What’s On? Christmas Special!

Perth has lots of events happening this weekend, and yes did we mention the Christmas light switch on?

Perth has lots of events happening this weekend, and yes did we mention the Christmas light switch on?

Local band Paradise Found are also playing on the stage at 1PM, its a treat to hear!

Perth Christmas Lights switch on

Saturday 22 November 2014
Start time: 12:00
Venue: Various City Centre location (High Street / Tay Street)
Suitability: All ages
Cost: Free
Booking: Not required
A spectacular and star-studded event will take place in Perth city centre to celebrate the Christmas lights switch on.
Saturday
Perth city centre’s streets will be transformed into winter wonderlands, inspired by favourite Christmas films. St John Street will be dressed as Narnia from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and George Street will be themed as Miracle on 34th Street.

Starting at 12 noon, there will be festive frolics for the whole family to enjoy, culminating in the big switch on.

Crowds will be treated to a performance by Peter Andre, best known for his music and television career, achieving two number one albums and numerous number one hit singles, including the smash hit Mysterious Girl. Peter will be joined on the Main Stage in Tay Street by 70s and 80s super-group Boney M. featuring Maizie Williams, the swing music group and Britain’s Got Talent Finalists, Jack Pack, Lorraine Crosby and her band, and rising music stars, Sienna, from Kinross.

Meet Santa

Santa will be at the St John’s Shopping Centre from 12 noon ’til 5 pm where he is keen to meet as many children as possible before heading off to take part in the parade.

Main stage

12.00 12.00 Main Stage Opens

General Announcements and music

13.00 13.45 Paradise Found

14.00 14.45 6th Street Band

16.00 16.45 Daniel Lewis

17.00 18.00 Lorraine Crosby Band

18.00 18.05 Parade arrives

18.05 18.20 On Stage ready for Switch ON

18.20 18.20 Lights Switch On followed by Firework Display over the River Tay

18.20 18.40 Peter Andre

18.45 19.30 Boney M

St John’s Shopping Centre Community Stage, King Edward Street

12.00 Community Stage Opens

General Announcements and music

12.20 Julie Young Dancers

12.50 Inspire

13.20 Fair City Baton Twirlers

14.20 Letham Majorettes

15.00 Jack Pack (2014 Britain’s Got Talent Finalists)

15.50 Trio Academy

16.20 JGN Dance Attic

16.45 Perth Goes Zumba

17.15 Andrew Blair – Perth X Factor Contestant

Outdoor Screens will be available at Horsecross Plaza, located at the Ring Statues at the junction of High Street/King Edward Street, and also at the Junction of St John’s Street/High Street.

Perth’s Outdoor Ice Rink

Saturday 22 November 2014
Start time: 10:00
End time: 20:00
Venue: Harry’s Bar, South Methven Street, Perth
Suitability: All ages
Cost: £4 per person
Booking: Essential
Perth’s Outdoor Ice Rink
Perth’s outdoor Ice Rink is this year setting up at Harry’s in South Methven Street. Come along and join in the fun. Skate hire is included in the price and there are skating aids for those who are wobbly on their feet. Advance booking is advisable but you can book on the day.

Costs

£4 per session per person. Group discounts are available

For bookings please contact Perth Playhouse. www.perthplayhouse.co.uk/movieinfo/340

Scotland’s Outdoor Festival Of Chocolate

Saturday 22 November 2014
Start time: 10:00
End time: 19:00
Venue: King Edward Street, Perth
Suitability: All ages
Cost: Free
Booking: Not required
Market Style Chocolate Festival
Perth’s chocolate festival returns with its market-style shopping experience and a variety of fine chocolatiers, chocolate businesses and chocolate related products including candles, soaps, personalised chocolate bars, cupcakes, candy and marshmallows.

Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm

Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm

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