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Western Pennsylvania’s 2022 holiday events calendar

Plan your holiday season with this epic Western Pennsylvania holiday happenings calendar.

As always, check with organizers before going, as times, events, dates, etc., might change.

If your event was missed or you know of an event missing, send a message.


Check with organizers on dates, hours, costs and other information. Some events spanning multiple days might be open on select dates.

Kraynak’s ChristmaslandThrough Dec. 31
Oglebay’s Festival of LightsBegins Nov. 10
The Strand Theater presents “White Christmas”Nov. 11-20
Santa at Ross Park MallBegins Nov. 11
Light Up NorwinNov. 17
“A Drag Queen Christmas”Nov. 17
Elizabeth Boro Light-Up NightNov. 17
Santa at South Hills VillageNov. 17-Dec. 24
Overlys Country ChristmasBegins Nov. 17
Oakland’s GlowlandNov. 18-Dec. 17
Holiday Market at Market Square opens for the seasonBegins Nov . 18
American Cancer Society Tribute of Light, PPG Place tree lightingNov. 18
Santa at The Mall at RobinsonNov.18-Dec. 24
Santa in Downtown PittsburghNov.18-Dec. 23
Winter Lights Illumination NightNov. 18
Merry Karaoke at Market SquareNov. 18
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents “Elf in Concert”Nov. 18
Holiday Lights on the Lake at Lakemont Park (Altoona)Nov. 18-Jan.8
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Winter Flower ShowBegins Nov. 18
Symphony Splendor: Holiday Fantasy TourNov. 18-27
Hilltop Holiday Town at North Hills High School (Ross Township)Nov. 18
Santa’s First Stop (Cranberry Township, Butler County)Nov. 18
Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts Holiday SpectacularNov. 18-20
Shadrack’s Christmas WonderlandBegins Nov. 18
Pittsburgh Light Up NightNov. 19
Pine Township’s Holiday DazzleNov. 19
I Made It! for the Holidays at The Block NorthwayNov. 19
Holiday Lights at Kennywood ParkBegins Nov. 19
Clinton Christmas Light-Up (Findlay Township)Begins Nov. 19
Hermitage Holiday Light ParadeNov. 19
Celebration of Lights at Settlers Ridge (Robinson Township)Nov. 19
Western PA Maker Market (Erie)Nov. 19
Oakmont’s Hometown Christmas & ParadeNov. 19
Santa at Kennywood Park’s Holiday LightsBegins Nov. 19
Santa at Millcreek Mall (Erie)Begins Nov. 19
Steubenville Lights Up the NightNov. 22
Steubenville Nutcracker Village opensBegins Nov. 22
All Aboard The Robinson Express (Mall at Robinson)Begins Nov. 23
McDonald Light Up NightNov. 23
Santa’s Workshop at Monroeville MallNov 23-Dec. 24
Beaver County Christmas ExtravaganzaNov. 24-Dec. 11 (select dates)
Fun Fore All’s Holiday Lights Mini GolfNov. 25-Jan. 1
“A Very Electric Christmas”Nov. 25
Festival of Trees (Erie)Nov. 25-27
Beaver Light-Up FestivalNov. 25
Light Up NemacolinNov. 25
Christmas at Port FarmsNov. 25
Santa Trolley at the Pennsylvania Trolley MuseumBegins Nov. 25
Pittsburgh Zoo’s Zoo Lights drive-thru eventBegins Nov. 25
“The Polar Express 3D” at the Carnegie Science CenterBegins Nov. 25
Santa at Pittsburgh’s Heinz History CenterBegins Nov. 25
Olde Fashioned Christmas at Lanterman’s MillNov. 26-27
“A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage”Nov. 26
Perry Square pop-up skating rink (Erie)Begins Nov. 26
Christmas In GuyasutaNov. 26
Butler’s Spirit of Christmas ParadeNov. 26
Zombek Christmas Display Light Up NightNov. 26
Holiday Market at South Park Township LibraryNov. 26
Dazzling Nights (Pittsburgh Botanic Garden in Collier)Nov. 27-Jan. 1
Crafts and Drafts Holiday Market (East End Brewing, Pittsburgh)Nov. 27
Christmas Tree Lighting at McCandless CrossingNov. 28
“Harry Connick, Jr. – A Holiday Celebration”Nov. 29
Pittsburgh Public Theater presents “A Christmas Story”Nov. 30-Dec. 18 23
(show was extended due to popularity!)
Presque Isle Lights (Erie)Begins Dec. 1
Asbury Woods Winter Wonderland (Erie)Begins Dec. 1
