Perth riverside to be illuminated

Perth riverside is to be illuminated once again on the 27th of January and the event lasts up until 14th of February 2018.

Perth riverside is to be illuminated once again on the 27th of January and the event lasts up until 14th of February 2018.

The event was a success last year after attracting more than 50,000 visitors to the fair city. The Light Nights are free to attend, however, the food and drink vendors will charge for food and drink. Each night the event will begin at 6 pm and end at 10 pm, last entry will be 9.45pm a council spokesperson said.

Dogs are also welcomed to the event but are asked that they are kept on leads due to some lights featuring fireworks.

Full breakdown from Perth and Kinross Council:

Starting on the 27th and 28th we will be celebrating the national Bard with A Celebration of Burns. To officially launch the event there will be a parade on the 27th marching from the city centre to the riverside area; and once there visitors will be treated to traditional music, rap (bringing Burns songs and tales to the modern era), dance (both Highland dancing and ceilidh), storytelling, poetry, and comedy. No Buns Night would be complete without an address to the Haggis and a good old sing along to Auld Lang Syne.

The parade will leave 2 High Street and 6pm, move along St Johns Street and make its way to the Riverside where it is due to end at 6.20 and the entertainment will begin.

January 30th and 31st will see the lights take on a superhero theme; so why not come along dressed as your favourite superhero or villain. During the superhero nights there will also be one of the original 1960’s Batmobiles onsite.

February 2nd and 3rd is when you can channel your inner raver and look out your glow sticks and neon as the riverside becomes a Super Bright Silent Night. There will be face painting and acrobatics; and why not take along some music and headphones and join in the silent disco as you move through the park.

On February 4th and 5th you are invited to join the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party as we fall through the rabbit hole as we travel to Wonderland with the Queen of Hearts and the white rabbit. Don’t be late for Ad-Lib Theatre bringing the magic to life.

February 7th, 8th and 9th will be when you can follow the Yellow Brick Road as Ad-Lib Theatre will help transport you from Perth to Oz, but keep an eye out for flying monkeys and ruby slippers.

On February 10th and 11th we will be ringing in Chinese New Year, why not follow the Chinese Dragon as it leads the annual Chinese New Year Parade from 2 High Street, down St Johns Street and over the bridge to the riverside.

Our themed nights will bring the event to a close on February 13th and 14th as we celebrate Valentine’s Day.

More information for the event can be found by clicking here.

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