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‘Not so’ fake Pittsburgh Christmas parade returns

Pittsburgh has not had a proper Christmas parade since 2019, when WPXI produced what would become the last holiday season parade in Pittsburgh, ending a nearly 40-year tradition that first began with Kaufmann’s Department Store.

But fear not: The fine folks behind YaJagoff Media are back with another Pittsburgh-centric holiday parade that’s not a parade: “The Not Your Average Holiday Parade N’at, YaJagoff.”

This year’s “not so fake” holiday parade will be held at The Block Northway, McKnight Road Babcock Boulevard in Ross Township, on from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 3.

Erika Jay and Monica of Pittsburgh radio station Q92.9 will serve as roving reporters, making their way to each tent for interviews.

YaJagoff’s Rachael and John will narrate the parade-like happenings from the back of a Rohrich pickup truck. The entire event will be livestreamed on YaJagoff, as well as the Q92.9 Facebook pages, thanks to Sorgatron Media.

The event will feature entertainment from the Steel City Ukuleles, Mark Ferrari and Ashley Marina, plus performances from dance and performance troupes, and appearances by Pittsburgh personalities including KDKA-TV’s Ray Petelin. The Moonshot Museum is also listed as a participant.

Oh, and, of course, the parade-like event will feature Santa Claus!

Each parade attraction will be stationed, and featured, at four stops in the parking lot under sponsored tents: Mancini’s Bakery, Millie’s Ice Cream, North Country Brewing and Screenmobile.

The event will be held at the main entrance of The Block Northway’s parking lot.

“It’s bigger and better this year, so, get in the holiday spirit,” YaJagoff co-owner John Chamberlin said in a news release. “Get up, worsh your face, and come join us, live or on Facebook.”


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.