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Things to do in Downtown Pittsburgh on New Year’s Eve weekend

Thursday, December 29, 2022

From First Night to rooftop parties and riverboat cruises, there’s no shortage of ways to ring in the New Year in Downtown Pittsburgh. Here’s are some of the ways you can celebrate NYE around ‘tahn all weekend long!

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Holiday Lights Tour | Friday, Dec. 30 & Sunday, Jan. 1

Enjoy a stroll in the heart of Downtown! On the Holiday Lights Tour, learn about the history of the city, discover the beautiful architecture, and see the festive holiday lights and decorations one last time.

Highmark First Night | Saturday, Dec. 31

Ring in the New Year at Highmark First Night with a host of family-friendly events around Downtown, including the annual kick-off fireworks, live performance by musical guest INEZ, a holiday block party, an ice maze, a NYE parade, and much more – plan ahead to make the most of your First Night experience! 

New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise & Tour | Saturday Dec. 31

Begin your New Year’s Eve Celebration aboard the Gateway Clipper’s riverboat dinner & tour! Featuring a delicious New Year’s Eve buffet, DJ entertainment, a glass of champagne, and a festive Pittsburgh skyline lit up for the start of the New Year!

New Year’s Eve Parties | Saturday, Dec. 31

Ring in 2023 under the midnight stars with Il Tetto’s rooftop party at Sienna Mercato, featuring music, dancing, NYE-themed cocktails, and a champagne toast to welcome the New Year!

A number of locations around Downtown are also hosting New Year’s Eve parties* or special NYE hours, including:

*Advanced ticket purchase or reservations for parties may be required or encouraged – be sure to check their websites ahead of time for availability and updated hours.

Ice Skating at PPG Place | All Weekend Long

What better way to start the New Year than with a leisurely skate at the iconic UPMC Ice Rink in PPG arena? Gather friends and family for an outing on the ice – Open from 11 a.m. until midnight on Friday and Saturday, and until 10 p.m. on Sunday!

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