Perth Winter Festival


Perth Winter Festival

Perth is gearing up for what’s expected to be the biggest and best City of Perth Winter Festival yet.

Kicking off on 26 October, the annual festival includes a range of events and celebrations running across the next three months.

Let Caledonian Sleeper take you to the heart of Perthshire so you can explore and enjoy the events on offer.

To help you plan your trip, we’ve included some of the events in the Winter Festival calendar for you to visit.


Perth City Horrorween Parade & Fun Night

Get in the spooky spirit by dressing up and heading down to the parade on 26 October, which leaves from Horsecross Plaza at 6pm and heads through the city centre before returning to Mill Street for a night of spooky entertainment for all ages. Entertainment includes music, dancing and a Halloween fancy dress competition.

For those looking for something a bit scarier, join a Haunted Tour by History & Horror Tours which will be running throughout the night.

There will also be a Zombie Maze, refreshments available from local suppliers and fairground attractions.


Farmers Market

Perth’s popular farmers market will be held on Saturday 2 November, with a range of local suppliers all attending – the perfect chance to start your Christmas shopping.


Christmas Light Switch On

There’s no better way to get in the festive spirit than with a Christmas light switch-on. On the weekend of Saturday 16 November, Perth’s Christmas party is set to bring festive cheer to the city with a variety of entertainment, food and drink and music, including a market which includes an edible map of Perth and Kinross.

Turning on the lights on the Saturday will be some special guests, followed by a fireworks display over the River Tay.


Festival of Chocolate and Gin

For chocolate lovers, the Perth Chocolate and Gin Street Festival is back, offering a range of locally sourced chocolate and craft gin delights for shoppers – the perfect chance to get started on your Christmas shopping.


St Andrews Day Celebration

A key date in Scottish calendars, St Andrews Day, will be celebrated in Perth on Sunday 1 December. Celebrated with a festival, the day will include a Scottish-themed market with a range of local suppliers selling Scottish food and drink including haggis, venison and whisky. Visitors will also be entertained with bagpipes and Scottish dancing performances.


Santa Fun Run

On Saturday 7 December, Perth’s streets will be bustling with runners dressed as Santa as they complete a 2km run through the city centre.


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