Inverness Christmas Lights

Inverness Christmas Lights Switch On Ceremony will be taking place on Thursday 24th November 2010 returning to its traditional home on the steps of the Inverness Town House after a five year absence. Bridge Street and the High Street will be closed for 90 minutes from 6.30pm so that families and groups can gather in saftey to watch the ceremony.

The Bang on Boogie Band and the Nairn Academy Pipes and Drums will be playing in the High Street before local DJ Andi Stephen hosts the pre- switch on entertainment. The event is expected to be full of entertainment with the Inverness based historical dance group Danse Ecosse performing a repertoire of 15th and 16th Century dances including Tudor and Stuart outside the Town House.

Members of the cast of this year’s Eden Court Christmas pantomime Sinbad, which is being staged in a Big Top in the Northern Meeting Park while the redevelopment of the theatre is underway, will then join in the fun before everyone starts looking to the skies hoping to catch a glimpse of Santa. The Sinbad cast includes Lee Scott as Sinbad, Lucia Rovardi as the Princess, Iain Gouck as the Dame and her Silly Son, Derek McGhie.

As usual Santa’s arrival is being kept top secret but it is thought that he’ll  flying in on his sleigh near one of the Town House chimney’s around 6.50pm. Come and enjoy the fun of the Inverness Christmas Lights.