Miracle On Main Street (Zelienople)Dec. 1
Elf with Beer TastingDec. 1
53rd Annual Downtown Greensburg Luminary NightDec. 1
Beverly Brite Nite (Mt. Lebanon)Dec. 1
Victorian Holidays at Hagen History Center (Erie)Dec. 1-4
Holiday Mart at Sweetwater Center for the Arts (Sewickley)Dec. 1-11
Santa at Beaver Valley MallDec. 1-24
Santa at the Galleria at Pittsburgh MillsDec. 1-24
Canonsburg’s Old Fashioned ChristmasDec. 2, 3
Handmade Arcade Holiday MarketDec. 2, 3
“‘Tis the Season with The Beach Boys featuring The Holiday Vibrations Orchestra”Dec. 2
Erie’s Downtown D’LightsDec. 2
Sewickley Light Up NightDec. 2
Sewickley Public Library’s Light Up NightDec. 2
Youngstown Holiday Parade, Light-Up Night and Flea on PhelpsDec. 2
The Shoppes at Caste Village’s Light Up NightDec. 2
1940s Radio Hour Christmas CarolDec. 2
“Elf, The Musical” (Erie)Dec. 2-18
The Black Market: Holiday EditionBegins Dec. 3
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents “Handel’s Messiah”Dec. 3
Christmas in CoraopolisDec. 3
Moon Lights Holiday FestivalDec. 3
Quaker Valley Santa ParadeDec. 3
2nd Annual Driving Trail of Lights (Erie)
Home for the Holidays in Dormont 2022Dec. 3
Flagship Wonderland (Erie)Dec. 3
“Come Home for the Holidays: A Soulful Christmas” (Erie)Dec. 3
Light Up Bellevue!Dec. 3
Monessen Christmas ParadeDec. 3
Ohiopyle Winter MarketDec. 3
Country Christmas Light Up Night (Washington County, Pa.)Dec. 3
Light Up Green TreeDec. 3
Christmas in the Park (Townsend Park, New Brighton)Dec. 3
Deck the Paws (Animal Friends, Ohio Township)Dec. 3
Lighting #OperationGriswold (Erie)Begins Dec. 3
Brookline Lights UpDec. 3
“The Nutcracker” by West Point Ballet (Moon Township)Dec. 3, 4
Christmas at the Village (Old Economy Village, Ambridge)Dec. 3, 4
Christmas on the Farm at Freedom FarmsDec. 3, 4
Santa at the Station (Sewickley)Dec. 4
Oakmont Christmas Home TourDec. 4
Krampus Holiday Market (Monroeville Mall)Dec. 4
A Very Yinzer Christmas AlbumDec. 7
Merry Little Holiday Party (Washington Area Humane Society)Dec. 9
Pittsburgh CLO presents “A Musical Christmas Carol”Dec. 9-23
Baldwin Holiday FestivalDec. 9
Joy-Thru Fairview (South Fayette)Dec. 9
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents “Highmark Holiday Pops”Dec. 9-18
Allegheny County’s Holiday Laser Show at North ParkBegins Dec. 9
Holiday Market at the Meadville Market HouseDec. 10
Vintage Mart Holiday Special (Pittsburgh)Dec. 10
Mt. Lebanon Uptown Winter Market and Holiday CelebrationDec.10
Woodland Ridge Light-Up Night (Moon Township)Dec. 11 (6 p.m.)
Ken Gargaro’s “A Lyrical Christmas Carol”Dec. 13-18
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents “Holiday Brass Spectacular”Dec. 13
“Celtic Woman Christmas”Dec. 14
The Gilded Age: Victorian Holiday TraditionsDec. 14
Feel The Love – A Taylor Family Celebration (Beaver)Dec. 15
Feel The Love – A Taylor Family Celebration (Moon Township)Dec. 16-17
Holiday AWCommunity Day (August Wilson African American Cultural Center, Pittsburgh)Dec. 17
Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s ‘The Ghosts of Christmas Eve: The Best of TSO” concertDec. 17
I Made It Market: Last-Minute Shopping (Strip District, Pittsburgh)Dec. 17
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents “Sensory Friendly Concert: Holiday Pops”Dec. 17
Christmas in CarnegieDec. 17
Santa expERIEnce (Erie)Dec. 17
Lake Erie Ballet Company’s “Erie’s Nutcracker Reimagined”Dec. 17-18
Pittsburgh Festival Opera’s Holiday ExtravaganzaDec. 18
“A Marie Osmond Symphonic Christmas”Dec. 20
Hyeholde’s Dickens’ Dinner A Christmas CarolDec. 20-23
Light Up Lebo 2022 (Mt. Lebanon)Dec. 24

Celebrate the holidays with these Western Pa. holiday celebrations

From Pittsburgh to Beaver, Greensburg and Erie, find a special holiday light up celebration near you.

