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Holidays in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania

From New Year's resolutions to Groundhog Day traditions, explore holiday happenings in greater Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania. Find Pittsburgh area holiday light displays, Mother's Day gift ideas, or Halloween haunted houses, plus more holiday articles, crafts, trivia, recipes, and links.
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Holidays in Pittsburgh - Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas & New Years
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's in Pittsburgh bring a wealth of opportunities for dining, celebrating, shopping and more. Get the scoop on popular holiday events, dining out options for Thanksgiving dinner and the best New Year's parties with our guide to Holidays in Pittsburgh.

Celebrate the Pittsburgh Holiday Season on a Budget

Get in the holiday spirit without dipping into your shopping budget with these free and cheap Pittsburgh area holiday events, festivals, concerts and activities. Most Pittsburgh holiday events featured here are free, though a few do have an admission charge or suggested donation of $5 per person or less.

Santas From Around the World
Learn more about the Spirits of Giving from Around the World Santa exhibit at the PPG Wintergarden in Pittsburgh, or view a virtual tour, complete with the histories and stories of Santas around the world.

Holiday Markets & Craft Shows in Pittsburgh
Find unique one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your Christmas and Hanukkah lists, or seasonal craft items to decorate your home, at these Pittsburgh area holiday markets and craft shows.

Peoples Gas Holiday Market in Downtown Pittsburgh
Stroll through a re-created European holiday village in downtown Pittsburgh's Market Square, where Alpine-style wood chalets serve as shops filled with high-quality gifts, and delicious holiday foods. The Peoples Gas Holiday Market runs from just after Light Up Night in November through mid-December.

Holiday Pops - Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
The Pittsburgh Symphony performs in their always popular Holiday Pops concert series. Get details on Pittsburgh Holiday Pops concerts and tickets.

The Nutcracker - Pittsburgh Ballet
The Nutcracker - Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Pittsburgh Radio City Christmas Spectacular Starring The Rockettes
Pittsburgh Radio City Christmas Spectacular Starring The Rockettes

Zoo Lights - Polar Lights at the Pittsburgh Zoo
Find information, directions and photos for the beautiful Polar Lights at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, sponsored by First National Bank. Billed as a light show that rivals the Northern Lights.

Santa Around the World - A Photo Tour
Photos of Santa from 16 countries around the world, including Santa Claus, St. Nicholas, Le Befana, Pere Noel, Christmas Old Man and many more. From the Spirits of Giving from Around the World Exhibit in the PPG Wintergarden in Pittsburgh, PA.

Overly's Country Christmas 2011
Find information, directions and photos for the beautiful holiday light displays at Overly's Country Christmas, one of the Pittsburgh area's most cherished holiday traditions.

Earth Day in Pittsburgh
Earth Day is an annual national observance designed to increase public awareness of and appreciation for the environment. Learn about Earth Day activities, events and cleanups in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania.

Favorite Holiday Places in Pittsburgh
Enjoy the holiday season in Pittsburgh at one of these beautifully decorated favorite holiday places and exhibits.

Santa Sightings in Pittsburgh - Alternatives to Santa at the Mall
While the shopping malls around Pittsburgh generally do a good job with Santa, there are other great places to find the jolly guy which offer a little more fun and interaction and a little less standing in line.

Phantom Fright Nights - Halloween at Kennywood Amusement Park
For the first time in its 113-year history, Kennywood will be open weekends in December with holiday lights, rides, food and other holiday activities.

Pittsburgh Holiday Home Tours - 2006
pittsburgh holiday home tours

Oglebay Winter Festival of Lights - Wheeling, WV
Find information, directions, and pictures for the largest holiday light display in the nation, Oglebay Resort's Winter Festival of Lights. Begun in 1985, the Oglebay Winter Festival of Lights attracts more than a million visitors per year, including 3,000 tour buses from more than 36 states.

Hartwood Celebration of Lights - Hartwood Acres, Pittsburgh PA
Find information, directions and photos for the beautiful holiday light displays at Hartwood Acres, known as the Eckerd Celebration of Lights.

Halloween Guide to Pittsburgh & Western PA
Complete guide to celebrating Halloween in Pittsburgh includes an extensive listing of Western Pennsylvania haunted houses, plus Pittsburgh-area ghost stories, local costume shops, Halloween crafts, safety tips, and parties.

Holiday Lights Galore - Pittsburgh Area Light Displays
Find information, photos, and links for breathtaking Pittsburgh area holiday light displays. Includes details and photo tours of the Hartwood Acres Celebration of Lights, Oglebay Winter Festival of Lights, and Overly's Country Christmas.

Mother's Day in Pittsburgh
Make Mother's Day special with this guide to Pittsburgh area Mother's Day events, gift ideas, brunches, and more.

St. Patrick's Day - Pittsburgh Celebrates St. Paddy's Day
Learn about Pittsburgh's Irish and Scotch-Irish heritage, check out St. Patrick's Day events in Pittsburgh and explore a host of links for Irish organizations and activities in Pittsburgh.

New Year's Eve in Pittsburgh

Ring in the New Year in style with this guide to some of Pittsburgh's best New Year's Eve parties, events and activities both family-friendly and over-21.

Clinton Christmas Light-Up Celebration 2011
Find information, directions and photos for the beautiful holiday light displays in Findlay Community Park in Clinton, Pennsylvania.


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