Your Guide to Everything Christmas in Pittsburgh

Christmas in Pittsburgh

It’s that time of year! The snow is falling, children’s eyes are filled with glee, and you’re scrambling to make sure you got a gift for all your loved ones because Christmas always seems to come quicker every year. We think you need to take a break and relax with some festive outings that are fun for the whole family!

To help you celebrate this season to the fullest, we’ve created your guide to everything Christmas in Pittsburgh. Below, you’ll find the most festive Christmas activities around the city, so 

you can enjoy this holiday when you have time between the baking and shopping.

View the Trees Downtown

Holiday Trees

Want to impress your little ones with some massive Christmas trees? Head downtown and check out the Highmark Unity Tree and the tree in Point State Park. Along with various other festive trees in the area, you can also set up the Friday before Thanksgiving for Light Up Night and watch all the trees illuminate in Tannenbaum wonder.

Hit Up Market Square

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a weekend while still getting all the Christmas supplies you need, check out the Christmas Market. The kiddos can meet Santa while you search through European-themed booths full of gifts, décor, and so much more.

Embrace Christmas at PPG Place’s Wintergarden

Every season, PPG Place transforms their indoor atrium into a spectacle of pure holiday delight. In this winter wonderland, you’ll find loads of locally made gingerbread houses, as well as international Santa statues hailing from all around the world. Grab some hot cocoa and view this amazing site before it’s gone!

Courtyard Ice Skating

Ice Skating

After you have seen the atrium, head over the PPG Place ice skating rink. With a stunning and fully lit tree at the center, you and the family can try out some tricks on the ice throughout December. Don’t feel like skating? Then, hop on one of the horse-drawn carriages for a downtown ride you’ll never forget.  

Adults Only! The Miracle Pop-Up Bar

Sneak away and grab a drink at the Miracle Pop-Up Bar for a satisfying libation. From floor to ceiling, this area is decked out in everything Christmas, from lights strung everywhere to the Santa-head mugs you’ll be drinking out of. Spirits are strong, and the lines are long, but it’s totally worth it to see this one-of-a-kind Christmas bar.

Celebrate Christmas Like Never Before

Now that you have read your guide to everything Christmas in Pittsburgh, rejoice in the season. Happy holidays!

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