The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands) : 2019-11-18

FESTIVE | GIFTS : 104 : 40

FESTIVE | GIFTS

destinatio­n christmas Fantasy and fun in the festive hub G LITTERING LIGHTS, DELICIOUS FOOD, INSPIRING DÉCOR AND GIFTS GALORE. SIMPSONS HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO MAKE CHRISTMAS VERY SPECIAL THIS YEAR. AND THERE’S MORE! WITH ITS WINTER WONDERLAND AND FESTIVE EVENTS, SIMPSONS HAVE CREATED A SEASONAL SENSATION WITH MAGICAL MOMENTS FOR ALL. Every year, Simpsons comes up with another enchanting experience and this year its outdoor plant area is being transforme­d into a hub of festive fun. The new outdoor festive food cabin will be offering treats inspired by the famous continenta­l Christmas markets— from bratwurst to Belgian waffles. Visit Santa’s real reindeers, resting here before their epic trip around the world on Christmas Eve, and discover some amazing facts about these fascinatin­g creatures. Draw a picture for Santa and post it in the talking post box. Create your own Christmas card scene in the dazzling new Giant Snow Globe. Enter and have pictures taken while it snows. Visit the Simpsons website for details of the opening times of the Snowglobe. Wander through the forest of real Highland-grown trees, set up so you can see them from every angle. Pick your favourite to take home. If it won’t fit in the car, Simpsons offers free local delivery from Monday to Friday. Situated on the outskirts of Inverness, Simpsons Garden Centre is a true “destinatio­n” for lovers of gardening, gifts, foodies, drink connoisseu­rs and, during the Festive season, all things Christmas. Easy to get to, just off the A9, and with plenty of standard and accessible parking spaces, Simpsons makes shopping a real pleasure! As soon as you walk in the door, you can smell Christmas in the air. You enter the amazing food hall with hampers and delicious foods galore. You’ll be astounded with the extensive range of gins available – quite possibly more gins than you’ll have ever seen before. Gins from all across Scotland and beyond.. Walking through a winter wonderland Take a wander through a Winter Wonderland to experience the magic of the season. Elves are waiting to welcome you with a surprise guaranteed to get you into the Christmas spirit. Then you’re off to discover the displays, lights, and meet new friends including the singing yetis and hilarious penguins. At the end of the Wonderland Walkway you’ll find the grotto where you can meet Santa in person and receive a special gift. For prices and opening times visit www.simpsonsga­rdencentre.co.uk/ Christmas or pick up the brochure in store.