Things to do over Christmas in Dundee

Dundee is always top of our list for a Christmas getaway destination. There’s lots of things to do over Christmas in Dundee and this year is no exception. All the local attractions are open and the town centre is lined with dozens of shops so you can get all your Christmas shopping done in one weekend. From High Street to Overgate – you’ll find the perfect Christmas gifts. If you’re looking for something a little different, there are lots of markets and events on too. All just a short walk from Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa.

Festive Shows

From Peter Pan at the Gardyne Theatre to Cinderella at Whitehall Theatre, there’s lots of shows on throughout December. Pantomimes bring festive cheer to anyone who is young at heart – you’ll be joining in the fun in theatres full of packed, like-minded audiences.

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Christmas Light & Christmas Markets

There are quite a few events on throughout November and December in Dundee this year. From Christmas markets to fayres and light switch-ons, here are our picks of the best.

Christmas Lights Night Thursday 24 November at 6.00pm

A firm favourite with locals, but all are welcome in the city centre. Watch the streets light up and the festive season officially begin on Christmas Light Night.

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city pedestrian street night city lights

Christmas Fayre at HM Frigate Unicorn Saturday 10 December at 11.00am

The Christmas Fayre is a Christmas-themed day on the unicorn full of unique gift ideas and activities just a few steps from Apex City Quay Hotel & spa.

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Wellgate Christmas Market 17 & 18 December 10.00am – 5.00pm

This Christmas Market brings a hub of local art and craft exhibitions from around Tayside showcasing wood burning, glass engraving, local foods, candles, clothing and more.

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Concerts and Choirs

If you’re looking for something a bit more traditional, there are many concerts and choirs that fill the city. Most events are in aid of charity. The Tayside and Fife Health Services Christmas Carol Concert takes place at The Caird Hall this year on 8 December 2016 supporting CLIC Sargent.

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Golden handbells on table with sheet of notes
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city pedestrian street night city lights