10 Great Reasons to Visit Dundee this Christmas

With the festive season well under way, we’ve come up with 10 great reasons to visit Dundee this Christmas – whether that’s with family, friends or by yourself to do some last-minute shopping.

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Jings! It’s Christmas! (Picture: Chris Scott Photography)

  1. Festive City Atmosphere
    : Dundee’s city center transforms into a winter wonderland with stunning Christmas lights and decorations. Stroll through the streets and soak in the festive spirit. Explore More
  2. Unique Christmas Shopping: Discover Dundee’s unique shopping experience at local shops and the Overgate Shopping Centre. Find the perfect gifts at independent traders, offering everything from handmade crafts to local delicacies. Shopping in Dundee
  3. Live Music and Concerts: The Caird Hall and other venues across the city host a variety of live music events. From the RSNO’s Christmas Concert to tribute bands and local artists, there’s something for every music lover. Caird Hall Events
  4. Exquisite Dining Options: Dundee’s culinary scene is a delight during the winter months. Enjoy festive menus and seasonal specialties at the city’s top restaurants. Dundee’s Dining
  5. Cocktail and Nightlife Experience: Experience Dundee’s vibrant nightlife with a visit to its speakeasies and chic bars. Sample some of the finest cocktails in Scotland. Dundee Nightlife
  6. Hotel and Spa Offers: Relax and unwind with special winter offers at Dundee’s hotels and spas. Perfect for a romantic getaway or a family holiday. Stay in Dundee
  7. Cultural Exhibitions: The V&A Dundee and other museums offer fascinating exhibitions. Don’t miss ‘Plastic: Remaking Our World’ for a thought-provoking experience. V&A Dundee
  8. Creative Workshops: Participate in festive workshops like wreath making or card printing. These workshops are great for families and individuals looking to learn a new skill. Dundee Craft Workshops
  9. Pantomime and Theatre: Enjoy classic pantomimes and theatre productions, including ‘Snow White’ and ‘Frosted’, at local theatres like the Whitehall Theatre and Gardyne Theatre. Theatre in Dundee
  10. Historical Exploration: Dundee’s rich history is on display at the McManus Art Gallery and Museum. Take a journey through Dundee’s past and explore its heritage. McManus Galleries

Dundee offers a blend of festive joy, cultural richness, and historical depth, making it an ideal destination for a winter escape. Whether you’re looking for shopping, dining, entertainment, or relaxation, Dundee has something special for everyone this winter season.

Hang about till Hogmanay

And finally, another great reasons to visit Dundee this Christmas is to keep the party going and extend your stay in Dundee through to the New Year and celebrate the bells in our cool wee city.

Whatever the reason you choose to visit Dundee this Christmas, we hope you have a fantastic time!

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