Additional Pittsburgh Light Up Night Events - 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
PPG Place Plaza & Ice Skating
4:45 - 8:30 p.m.
- The Rink at PPG Place
Light Up Night is opening day for Downtown Pittsburgh's outdoor skating rink. Enjoy an exhilarating holiday tradition as you glide around the breathtaking 65’ Christmas tree on the PPG Place Plaza ice rink as it opens for its 13th season. Robert Morris University Island Sport Center’s Figure Skating Academy will kick off the holiday season at 4:45 p.m. with an on-ice interpretation of Polar Express, followed by a 5:00 p.m. performance of the CLO Mini Stars. Enjoy music by Brigid's Cross in PPG Place Food Court between 5:00 and 8:30 p.m. The rink will remain open until midnight on Light Up Night.
- American Cancer Society's Tribute of Light/Plaza Tree Lighting
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. The Plaza will glisten with the glow of lights as over 300 individuals carrying hand-held Tribute of Light memorials will surround The Rink at PPG Place. Each candle will be dedicated in the name of someone touched by cancer. The ceremony culminates with the lighting of the 65-foot Plaza Christmas tree. All proceeds from this event benefit the American Cancer Society.
Holiday exhibits in PPG Place open, including Spirits of Giving From Around the World and the 11th annual Gingerbread House & Train Display.
The Pittsburgh Crèche Dedication Ceremony
US Steel Plaza, November 22, 2013 - January 5, 2014
This life-size nativity scene is an actual replica of the one in St. Peter's Square in Rome, Pittsburgh's own symbol of Christmas. Dedication is at 12 noon on Pittsburgh Light Up Night.
Fifth Avenue Place
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fifth Avenue Place
- Join one of Pittsburgh’s best known neighbors, Mr. McFeely, thousands of Pittsburghers, majestic bagpipers and a splash of fireworks to kick off the official lighting of the historic Unity Tree – presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. The Shops, Food Court and Caffè Amante will be open until 9:00 p.m. with many eateries open later.
- Explore Pittsburgh’s own North Pole at the Fifth Avenue FREEZE with icy life-sized carvings of Santa and Rudolph, plus ice angels, penguins, elves, and more. Catch live ice carving shows, and kids can test their skills at Arctic games.
- Enjoy live musical performances by:
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Roger Barbour Jazz Quartet
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Max Leak Trio
- Unity Tree Lighting with Rooftop Fireworks at the corner of Penn Avenue & Stanwix, 7:00 p.m.