Riverside Light Nights

26th Jan – 10th Feb, Perth City Centre

Brighten up those winter nights with one of the high points of the Perth City Centre calendar – the return of the Perth Riverside Light Nights. Following a variety of themes visit the winter wonderland at Norie Miller Park on the banks of the River Tay to enjoy spectacular lighting and entertainment to chase away those January/February blues.

Magic and Wizardry

5th/6th Feb, 18.00 – 22.00

A magical cast of magicians and sorcerers, animals and activities are awaiting you at the Magic & Wizardry themed Riverside Light Nights. With plenty of tricks up our sleeves, Norie-Miller Park is the place to be for two truly spellbinding evenings of entertainment against a spectacular backdrop of our fantastic themed lights display. There will also be licensed traders selling a range of magical themed tricks and treats on site, so make sure you come prepared!

Valentines Day

9th/10th Feb, 17.00 – 22.00

Prepare to be serenaded by our magical entertainers and illuminations as you and that special someone take a stroll down the Riverside. This year we are hoping for a proposal or two!

There will also be plenty of live music to keep you entertained throughout the weekend.

Saturday 9th - Entertainment & Acts

 

Start End Artiste  Venue
17.00 17.30 Michael Law Large Arch
17.30 18.00 Daniel East as Ed Sheerin Large Arch
18.00 18.30 Irritable Owls Large Arch
18.30 19.00 Kurtis Ray White Large Arch
19.00 19.30 Daniel East as Ed Sheerin  Large Arch
19.30 20.00 Irritable Owls Large Arch
20.00 20.30 Kurtis Ray White Large Arch
20.30 21.00 Daniel East as Ed Sheerin Large Arch
21.00 21.30 Kurtis Ray White Large Arch
21.30 22.00 Irritable Owls Large Arch

  

Start End Artiste Venue
17.00 17.30 Brimstone & Blake Small Arch
17.30 18.00 Chris Small Small Arch
18.00 18.30 Michael Law Small Arch
18.30 19.00 Stuart McKandie Small Arch
19.00 19.30 Brimstone & Blake Small Arch
19.30 20.00 Jondi Mac Small Arch
20.00 20.30 Chris Small Small Arch
20.30 21.00 Jondi Mac Small Arch
21.00 21.30 Brimstone & Blake Small Arch
21.30 22.00 Chris Small Small Arch

 

Sunday 10th - Entertainment & Acts
Start End Artiste Venue
17.00 17.30 Michael Law Large Arch
17.30 18.00 Lorraine Crosby Show Large Arch
18.00 18.30 Last Orders Large Arch
18.30 19.00 Lorraine Crosby Show Large Arch
19.00 19.30 Last Orders Large Arch
19.30 20.00 Lorraine Crosby Show Large Arch
20.00 20.30 Last Orders Large Arch
20.30 21.00 Lorraine Crosby Show Large Arch
21.00 21.30 Last Orders Large Arch
21.30 22.00 Michael Law Large Arch

 

Start End Artiste Venue
17.00 17.30 Jondi Mac Small Arch
17.30 18.00 Michael Law Small Arch
18.00 18.30 Stuart McKandie Small Arch
18.30 19.30 Baby Isaac Small Arch
19.30 20.00 Michael Law Small Arch
20.00 20.30 Jondi Mac Small Arch
20.30 21.00 Stuart McKandie Small Arch
21.00 21.30 Michael Law Small Arch
21.30 22.00 Jondi Mac Small Arch

 

Previous Themes

Burns Night

26th/27th Jan, 18.00 – 22.00

Perth will celebrate the contribution Robert Burns has made to Scottish culture, with live entertainment and fun with a Scottish twist as part of the Riverside Light Nights.
There will be a parade on Saturday 26th Jan starting in the City Centre at 18:00 (There are a limited amount of Burns Night lanterns available for children from outside 2 High Street). Please note that there is no parade on Sunday 27th.
Our Burns Theme will kick off the Light Nights with a fantastic mix of lighting, storytellers, walkabout performers and of course food & drink.
We will also be joined by some brilliant Scottish artists including the Red Hot Chilli Pipers and Mad Ferret band. Take a look below to find out all about the artists that will be joining us over the weekend.
Burns Parade & Pipe Band Performances (Saturday 26th Only)

1800 – Massed band forms up and plays from Tay Street over Queens Bridge to Norrie Millar Walk.

