With Advent Calendar windows now being opened each morning, it seems like a good time to express my thanks to all Council colleagues and those from partner organisations for all the hard work that has gone in to the run of Winter Festival and Christmas launches and activities that have taken place over the last few days.

From the Christmas Tree switch-on at Castlegate, through the lighting of Marischal College, through the launch of the Aberdeen Christmas Village to the reindeer parade and the Christmas lights switch-on  parade all have gone very well and there’s a real festive buzz about the City.  With the nativity scene in the St Nicholas Kirkyard now blessed we are well on the way to the big day itself.  Plenty of work to still be done at the Council of course, but the holiday season is clearly coming into view in the distance!

Finally, there are few things in life that can be predicted with any certainty, but I can state now that I will not be experiencing the Big Bomber ride on Union Terrace!!

Written by aberdeenccblog

Chief Executive of Aberdeen City Council. All views are my own.