These towns evoke a very Hallmark Channel holiday movie feeling. Check as many of these events — from small towns like Beaver and Carnegie to bigger cities like Pittsburgh and Erie, and everything in between.

And if you miss the actual light up celebration, you didn’t miss the lights! Stroll the streets of these business districts, grab a hot chocolate, roasted chestnuts and take in all of the sights and sounds.

Pittsburgh Light Up Night

Saturday, Nov. 19

Pittsburgh will kick off the holiday season with the annual Light Up Night event.

Events will include tree lightings, music, entertainment and the Holiday Market in Market Square. Plus, there will be gingerbread displays at the City-County Building.

The Holiday Market at Market Square will open Nov. 18 and will run daily through Christmas Eve (except for Thanksgiving).

The tree and rink at PPG Place will celebrate with a ceremony on Nov. 18. The event features the East End Kids, figure skaters and a ceremony with the American Cancer Society.

Hermitage Holiday Light Parade

The Hermitage Holiday Light Parade is Nov. 19.

The event begins with fireworks at 5:40 p.m. and will be visible from the parade route.

The Merry Xmas Mile begins at 5:50 p.m.

The parade begins at 6 p.m. and marches along East State Street toward Route 18.

Steubenville Lights Up the Night

3-9 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22

  • 3 p.m. — Steubenville Nutcracker Village opens
  • 4 p.m. — Holiday Market opens
  • 5:30 p.m. — Brenda Casey Dancers perform on the stage at the Berkman Amphitheater
  • 5:30 p.m. — Mr. & Mrs. Claus arrive
  • 6:15 p.m. — Blessing of the Tree, music by Tom Graham
  • 6:25 p.m. — Light up and fireworks; Jefferson County Courthouse Light Show
  • 6:45 p.m. — Music with the Ron Retzer Trio

McDonald Light Up Night

6 p.m., Nov. 23

Beaver Light-Up Festival

5-9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 25

Beaver, Pennsylvania, hosts its annual Light-Up Festival, which includes a parade to welcome Santa, plus carriage rides, live entertainment and fireworks.

Light Up Nemacolin

6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 25; Located at the Chateau Terrace

Available to overnight guests and members

Snap a photo with Santa, sip hot cocoa, have breakfast with Santa the next morning, sing holiday favorites with the carolers, gather the family for a gingerbread house workshop, surprise and delight with a Bedtime Elf Visit for the kids.

Butler’s Spirit of Christmas Parade

5:30 p.m., Nov. 26

Butler’s annual holiday parade to usher in the season.

Canonsburg’s Old Fashioned Christmas

Dec. 2 and 3

Canonsburg’s event is recognized as one of Pennsylvania’s most “Hallmark movie-esque” locations. This two-day event includes a tree lighting ceremony, kids activities, gingerbread houses, train display, the Grinch, food truck court, parade.


Erie’s Downtown D’Lights

5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2

Celebrate the lighting of Perry Square with music and other events.

Sewickley Light Up Night

5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2

Celebrate the holidays in Sewickley with live music, entertainment and lights.

Christmas in Coraopolis

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3

Cookie sales, food trucks, music and Santa.

Moon Lights Holiday Festival

5-7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3

The event will feature performances by local dancers and musicians, a handbell choir, food trucks, craft vendors, a live caricature artist and Santa Claus.

Santa will ride into Moon Park on a firetruck at 5:30 p.m. and light the tree at the Rotary Pavilion. Following the lighting of the tree, Santa will be available for photos and visits with children and families. Be sure to bring your letters for Santa to drop in his mailbox.

Greensburg’s Luminary Night

Dec. 1

Stroll the luminaria-lined streets of Downtown Greensburg, shopping at shops of Greensburg and get into the Christmas Spirit! Visit Winter Wonderland and see Santa at the library; see the tree in the parklet, enjoy children’s activities and drop your letters to Santa in the mailbox; take a carriage ride, and many other activities.

Christmas in Carnegie

1-9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17

Santa and holiday inflatables will be in East Main Parking lot from 1-3 p.m. Then, Santa will be taking pictures with pets at Quantum Spirits from 4-6 p.m. Other events include music and caroling.