BUSINESS INSIGHT: Things to do in Inverness to get into the Christmas spirit
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This month, the fantastic team at the Victorian Market extend a warm welcome to all to come and enjoy their free programme of events which has something for everyone from festive primary school choirs to traditional music to listen to along with savouring some delicious food and drink.
For more details, check out their website's What's On pages.
Over at the Eastgate Shopping Centre, home to this year's City Centre Santa's Grotto, Loch & Larder’s Winter ‘Feastival’, is offering a delightful culinary experience with seasonal treats and the Nevis Elf School, on Saturday, December 23 from 11am-3pm offering young ones a chance to make some Christmas crafts, learn some elf skills and dance moves and much more before the big day.
The next Inverness Farmers' Market is also on December 23 from 10am-3.30pm in Eastgate Precinct which will showcase a wonderful array of local produce and for hassle-free parking in December remember there’s still the option to enjoy up to four hours of free parking on Saturdays in Rose Street multi-storey car park or just £2 for the day at the Eastgate Shopping Centre on Sundays.
If you have tickets to the panto and are looking for some inspiration on where to enjoy a pre-theatre dinner, the City Centre Eat & Drink Guide is a great place to start.
For those who haven’t finished (or started!) their Christmas shopping yet, an Inverness City Centre Gift Card can make a great present with over 175 venues to spend it in and helping to keep spend local. Cards can be purchased from the BID stand located on the West Bridge in the Eastgate Shopping Centre from 11am-4pm weekdays (or up to 7pm on Thursdays), from the BID office or online.
There’s also still time to support our MFR Cash for Kids fundraiser to help ensure that no local child or young person goes without this year as part of their wonderful Mission Christmas campaign.
Lorraine Bremner McBride is an Inverness BID director.