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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

Ultimate Downtown Pittsburgh holiday tour

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.