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How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Downtown Pittsburgh

Monday, December 28, 2020

Say farewell to 2020 with safer (but still unforgettable) ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve with help from Downtown.

Take a Staycation in the Heart of the City

Unwind at The Westin Pittsburgh on the last day of 2020. Receive self-parking, champagne, and late checkout for $139 using promo code EVE.

Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh will make your NYE dreams come true with their special offer featuring a bottle of bubbly, their New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu, and late checkout.  

Or, experience the ultimate Intimate NYE Offer from the Fairmont Pittsburgh. The offer includes a luxury guest room, a bottle of sparkling wine, valet parking, NYE party favors, and a special in-room dining menu.  

Plus, you can celebrate in style with a package offer from Revel and the Hilton Garden Inn with a Dine & Unwind pairing including a bottle of champagne, an exclusive NYE in-room menu from Revel, and more.

Let Downtown Do the Cooking

Celebrating the new year at home? Order special take-out meals and heat-at-home options cooked by the pros from Floor 2The Capital GrillThe Carlton, The Commoner, Eddie V’sMarket Street Grocery, Richard Deschantz Restaurant GroupGrand Concourse, and Harris GrillUpdate: many packages are sold out due to demand. Please call to confirm or see about updated availabilities.

Plus, many restaurants are open for normal takeout and delivery. See the current listing of what’s open in Downtown.

Explore the Downtown Cocktail Trail

Through December 31, select Downtown restaurants are highlighting specially-crafted cocktails and curated menu pairings that are festive, fun, and delicious, with options available for both outdoor dining and take out that you can enjoy at home. See the listing of participating stops here.

Ring in 2021 with a Virtual Highmark First Night Celebration

This New Year’s Eve, the party is coming to you! Ring in 2021 in pure Pittsburgh style as Heather Abraham and David Highfield of Pittsburgh Today Live join the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for a one-hour, TV-only special edition of our city’s signature celebration—Highmark First Night Pittsburgh.

Tune in to KDKA-TV or CBSN Pittsburgh at 11 p.m. — along with a few hundred-thousand neighbors — as we count down to midnight with a celebration of art from our region and beyond.

You’ll enjoy music, magic, and more from an array of talented artists that you’ve come to expect from Highmark First Night Pittsburgh, as well as fireworks and the raising of our Future of Pittsburgh Ball, all adapted for this one-of-a-kind broadcast spectacular.

“The Fates” from the Broadway musical Hadestown

This year’s lineup includes hip-hop artist Frzy, magician Eric Jones, and a special performance from the Broadway musical Hadestown.

Get the details.

Skate Around the Tree at PPG Place

Open through February 28, get active and skate the ice at the beautiful Ice Rink at PPG Place. Open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day (and beyond), enjoy the perfect wintertime activity in the heart of the city. Timed tickets are required to be purchased in advance to ensure social distancing, and face masks must be worn at all times, including while skating.

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