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8 . Pittsburgh CLO – Relive the wonder of the holiday season at the theater . CLO presents “ A Musical Christmas Carol ,” bringing your favorite songs of Christmas to life on stage . pittsburghclo . org
9 . Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra – Hear all your favorite classic carols at Heinz Hall during Highmark Holiday Pops , an annual tradition for the whole family ! pittsburghsymphony . org
10 . Pittsburgh Ballet Theater – An iconic symbol of the holiday season , “ The Nutcracker ” will fill you with holiday spirit in December as you enjoy costumes and characters that are guaranteed to excite viewers of all ages ! pbt . org
11 . Visit the Strip District – If it ’ s authentic food or holiday gifts you are looking for , look no further than Pittsburgh ’ s Strip District . From the finest teas and freshly ground coffees to meats and cheeses from across the world , the season wouldn ’ t be complete without a trip to “ the Strip .”
12 . Handmade Arcade – Support local artists , creators , and crafters at the Winter Market , where you ’ ll find hundreds of makers with their curated goods . Make this year ’ s gifts meaningful and impactful ! handmadearcade . org
13 . Pop-Up Markets – Pop-ups have become all the rage … from pop-up shops and markets to pop-up restaurants . You ’ ll find vendors from all over Pittsburgh bringing their very best holiday goods for purchase . downtownpittsburghholidays . com
14 . Oglebay Winter Festival of Lights – Pack up the family and head south to Wheeling , West Virginia , to see lights galore ! You can choose to experience the lights from The Hilltop , a view from the Mansion Museum , or from the patio of the Good Zoo with the chance to visit the indoor zoo animals ! New this year , check out the Holiday Market Place . oglebay . com
15 . Heinz History Center – A special treat for your loved ones to enjoy for years to come ! A Very Merry Pittsburgh provides a peek into the history of the holidays and how they were celebrated by Western Pennsylvanians . While you ’ re there , stop by to see Santa and write your Christmas list to send ! heinzhistorycenter . org
16 . Randyland – A special place to visit any time of year , the halls are decked at Randyland for the holidays ! Visit Pittsburgh ’ s North Side and the home of artist Randy Gilson to explore colorful public art installations that will cheer up any scrooge . facebook . com / randylandpgh
17 . The Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History – Holidays at the Carnegie Museums offer spectacular exhibitions for everyone on your list . From lofty evergreen trees to a breathtaking nativity , and activities for the kids , the museums are a sight to be seen . carnegiemuseums . org
18 . Ride the incline to see Pittsburgh ’ s holiday lights from above – You haven ’ t seen the city lights until you ’ ve seen them from the top of Mount Washington . Grab a seat on the Monongahela Incline , the oldest continuously operating funicular railway in the U . S ., or on the Duquesne Incline that overlooks The Point . Either ride is sure to be a treat with jaw-dropping views .
19 . Phipps Conservatory – Each year , Phipps delights holiday guests with festive florals , elegant evergreens , and decorative lights throughout the green oasis . phipps . conservatory . org
20 . Laurel Highlands – Just one hour east of Pittsburgh , the Laurel Highlands offer winter fun for everyone ! From skiing and snow tubing to sleigh rides and spa days , spend a day or a long weekend exploring the winter fun in the mountains ! golaurelhighlands . com
21 . Carrie Furnaces – Highlighting the industry that built our city , Rivers of Steel offers tours , workshops , exhibitions , and festivals throughout the year . If your family bonds over rich history and culture , this could be the spot for you to visit this holiday season . riversofsteel . com
22 . Christmas Movie Classics – If “ You ’ ll shoot your eye out , kid ” or “ Every time a bell rings , an angel gets its wings ” sparks joy in your holiday heart , check your local movie theater for special holiday movie viewings . Many independently owned theaters invite patrons to grab their favorite pair of holiday pajamas for a special movie night .
23 . Carnegie Science Center – From laser light shows to holiday movies , a visit to the Carnegie Science Center is sure to excite the kid in all of us this holiday season . So give your mittens a rest and warm up inside the four floors of interactive exhibits , catch a show , or even check out the Holiday Camps for kids ! carnegiesciencecenter . org
24 . Give glass blowing a try – Did you know the original ball ornament ( called baubles ) originated in Germany ? Start a new holiday tradition by making your own ! Learn the trade of glass blowing and have fun with family and friends while doing it , and walk away with a symbol of the holiday season that will last for years to come .
25 . Warm up at your local coffee shop – Looking to warm up after being out in the snow ? Stop by one of your local coffee shops for coffee , tea , hot chocolate and some good quality conversations with family or friends .
26 . Pittsburgh Opera – Let music and song bring your closest loved ones together this season at the opera . With programming to satisfy any age , the Pittsburgh Opera will ignite the spirit of the season within you . pittsburghopera . org
27 . Spirits of Giving from Around the
World – Visit Two PPG Place this holiday season to see life-sized displays of Santas from around the world , accompanied by original paintings highlighting the unique holiday traditions of many diverse cultures . ppgplace . com
28 . Penguins on Parade – Reindeer aren ’ t the only ones getting attention during the holidays . Check out the penguins frolicking in the snow and ice at the PPG Aquarium during their favorite season of the year ! pittsburghzoo . org
29 . Volunteer ! – Nothing gives you a warmer feeling than helping your community during the holidays . There are opportunities for families to volunteer their time , talent , and treasure to community organizations across the city . Toys for Tots , Make-A-Wish , Presents for Patients , Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank , even your local church or community center have opportunities to provide for those less fortunate this holiday season .
30 . Highmark First Night Pittsburgh – Laugh , dance , and sing your way into the new year in Pittsburgh ’ s Cultural District . Theaters , galleries , and city streets will be open late for performances , kids activities , a parade , and more at Pittsburgh ’ s 2022 New Year ’ s Eve party . firstnightpgh . trustarts . org n
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