Perth City Centre Perth
Perth’s biggest ever Christmas party is set to go off with a bang on Saturday 16th November.
Taking you from afternoon into evening, Perth’s Christmas Lights Switch On has something for everyone – stages, live ice sculpting, entertainment-packed streets and an array of tasty treats and street food await you, as Perth prepares to count down to Christmas 2019!
This is a FREE event.
Make Perth your number one destination this festive season!
The parade brings the fun from Thimblerow at 5.30pm, making its way to South Street/Speygate and then on to the Tay Street Main Stage for the official switch-on.
The Lights Switch On and Fireworks
The lights will be switched on at the Main Stage by a host of stars and special guests, followed by an impressive fireworks display over the River Tay.
14.00 - Main Stage Opens
14.00 – 14.30 - The McAndrews Sisters
14.45 – 15.45 - Last Orders
15.45 – 16.45 - Boomin
16.50 - 18.05 - The Giants of British Rock
18.00 - Principals Arrive from Parade
18.15 - Lights Switch On & Fireworks
18.25 – 18.40 - Stephen Mulhern & Basil Brush
18.40 – 19.10 - Atomic Kitten
featuring Natasha Hamilton and Liz McClarnon
19.10 – 20.05 - Clubland Classics hosted by N-Trance,
Alice Deejay and Dario G
20.05 – 20.35 - Nina Nesbitt
End - Lionel Vinyl & Stephen Mulhern Closedown
Stephen Mulhern is a presenter, entertainer, and magician, best known for presenting television programmes for ITV, including Britain’s Got More Talent, the behind-the-scenes support series from Britain’s Got Talent. He also co-hosts the Sunday breakfast programme on Heart Radio, alongside Emma Willis.
Throughout the noughties, Atomic Kitten flew the flag as the biggest girl group in Europe, selling more than eight million records and selling out arenas globally. This feisty and fun-loving pop group had a number of Top 10 Hits, including ‘Right Now’, ‘See Ya’, ‘I Want Your Love’, ‘Whole Again’, and a cover of The Bangles' ‘Eternal Flame’. Atomic Kitten original members Liz McClarnon and Natasha Hamilton are alive and purring and ready to take you on a high-octane journey through all their hits.
Nina is a Scottish singer and songwriter best known for her single 'Stay Out' and her wonderful cover of Fleetwood Mac’s 'Don’t Stop' for the John Lewis advertising campaign. Her first EP 'The Apple Tree' was released in April 2012 and in February this year Nina released her second studio album 'The Sun Will Come Up, the Seasons Will Change'.
Last Orders formed in 2011 as classic rock tribute band with the intention of doing rock staples along the line of Guns n’ Roses and AC/DC. Initially for comedy effect, acts like ABBA and everyday pop songs started to come into the mix and before they knew it a party mix blend of rock and pop, fun and bouncy singalong songs created an energetic and entertaining live set.
Featuring original members of Uriah Heep, Bad Company, Whitesnake, FM and Thunder. Classic Rock Hits played by the musicians who played on the originals!
Basil Brush is the timeless mischievous character with an outstanding ability to entertain and make people of all ages laugh. He’s cheeky, charming, naughty, quick-witted, scheming and foxy! Celebrating 50 years in entertainment, his show was BAFTA-nominated and voted Best Comedy Show on TV. "Boom! Boom!"
12.00 - Introduction by Mark Conroy, Compere
12.00 – 12.20 - Cobblers the Clown
12.25 – 12.55 - Basil Brush
13.00 – 13.30 - Chloe Ashe
13.35 – 14.50 - Mother Goose
14.55 – 15.25 - It's Chico Time
15.30 – 16.00 - Basil Brush
16.00 – 16.30 - The Julie Young Dancers
16.35 – 17.15 - Christmas Pop Party
Evening Performances - It ceases to be a children's stage in the evening!
18.45 - Introduction by Mark Conroy, Compere
18.45 – 19.25 - Woodrow Wilson
19.30 – 20.30 - Lee Memphis King as Elvis: The Vegas Show
12.00 - Introduction by Colin Baird, Compere
12.05 – 12.20 - Inspire Dance Studios
12.25 - 12.45 - Alan Sweeney
12.50 – 13.05 - Layla Cooke
13.10 – 13.30 - Fair City Baton Twirlers
13.35 – 13.50 - Ad – Lib Youth Performers
13.55 – 14.05 - RG Dance
14.10 – 14.30 - Perth College
14.35 – 14.45 - CC Dance
14.50 – 15.05 - Ad – Lib Adult Performers
15.10 – 15.25 - Letham Majorettes
15.30 – 15.45 - Perth Amateur Operatic Society
15.50 – 16.05 - Phoenix All Stars
16.10 – 16.30 - Will from Sweeney Todd
16.35 – 17.00 - Dynamic Dance
18.45 – 19.30 - Mike Lee
19.35 – 20.30 - Boomin
The spectacular Christmas Parade starts from Thimblerow car park at 5.30pm and will wind its way down to the Main Stage on Tay Street where Provost Dennis Melloy will be joined by a host of stars to switch on the Christmas Lights at 6.15pm.
The Christmas Lights Switch On will be followed by the spectacular firework display across the River Tay - for the best view in the city, look out from Perth Bridge, Queen’s Bridge and Tay Street.
See our Frequently Asked Questions Page for details on disabled access, parking and more.
This event is part of Perth's Winter Festival.