1830 – Monifieth/Broughty Ferry Boys Brigade band plays a 20 minute set in Tay Street

1850 – Glenrothes & District Band plays a 20 minute set in Tay Street

1910 – RAF Central Scotland band plays in Tay Street for 20 minutes

1930 – Vale of Atholl band plays a 20 minute set in Tay Street

2000 – Massed Band will play along Tay Street for 20 minutes

2025 – Mackenzie Caledonian plays a 15 minute set in Tay Street

2045 – Massed Band plays along Tay Street

2055 – Massed band takes salute from Deputy Provost who will dismiss the massed band  

Saturday 26th - Entertainment & Acts

Start

End

Artiste

Genre

Venue

18.00

18.20

J SuPa

Rap

Large Arch

18.20

18.40

Lee Kyle

Comedy

Large Arch

18.40

19.10

Mad Ferret

Traditional

Large Arch

19.10

19.30

J SuPa

Rap

Large Arch

19.30

19.50

Lee Kyle

Comedy

Large Arch

19.50

20.20

Mad Ferret

Traditional

Large Arch

20.20

20.40

J SuPa

Rap

Large Arch

20.40

21.00

Lee Kyle

Comedy

Large Arch

21.00

21.30

Mad Ferret

Traditional

Large Arch

 

Start

End

Artiste

Genre

Venue

18.00

18.20

David McFarlane

Music

Small Arch

18.20

18.40

Norrie Maclver

Music

Small Arch

18.40

19.10

Highland Dance

Music

Small Arch

19.10

19.30

Dave McFarlane

Music

Small Arch

19.30

19.50

Norrie Maclver

Music

Small Arch

19.50

20.20

Dave McFarlane

Music

 Small Arch

20.20

20.40

Highland Dance

Dance

Small Arch

20.40

21.00

Norrie Maclver

Music

Small Arch

21.00

21.30

Highland Dance

Dance

Small Arch

 

Sunday 27th - Entertainment & Acts

Start

End

Artiste

Genre

Venue

17.30

17.50

Mad Ferret

Traditional

Large Arch

17.50

18.10

Cal Halbert

Comedy

Large Arch

18.10

18.30

Kamihamiha & Uki-Yo

Rap

Large Arch

18.30

18.50

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Bag Rock

Norie Miller Walk

18.50

19.10

Mad Ferret

Traditional

Large Arch

19.10

19.20

Cal Halbert

Comedy

Large Arch

19.30

19.50

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

 Bag Rock 

Norie Miller Walk

19.50

20.10

Kamihamiha & Uki-Yo

Rap

Large Arch

20.10

20.30

Mad Ferret

Traditional

Large Arch

20.30

20.50

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Bag Rock

Norie Miller Walk

20.50

21.10

Cal Halbert

Comedy

Large Arch

21.10

21.30

Kamihamiha & Uki-Yo

Rap

Large Arch

 

Start

End

Artiste

Genre

Date / Venue

17.30

17.50

Dave McFarlane

Music

Small Arch

17.50

18.10

Highland Dance

Dance

Small Arch

18.10

18.30

Michael Law

Music

Small Arch

18.30

18.50

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Bag Rock

Norie Miller Walk

18.50

19.10

Dave McFarlane

Music

Small Arch

19.10

19.20

Highland Dance

Dance

Small Arch

19.30

19.50

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Bag Rock

Norie Miller Walk

19.50

20.10

Dave McFarlane

Music

Small Arch

20.10

20.30

Michael Law

Music

Small Arch

20.30

20.50

 

 

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

20.50

21.10

Highland Dance

Dance

Small Arch

21.10

21.30

Michael Law

Music

Once you have seen the Perth Riverside Light Nights and enjoyed the Pipe Bands on Tay Street then why not enjoy an eclectic mix of music within Perth’s hostelries to finish off your Perth’s Burns Night celebrations.

