Provost Liz Grant was around Perth town centre today, with a few fellow Disney characters in-store for this years Christmas line up.
Credit: Perth & Kinross Council
Perth & Kinross Council have promised a seasonal and sweet experience for visitors. Today they’ve announced events and stores on for Perth’s switch on this year.
- Santa’s arrival at St John’s Centre at 11.30am. He will meet children until 4.30pm, when he will take part in the Big Parade.
- Lots of fun with Horne’s Pleasure Rides in Tay Street.
- Tasty food from a range of quality street vendors.
- An open air ice rink.
- Ice sculpting in Horsecross Plaza and Tay Street.
- Street entertainment throughout the city centre.
- A Singing Christmas Tree featuring local singing groups.
- A stage in Tay Street will feature performances from local singers and musicians throughout the day.
- The main stage in Tay Street will feature musical entertainment by DJs, Britain’s Got Talent Stars The Luminites, and Eric Faulkner’s Bay City Rollers. Mark Wright, star of TV shows such as The Only Way is Essex, Take Me Out and Surprise Surprise, will turn on the Christmas Lights with the Provost and
Provost Grant said to PKC spokesman: “The Council has worked very hard to make this the biggest and best Christmas lights switch-on celebrations ever. We have pulled out all the stops, and the line-up we have put together really is spectacular.
“We want to put Perth firmly on the map as a dynamic, forward-looking city, give city centre shops, restaurants and hotels a huge financial boost, and attract more tourists and visitors. The entire Perth Winter Festival, which runs from November – January, is part of the Council’s strategy to develop Perth as a year-round events destination that will drive tourism to the city and to Perth and Kinross area as a whole.
“There will be something on offer for people of all ages throughout the day, and a host of entertainment over the whole weekend in Perth city centre. The Chocolate Festival promises to be a valuable addition to the events calendar, one that will attract chocolate lovers from all over the country.
“I’m certain that this will be our most successful ever Christmas lights event. We have already had interest from people from across Scotland who say they will be coming to Perth on the 23rd.
“I would encourage everyone to head to the Fair City on Saturday 23 November to have a fantastic family festive day out.”
PKC have also confirmed a Chocolate Festival which will be open in King Edward Street on Friday 22 November, Saturday 23 November (the day of the Perth Christmas Lights switch-on) and Sunday 24 November.
Free parking after 2pm on each Thursday and Friday from 28 November 2013 until 31 January 2014 (inclusive). The promotion will operate in the following Council operated car parks in Perth:
* East and West Mill Street
* Scott Street
* Canal Street multi-storey
(Perth & Kinross Council)