The Countdown to Christmas 2018 commences as Santa arrives on Sunday 18th November to help the Provost turn on the Highland Capital's beautiful Christmas Lights. Once again the event will start with spectators meeting in Crown Primary School from 17:15 to buy their torches (£5 each) and get ready for the Torchlight Procession to the Town House which leaves at 17:45. The Procession will follow the combined City of Inverness Senior and Youth Pipe Bands and will make 5 stops along the way to allow the little ones to count down from 5 and turn the lights on. Following the final stop outside Inverness Town House; once the torches are safely put out; everybody is invited to join Santa at the Old High Church for the much loved traditional Carol Service Ding Dong Merrily Old High. With lots of street entertainment to enjoy this really is one of our city's favourite events for the wee ones. See you there and don't forget to wrap up warm and bring your camera!