What’s on in Inverness this Christmas?

Inverness Festive Season 2022/23

As the nights draw in and the air turns cool, our thoughts turn towards the sparkling festive season. We love Christmas time here at The Kingsmills. So today, we’re sharing some of the best things to do in Inverness at this most wonderful time of year.

Eden Court Christmas Fairs

18th – 20th November & 2nd – 4th December 2022

The Eden Court Christmas Fairs return to Eden Court over two exciting weekends. There will be over 60 exhibitors throughout the Bishop’s Place and all around the first-floor balcony. Plus, street food and refreshments served outside. The perfect way to kick off the festive season in Inverness. Find out more.

Close up of Christmas Tree and lights in background
Christmas events make the season bright here in Inverness.

Inverness GIANT Christmas Fayre

26th November 2022

Over 90 arts, crafts and local produce stalls will be at the GIANT Christmas Fayre on 26th November, along with live music, family activities and Santa’s Grotto! Taking place at Inverness Leisure from 10 am until 3 pm. it’s this year’s biggest indoor Christmas Fayre in the north of Scotland! Find out more.

Christmas gingerbread men with white icing
Kids can take part in a free Gingerbread Hunt at the Christmas Fayre.

Elf on the Shelf Hunt

2nd – 3rd December 2022

The Elf on the Shelf Hunt in the Victorian Market is an annual event for all the family. Visit the market, let the parents get the shopping started while the kids scale the shopping centre looking for Santa’s naughty elves and noting all their names – to hopefully win a prize. Pick up an entry form from Elf HQ within the market! Find out more.

Elf on the Christmas tree
Look out for cheeky elves hiding in shop windows around the market

Eden Court panto

7th December 2022 – 8th January 2023

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 see Peter Pan at Eden Court Theatre. 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! Book your panto tickets.

Audience enjoying a show at the theatre
Enjoy a festive family show at Eden Court Theatre.

Kingsmills Christmas parties

Throughout December

What better way to celebrate the festive season than with great company, fabulous food and drink and a party atmosphere? Join us at The Kingsmills and celebrate with friends and family. Choose from festive breaks, lunches, brunches, afternoon teas, dinners, party nights and more! Check out our festive celebrations.

Table set up for a festive celebration
At the Kingsmills Hotel we really know how to throw a party!

Christmas shopping

Throughout the season

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 brands at Eastgate Shopping Centre and stocking fillers from the newly renovated Victorian Market, to our own gift vouchers and special offers, wrap up this Christmas in Inverness with some much-needed retail therapy.

Man with a shopping bag
From large shopping centres to quirky independent stores, Inverness ticks all the boxes. 

Red Hot Highland Fling

31st December 2022

Once Christmas is over, we’ve had our fill of turkey and stuffing, it’s time to brace ourselves for the new year celebrations. At the end of December, 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 toast to the bells. Find out more.

Dark sky filled with fireworks
The Red Hot Highland Fling is a free family-friendly event

Kingsmills Hogmanay Gala Dinner

31st December 2022

If you want to ring in the bells with style this year, celebrate with The Kingsmills’ very own Hogmanay Gala Dinner. Enjoy a sumptuous 5-course dinner, followed by hooley dancing into the wee sma’ hours, is there a better way to kick off 2022? Book now.

Christmas toast with champagne glasses and sparkly lights
Bring in the bells with us at the Kingsmills Hogmanay Gala Dinner.

So, join us in Inverness this year for a festive season to remember! Check out our latest Festive Offers and book your Christmas break today.