This weekend will see the Perth Winter Festival come to an end with a weekend of fun and events in a final celebration before Christmas.
The weekend will see the Saturday start with Perth 5K Santa Dash, Musical Acts, Magicians, a Puppet Theatre and storytelling, arts and crafts, all closing out with a lantern parade led by the Perth and District Pipe Band. Sunday sees more live music and dancing, with the Fair City Wrestlers also entertaining the crowds.
Depute Provost Andrew Parrott said: “I’m delighted to start our Santa’s 5k run, many of whom are raising money for charities in beautiful Perth and wish them all good luck!”
“Perth promises to be a weekend full of magic. It has been fantastic to see the support from locals and visitors to our city for these events and demonstrates the slogan, #PerthWhereChristmasIsMade is true. When times are tough for everyone, it’s heart-warming to see people still take part in fundraising events, showing the true spirit of Christmas is still well and truly alive in Perth and Kinross”
Edinburgh Magical Festival will be welcoming magical acts to our Horsecross Plaza Stage, Mill Street, Perth from 12 noon until 5pm, with spellbinding performances include Kevin Quantum, who was trained by the famous magicians, Penn and Teller, our own Scottish magic champion Woody the Magician, Chris Dinwoodie and many more.
At the Mill Street Gazebo, located between Marks and Spencer and Precious Sparkle, Mill Street, families can watch Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre and enjoy the wonderful puppets and their fairy stories.
Gordon’s Magic and Puppets and the Cobblers Clown Show take centre stage in St Paul’s, Perth from 12 noon where performances will be taking place until 4pm.
In St Ninian’s Cathedral from 1pm you make your own lantern (bottles will be supplied and free of charge) for the annual Christmas Lantern and Nativity Parade. With carol singing from 4:50pm and the switch-on of St Ninian’s Nativity scene.
Join the Lantern Parade at 5pm, led by Perth and District Pipe Band as it makes its way to St John’s Kirk, Perth. Perthshire Brass will be leading carols at St John’s Kirk nativity scene at 5:15 pm.
The magic continues Sunday 4th of December from 12 noon until 5pm with live music and dancing on our Horsecross Plaza Stage, Mill Street, featuring Last Orders, Dario G and local acts Julie Young Dance School and JGN Dance Attic.
While Fair City Wrestling will be grappling at the Mill Street Wresting Ring from 1pm until 4:15pm.
You can find more information at https://www.perthcity.co.uk/blog/a-magical-christmas-weekend