A Very Merry Pittsburgh

Nov 16, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020
Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

A Very Merry Pittsburgh will include a special section featuring family keepsakes, artifacts, film, and imagery that explores how Western Pennsylvanians have celebrated major winter holidays, including Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwanzaa, through the years.

Visitors can wrap up their holiday shopping in the History Center Museum Shop, featuring quirky Heinz products, Pittsburgh-proud T-shirts and apparel, award-winning books, and more!

  • An interactive play area with retro toys for kids of all ages to enjoy;
  • Historic gifts and toys from the 1840s through today that showcase the evolution of gift-giving in Western Pa.;
  • Holiday decorations and artifacts from downtown Pittsburgh department stores like Kaufmann’s/Macy’s and Horne’s;
  • Memorable objects from Kaufmann’s Santaland, including Santa’s original chair, giant Mr. and Mrs. Claus ornaments, and the mailbox where thousands of Pittsburgh children mailed their Christmas wish lists to the North Pole; and
  • Holiday music and décor.
  • No trip to Santaland is complete without a visit from old Saint Nick. Join us from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on select dates through Christmas Eve to take photos with Santa Claus and see the original chair from Kaufmann’s Santaland display.


    • Saturday & Sunday: Nov. 16-17
    • Saturday & Sunday: Nov. 23-24
    • Friday: Nov. 29
    • Sunday: Dec. 1
    • Saturday & Sunday: Dec. 7-8
    • Saturday & Sunday: Dec. 14-15
    • Saturday & Sunday: Dec. 21-22
    • Monday: Dec. 23
    • Tuesday: Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve)

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