Crathes Castle is staging a series of events to mark the festive season.
The National Trust for Scotland property will welcome Father Christmas and his helper elves for a festive takeover this Saturday and Sunday.
Santa will be there again next Saturday, Sunday and Monday – with families able to meet him inside the Great Hall of the turreted castle.
And this coming Saturday, the castle will be filled with traditional music as Irish Celtic harp player Fearghal McCartan hosts a winter-themed show.
On Saturday, December 21, a special screening of family favourite Frozen will take place under the stars.
Paula Sledzinska, visitor services supervisor at the landmark, said: “With a visit from Santa Claus, a drive-in cinema and live music all taking place, Crathes will truly be the home of Christmas this year.
“Events like this also help our charity to protect Crathes Castle and Scotland’s other special places.”