Pittsburgh is a beautiful city.
Every day. Every type of weather.
But Pittsburgh at the holidays is quite a magical experience.
And while there no longer are grand department stores, Downtown Pittsburgh still offers a lot of holiday fun with lights, gingerbread houses, shopping, trees and more!
It might seem overwhelming to see every tree and holiday display.
Fear not! We’ve got you.
There are two excellent options to discovering all the holiday things in Downtown Pittsburgh.
The Incline’s ‘merry and bright, 9-stop Downtown Pittsburgh holiday walking tour’
First thing’s first: This tour is free.
Rossilynne at The Incline created this perfect holiday walking guide in 2017 to hit up all of the great stops. She’s updated it for 2018 to reflect changes.
Among the stops she lists includes the Horne’s Tree, PPG Place and the large ornament at the K&L Gates building.
Walk the Burgh’s Holiday Lights Tour
If you want more of a detailed tour that includes history and architecture information, you have to check out the Walk the Burgh Tours daily Holiday Lights Tour.
The roughly two-hour tour takes guests on a holiday loop, checking out lights, decorations and ending with gingerbread houses at PPG Place and Market Square.
Cost is $25 for adults and $20 for children ages 6 to 13. Reservations are requested at least 24 hours in advance as the group cannot guarantee late requests. You’ll also receive a free appetizer coupon to a Downtown restaurant.
The tour meets at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center (1049 Penn Ave, Downtown Pittsburgh, PA 15222).
It’s offered daily at 4 p.m. and will continue through Jan. 13.