Inverness Hogmanay 2009 – New Year’s Eve Party

Inverness Hogmanay 2009 will be celebrated with the annual New Year’s Eve Party at the Northern Meeting Park.

This fantastic celebration, known as the Red Hot Highland Fling, will be the climax of the 2009 Inverness Winter Festival. In the spirit of “paint the town red”, revellers are urged to wear something (or everything!) red.

Three of Scotland’s favourite bands will be appearing – Peatbog Faeries, Blazin Fiddles, and the Red Hot Chilli Pipers will be providing the music at the Highlands’ hottest New Year’s Eve party!

Tickets are free and gates open at 8pm.

Inverness accommodation is filling up fast for the New Year celebrations, but the Guest House Association is still able to offer a choice of first class bed & breakfast in Inverness to visitors. To see a selection of our Inverness bed and breakfast association of best Highland B&Bs, just click on this link for Inverness accommodation.


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Things to do around Inverness – the Cairngorm Reindeer Herd

As we approach Christmas in Inverness, a visit to the Cairngorm Reindeer Herd is a fun day out for all the family.

Reindeer were re-established in Scotland in 1952, after a long absence. The Cairngorm Mountains provide an ideal habitat, and the reintroduced reindeer have flourished there.

In Glenmore, at the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, is the Reindeer House – stocked with everything to do with reindeer, as well as tradiitonal Sami crafts from Sweden. The paddocks are wheelchair accessible, enabling everyone to see the reindeer, even without going on the hill trip.

If you do the hill trip you will be led by an experienced herder, and you will be able to hand feed the reindeer and walk freely amongst them.

Only an hour from Inverness, a visit to the reindeer herd in the Cairngorm National Park is a special day out.

Your Inverness bed & breakfast provider will be able to advise you on the times for hill visits to the herd. If you haven’t yet booked your Inverness accommodation, you will find a selection of the best B&Bs in Inverness by clicking here. For other ideas for fun days out in Inverness see our Attractions page, and the ICA page. If you’re looking for Christmas fun in Inverness see the Winter Festival calendar.


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Inverness Christmas pantomime 2009 – Jack and the Beanstalk

The Inverness Christmas pantomime for 2009 is Jack and the Beanstalk, with performances at Eden Court Theatre running from Monday 7 December until Sunday 10 January.

This year’s panto features the BIGGEST Giant in pantoland, along with spectacular scenery, beautiful costumes, hilarious slapstick and plenty of audience participation.

The Inverness Christmas pantomime is one of the most popular pantomimes in Scotland and attracts audiences from all over the Highlands. As always, tickets are in high demand and advance bookings are essential.

If you’re coming to Inverness for some Christmas shopping, to enjoy some of the Inverness Winter Festival Events, or to see Jack and the Beanstalk, you’ll find an excellent selection of Inverness accommodation available through the Inverness Guest House Association, with many of the featured B&BS and guest houses just a few minutes walk from Eden Court Theatre.


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Inverness Winter Festival – Red Hot Highland Fling

Inverness Winter Festival has had its schedule extended and will now be running from 30 October to 31 December 2009 taking in Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night. Highlights of the Inverness Winter Festival now include: 

30 & 31 October: Blackbeard’s Haunted Ness Islands with over 100 ghosts on display with Eden Court Theatre performers and a lighting display.

5 November: Bonfire and Fireworks Display at 7.30pm in Bught Park.

22 November: Christmas Lights Switch-On Event. Froom 5pm at Inverness Castle with the switch-on taking place at 6pm at the Town House.

12 & 13 December: Christmas Market at the riverside below Inverness Castle.

18 – 20 December: Ness Islands Christmas Lights Show

19 & 20 December: Rudolph’s Christmas Party including a visit from Santa at Whin Park.

31 December: Hogmanay Party with The Red Hot Chili Pipers, the Peatbog Fairies and Blazin’ Fiddles at the Northern Meeting Park. Performances start at 8.30pm.

Come to Inverness and enjoy your Scottish Highlands Travel!!


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Inverness Winter Festival – Hogmanany Party 2009

Further to the success of the Inverness Winter Festival 2008 this year’s looks to be even more stunning with various events throughout December.

Ness Islands will once again become Santa’s Grotto and the lights will be switched on 18th December 2009. The finale of the Festival will be the Hogmanay Party which will be held again at the Northern Meeting Park and the highlight will be the amazing Red Hot Chilli Pipers.

The Hogmanay Party will be the perfect way to see out the old year and welcome in the New Year. The Inverness Guest House Association is a great place to find the best quality Inverness Accommodation and most members still have some availability.  Visit Inverness and have a Happy Hogmanay!!!


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