Six of the best

Get your year off to a great start with our pick of where to live your best life in January and February…

Ballet-hoo: Cinders!

Scottish Ballet bring their new version of the Cinderella story to HMT from 24-27th January.

Sometimes, Cinders is a girl swept of her feet by her prince, while in other productions Cinders is a cha who falls for his princess. Tickets from

50 years of art: Celebrating printmaking at Peacock

Peacock have been part of the city’s culture for 50 years, so pop along to the Art Gallery for this retrospective throughout January and February. 

Dark deeds: Granite Noir

The popular crime writing festival is back with a host of fascinating talks, workshops and events from February 20th. The line-up includes David Suchet: Poirot and More and a gripping production of Twelve Angry Men at HMT. Find out more at

Artists and makers across the city and shire fling open their studio doors from 9th-17th September. You’ll find everything from traditional crafts to fashion, painters, ceramicists, sculptors, furniture makers, jewellers and leather workers.  It’s never too early to start your Christmas shopping! Plan your trip at

Bottoms up: Gin Discovery Tours

Pop along to the City of Aberdeen Distillery for a tour including a talk from the lead distiller, a tasting session and a goody bag to take away. It’s educational. Tickets are £25 from

On the ball: Harlem Globetrotters at P&J Live

The world’s most famous basketball team bring a night of amazing skill, outrageous athleticism and a non-stop good time as they take on the dastardly Washington Generals on February 16th. Tickets from £27 from

Strip the Willow: Burns Night Ceilidhs at the Beach Ballroom

Don your kilt or tart yourself up in tartan for these Burns Supper Ceilidhs with music from Iron Broo and a three course traditional Scottish menu for £35 a head. Tickets from

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