Feeling Festive? Lots to do in our December Happenings

Emily Goetsch Student Services Officer


December 1, 2017

The nights are closing in here in Scotland, the term is wrapping up and the festive season is upon us.  With a few more weeks left in this semester, we have some suggestions of festivals, shows, concerts, exhibitions and other events to keep you warm and cozy as you step into the exam period.


HAAN Christmas DEsign market

7-23 december, marischal college

For unique, hand-crafted gifts from local and international producers, the design market is the place to be!

Christmas in aberdeen

Through 31 december, various places and times

From markets to reindeer, Christmas in Aberdeen has it all!

scot free tours: free walking tour

through 31 december, mercat cross, 11am

For a free and chilly wander, check out Scot Free Tours' offerings in Aberdeen.


Edinburgh's Christmas

Throughout december, various places and times

Whether you're interested in ice skating or Christmas markets, the city is full of festive fun.

Christmas at the botanics

Throughout december, Royal botanic gardens, Evenings

An enchanting experience, walk through the gardens, which are lit up with fairy lights. 

ECAF: Edinburgh Comic art festival

2 december, out of the blue drill hall, 11am-6pm

If you need a break from Christmas festivities, the Comic Art Festival may be the perfect escape!


george square christmas market

throughout december, george square

Enjoy performances, handmade gifts and lots of festive food!


Throughout december, citizens theatre, 10am or 7pm

If you missed the Arcadia trip to the Panto, you can still grab tickets for a date of your choosing!

RSno Christmas concert: the snowman

23 december, glasgow royal concert hall, 2pm

Celebrate with carols and a screening of the British classic, The Snowman.

St Andrews

Beauty and the beast

throughout december, byre theatre, 2:30 or 7pm

Experience a Christmas Panto at the Byre Theatre!

MUSA Christmas crafts

8 December, Museum of the university of st andrews

Drop in to make tags, cards and decorations.

Art and craft Exhibition

St Andrews preservation trust museum, 1-3 december

Check out this exhibition and sale of works by members and friends of the Preservation Trust.


Christmas exhibition and craft fair

throughout december, macroberts arts centre

Hand-made crafts and gifts on offer!

Christmas ceilidhs

9 december, tolbooth, 3 and 8pm

Put your dancing shoes on and enjoy the traditional Scottish music.

A very victorian christmas

3 december, stirling castle, 12:30pm

Learn about Christmas traditions and stories and discover what contributed to Dickens' famous tale, A Christmas Carol.