Events in Inverness this Weekend 22nd December

Christmas is well and truly here and it’s time to deck the halls and have a good time. This weekend sees both Mad Friday and Christmas Eve rock up on the calendar! Check out SafeKab’s top tips for a good time at Inverness events this weekend!

Friday 22nd December – Mad Friday!

Sleeping Beauty Panto

Eden Court Theatre

Come and join us for the magical family-friendly pantomime Sleeping Beauty at Eden Court this Christmas.

When the wicked fairy Carabosse’s evil curse causes the princess to prick her finger on a spinning wheel and fall into an enchanted sleep, can anyone rescue her from the magical slumber before it is too late?

Sleeping Beauty will have everything you have come to expect from the Eden Court pantomime with a hilarious comic, an outrageous dame, a delightfully wicked baddie, marvellous musical numbers and tons of slapstick fun.

Get your tickets now for what will be the most spellbinding pantomime in the Highlands this festive season!

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The Tooth & Claw

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Inverness this Weekend

Subculture Takeover

Upstairs Inverness

Subclub residents are back in Inverness for their last Subculture takeover of the year. Over the last 6 months, they have held a bi-monthly residency at the venue and its been incredible. This one is going to be just as special. 

Long-standing Subclub residents Harri & Domenic take over Upstairs on Friday 20th October. Their last two SOLD OUT events in the sweat box have been absolute scenes and of course, this will be no different.

Subculture: After cutting his DJ teeth in the Sub Club and elsewhere around Glasgow during the 80s, Harri teamed up with Slam duo Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle. Together in 1990, they started the infamous Sub Club weekly Saturday, “Atlantis,” where they collectively carved out their own wee piece of clubbing notoriety over the following four years.

The departure of Slam from the club in 1994 saw Harri join forces with one of Glasgow’s most talented young DJs, Domenic Cappello. Together they created Subculture, the Sub’s flagship weekly Saturday night.

Just shy of 20 years on, Subculture, with Harri and Domenic still at the helm, is the longest-running weekly House night in the U.K. and possibly worldwide. Subculture has hosted the cream of international House DJs and has a reputation as one of the best and most credible House nights in the world. Subculture has thrived where so many house clubs have flagged because the night has always embraced and sought out the most innovative and culturally relevant electronic music – regardless of fickle fashions or commercial pressures.

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Saturday 23rd December

Skating with Santa

Inverness Ice Centre

Enjoy a festive skate with Santa, Mrs Claus & friends.

Enjoy festive treats in the Christmas Cafe & create special memories with our Festive Photo Booth!!

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Eden Court Theatre

Brian Henson directs his late father’s creations in the Charles Dickens classic, the best-known Christmas story of all time. 

Michael Caine plays the old miser Scrooge with Kermit as his long-suffering but ever-hopeful employee Bob Cratchit, Miss Piggy as Cratchit’s wife, and a host of Muppets (including the Great Gonzo as an unlikely Charles Dickens) taking other primary roles in this bright, playful adaptation of the sombre tale. 

Or at least it starts brightly enough – the anarchic humour soon settles into mirthful memories and a sense of melancholy as the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future take Scrooge on a journey of his lonely, wasted life. 

Michael Caine makes a wonderful Scrooge, delightfully rediscovering the meaning of life as fantastic creations from Henson’s Creature Shop (developed specially for this film) take the reins as the three ghosts. 

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Inverness this Weekend

Christmas Bangers

Raigmore Motel

Raigmore Motel is hosting a night of Christmas Bangers with Request DJs playing the best Christmas Party songs!

Saturday December 23rd, 8 pm until late, £5 entry – tickets on the door!

Christmas jumpers are recommended!

Sunday 24th December

Simpsons 50% Off Christmas Shop Sale

Simpsons Garden Centre

Find offers across the entire Christmas Shop and save on items such as: decorations, indoor & outdoor lights, artificial/fibre optic trees, acrylic light-up figurines and so…much…more!

Offer ends 24th December 2023!

Carols By Candlelight

Trinity Church

Traditional Family Carols by Candlelight
5:30pm for Seasonal Refreshments
Carol Service starts at 6pm-7pm

Inverness this Weekend

Christmas Eve Sing-a-long

Macgregor’s Bar

Christmas Eve special 6.30pm
Join in for mulled wine, mince pies and songs around the piano with Gerry Coogan.
All the family welcome

Song sheets will be provided!

The Legendary Sunday Session will start as usual at 4pm


Whatever you’re up to this weekend, trust SafeKab to get you their and back, no matter the craic!

Download the SafeKab app now to get your cab to all of the above Inverness events.

The SafeKab app includes fantastic safety features such as:

  • The Power to Choose your driver, vehicle, and price you pay for your ride. Giving you full control and transparency over your journey.
  • Unique Safety Code for you and your driver so you know you’re in the right vehicle.
  • Journey Monitoring. so you can see where you are, the road home and share this information with a loved one.
  • A Panic Button is embedded in our app so if you feel vulnerable at any time. You can press the button and notify both SafeKab’s local cab office and a loved one.
  • SafeKab Credit means that you don’t need to carry money or a card to get your ride home. Money can be deposited in your in-app wallet so there is always cash to get you home after a great night out.
  • SafeWalk – a free GPS tracking feature that sends real-time details of your walk home. Or wherever you’re travelling to a loved one and provides an SOS button should you feel vulnerable on your journey.