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When you first visit Perth, Ontario, you just might fall in love with it. History, culture, and small-town charm abound in this heritage town, with culinary delights and theatre experiences that rival the big city.
No matter the season, it’s always the perfect time to get away and explore all Perth has to offer: breweries, distilleries, outdoor adventure, walking tours, fabulous parks, spas, attractions, boutique shops, a wide variety of restaurants, great accommodations and more. Fall is no exception; from October through December, Perth is transformed into an autumnal wonderland, complete with exciting holiday events.
Perth Night Market
On October 1, experience the magic of Perth’s streets at night. The evening will feature a variety of entertainment, including musicians and street performers. 70+ artisans and vendors—hailing from Lanark County, the Ottawa Valley, and beyond—can be found on the streets, highlighting the talent that can be found in our own backyard.
Street closures will allow guests to move freely and provide ample space for physical distancing. Most shops and restaurants across Perth will be open late for the event, allowing attendees to explore the unique offerings housed in the beautiful heritage buildings. A night of culinary treats and historic charm, the Night Market is an event you won’t miss.
Visit PERTH.ca/NightMarket for more information and to stay up-to-date on details.
Halloween in Perth
As the leaves turn orange and the weather cools down, Perth turns up the holiday spirit. You’ll want to book your tickets early for Perth Ghost Walk, as it usually sells out! Starting from Perth Museum, the Ghost Walk is led by historian and author Susan Code McDougall.
Create a new family tradition by getting in costume and joining in on Perth’s Zombie Walk, or come by to see the zombies as you shop and dine in Perth!
There are seasonal offerings as far as the eye can see in Perth’s stores and restaurants. Stop by Scotch Line Farm to pick out the perfect pumpkin and get lost in the corn maze, and explore the Haunted Woods at Maple Key Day Camp.
Visit PERTH.ca/Halloween for the full lineup.
As the snow starts to fall, Perth comes alive with the kind of small-town holiday cheer reserved for your favourite Hallmark movies.
The season kicks off with the Launch of Christmas in Perth on November 17 and is filled with shopping specials, craft fairs, the Farmer’s Christmas Market, musical and theatrical performances, seasonal workshops and more.
Mark your calendar for the Festival of Good Cheer on November 26, Festival of Lights on December 2, the Nick of Time craft sale and Santa Claus Parade on December 3, and the Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day.
The trees inside the Crystal Palace are lit daily from November 19 until January 2. Drop by any evening to see them through the glass walls in the Tay Basin.
Your small-town adventure awaits in Perth. Come for a weekend getaway and make memories and traditions that will last a lifetime.
Visit PERTH.ca/Tourism to plan your adventure.
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You may come to Perth for any reason. Theatre. Cottage. Visiting Friends. Shopping. A Wedding. A Mini-Escape. A Festival. A Meal. While the reason for your visit may vary, the experience will be one to remember.