Festive Season at Kingsmills Hotel Inverness


Here at Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness, we have been busy planning and preparing for our favourite season of the year, the festive season. At our beautiful Scottish hotel, we have a host of events and deals on throughout the Christmas period to make your winter holiday all the more memorable. Have a look at our site now to read about our festive party nights and our festive dining options, you don’t want to miss out! It’s not just Kingsmills that’s already getting excited about Santa’s arrival: the entire city of Inverness is anticipating the festive joy. Here at Kingsmills, we have compiled a list of a few special Christmas festivities in Inverness for you to add to your winter schedule.

On Sunday 17th of November, be sure to make your way to the Town House and be a part of the beginning of the Christmas countdown. Join the Provost and Santa Claus himself for the switching on of the highland capital’s lights! The event will combine Christmas carols and traditional Scottish music whilst a most spectacular animation show will be projected on to the Town House wall for all to enjoy. After the lights have been switched on, Santa and the Provost will lead the crowds down Church Street to the Old High Church for the traditional carol concert: a perfect way to mark the start of the city’s countdown to Christmas.

Who doesn’t love an evening filled with fun, laughter, singing and dancing? From Tuesday 3rd of December until Sunday 5th of January, the Eden Court theatre proudly presents its Sleeping Beauty pantomime. This is the perfect evening for families, couples or young parties looking for something different!

On Friday 13th to Sunday 15th of December, Santa, his elves and his reindeer are making their way back to Whin Park. Playground rides and Santa in the beautifully illuminated Whin Park provides a truly magical experience for families in the city; why not extend the magic with a family stay at Kingsmills Hotel.

At Kingsmills, Inverness, we love the festive period and, like the rest of the Highlands, we just can’t wait for the Inverness winter schedule to get underway and for true Scottish joy and cheer to spread across the our city!

Getting Married at Kingsmills

weddings at Kingsmills Hotel

This August we were delighted to welcome high-school sweethearts Ruth and David to celebrate their special day. We recently caught up with the smitten newlyweds to hear all about their beautiful wedding experience at the Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness and were simply delighted to hear that the wedding had been of the utmost success.

At Kingsmills, we are extremely fortunate to be able to offer our guests the chance to get their hair done on the premises at Aurora. Ian and his team made sure Ruth, her mum, her mother-in-law and the bridesmaids were well looked after and didn’t need to worry about lifting a curling tong never mind leaving the hotel! The girls also got their make-up done professionally in the hotel making their girly morning most relaxing; only the best for our wedding parties.


Ruth described their humanist wedding ceremony as “everything we wanted” and was so glad that their little girl was able to play such a notable part in it too. Their perfect day did not stop there. With the sun shining, the guests were able to enjoy drinks and canapes in the beautiful Kingsmills fairytale gardens whilst the children danced around the grounds in excitement. The guests then retreated to the hotel to enjoy the “beautiful” meal where our staff kept busy ensuring the meal was served to perfection. The speeches soon began and Ruth’s dad constructed a slideshow taking the happy couple on a trip down memory lane. Kinky Karma struck up the music and the happy couple and their guests happily danced the night away! After a night of excitement, the couple returned to the Bridal Suite and were welcomed with a congratulations plate serving up shortbread, chocolate muffins and raspberries.

The next day guests were able to roam the beautiful Scottish gardens, go for a swim and enjoy a spot of breakfast: the perfect ingredients to rid any hangover!

Here at Kingsmills we have a range of wedding packages to suit every taste; we pride ourselves in ensuring each wedding we host is as close to perfect as possible and make it our aim to send you to the next stages of married life in complete contentment.

Kingsmills Hotel Festive Dining

It’s nearly that time of year again: the time where any diet is postponed until the New Year and one awaits with great anticipation – and a rumbling stomach – their favourite festive delicacies. Mince pies, mulled wine and countless glasses of bubbly help line our stomachs for the traditional Christmas Day feast comprising salmon, turkey, stuffing and all our favourite trimmings. However, at Kingsmills, we’re of the opinion that festive feasting should most definitely not be limited solely to December 25th and are delighted to invite you to join us in the heart of the Scottish highlands for a scrumptious festive meal. From the 1st of December right through until Christmas Eve we are hosting festive lunches each and every day. A two or three course meal for £10.95 and £13.95 respectively followed by tea and coffee for an additional £2 provides an affordable way for you and your friends or family to catch up leisurely before the New Year. This Christmas Day we exclusively invite you to take off your chef’s hat, relax and let us wine and dine you ourselves. Christmas Day lunch at Kingsmills has established itself as a hearty Scottish tradition welcoming families, couples and groups of all ages. Visit our webpage for details of the impressive menu our chefs are bringing to you this Christmas Day and for a detailed price list. The fun doesn’t stop there. For those of you with children, Santa will be making a stop in the Scottish countryside before he disappears back to the North Pole to surprise the kids and fill their afternoon with excitement. After lunch, why not model those new hats and scarves from your stocking and take a walk around our beautiful grounds. Moreover, if you’re feeling particularly generous this festive season, why not treat your loved ones to an overnight stay in the Kingsmills Hotel after your Christmas lunch and let us look after you right into Boxing Day. Speaking of Boxing Day, we are eager to carry on the festive celebrations and are putting on yet another festive feast to ease any post-Christmas blues. Don’t say we’re not good to you. A three course meal in the glorious Scottish countryside is a perfect way to unwind and treat yourself after Christmas Day. Please visit our website for the delightful menu we have to offer and for a full price list. Should you wish to carry on relaxing for another few days, why not book into the hotel for a festive break with your family or partner and enjoy the spa, the pool and the picturesque gardens. Whatever option you decide on, we can assure you that Kingsmills Hotel will unveil a Christmas experience with memories you’ll never forgot. To view our Festive Events 2013/2014 Brochure click here.

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