Winter with Xplore Dundee - Things to do Guide


Looking for some fun things to do during the festive period? We've put together a list of some great ideas to keep you and your family entertained this winter. 

Christmas at City Square

30th Nov – 23rd December

Immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit, as City Square is transformed into a magical Christmas wonderland, every Thursday to Sunday during December.

Step inside Santa’s grotto and come face-to-face with Santa and let him know your Christmas wish list! Experience the thrill of the rides at the funfair or snap the perfect selfie with a light-up Penguin and Reindeer duo as they strike a pose!


1st-24th December

Dundee Winterfest returns with a new location as Dundee High Street is transformed into a winter wonderland, browse the range of traditional Christmas stalls selling artisan foods and uniquely crafted gifts.

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Overgate Shopping Centre

Pick up any last minute Christmas gifts from the Overgate Centre which is right in the heart of the Xplore network. Browse from a wide range of high street retailers. Plus, there is plenty of opportunities to put your feet up and relax, have a bite to eat or grab a drink in between shopping.

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Fairytale of New York – Coming Home For Christmas – Caird Hall 

15th December

From the producers of Seven Drunken Nights, ‘Fairytale of New York’ the Irish inspired production is back even bigger than before featuring the international cast of performers singing all your favourite Christmas sing-along-songs from the likes of ‘The Fairytale of New York’ and ‘Driving Home for Christmas’. The ultimate feel-good Christmas show not to be missed!

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A Little Mermaid on Ice

16th December

Dundee Ice Skating Club presents its annual Christmas extravaganza ‘A Little Mermaid on Ice’ at Dundee Ice Arena, be amazed by high-octane stunts performed by Olympians, World Competitors and National Champions as they perform the much loved Disney classic.

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Rock the Halls – Caird Hall

22nd December

Caird Hall presents Rock the Halls, a Christmas rock tribute returning for its 10th anniversary, playing all your favourite hits played by an amazing 12-piece band and guest artists performing everyone’s favourite Christmas anthems, featuring songs from the likes of Slade, Mariah Carey and Wham!

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Malmaison Festive Afternoon tea – Malmaison

Sit back and relax as you tuck into some festive delights with a Malmaison twist and why not have a glass of Prosecco – it’s Christmas after all and your designated driver is sorted with Xplore!

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