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.
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Check with organizers on dates, hours, costs and other information. Some events spanning multiple days might be open on select dates.
Event Date(s) Kraynak’s Christmasland Through Dec. 31 Oglebay’s Festival of Lights Begins Nov. 10 The Strand Theater presents “White Christmas” Nov. 11-20 Santa at Ross Park Mall Begins Nov. 11 Light Up Norwin Nov. 17 “A Drag Queen Christmas” Nov. 17 Elizabeth Boro Light-Up Night Nov. 17 Santa at South Hills Village Nov. 17-Dec. 24 Overlys Country Christmas Begins Nov. 17 Oakland’s Glowland Nov. 18-Dec. 17 Holiday Market at Market Square opens for the season Begins Nov . 18 American Cancer Society Tribute of Light, PPG Place tree lighting Nov. 18 Santa at The Mall at Robinson Nov.18-Dec. 24 Santa in Downtown Pittsburgh Nov.18-Dec. 23 Winter Lights Illumination Night Nov. 18 Merry Karaoke at Market Square Nov. 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 Show Begins Nov. 18 Symphony Splendor: Holiday Fantasy Tour Nov. 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 Spectacular Nov. 18-20 Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland Begins Nov. 18 Pittsburgh Light Up Night Nov. 19 Pine Township’s Holiday Dazzle Nov. 19 I Made It! for the Holidays at The Block Northway Nov. 19 Holiday Lights at Kennywood Park Begins Nov. 19 Clinton Christmas Light-Up (Findlay Township) Begins Nov. 19 Hermitage Holiday Light Parade Nov. 19 Celebration of Lights at Settlers Ridge (Robinson Township) Nov. 19 Western PA Maker Market (Erie) Nov. 19 Oakmont’s Hometown Christmas & Parade Nov. 19 Santa at Kennywood Park’s Holiday Lights Begins Nov. 19 Santa at Millcreek Mall (Erie) Begins Nov. 19 Steubenville Lights Up the Night Nov. 22 Steubenville Nutcracker Village opens Begins Nov. 22 All Aboard The Robinson Express (Mall at Robinson) Begins Nov. 23 McDonald Light Up Night Nov. 23 Santa’s Workshop at Monroeville Mall Nov 23-Dec. 24 Beaver County Christmas Extravaganza Nov. 24-Dec. 11 (select dates) Fun Fore All’s Holiday Lights Mini Golf Nov. 25-Jan. 1 “A Very Electric Christmas” Nov. 25 Festival of Trees (Erie) Nov. 25-27 Beaver Light-Up Festival Nov. 25 Light Up Nemacolin Nov. 25 Christmas at Port Farms Nov. 25 Santa Trolley at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum Begins Nov. 25 Pittsburgh Zoo’s Zoo Lights drive-thru event Begins Nov. 25 “The Polar Express 3D” at the Carnegie Science Center Begins Nov. 25 Santa at Pittsburgh’s Heinz History Center Begins Nov. 25 Olde Fashioned Christmas at Lanterman’s Mill Nov. 26-27 “A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage” Nov. 26 Perry Square pop-up skating rink (Erie) Begins Nov. 26 Christmas In Guyasuta Nov. 26 Butler’s Spirit of Christmas Parade Nov. 26 Zombek Christmas Display Light Up Night Nov. 26 Holiday Market at South Park Township Library Nov. 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 Crossing Nov. 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 Tasting Dec. 1 53rd Annual Downtown Greensburg Luminary Night Dec. 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 Mall Dec. 1-24 Santa at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills Dec. 1-24 Canonsburg’s Old Fashioned Christmas Dec. 2, 3 Handmade Arcade Holiday Market Dec. 2, 3 “‘Tis the Season with The Beach Boys featuring The Holiday Vibrations Orchestra” Dec. 2 Erie’s Downtown D’Lights Dec. 2 Sewickley Light Up Night Dec. 2 Sewickley Public Library’s Light Up Night Dec. 2 Youngstown Holiday Parade, Light-Up Night and Flea on Phelps Dec. 2 The Shoppes at Caste Village’s Light Up Night Dec. 2 1940s Radio Hour Christmas Carol Dec. 2 “Elf, The Musical” (Erie) Dec. 2-18 The Black Market: Holiday Edition Begins Dec. 3 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents “Handel’s Messiah” Dec. 3 Christmas in Coraopolis Dec. 3 Moon Lights Holiday Festival Dec. 3 Quaker Valley Santa Parade Dec. 3 2nd Annual Driving Trail of Lights (Erie) Home for the Holidays in Dormont 2022 Dec. 3 Flagship Wonderland (Erie) Dec. 3 “Come Home for the Holidays: A Soulful Christmas” (Erie) Dec. 3 Light Up Bellevue! Dec. 3 Monessen Christmas Parade Dec. 3 Ohiopyle Winter Market Dec. 3 Country Christmas Light Up Night (Washington County, Pa.) Dec. 3 Light Up Green Tree Dec. 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 Up Dec. 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 Farms Dec. 3, 4 Santa at the Station (Sewickley) Dec. 4 Oakmont Christmas Home Tour Dec. 4 Krampus Holiday Market (Monroeville Mall) Dec. 4 A Very Yinzer Christmas Album Dec. 7 Merry Little Holiday Party (Washington Area Humane Society) Dec. 9 Pittsburgh CLO presents “A Musical Christmas Carol” Dec. 9-23 Baldwin Holiday Festival Dec. 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 Park Begins Dec. 9 Holiday Market at the Meadville Market House Dec. 10 Vintage Mart Holiday Special (Pittsburgh) Dec. 10 Mt. Lebanon Uptown Winter Market and Holiday Celebration Dec.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 Traditions Dec. 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” concert Dec. 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 Carnegie Dec. 17 Santa expERIEnce (Erie) Dec. 17 Lake Erie Ballet Company’s “Erie’s Nutcracker Reimagined” Dec. 17-18 Pittsburgh Festival Opera’s Holiday Extravaganza Dec. 18 “A Marie Osmond Symphonic Christmas” Dec. 20 Hyeholde’s Dickens’ Dinner A Christmas Carol Dec. 20-23 Light Up Lebo 2022 (Mt. Lebanon) Dec. 24
From resorts and parks to the neighborhood Clark Griswold, there are plenty of drive-thru lights displays.
From Pittsburgh to Beaver, Greensburg and Erie, find a special holiday light up celebration near you.
Experience Western Pennsylvania’s favorite amusement park — at the holidays!
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Winter Flower Show returns for this holiday season. The conservatory and botanical gardens…
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There are so many sights and sounds of the holiday season in Downtown Pittsburgh.
It all might seem overwhelming. But fear not, Rossilynne Culgan at The Incline has detailed a fantastic walking tour of twinkling lights, trees, shops and all sorts of holiday magic.
Rossilynne’s tour takes you to nine different stops in Pittsburgh, including some of my favorites: the Horne’s tree and the PPG Place ice rink. Check out below the Incline’s post to see a few bonus stops I added.
S.W. Randall Toyes and Giftes, 630 Smithfield St. — take a look at the windows or hop inside for the ultimate toy story.
Kaufmann’s Clock, Fifth Ave. and Smithfield St. — The windows once dazzled Downtown shoppers. Though the store is closed, attempts at keeping the holiday window tradition continue.
Rossilynne’s tour is perfect for today and Dec. 23 as you welcome long lost Pittsburghers back home.
But remember: the Christmas market at Market Square closes Dec. 23! But the tree and Miracle bar remain a little bit after Christmas.
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