Start getting the festive feel at the Inverness Christmas Lights Switch On Parade. This year the parade will feature Santa with a spectacular torchlit procession.
14 - 16 December
Whin Park is turned into a wonderland with fantastic illuminations for Santa and his real reindeer at Inverness Winter Wonderland.
Best Restaurant: Sitting in the heart of Inverness, The Mustard Seed offers a local independent restaurant with an inviting highland atmosphere.
Best Shopping: The Victorian Market is home to a range of independent and specialist stores that offer visitors a warm highland welcome.
Best Kept Secret: Dolphin watching at Chanonry Point offers an incredible and unforgettable experience for those of all ages! There are more sightings in summer, however, bottlenose dolphins are present in the Moray Firth throughout the year.