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.

Burns Night Theme

26/27th Jan

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 17:00. There is no parade on Sunday 27th Jan. Please note that there may be pyrotechnics at these events.
Red Hot Chilli Pipers will be performing as part of the Robert Burns celebrations on Sunday 27th January at the Riverside Light Nights at Norie Miller Park. 
Solo rappers J-Supa (26th Jan) Colonel John Mustard (27th Jan) will be adding to the entertainment within the arches at Norie Miller Park across the weekend. 

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.

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

29/30th Jan

Dinosaur World will take over the Riverside Light Nights with some prehistoric fun for 2 nights only. Rhoar!!!

Durning our prehistoric theme we will also be projecting a variety of animations kindly provided by Paul Hollingsworth from Digital Wizard Studios in a hidden location at the Norie-Miller Walk! Come have a look – if you dare! 


31/1st Jan & Feb

Riverside Light Nights celebrate with a Comic-Con theme. Get your fancy dress dusted off!!
Everyone’s favourite time lord has programmed the Tardis to land at Norie Miller – just watch out for his robotic enemy!! With a replicas 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, there is plenty to entertain all the family.
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

2/3rd Feb

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

There will be plenty of Chinese themed activities over the weekend to help usher in the Chinese New Year.

Magic and Wizardry

5/6th Feb

Celebrate magic and wizardry along at the Riverside Light Nights – cauldrons at the ready…

Valentines Day

9/10th Feb

Write your valentines note and have your messages displayed in the sky during this magical theme. Be serenaded by the entertainers as you stroll through the romantic gardens and enjoy a glass of something fizzy. This year we are hoping for a proposal or two!

Riverside Map

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.

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.