Beat those January Blues at SPECTRA
Urban Dictionary describes it as “the funk that you enter when the holiday season is over. It starts on January 2nd and lasts at least until February 1st... It is an unpleasant time because the holiday season is over, spring is a way off, the weather is cold and the only movies are lousy January movies.” But we’ve got a way for you to beat the January blues this year!
Studies show that going on a holiday can be the key to happiness and you won’t have to venture far either to get that feel-good holiday feeling! Make the most of those once gloomy dark winter nights and see them spectacularly lit up into something completely new...
Aberdeen’s festival of light, SPECTRA, returns to Scotland’s third largest city from 8-11 February 2018 with a whole new programme of light and music to brighten the crisp winter nights! This year the highly anticipated festival will light up key locations in the city including the world’s second largest Granite building, Marishcal College, Union Terrace Gardens and the spooky St Nicholas Kirk!
Trying something new is also key to getting over those sorry January Blues. Why not extend your festival trip to Aberdeen and spend the light days exploring the famous Granite city? It’s here you will find a mile-long golden beach (with dolphins!), museums and galleries and plenty of places to sample our finest local produce (yes, that includes a wee dram and craft beer too)! If you really want to go on a day-time adventure then head out to the countryside where Aberdeenshire meets the Cairngorms National Park – go walking, cycling or even skiing. Or if you have time make sure you venture along some of Aberdeenshire’s 165 miles of rugged coastline – think vast sands, great dunes, quirky fishing villages and famous castle ruins.
Grab a friend too and make sure that neither of you become overwhelmed by those January blues! For more information about all 11 Aberdeen Festivals head to www.aberdeenfestivals.com.