Inverness Events This Weekend 8th December

A huge weekend on the cards for Inverness this weekend! With some big gigs at Inverness Leisure to Breakfast with Santa, and it’s the start of panto season! Truly something for all the family in Inverness this weekend. Take a wee look below at SafeKab’s top tips for weekend Christmas fun in Inverness.

Friday 8th of December

Skerryvore

Inverness Leisure

Scottish celtic-rock group Skerryvore  will be coming to Inverness this weekend!

Skerryvore has been on a momentous journey since the group was founded in 2005 on the westerly island of Tiree, from their early days in Scottish west coast halls and bars, to festival crowds in the USA, Canada, Australia and throughout the UK and Europe.

The end of 2022 saw the eight-piece trad group play to thousands at the OVO Hydro in Glasgow as part of ‘Hoolie at the Hydro’. Which only catapulted their start in to 2023, with their new single You & I featuring on Zoe Ball’s Radio 2 Breakfast Show.

With a mix of bagpipes, fiddles, accordions, and whistles, alongside guitar and vocals, underpinned by driving bass, drums and keys, Skerryvore represent the best in contemporary Scottish traditional music. Their sixth studio album demonstrates the wide range of influences the individual musicians bring to the mix – a unique fusion of folk, trad, pop and rock.

Tickets for Skerryvore can be bought from ticketline.co.uk or in person from Caffery’s Menswear in the Eastgate Shopping Centre, Inverness

Skerryvore is in Inverness this weekend

Sleeping Beauty

Eden Court Theatre

Come and join the fun 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!

We Came From The North + Daniel Gunn

The Tooth & Claw

We Came From The North bring their distorted, melodic, instrumental post rock from the Scottish capital to the Highland capital as part of a superb night of music also featuring one the Inverness most prominent young talents Daniel Gunn.

Get your tickets here

Saturday 9th of December

Bjorn Again

Inverness Leisure

The Björn Again show will be taking place at the Inverness Leisure Centre on Saturday 9th December 2023.

The show is hailed as the most popular and successful show of its type, having been acknowledged by Björn Ulvaeus from ABBA himself as being the show that single-handedly initiated the ABBA revival in the late 1980s and early 1990s, which brought about ABBA Gold, Muriel’s Wedding, and Mamma Mia!

The internationally acclaimed Björn Again show was created and founded in 1988 in Melbourne, by Australian Director and Musician Rod Stephen. Designed as a rocked-up, light-hearted, satirical ABBA spoof, the show rapidly achieved world-wide cult status. The enduring appeal of ABBA is reflected in the ongoing success of the Björn Again show, having amassed 5,500 performances in 75 countries in 35 years.

Tickets for Björn Again can be bought from ticketline.co.uk or in person from Caffery’s Menswear in the Eastgate Shopping Centre, Inverness.

Bjorn Again is in Inverness this weekend

Breakfast with Santa

An Talla by Loch Ness

Ho ho ho! Join An Talla by Loch Ness for a delicious breakfast with Santa himself. This in-person event is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season. Bring your little ones to meet Santa, share their holiday wishes, and snap some memorable photos. Our cozy venue by the beautiful Loch Ness sets the stage for a magical experience. Indulge in a scrumptious breakfast spread while enjoying festive music and cheerful decorations. Don’t miss out on this merry event! Book your spot now and make your Christmas extra special.

To give more children the chance to have Breakfast with Santa, there will be a maximum of 2 Adults per booking. This event is suited to families with children aged 3-10 years old. To help you to fully enjoy the experience, families will be seated and served at their own table.

Tickets for breakfast with Santa can be bought here

Midnight Majic Presents: Bonzai Bonner

Upstairs Inverness

Midnight Majic host their last party of the year at Upstairs Inverness on Saturday the 9th of December & invite the incredible Bonzai Bonner to headline this special winter club night 💖

“Bonzai Bonner, perhaps more colloquially heralded and cheered for as ‘Bonner’ when hammering out Hi-Nrg and Italo in the clubs of Glasgow, has become one of the city’s most influential DJ’s and caretakers.” RA

They are credited both behind the scenes & up-front for heading some of the best events across the city, including founding high energy, inclusive, queer clubnight ‘Shoot Your Shot’, hosting events across venues such as Berkeley Suite, The Poetry Club, to curating line-ups like Riverside Festival.

Residents will be on support and KO is 11pm, so get down, support your local scene, and get warmed up for what will be a VERY fun night. ✨

Early bird tickets are sold out, but general entry tickets are still available via the event page 🎟

Sunday 10th of December

Callum Beattie

Inverness Leisure

Callum has been hard at music for almost half his life. Making his own chances, taking chances and, for sure, being a chancer. The Edinburgh-born singer-songwriter has progressed from bad gigs in pubs, to where he is now. A singer-songwriter with a punchy, rousing, emotive and gloriously catchy debut album that scored a No.1 in The Official Scottish Albums Chart. After residing in London and Berlin for a few years, Callum has decided to move back to Scotland. His new material is a collection of songs clawed from the raw stuff of existence, nostalgic patriotism and bleeding love.

Inverness Cars & Coffee

Rollerbowl

Cars And Coffee – Inverness meetings on the 2nd Sunday of every Month from 10am-12noon.
In November and December we will be collecting New Unwrapped Gifts for MFR Cash For Kids “Mission Christmas”

Loch Ness: They Created a Monster

Eden Court Theatre

This new take on the culture surrounding Loch Ness monster hunters in the 1970’s. This is an affectionate, funny, shocking and wonderous documentary feature.

From London, from Japan, from the USA and across the world – they came to a remote, cold lake in the Highlands of Scotland.

WW2 veterans got together for one last adventure, excited scientists and hairy hippies – all competed in the frantic search for what they passionately believed could be the natural history discovery of the century – capturing evidence of the Loch Ness Monster!

Rumours and sightings of a dinosaur like creature had persisted at the Loch for decades, and the 1970s saw a frenzy of Monster Hunting. No qualifications were required to join the hunt – just enthusiasm and wonder. Anyone could roll up on the banks of Loch Ness. Bust out an old camera. And declare themselves part of the hunt for Nessie.

There was a well organised official expedition, there was the International Loch Ness Monster Search Party and then there were the dedicated ‘loners’. But the deeper they looked… the darker it got…

Monster egos, fakes and frustrations, rivalries and ridicule meant that Loch Ness quickly became home to a very different type of beast. As picture after picture were exposed as fakes – or at least dubious – the scene at Loch Ness became fraught and volatile…

This is a fresh take on Scotland’s most famous story. Humane and hilarious – this is the unbelievable story behind the unbelievable story.

Buy your tickets here

SafeKab

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.