Perth City Centre
Returning once again to brighten up those dark January evenings, Perth's wonderful Riverside Light Nights event will run from 25th January to 2nd February with nine glorious nights and five fantastic themed events.
All events will run from 5pm to 9pm - look out for the special Parade Events on both 25th January and 1st February - and they are all free of charge with the exception of Jurassic Perth and The School of Witchcraft and Wizardry which have a £5 entry fee (concessions apply, see below).
There will be food, drinks and lots of other great surprises to delight you on each of the nights, so pull out your wooly hats and warmest boots and mark it in your diary now!
Perth will celebrate the contribution Robert Burns has made to Scottish culture, with live entertainment and fun with a Scottish twist as part of the Perth Light Nights.
5pm - Event open (With a parade on Saturday 25th)
7pm - Address to the Haggis with free Haggis Tasting
8pm - Toast to Robert Burns
8.45pm - Auld Lang Syne
9pm - Closedown
Saturday only: A themed parade starting outside 2 High Street at 5pm which will proceed via St John Street & South Street to Norie Miller Park for the fun to begin.
WHILE YOU'RE HERE - Saturday 25th January: From 12 noon until 9.00pm a wonderful, artisan market will take place. Pop down early and have a browse, soaking up the atmopshere of the Bard's special day. Tay Street will also be the location for Horne’s Funfair and Individual Pipe Band Performances, as well as a Massed Band Performance from 5.30pm.
There are fantastic stallholders, including David Lindsay Butchers, who are teaming up with Perth’s most famous Greengrocer Peter Martin from Martins Fruit Bazar, alongside the Glenturret Distillery.
There will also be the fantastic Clootie McToot Dumplings, Highland Cottage Baking Clantastic Treats with amazing fudge, the wonderful Charlotte Flowers Chocolate, Strathearn Cheese and the lovely Kate from Perthshire Preserves.
If you want to whet yer thrapple, Birkentree Tree and Cairn O Mohr will be on hand.
What would the Bard say if we didn’t have the words to share, So Big Dog Books, Perth’s very own independent book seller will be on hand as will, for the first time ever, the local treasure that is Robert Nicol Kilts. Well, it’s Burns Day, words and our ancient heritage have to be there!
Diana King Jewellery, hand made by Diana herself, unique crafted silver jewellery made right here in Perth, and available on the day.
There will also be Womble Shoe Art, fabulous pieces of art made from reclaimed horse shoes.
Faerie Fire are bringing their wax candles tealights and a host of other magical hand crafted goodies alongside North Star quilting with bespoke Harris tweed ladies wear. Truly special gifts from truly special craft makers.
There will be a Pipe Band Parade and piping demonstrations starting in Tay St, going over the Perth Bridge, through the Norrie Millar Light Walk, back over Queens Bridge and into Tay St again, it’ll be one of those amazing spectacles of light and sound and atmosphere.
Alongside all of that, there will be Stevie McCrorie and our very own Mad Ferret Band as well as kids fun Fair rides.
It all kicks off with the Tay St Market at 12pm on Saturday 25th Jan, come along for another brilliant day out in Perth’s Winter Festival
Get your dancing shoes on and prepare to party. It may January, it may be dark, but we're rolling on with the festive spirit with fantastic live music from some of the area's best bands.
Check back for a full listing and band timings.
The school Of witchcraft and Wizardry will be flying into Perth’s Light Nights festival for a magical two night event!
Ticket price also inlcudes live entertainment and so much more. Why not come in come in costume for extra fun ?
The Dinosaurs are back in Perth Scotland by popular demand! This is an unmissable opportunity to walk with a Triceratops, roar with T-Rex, scream with a Spinosaurus and run with a Raptor!
Celebrate Chinese New Year in style, and enjoy storytellers, walkabout performers and lots of tasty food & drink. There will be music and dance performances at both of the Norie Miller Arches and lots of entertainment throughout the park.
Saturday 1st February: The Chinese New Year Parade from 2 High Street to Norie Miller Walk kicks off at 5pm, taking you via St John Street and South Street before ending at the lights themselves.
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