1. Christmas Lights Switch On
Nothing marks the start of the festive season quite like the annual Christmas Lights Switch On. On the 19th of November, the start of the festive seasons gets underway with family fun and festive festivities in the heart of Inverness. After a torchlight procession from Crown Primary School all along the High Street, join Santa spread the Christmas cheer as he switches on the Christmas lights as the countdown to Christmas in Inverness officially begins.
2. Winter Wonderland At Whin Park
For some family-friendly festive frolics, head on over to Whin Park’s Winter Wonderland on the 15th of December. Meet Santa and his reindeers, take a walk among the beautifully lit trees, enjoy the thrills of the fairground rides and make the most of your festive family holly-day with this free 3-day winter festival for young kids.
3. Panto-monium At Eden Court
What’s a festive countdown without mentioning the annual Christmas pantomime? Once again, the biggest theatrical festival of the year will be returning to the Highlands this festive season. So if you are spending this Christmas in Inverness, head on down to Eden Court for the fairest panto of them all – the enchanting and classic tale of Snow White. In true family panto style, enjoy the dastardly villain, hapless comic, hilarious damsel in distress, fabulous songs, outrageous costumes and loads and loads of slapstick fun!
4. Christmas Shopping In Inverness
Those perfect pressies aren’t going to buy themselves. That’s right. Christmas shopping in Inverness is one of our favourite things to look forward to this festive season. From top fashion bards at Eastgate Shopping Centre and Christmas stocking fillers from Victoria Market, to our own Christmas Gift Vouchers and Special Offers, wrap up this Christmas in Inverness with some much needed retail therapy.
5. The Red Hot Highland Fling
Once Christmas is over, we’ve had our full of turkey and stuffing, it’s time to brace ourselves for the New Year. And where better way to welcome in the New Year than with the biggest free Hogmanay party in all of Scotland? Every year, Inverness hosts a family-friendly Highland Hogmanay Fling to welcome in the New Year. With amazing bands, sensational fireworks, fabulous food and drinks and a good ol’ ceilidh, toast the bells and dance until the wee sma’ hours with our fabulous Hogmanay holiday packages, our Hogmanay Gala Ball and the Highland’s one and only Red Hot Highland Fling.
With so many wonderful festive things to look forward to this Christmas in Inverness, make the most of this festive season with the Kingsmills Hotel!