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American Cancer Society celebrates Tribute of Light at PPG Place

The dazzling tree lighting at PPG Place has been home to a moving ceremony with the American Cancer Society for years.

When the nonprofit Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership moved Light Up Night to a Saturday, PPG Place and the American Cancer Society kept to its traditional Friday night event.

This year, Grayson Pulling, a six-year-old leukemia survivor from Youngstown, Ohio, will light PPG Place’s tree at the ice rink on Nov. 18 during the annual American Cancer Society Tribute of Light celebration.

The ceremony allows people to honor and remember loved ones who have been touched with cancer with a tribute of light. Learn more about making a donation here.


  • 4:45 p.m. — RMU Island Sports ice figure skating show
  • 5 p.m. — East End Kids performance
  • 5:30 p.m. — American Cancer Society’s Tribute of Light Celebration
  • 6 p.m. — UPMC Ultimate Holiday Tree Experience, lighting by American Cancer Society
  • 6:30 p.m. — LED baton twirling performance by Natalie’s School of Champions
  • 7 p.m. — Art Madness with George Williams; an exciting, live speed-painting show. The painting will be raffled off, and proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society
  • 9 to 10 p.m. — Big Blitz Band performance

Pittsburgh’s Holiday Market at Market Square

Here are all the details of the Holiday Market at Pittsburgh’s Market Square.

Dates, hours

Updated, extended hours:

The Holiday Market at Market Square will now close for the season at 9 p.m. Dec. 22. The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership made the decision because of the impending weather system headed toward the region.

Extended Hours Dec. 18-24
Sunday, Dec. 18: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 19, to Thursday, Dec. 22: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 23: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 24: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m

Nov. 18 to Dec. 17
Mondays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Season vendors

  • 837 North
  • Bali Made
  • Cha-Ching Coin Jewelry
  • CinnaRoast
  • Copper Coast Confections
  • Diana Kauffman Designs
  • Euro Haus
  • European Folk Art
  • Focha Store [NEW for 2022]
  • Garbella and KLoRebel Art Co.
  • Global Girl Gifts
  • Helmut’s Strudel
  • Himala Home
  • I See Spain
  • Käthe Wohlfahrt
  • Kenyan Craft Connection
  • Keystone Steel Co.
  • Linda Barnicott Art & Gifts
  • Love, Pittsburgh
  • Old German Christmas
  • PachaMama Divine Connection
  • Pittsburgh Irish Festival Celtic Gift Shoppe
  • Pittsburgh Pottery
  • Pop Up in Pittsburgh
  • R Wine Cellar
  • Strawberryluna + Worker Bird
  • Vessel Studio Glass
  • Wagman Designs
  • Wendell August Forge
  • Women of the Cloud Forest

Visting vendors

  • Songbird Artistry (Nov. 18-23)
  • MP Pinecone Designs (Nov. 25-30) [NEW for 2022]
  • Treksalot (Nov. 25 to Dec. 1) [NEW for 2022]
  • JP Diroll Photography (Dec. 2-9)
  • Stories Like Me (Dec. 2-14)
  • Three Rivers Hammocks (Dec. 10-24) [NEW for 2022]
  • Chocoparadise (15-24) [NEW for 2022]

Merry Karaoke

5-9 p.m., Nov. 18

People have a chance to sing holiday tunes in exchange for a restaurant gift card worth up to $500.

Register here. Walk-ups available for open slots.

Seasonal entertainment

Live performances held during the week at lunchtime, weekday happy hours and throughout the day on weekends.