Inverness Shopping Park is getting festive and showing its support for Highland Hospice with an array of events that will have visitors counting down the days until Santa comes.
Santa will open the holly-wreathed doors to his grotto from Saturday the 28th of November, alongside a Christmas market which will be open seven days a week, selling products from Ness Soaps and Christmas cards from Highland Hospice, with a share of profits going to the charity. Parents will be able to pick up those last minute stocking fillers while the kids meet Santa and his elves.
Santa will be taking time out of his hectic schedule to welcome boys and girls to the grotto in the old Comet unit until Christmas Eve, 10am-6pm, on the following days:
Saturday 28th-Sunday 29th November
Thursday 3rd-Sunday 6th December
Thursday 10th-Sunday 13th December
Thursday 17th-Thursday 24th December
Andrew Leaver, Head of Fundraising at Highland Hospice said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming children and parents to Santa’s grotto and our Christmas card stall at the Christmas market. The grotto and market will be open until Christmas Eve so it’s a great day out for families on the run-up to the big day.
“Highland Hospice will be selling a wide selection of Christmas cards at the market. Public support is vital, with money made from the grotto and Highland Hospice Christmas cards helping the patients who rely on our care and their families.”
Kirsteen Gunn, Centre Manager at Inverness Shopping Park, added: “We are delighted to be partnering with the Highland Hospice and Ness Soaps this Christmas. We have never had a Santa’s Grotto at the Shopping Park before and the Christmas market is a great way of offering Ness Soaps and the Highland Hospice new retail opportunities.”
Not only will visitors be able to see Santa at the Grotto, but on the 5th of December from 11am to 4pm, they will be treated to a visit from Frozen characters Elsa and Anna.
Inverness Shopping Park is also an event partner for the upcoming Peter Pan pantomime at Eden Court Theatre, and is celebrating with a treasure hunt - proceeds of which will also go to support Highland Hospice - for the kids. Keen treasure hunters can follow clues around Inverness Shopping Park on Saturday the 5th of December for the chance of winning exciting prizes including family tickets for the panto. Those wishing to participate should meet at Santa’s grotto in the old Comet unit of Inverness Shopping Park at 11am on the 5th of December.