As the sound of sleigh bells grows closer, children across the North-east are preparing to take part in the annual Evening Express Carol Concert.
And this year will see Primary 3 and 4 classes at Glashieburn School in Bridge of Don take to the stage as part of the festive extravaganza.
The pupils have been working hard to make sure they charm the audience with their renditions of Do You Hear What I Hear? and Wouldn’t it be Lovely if Christmas Came Tomorrow.
Emma McDonald, acting head teacher at Glashieburn School, said: “They’re really looking forward to it.
“There’s a little bit of nervousness as well because they’ve never performed outside the school before and this is for a really big audience.
“We’ve been having rehearsals every week to make sure they know all their words. They have been practising really hard with our music teacher and doing lots of little extra rehearsals as well.
“The work is on top of our school Christmas concert as well, so it’s a lot of work and words for them to remember.”
Although the classes, which are made up of seven and eight-year-olds, are slightly nervous ahead of the big night, they are determined to deliver a great performance.
Glashieburn Primary has taken part in the carol concert before, but Mrs McDonald is excited to be taking them for the first time.
She said: “The school took part a couple years ago but it will be my first time attending the concert.
“I’m looking forward to seeing their little faces on the stage. I’ll be very proud.
“It’s a huge achievement for them and a really big challenge to take on.
“They will be a little stressed on the night I think. It will be great though. They’ll really give it their all.
“I think it’s going to be a great night and very festive.”
The Evening Express Carol Concert will take place on December 5 and 6 at St Mark’s Church in Rosemount Viaduct. Tickets are available to buy from bit.ly/2zxMaP3 or Aberdeen Box Office.