Posted : 24 November 2022

As Christmas draws closer, Dundonians can look forward to getting into the festive spirit, with the launch of Christmas in Dundee on December 1st in City Square.

Opened by Lord Provost Bill Campbell, the installation heralds 24 days of free family fun which have been designed to appeal to all age groups.

With a jam-packed calendar which includes live music performances, workshops, and even a visit from Santa Claus on December 22nd to collect his letters, City Square is set to be a hub of seasonal activity.

Visitors can look forward to the return of Dundee’s favourite winter character Pingoo, alongside the much-loved Dundee Christmas Card and this year will also see a spectacular Heofon Maze take pride of place.

Visitors can challenge their friends to an end of curling, and those looking to finalise their Christmas lists can make the most of the illuminated wishing fountains.

Little ones can enjoy free activities, including a Santa letter writing station, and this year visitors can help spread goodwill at the Social Bite Tree of Kindness by donating gifts to people who are homeless and vulnerable this Christmastime.

The first weekend of activity kicks off with a not to be missed Unicorn Dance Party and Santa Dash, whilst crowds can look forward to flash mobs, appearances from magical nutcrackers, book readings and performances from Shaper Caper during the lead up to Christmas.

Lord Provost Bill Campbell said: "It’s wonderful to see City Square lit up again for Christmas. Between the installations, activities, performances, and workshops planned, there is something for everyone to enjoy, and with so much free fun on offer, I hope that the families of Dundee can make some truly special memories here this festive season."