The annual Santa Claus Spirits of Giving Around the World and Gingerbread House and Train Exhibits
Pittsburgh's Crèche, A Life-sized Christmas Nativity Scene
Pittsburgh hosts the only Vatican authorized replica of the Nativity Crèche that stands outside Saint Peter's Basilica. During the holiday season, local bands and choirs perform downtown in the Crèche square to celebrate the season. It truly is a beautiful display that reminds us all to keep Christ in Christmas.
Mass Mutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink at PPG Place
Downtown Pittsburgh - PPG Place
MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink at PPG Place, a spectacular one-of-a-kind outdoor ice skating rink.
2017 Snowflake Festival
Come out to celebrate the winter season at Soergel’s with our annual Snowflake Festival. The family festival begins with Santa 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and snow princess and snowman here from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A bounce house, crafts (cookie decorating), tractor rides, and horse drawn carriage rides all help to make for a magical evening.
ARTLab - Scribble Machine Wrapping Paper
Hands-on, drop-in, interactive activities designed for visitors of all ages! Create your own festive holiday wrapping paper using the museum's renowned scribble machines. This program is FREE with museum admission.
The Joy of Cookies, Cookie Tour 2017
12/1 to 12/3
More than 40 Lawrenceville organizations will offer free cookie samples. Enjoy extra stops for lunch and cookie flavored beer! Thursday night kicks off with a tree lighting ceremony and caroling, while Saturday includes a visit from Santa at the Cookie Mall.
2017 Holiday Spectacular Ice Skating Show - Christmas on Broadway
RMU Island Sports Center
RMU Island Sports Center\'s Christmas on Broadway! A Broadway-Styled Holiday Ice Skating Show featuring a mix of Broadway favorites and Christmas musical fun and skating that should not be missed!
Allergen-Free Donuts with Santa
Have an allergen-free donut with Santa! Registration is required and this event WILL sell out. Registration will open on 11/27 at 10 a.m. and the registration link can be found here.
Holiday Jam 2017
New Hazlett Theater
The playlist continues their unique innovative renditions of holiday classics. The house band brings together old friends and Pittsburgh favorites and reunites musicians who appeared for years on the WQED program Live From Studio A.
A Lyrical Christmas Carol
New Hazlett Theater
On Christmas Eve, Scrooge sits in his house with not a kind word for anyone. He just wants to be left alone until the ‘humbug’ of Christmas is over. But four ghostly visitors-his former business partner—followed by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come—show him the error of his ways, and by the time Christmas Day dawns, Scrooge is a changed person. The entire family will enjoy this timeless classic peppered with your favorite Christmas carols.
Carnegie Performing Arts Center
12/8 to 12/17
The Peoples Gas Holiday Market
Inspired by the original German Christkindlmarkts, the Annual Peoples Gas Holiday Market™ brings a cherished European tradition to Downtown Pittsburgh that mixes international flair with local charm. Visitors experience a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping village as they stroll through an illuminated Market Square, weaving through Alpine-style wooden chalets, brimming with high-quality gifts.
Yuletide in Sewickley
Celebrate the holiday season with Yuletide in Sewickley! Starting with Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 26th and featuring events through December 21st, there are many activities for you and your family to participate in.
Sounds of the Season Holiday Concert featuring Pine Creek Community Band
Passavant Hospital Foundation
Join us for the Sounds of the Season Holiday Concert on Friday, December 8 featuring the Pine Creek Community Band and benefitting the UPMC Passavant Nursing Education Fund.
Polar Express Sleepover
Carnegie Science Center
All aboard! Your ticket to getting into the holiday spirit is just a train ride away with our Polar Express Sleepover! It’s the perfect way to warm your heart and add sparkle to the season.
Western PA Humane Society Holiday Gift Wrapping
Mall at Robinson
11/24 to 12/24
Join us for our annual holiday gift wrapping fundraiser at the Mall at Robinson! Get your gifts beautifully wrapped while helping our shelter pets.
Breakfast or Lunch with Santa
Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s making a stop at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Join us for our family-fun Breakfast or Lunch with Santa and enjoy a delicious buffet as the children decorate a Christmas cookie, meet our education animals, and write a letter to Santa followed by a visit from the big man himself!
2017 Patriotic Holiday Concert
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum
‘Tis the time of year for Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum’s FREE Patriotic Holiday Concert!
Kennywood Holiday Lights
See America’s Finest Traditional Amusement Park transformed with close to two million dazzling lights. Enjoy songs of the holiday performed by local choirs. See the spectacular light show on the lagoon choreographed to your favorite holiday melodies. Visit Santa, ride the Gingerbread Express and more!
Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland
Big Butler Fairgrounds
Overly's Country Christmas
Westmoreland Fair Grounds
Celebrate the season at Overly's Country Christmas®, a nonprofit organization operated mainly by volunteers who are committed to creating holiday memories with a walk-around Christmas Village that's filled with an array of old-fashioned traditions and treats. Sing carols 'round the bonfire, revel in the model train display, have your picture taken with Santa (in the days before Christmas), take a horse drawn wagon/sleigh ride or shop for gifts in the C. Edgar & Sons General Store plus much, much more as you experience the warmth of this traditional Christmas Village!
Kraynak's Santa's Christmas Land
Holiday Musical Tea and Tour
Cookies with Santa
Round Hill Park
Skate with Santa
He’s making a list and checking it twice! Skate along with Santa at the Nouth Park Ice Rink! Enjoy cookies and refreshments with the jolly old elf himself, as well as holiday crafts!
Breakfast and a Movie: White Christmas
Hollywood Theater - Dormont
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
12/1 to 12/27
A Musical Christmas Carol
12/8 to 12/23
Cirque Dreams Holidaze
12/29 to 12/30