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Winter Festival at the Castle

Winter Festival at the Castle

Sat, Dec. 15, 2018 10:00am — 4:00pm

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Discover a day of festive fun for all the family at the Castle and Museum’s annual Winter Festival.

Christmas in the Trenches | 10.00am, 11.00am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm
It’s Christmas Eve in the trenches. Meet old soldier Private Angus McNiven as he cooks his Christmas pudding and opens his parcels from home.
Pre-booking of preferred time advised.

Christmas Letters to loved ones | 10.00am-3.45pm
Receiving letters from loved ones would help to boost the soldier’s spirits. Using the old writing paper and ink write a letter to a soldier in the trenches at Christmas.

Christmas Crafts | 10.00am-3.45pm
Make your very own Black Watch Christmas stocking and Christmas card. 

Santa Gallery Trail | 10.00am-3.45pm
How many hidden Santa’s can you find in the Museum galleries?

Winter Glitter Face and Hand Art | 10.00am-12md, 1.00pm-3.15pm
Add some Festive glitz and glamour to your day with a sparkling Christmas inspired face and hand art.

Cookie Decorating |10.00am-3.45pm
Get creative and decorate your own Christmas star shortbread.

Prize Draw | 10.00am-3.45pm
Spend over £10 in the Castle Gift Shop and enter our lucky dip to win a gorgeous gift.

Drawing Competition | 10.00am – 3.00pm | Judging by Santa at 3.15pm
Calling all budding artists! Show us your creative flair by drawing a picture of our Castle in the wintertime. You can draw and colour your picture at home and bring it with you or take some time during the festival to produce your masterpiece.
Entries will be judged by Santa himself with the two winners switching on The Black Watch Christmas lights.
Two age categories - Under 9’s and 9 upwards

Christmas Cryptic Code Challenge | 10.15am, 12md, 1.15pm, 2.30pm
Calling all secret agents! Enter the WW1 gallery and help your team work out the cryptic codes to win the prize. 
Pre-booking of preferred time advised.

Letters from the Front | 10.30am, 2.45pm
Join our archivist as he reads letters and poems written by soldiers from The Black Watch Museum archive.

Sing-a-long with Santa | 10.45am, 11.45am, 1.00pm, 2.15pm
Santa has lost the gift tags he needs to label his presents. Can you help him find them? Along the way, listen to some of his festive stories and sing-along with his favourite Christmas Carols.
Pre-booking of preferred time advised.

Festive Folk Music | 11.15am, 1.15pm
Find your dancing feet as our resident musicians play the fiddle and penny whistle spreading Festive joy with a selection of well-known Christmas tunes.

Christmas Carols | 3.45pm
Join Perth and Kinross Council Choir as they perform a selection of classic Christmas Carols by the The Black Watch Christmas tree.

Christmas Light Switch on | 3.55pm
Gather in the Castle courtyard and help Santa and our competition winner switch on The Black Watch Christmas tree lights.

Adults Free | Children £5 | 01738 638152 to pre-book timed activities and entry tickets