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EDITORS’ PICK

Lebo Light Night 

Thursday, November 18
Washington Road will light up, at night, on Thursday, November 18. Seasonal festivities, including music and a scavenger hunt,  begin at 6 p.m. and culminate with the lighting of the tree in Clearview Common, and a visit from St. Nick.

Holiday Bells, Mallets & Drums

Friday and Saturday, December 17 and 18 
Mt. Lebanon Percussion is back on stage for the first time since December 2019. Come celebrate 25 years of this community holiday staple inside the Mt. Lebanon High School Fine Arts Theater. Evening concerts will be held at 7 p.m. with a family matinee at 1 p.m. on December 18. Masks are required. Tickets [1] go on sale on November 1. 

Holiday Spectacular

Wednesday, December 8
Join Santa and Mrs. Claus in spectacular seasonal song. Pittsburgh Festival Opera presents its Holiday Spectacular [2] at 7:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. 
 

Joy of Christmas

Saturday, November 20
Come ready to shop for the holidays. The Labouré Ladies Guild will host its annual craft show [3] from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Louise de Marillac School and LeGras Parish Center, 320 McMurray Road. Admission is $2 and includes one complimentary ticket for the Chinese auction. Lunch and snacks will be available. 

Beverly Brite Nite 

Thursday, December 9 

Santa is coming to Beverly Road! The jolly old man will arrive on a sleigh—nay, a fire truck—courtesy of the Mt. Lebanon Fire Department. The evening features music, face painting and giveaways. Q92.9 will broadcast one of its shows from Coffee Tree Roasters that day. Beverly Road will be closed from Overlook to Ralston from 7-8 p.m. for the festivities.

Glass for the holidays

Friday to Sunday,
December 3 to 5 

Find glass of all kinds at the Pittsburgh Glass Center’s [4] holiday sale. Regional artists will display handmade art and jewelry in all price ranges. Meet the local artists, learn about their work and buy one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family. 

Lights on water

Saturday, November 20
Looking for a different view to take in the sparkles of the city during Light Up Night? The Gateway Clipper Fleet has a cruise for that. Enjoy dinner on the water and dance the night away with a DJ playing your favorite jams—all while taking in the glistening lights of the city. 

Christmas at the Village

Saturday and Sunday, December 4 and 5
Celebrate Christmas of yesteryear at Old Economy Village [5].

Highmark Holiday Pops

Friday, December 10 to
Sunday, December 19

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to bring the family to Heinz Hall and experience the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s [6] holiday tradition. This year’s performances feature conductor Byron Stripling, vocalist Vanessa Campagna and special guest Christopher Sanders.
 

Three Rivers Film Festival

November 10 to 17
Celebrate independent film at the Three Rivers Film Festival [7]. Join Film Pittsburgh for screenings, Q&As with cast and crew, awards and more.    

Pittsburgh Light Up Night

Saturday, November 20

Highmark Light Up Night [8] shines bright this year on a new night. The 60th annual event—returning after a year’s hiatus—features craft foods, live music, shopping and, or course, the lighting of the tree. The evening caps off with a spectacular fireworks show.

Electrifying Your Family Tree

Monday, November 15

If you have your genealogy files and family histories in boxes or file folders in closets or file cabinets, you’ll want to learn how to digitize this information by “Electrifying Your Family Tree.” Rebecca Kichta Miller will join the Mt. Lebanon Genealogy Society [9] at 1 p.m. at the Mt. Lebanon Library for this special program. All meetings are free and open to the public.
 

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Thursday, December 30

A holiday mash-up for the whole family. Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. It returns to the Benedum Center at 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate Chanukah

Wednesday, December 1

The annual South Hills Lights event will be held on Wednesday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Dormont pool parking lot. The evening includes a Grand Menorah Lighting, music, latkes, doughnuts and Chanukah swag. Free and open to the public.

Science Center Sensory Sensitive Hours

Sunday, November 7

Especially for children and adults who are on the autism spectrum or have sensory sensitivities. Enjoy an experience where exhibit lights and sound effects are adjusted. Participate in special activities to foster a safe, welcoming, and most of all, fun, environment for all visitors.