Inverness Christmas lights switch on.
Hundreds of families are expected to gather around Inverness Town House on Sunday evening (23 November 2014) to witness the switching on of this year’s Christmas lights display organised by The Highland Council.
The event will commence at 5.30pm in front of a colourful Inverness Town House which will be illuminated and animated in spectacular fashion by Evanton based Arts in Motion for the evening. Event host will be STV’s Nicola McAlley who will introduce performances by youngsters from the Inverness based TFX Performing Arts Academy, Stagecoach Theatre Arts School and the Performers UK Performing Arts School before being joined by Santa.
Leading the countdown to the switching on of the lights by Provost Alex Graham at 6pm will be 7 year old Christmas competition winner Owen Strachan of Hilton, Inverness.
Following the switching on of the lights, Santa and the Provost will make their way down Church Street to the Old High Church for the traditional Christmas Carol Concert, Ding Dong Merrily Old High which will commence at 6.30pm in the Old High Church. As well as everybody’s favourite carols, this year’s concert will feature a performance by puppets from “Out of the Box”.
Drivers are asked to note that diversions will be in place around Inverness Town House to cater for the crowds attending this event from 5.15pm – 6.15pm and are asked to allow extra time to enable them to complete their journey.