Festive Weekends in Perth

Join us in Perth City Centre for our Festive Fun Weekends running every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Friday 19th November to Saturday 18th December. 

Santa will be stopping by with gifts and his reindeer, and with Christmas Ghost Tours, live music, silent discos, workshops, markets and a Riverside Christmas Wonderland you’ll find that Christmas is made right here in Perth!

We've given links where booking is essential and will keep you up to date on location, times and updates right here - so make sure to bookmark this page!

Santa’s November Grotto

Fri 19th to Sun 21st and Fri 26th to Sun 28th
Horsecross Plaza
Free of Charge
No booking
Times listed below

Santa is bringing his grotto to Horsecross Plaza this November where he will welcome in all of the good girls and boys with a warm smile and a free gift.  

Visit on Saturdays and Sundays and you can also meet his reindeer who’ll be flying in to say hello and keep him company. Ho Ho Ho!

Friday 19th and 26th: 2pm to 7pm
Saturday 20th and 27th: 12pm to 8pm
Sunday 21st and 28th: 12pm to 6pm

Perth Lantern & Nativity Parade

Saturday 27th November
Start at St Ninian's Cathedral
North Methven Street

Free of Charge
No booking
5pm start

Wrap up warm and join us for this wonderful, annual parade from St Ninians Cathedral to St Johns Church where carol singing will take place. 

Please do bring your torch, lantern or festive light to add to the atmosphere of this beautiful parade.

City Centre Mix and Mingle Fun 

Activites will take place throughout the city with the fantastic new event space at St Paul's Church as well as Horsecross Plaza, the hub for our festive fun.

Saturday 20 Nov

  • Christmas Ghost Tours
  • Perth Pipe Band
  • Walkabout Characters
  • Fairground Organ Performance
  • Ice Magic Sculptures

Sunday 21 Nov

  • Fairground Organ Performance
  • Ice Magic Sculptures

Saturday 27 Nov

  • Christmas Ghost Tours
  • Silent Disco
  • Alba Falconry
  • Perth Pipe Band
  • Walkabout Characters
  • Fairground Organ Performance

Sunday 28 Nov

  • Adventure Circus Display
  • Julie Young Dancers Display
  • Fairground Organ Performance

Saturday 4 Dec

  • Alba Falconry
  • Perth Pipe Band
  • Walkabout Characters
  • Julie Young Dancers Display
  • Perth Farmers Market

Sunday 5 Dec

  • Circus Skills Workshop
  • Kolonel Schnapps Oompah Band

Saturday 11 Dec

  • Silent Disco
  • Christmas Wreath Making Workshop
  • Alba Falconry
  • Perth Pipe Band

Sunday 12 Dec

  • Perthshire Brass Band

Saturday 18th Dec

  • Circus Skills
  • Kolonel Schnapps Oompah Band
  • Perth Farmers Market

Perthshire Artisan Markets

Featuring local artisan producers and quality crafts and gifts, Perthshire is brimming with a fabulous selection of Christmas Markets throughout the festive season.

  • Sat 27 Nov - Crieff Community Market
  • Sat 27 Nov - Kinross Festive Street Market
  • Sat 4 Dec – Perth Farmers Market
  • Sat 11 Dec - Pitlochry Christmas Market
  • Sun 5 Dec - Aberfeldy Farmers Market
  • Sun 5 Dec – The Yard Christmas Barket
  • Sun 12 Dec – The Yard Christmas Market
  • Sat 18 Dec – Perth Farmers Market

See A Show in Perthshire

We are spoiled with our amazing choice in arts venues here in Perthshire and we're delighted to be bringing you news on this year's magical theatre events. 

  • Wed 22nd Nov - The Muppets Christmas Carol Singalong
  • Sat 27th Nov to Fri 31 Dec – Cinderella, Perth Theatre
  • Wed 1st to Sun 23rd - The Live & Adventures of Santa Claus, Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Christmas Craft Workshops

Christmas crafters do we have a choice of fun events for you! Whether you like to get comfy on your own sofa or prefer to go hands-on with the masses, this year you can channel your best Kirsty Allsop and have your home looking Santa ready.

Sat 4th and 11th Dec
Christmas Crafting for all the family

Black Watch Castle and Museum
Adults Free, Children £3
Call 01738 638152 to book

1st Dec to 23rd Dec
Virtual Wreath Workshop from Scottish Cut Flowers
Kit with materials and link £55
Booking open now. Kits and Tutorial link will be delivered 1st week of Dec

Enjoy a festive wreath workshop from the comfort of your own home. Rosie from Scottish Cut Flowers will send a supplies goodie box to your doorstep containing everything you'll need plus access to their 45-minute online tutorial. Learn all the tips and tricks with expert advise from Scottish Cut Flowers to create your own festive masterpiece.

Perth Santa Run 

Saturday 4th December

This fun filled 5km Santa Run starts at Horsecross Plaza with a warm up and takes to the streets of Perth before finishing up on the North Inch.  Book your place now and start December with a smile!

Christmas Wonderland at Riverside

Thurs 2nd to Sun 23rd December
Thurs to Sun nights, various time slots available.

Booking is essential: www.perthchristmaswonderland.co.uk

The Christmas Wonderland at Perth Riverside is a brand-new Christmas-themed lighting trail set across the Norie Miller Walk and Rodney Gardens. Running throughout December, this magical, glittering event will provide festive fun for all the family.

Ticket Prices

  • 2nd to 17th Dec: £13 for adults, £8 for children under 16. Family Pass £36. 
  • 18th to 23rd Dec:  £14 for adults, £9 for children under 16. Family Pass £40.
  • Children under 3 go free.

Note: This event is owned and run by 21CC Group Ltd.