Events

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Arts + Culture,
Community,
Family,
Shopping

Handmade Arcade In Person Holiday Market

Dec 4, 2021 | 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Shop one-of-a-kind handmade products from over 200 talented makers, artists, and craftspeople at the largest holiday market in the region! Get inspired with live demonstrations, free take-and-make craft kits, and more READ MORE
Community,
Online & Virtual Events,
Outdoor

AWCommunity Day: Holiday Edition

Dec 4, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join the August Wilson African American Cultural Center for the holiday edition of AWCommunity Day, where there will be fun activities for all age groups, including a special Kwanza celebration and a visit by the man who rides a sled and wears a red suit! READ MORE
Outdoor,
Tours

North Shore 5k Tour

Dec 4, 2021 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
From bridges to stadiums to fantastic views of downtown and more, there is plenty to see on the North Shore 5k route with Pittsburgh Running Tours READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment,
Music

Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite

Dec 3, 2021 - Dec 5, 2021
Just in time for the holidays, Manfred Honeck conducts Tchaikovsky’s enchanting suite from “The Nutcracker.” READ MORE
Outdoor,
Tours

Holiday Lights Tour

Nov 26, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Enjoy an evening in Downtown Pittsburgh, learning about the history of the city, discovering beautiful squares and pieces of architecture, while getting to see all the festive holiday lights and decorations. READ MORE
Family,
Music

Schooltime: Meet the Orchestra

Oct 1, 2021 - May 18, 2022
Explore each instrument family of the orchestra through a series of instrument demonstrations, chamber performances, and interviews with individual PSO musicians. READ MORE
Arts + Culture

Among Women: Contemporary Art from Serbia

Sep 11, 2021 - Jan 9, 2022
Exhibited for the first time in Pittsburgh, Among Women: Contemporary Art from Serbia presents the work of eleven female artists who are deeply connected to Belgrade, Serbia. READ MORE
Arts + Culture

Matthew Schreiber | New Work

Sep 11, 2021 - Mar 13, 2022
Explore two floors, and three new installations, at Wood Street Galleries, incorporating all of these media intertwined with physics, technology, and the exploration of perception. READ MORE
Outdoor,
Sports + Recreation

Black & Ghost Tour

Aug 1, 2022 - Oct 31, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Experience the spookiest of Pittsburgh’s Downtown! Get to see outstanding historic landmarks (often beautifully lit up in the darker and colder months) during the quiet evening hours and learn about their history and which spirits lurk in them. READ MORE
Entertainment,
Music

Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite

Dec 3, 2021 - Dec 5, 2021
Just in time for the holidays, Manfred Honeck conducts Tchaikovsky’s enchanting suite from “The Nutcracker.” READ MORE
Entertainment

Liberty Magic: Siegfried Tieber in SIXTY-SEVEN KEYS

Dec 1, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
What happens when the choice of one single key unlocks an evening of unimaginable possibilities? READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment,
Family,
Music

Schooltime: Holiday Celebrations

Dec 1, 2021 - Dec 18, 2021 | 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Principal Pops Conductor Byron Stripling welcomes you to a celebration of holidays and traditions through music! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment,
Film & Movies

Harris Theater: Power of the Dog

Nov 24, 2021 - Dec 9, 2021 | 5:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Live from the Harris Theater, see the Power of the Dog, an epic western, gothic melodrama and a simmering thriller by Jane Campion READ MORE
Entertainment,
Family

Holiday KidsPlay Selfie Garden

Nov 23, 2021 - Dec 28, 2021 | 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
The beautiful outdoor Heinz Hall Courtyard has been transformed into a child’s television dreamland, thanks to Xfinity. READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Family,
Outdoor,
Tours

Holiday Lights Tour

Nov 21, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Get into the holiday spirit and enjoy an evening in Downtown Pittsburgh with Walk the Burgh READ MORE
Arts + Culture

InVisible

Nov 19, 2021 - Feb 13, 2022
InVisible, an art exhibition centered on mental health from the Black perspective features painting, sculpture, performance, multimedia installations, and poetry by 12 artists. READ MORE
Tours

Best of the Burgh Tour

Apr 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021
Walk by and into must-see cultural and historical landmarks as well as iconic buildings! READ MORE
Family,
Tours

Holiday Captain's Dinner on the Gateway Clipper

Dec 4, 2021 - Dec 18, 2021 | 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Let the season sparkle and shine on the river! Enjoy a holiday celebration onboard a Pittsburgh riverboat tour. READ MORE
Entertainment,
Family,
Tours

Santa Story Time Cruise

Nov 27, 2021 - Dec 18, 2021 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Come aboard our ALL NEW Santa Story Time Cruise with Santa Claus and his trusted number one elf – BUDDY! READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Family

Season’s Greetings Saturdays

Nov 27, 2021 - Dec 18, 2021 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Write a letter to Santa, make holiday-themed crafts, and more at the National Aviary! READ MORE
Community,
Family,
Shopping

Downtown Elf Hunt

Nov 27, 2021 - Dec 18, 2021
Santa’s scout elves have made it Downtown, and he needs your help to find them! READ MORE
Entertainment,
Family

Santa Zoom

Nov 21, 2021 - Dec 23, 2021 | 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Presented by BJ's, Santa will be live from the North Pole! READ MORE
Community,
Family

Saturdays with Santa at the Heinz History Center

Nov 20, 2021 - Dec 19, 2021 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join us on select Saturdays this holiday season to take socially distanced photos with Santa Claus inside the History Center’s A Very Merry Pittsburgh exhibition. READ MORE
Arts + Culture

For Tonight It's Everything

Nov 19, 2021 - Jan 30, 2022
READ MORE
Market Square,
Shopping

Peoples Gas Holiday Market

Nov 19, 2021 - Dec 23, 2021
Shop from more vendors than ever before as you stroll through an illuminated Market Square at the tenth annual Peoples Gas Holiday Market™ READ MORE
Arts + Culture,
Entertainment

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation

Oct 4, 2021 - Apr 24, 2022 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Travel across the world from mineral fields to lava lakes to see how volcanoes impact our earth. READ MORE
Outdoor,
Tours

Black & Ghost Tour with Walk the Burgh

Sep 6, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Experience the spookiest of Pittsburgh’s Downtown! Get to see outstanding historic landmarks (often beautifully lit up in the darker and colder months) during the quiet evening hours and learn about their history and which spirits lurk in them. READ MORE
Outdoor,
Tours

Three Rivers Sightseeing Cruise on the Gateway Clipper

Jun 11, 2021 - Dec 11, 2021
The only way to see the City and truly learn about her past, present, and future is aboard one of our Pittsburgh river cruises. READ MORE

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