North-east charities, community groups and people with additional support needs enjoyed a free festive event in the heart of Aberdeen today (Tuesday, December 6).


Aberdeen Inspired, which delivers the Aberdeen Christmas Village in partnership with Aberdeen City Council and Codona’s, laid on a special Festive Fun Day and invited guests to enjoy the winter wonderland in a relaxed atmosphere.


Now in its second year, the Festive Fun Day attracted groups from Rosies social enterprise, Children First, Aberlour Families First, Kaimhill School Rainbow Room Pupils, Hazlewood School and Befriend a Child to name but a few who got into the Yuletide spirit at the attraction on Union Terrace.


They were treated to the rides, a session on the ice, free snacks and a soft drink in one of the marquees, where a disco took place all day.


Adrian Watson, chief executive of Aberdeen Inspired, said: “We’re proud to host the Festive Fun Day at Aberdeen Christmas Village and it’s great to be able to give something back to good causes in the city and beyond.


“We were delighted with the response from charitable organisations and groups across Aberdeen and the wider North East, the uptake has been fantastic once again this year.


“It’s been wonderful to see our guests smiling and enjoying themselves throughout the day and I hope they have lots of happy memories from their visit.”


The Aberdeen Christmas Village is open until Sunday, January 8.


Union Terrace is closed until January 15 to accommodate the village, with a number of traffic measures in place until then. Please ensure you plan ahead and for more information visit


Aberdeen Inspired is the banner under which the Aberdeen BID (Business Improvement District) operates.


It is a business-led initiative within the city centre in which levy payers within the BID zone contribute. Proceeds are used to fund projects designed to improve the business district and drive footfall to the zone.