Get ready for Perth’s biggest ever Christmas party!

Perth Christmas Lights Switch On

16th NOVEMBER 2019

12.00PM - 21.00PM

Perth City Centre

High Street
Perth and Kinross
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Get ready for Perth’s biggest ever Christmas party!

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!

Christmas Parade

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.

Perth Christmas Lights Switch On 2019 Main Stage, Tay Street, 12 noon – 8pm

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: Host

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.

Atomic Kitten

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 Nesbitt

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'.

Winter Clubland Classics featuring:

  • Dario G
    Dario G is the stage name of English musician Paul Spencer. Dario G was originally a trio, who are best known for their 1997 hit 'Sunchyme', which reached number two on the UK Singles Chart. The group formed in Cheshire, England and consisted of three DJs and producers Scott Rosser, Paul Spencer and Stephen Spencer.

  • N-Trance
    N-Trance is a British electronic music group who were formed by Kevin O'Toole and Dale Longworth in 1991. The group has sold more than five million records worldwide and their hit singles include 'Set You Free', 'Forever', as well as covers of the popular 1970s disco songs 'Stayin' Alive', 'D.I.S.C.O.', 'Shake Ya Body', and 'Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?'.

  • Alice Deejay
    Alice Deejay is a Dutch trance-pop project founded and produced by Wessel van Diepen, Dennis van den Driesschen, Sebastiaan Molijn and Eelke Kalberg. They are best known for their 1999 single 'Better Off Alone', which was a worldwide success.

Last Orders

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.

Giants of British Rock

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

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!"

Children’s Stage at Perth Christmas Lights Switch On 
Horsecross Plaza, Mill Street
12 noon - 5pm / Stage re-opens 6.45pm

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

King Edward St Stage at Perth Christmas Lights Switch On
King Edward Street, 12 noon - 5pm

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

Evening Performances

18.45 – 19.30 - Mike Lee

19.35 – 20.30 - Boomin

Christmas Switch On 19 - Basil BrushThe 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.


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