Post-Light Nights Fun

The Twa Tams: 79 – 81 Scott Street | Los Supremo’s– 9 pm
The Venue: 38 St Johns Street | Journey North– 9 pm
King James: 73 Kinnoull Street | Charlie Williamson– 9 pm
Abbotsford Lounge Bar: 11 – 13 Abbot Street | Brimstone & Blake– 9 pm
The Caledonian: 235 – 237 High Street, Perth | Scoogz  9 pm
The Green Room: 97 Canal Street, Perth | Multistory Lover – 9 pm
The Old Ship Inn: 31 High Street | Calum Campbell 9 pm
The Auld Hoose: 83 South Street, Perth | Fozzie  9 pm
Greyfriars Bar: 15 South Street | Stuart McKandie – 9 pm

Dinosaur World

29th/30th Jan, 18.00 – 22.00

Enter the Dinosaur World and witness the riverside be transformed into a prehistoric world where giant monsters roam and wild reptiles lurk. Meet some of our giant monsters including our 17ft long T-Rex, Tank the Triceratops, Richie the Raptor and many more. Our Ranger Training Camp will be open for anyone brave enough to face out wild Dinosaurs.

Step inside our Dinosaur Dome and become fully-immersed in a 360 degree cinema projection as you travel back in time through the Jurassic and Cretaceous in search of Dinosaurs.  

We will also be projecting a variety of animations kindly provided by Paul Hollingsworth from Digital Wizard Studios.

Comic-Con

31st/1st Jan & Feb, 18.00 – 22.00

 
Everyone’s favourite time lord has programmed the Tardis to land at Norie Miller – just watch out for his robotic enemy!! With a replica of the Michael Keaton Batmobile from the 1989 movie and the Ecto-1 Cadillac on display both evenings along with a host of other activities to enjoy.
 
For Star Wars fans, an X-Wing fighter jet will be landing at the riverside, which visitors will be able to climb inside and feel like a Rebel Alliance pilot! R2-D2 will also be making a guest appearance, so make sure you don’t miss out!
 
Durning our comic-con theme we will also be projecting a variety of animations from Digital Wizard Studios and James Farr in a hidden location at the Norie-Miller Walk!

Chinese New Year

2nd/3rd Feb, 17.00 – 22.00

Follow the Chinese Dragon as it leads the annual Chinese New Year Parade on the 2nd February only from 2 High Street, along St John Street and across the Queens Bridge to the Riverside Lights.

Chinese Parade Information

Here’s what to expect at our Dargon Parade:

16.45     Chinese Dragon and Lion Dance (2 High Street)

16.55     Firecracker display (2 High Street)

17.00     Parade commences

The Parade route is as follows: 2 High Street, High Street, St Johns Street, South Street, Norie Miller Walk

Once at the riverside, there will be plenty of Chinese themed fun to delight you throughout the night including Lifesize replica terracotta warriors, Chinese craft workshops, circus performers and plenty of other surprises! 

Riverside Map

Event Brochure

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting Here

Perth is the most accessible city in Scotland with fantastic road, bus and rail links. Scone Palace is just two miles North of Perth City Centre.

By Car/Park and Ride

Perth is easily accessible by road from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Stirling and Inverness. There’s a wide range of safe and secure, short stay car parks within the city centre.

For information on park and ride here

Find out more about parking in Perth City Centre here.

* Please note there is no parking at Norie Miller Walk, however there is a drop off point for those with mobility issues.

For parking we recommend South Inch car park.

By Bus

Perth can be reached by a network of fast and reliable coach services. Travelling around Perth is easy by bus, with many fast and reliable services available, from all over the City.

By Train

Perth Railway Station is a short walk from the city centre. There are regular services to and from Stirling, Dundee and Pitlochry, with a journey time of around 30 minutes.Direct trains to and from Edinburgh run at approximately two hourly intervals.

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