V&A Dundee announces festive programme

There’s so much to see in and around V&A Dundee this Christmas. From the local community co-designed Christmas tree and New Year’s Day lunch at Tatha, there is plenty to experience for the whole family.

Deborah Welsh
Wednesday, 15th December 2021, 2:25pm
V&A Dundee announces festive programme
Club culture...Enjoy a last chance to see the exhibit and experience the joy and design stories of iconic clubs from across Scotland and around the world.

Explore the design process in the Thomson Learning Centre and watch community groups creating the full spectrum of performance with the taboo project film. Interact and play in the Listening to Joyplayscape in the Locke Hall, a safe and colourful environment designed by Yinka Ilori.

The festive fun spills out into the waterfront and Slessor Gardens with Dundee’s WinterFest, giving plenty to make a day of it.

50% off Night Fever

You could have a Christmas clubbing celebration with 50% off all tickets to Night Fever: Designing Club Culture. Enjoy a last chance to see the exhibit before 9 January and experience the joy and design stories of iconic clubs from across Scotland and around the world.

V&A Dundee can offer this discount thanks to VisitScotland’s Great Day’s Out Scotland scheme. To claim 50% off Night Fever tickets, simply pre-book online at https://www.vam.ac.uk/dundee/exhibitions/night-fever-designing-club-culture adding discount code DAYSOUT.

Families Outside Christmas Tree

This year’s Christmas tree, Light Fever, will bring festive joy to visitors. The decorations were co-created with designer Hannah Ayre and participants from Families Outside, a charity which supports families in Scotland affected by imprisonment.

Screening of taboo film

In the Juniper Auditorium watch a screening of taboo, the performance design project created by participants from LGBT Youth Scotland and Front Lounge with theatre company hidden route. Participants considered real and imagined clubbing experiences which they then performed in the museum. The process involved exploring the full spectrum of design including set design, movement, sound and costume design.

Tatha Christmas and Hogmanay Menu

With the museum open Hogmanay and New Year’s Day, Tatha is offering a warming festive menu, which is available throughout the holiday period.

Dundee WinterFest

Make a day of it and explore Dundee WinterFest out on Slessor Gardens. The festival hosts an ice rink, Ferris wheel, helter skelter, kids’ train rides and bungee trampolines for family fun. The village offers seasonal shopping with crafts, food and drink served from traditional wooden hut stalls with a Bavarian Bar. Warm up afterwards with delicious doughnuts and hot drinks from Heather Street Food, open daily 10.00 – 18.00 on V&A Dundee’s plaza.

These are just some of the highlights but for the full list of everything that’s on and opening hours, go to

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