City of Perth Winter Festival

The City of Perth Winter Festival is a 10 week long celebration opening with the Christmas Lights event in November and running until the Chinese New Year in February as part of the wonderful Perth Light Nights.

Perth’s now famous, star-studded Perth Christmas Lights Switch-On Party on Saturday 16 November 2019 will house three live music stages – expect singing dancing and lots of festive fun. You can celebrate all things gin & chocolate with artisan chocolate and craft gins at the Chocolate, Gin and Things Market and the Perth Festive Market. And for the little ones there are Funfair Rides, a Santa’s Grotto, Ice Caves, Snow Globes and much, much more!

Continuing in the festive spirit the City of Perth Christmas Feast on Sunday, 17 November, includes Zuppa, for those soup lovers and soup makers to show of their skills. See Perthshire landmarks at Cake Fest where we’ll create an edible Perthshire winter wonderland scene. This will all be topped off with a Parade of the Bakers on the 17 November 2019!

Perth will host Fair Saturday on 30 November and celebrate St Andrew’s Day on 1 December 2019 with a two day extravaganza of music, markets and food.

In amongst all of this you find quality artisan Christmas markets, speciality shopping events, Perth Santa Run, live music, tasty treats and so much more! Make sure you add a few dates to the diary, and round up your family and friends to make a day of it in Perth City Centre this winter.


Parking in Perth

Council Car Parks

Perth & Kinross Council provides safe and secure, short and long stay car parks and on-street parking in the city centre. See the city centre map alongside or the Perth Parking Guide for more details. Pick up a Parking Guide at Pullar House in Kinnoull Street, St John’s Shopping Centre or Canal Street Multi Storey Car Park.

Paying for parking

Cashless parking has been introduced as an alternative method of payment, making it easier, simpler and more convenient for motorists. For details visit or

Free Parking

The Council’s car parks and on-street pay and display bays are free from Mon to Sat from 6pm to 8am and all day Sun. There is 15 minutes’ free parking in all Council car parks and on-street parking bays.

Free Parking for Blue Badge Holders

Blue badge holders can park free in any of the Council’s car parks and on-street parking bays and in other on-street locations subject to the normal conditions of use of their badges. Further parking details at

Park + Ride

Operates from Broxden, Scone and Kinross. Further details at

Perth Christmas Lights Switch-On

City of Perth Christmas Feast

Cake Fest & Parade of the bakers

Perthshire Creates Christmas Design Market

Perth Nativity Parade

Fair Saturday

St Andrew’s Day Festival

Perth Santa Run

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