrill of festive fairground rides including the Snowball and Freak Out added to the offering, along with the traditional favourites such as the helter skelter and carousel.
Broad Street will be closed for the duration of the Christmas Village, however many of our services will get you pretty close. Use our journey planner below to find out which buses take you from home to Broad Street.
Pantomime - Jack and the Beanstalk
When: Saturday 01 December - Monday 31 December
Where: Aberdeen Arts Centre
Fe-Fie-Fo-Fum - A Family Panto Full of Fun! This Christmas, join Jack and Ma Mackie with their coo Mucklemoo and a host of other colourful characters in this homegrown Panto extravaganza. Bursting with great songs, dance, plenty of laughs, and bundles of audience participation come help Jack on this heartwarming adventure to overcome the dastardly Donald Turnip and reclaim ownership of Abergreen. Brought to you by Aberdeen based Ten Feet Tall, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK features ingredients to charm audiences of all ages and promises plenty of festive cheer this December.
Most of our services go past the Aberdeen Arts Centre, but put your starting postcode into the journey planner below to plan your journey from start to finish.
Aberdeen Santa Run
When: Sunday 09 December
Where: Aberdeen Sports Village
Santa Mile Dash: 10.30am
Santa 5km: 11.00am (wave 1)
Santa 5km: 11.45am (wave 2)
CHAS are delighted to link up with the 3rd annual Santa Run organised by Aberdeen Sports Village. Not only is the Santa Run great fun but it also raises valuable funds for CHAS, who are able to offer care and support to the families that need it the most. Run, jog, or walk with your friends and family, children of all ages are welcome and the Christmas marketing will have a range of gifts and food for sale. As part of the entry fee, you will receive a Santa Suit with hate, a Christmas medal and a small goodie bag.
To get there stress free by bus, enter your starting postcode into our journey planner below.
Pantomime - Peter Pan
When: Friday 07 December - Saturday 22 December
Where: Tivoli Theatre
Peter Pan, also known as the boy who wouldn’t grow up, is the story of a mischievous little boy who can fly and his adventures on the island of Neverland with Wendy Darling and her brothers. Join them as they meet the lost boys and the Indian princess, Tiger Lily, who are constantly under attack from the scheming pirate, Captain Hook and his band of pirates. Will Captain Hook ever get his revenge on Peter Pan for his unfortunate dealings with the crocodile that has left him with a Hook for a hand?
Travel by bus and no need to worry about parking, enter the postcode of your starting point into the box below to plan your journey:
Christmas Cracker 2018
When: Wednesday 12 December
Where: Aberdeen Arts Centre
Join in some extra Christmas cheer with our youth groups as they present a lively festive evening of entertainment! The Christmas Cracker this year will feature performances from our Bouncing Beans, Jumping Jacks ’n’ Jills, Scene Stealers, Spotlighters, CTC and our residency Music 4 U. We are excited to welcome and be accompanied by some young musicians from the Music Centre.
Let us plan your journey and get right to the door! Enter the postcode of your starting point below and we'll do that hard work for you
Christmas Carol Concert
When: Saturday 15 December, 11am - 12.00pm & 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Where: Winter Gardens in Duthie Park
Get into the festive spririt and sing along to all your favourite carols at David Welch Winter Gardens in Duthie Park.
See which of our bus services can get you to Duthie Park by entering your starting postcode into our journey planner below.
Friends of Hazlehead Winter Wonderland
When: Sunday 16 December
Where: Hazlehead Park
Get in the festive spirit with Santa and his reindeer; join in with music and browse the craft stalls. Entertainment will be provided by Rock Choir, Hazlehead School Choir, Cairngorm Reindeers and Bon Accord Silver Band.
This event is free to attend but donations to Friends of Hazlehead are welcome. For more information, click here
Our service 11 operates within walking distance of Hazlehead Park, plan your journey by entering your starting postcode into the box below
Family Magic Show
When: Thursday 27 December
Where: Tivoli Theatre
Following on from last year's sold out show we are delighted to welcome back Garry Seagraves The Magician, and his assistant Basil the live white rabbit to the Tivoli. All kids and adults alike love magic, so join us for a fun filled afternoon.
Get the bus directly to the door! Enter the postcode of your starting point into the box below and let us plan your journey
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- On the bus from your driver – contactless payments accepted!
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