Get ready for Perth’s biggest ever Christmas party!

Perth Christmas Light Switch On

17th NOVEMBER 2018


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 17 November with live music from singer songwriter James Arthur on a main stage compered by Britain’s Got More Talent host Stephen Mulhern.

Taking you from afternoon into evening, Perth’s Christmas Light’s Switch-On has something for everyone – stages, entertainment-packed streets and an array of tasty treats and street food await you, as Perth prepares to countdown to Christmas 2018!

This is a FREE event.

Christmas Lights Switch-On Fun Day

From 12 noon until late wherever you turn in the centre of Perth you’ll discover something new. Tasty treats and street food to tempt the tastebuds, and free entertainment to watch as you enjoy.

Three stages of singing, dancing and festive fun are spread out across the city streets – Tay Street, King Edward Street and Horsecross Plaza - featuring big name stars and exciting performances to suit audiences of all ages.

Explore the ice caves, watch in amazement as toy-themed ice sculptures are created before your eyes, and marvel at the future of entertainment with Titan the Robot.

Christmas Parade

Led by Santa the Christmas Parade starts from Thimblerow at 5.30pm, before making its way to South Street/Speygate and then on to the Tay Street main stage for the official switch-on.

The Light Switch-On and Fireworks

At 6.15pm the lights will be switched on by the Provost of Perth and Kinross, Dennis Melloy, who will be joined on stage by a host of stars and special guests – including James Athur and Stephen Mulhern! Provost Melloy will press the big red button to trigger the festive lights, followed by an impressive fireworks display over the River Tay.

Make Perth your number one destination this festive season!