Holiday calendar

Beverly Brite Nite

Thursday, December 7

7 p.m. The annual tradition closes down Beverly Road for a night full of holiday fun.


Winter Market & Holiday Celebration

Saturday, December 9

Noon to 5 p.m. Uptown transforms into a holiday wonderland, with crafts, a scavenger hunt, music, and model railroad display. Gaze at the municipal building lobby, beautifully decorated by Mt. Lebanon children. The Jolly Old Elf himself arrives at 1 p.m.! Clearview Common tree lighting at 5!

Holiday Bells, Mallets & Drums

Friday, December 15 to Saturday, December 16

7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. Saturday. Glorious tunes in the Fine Arts Theatre.


The Holiday Market

Friday, December 1 to Saturday, December 2

The Holiday Market is Handmade Arcade’s longest-running and largest event, hosting up to 250 makers and welcoming more than 10,000 shoppers annually.

Handel’s Messiah

Saturday, December 2

The Pittsburgh Symphony and Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh team up for Handel’s beloved masterpiece. 

Illustration of a hand holding an ornamentRiver City Brass Band Christmas Brasstacular

Tuesday, December 5

Enjoy your favorite holiday carols at Bethel Park High School.


A Musical Christmas Carol

Friday, December 15 to Saturday, December 23

Join Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and a host of colorful characters for this holiday tradition for the whole family. Byham Theater, 

Highmark Holiday Pops

Friday, December 15 to Saturday, December 23

Jingle all the way to Heinz Hall to hear your favorite holiday music!


Illustration of a hand holding a mug of hot chocolate, candy cane sticking out.Highmark Light Up Night

Saturday, November 18

It’s been a downtown Pittsburgh tradition for 62 years! Live entertainment, family fun, fireworks and more. 


Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Dazzling Nights 

November 24 to January 1, 2024

Sixty-five acres of awe-inspiring lights. 


Canonsburg’s Old Fashioned Christmas

Friday, December 1 & Saturday, December 2

This holiday destination is recognized as one of PA’s most “Hallmark moviesque” locations. 


illustration of a hand holding a glass of champagne.A Christmas Story: The Play

Thursday, December 7 to Saturday, December 23

Ralphie Parker and crew make their triumphant return to the O’Reilly Theater stage. 


Allegheny West Victorian Christmas Tour

Friday, December 8 & Saturday, December 9

Visit restored Victorian homes to experience a bygone era.


Holiday Glass Sale at Pittsburgh Glass Center

Friday, December 8 to Sunday, December 10

One-of-a kind gifts by local artists.