Aberdeen Christmas Village

There’s a Christmas village in Aberdeen this year! This is apparently the first time the city has had one so we went and had a look. We went first on Saturday afternoon and it was heaving. In fact it was so busy that we decided to leave and come back again first thing this morning to beat the crowds. Here’s how it looked at about 2pm yesterday afternoon:

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Here’s how it looked today at 10am:

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There were stalls, rides (including ones that make you vomit) as well as food and mulled wine – which was nice – but best of all was the outdoor ice skating rink! The kids and I went skating again. Ben can skate too because his mother used to take them to Central Otago when he was a kid where lakes freeze over and you can ice-skate on them. I don’t think this happens so much now as it’s not as cold as it once was. But Ben seems to prefer standing on the sides minding our belongings and taking pictures 🙂

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The kids absolutely loved it. Afterwards we got a very cheesy family photograph inside a giant snow globe filled with shredded toilet paper. I want to say that for £10 this is a waste of money but the children loved it! They didn’t want to leave.

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When we got home we decorated our Christmas tree. Last year we bought a wooden tree from Timba Tree and so we pulled it out of storage along with all the Christmas decorations and decorated it. Daniel also spent some time decorating his toys. Can you see Creeper in the photo? There are also a couple of red squirrels in the tree. We love our Timba tree.

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It’s beginning to look a bit like Christmas 🙂