Aberdeen will soon be transformed into a winter wonderland with the most wonderful time of the year just around the corner.
Union Terrace will become the Granite City’s Christmas village from next Thursday, with a variety of festive fun on offer.
The open air ice rink will be the focal point among a range of attractions, including fairground rides and a German market.
As well as this, there will be an entertainment marquee and food and drink stands.
The line-up for the marquee has been organised by Breakneck Comedy and includes a host of talented comedians, bands, singers and choirs.
These include Best Girl Athlete, the Rock Choir, the Lorelai, Iron Broo and Dirty Shoes as well as Gary Meikle, Jordon Young and Jamie Dalgleish among others.
Led by Aberdeen Inspired in partnership with Aberdeen City Council and Codona’s, the village will be open until January 3.
Gary Craig, chief executive of Aberdeen Inspired, said: “The Aberdeen Christmas Village will be something unique and fantastic for Aberdeen and excitement is mounting as its opening draws nearer.
“Work will begin on Union Terrace on Saturday, and it will be great to see the village start to take shape. We believe that it will offer something different for residents and visitors to enjoy and create a wonderfully festive atmosphere in the heart of the city centre, enhancing Aberdeen’s yuletide offering.”
Union Terrace will be closed until January 8 to accommodate the village.
Meanwhile, the slip road between His Majesty’s Theatre and Union Terrace has been closed since Monday to allow the ice rink to be constructed.