101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Pittsburgh - 2019 | Kids Out and About Pittsburgh

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Pittsburgh - 2019

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Santa Sightings

Nov 8- Dec 24 Photos with Santa- The Mall at Robinson
Nov 8- Dec 24 It's Santa Photo Time- Ross Park Mall
Nov 16- Dec 24 Visit Santa- Monroeville Mall
Select dates from Nov 17- Dec 24 Meet Santa Claus- Heinz History Center
Nov 23 Tree- Lighting Event- Streets of Cranberry
Select dates starting Nov 29 Santa Visits - Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens 
Nov 29 Etna Light the Night
Nov 29- 30, Dec 1, Dec 7-8, 14-15 Santa Trolley- Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
Nov 30 Breakfast with Santa- Beaver County Christmas Extravaganza
Nov 30 Christmas In Guyasuta
Nov 30, Dec 7, 14, 21 Photos with Santa and a Penguin- National Aviary
Dec 1- 21 12 Days of FREE Santa Photos- The Waterfront
Dec 1,8, 14,15, 21, 22 Breakfast or Lunch with Santa- Pittsburgh Zoo
Dec 7, 8, 14, 21, 22 Santa Breakfast- Gateway Clipper
Dec 8 Santa at the Station- Cochran Hose Company
Dec 8 and 15 Skate with Santa- North/South Park Ice Rink
Dec 11 Santa Skate- Neville Roller Dome
Dec 13 Snowflake Festival- Soergel Orchards
Dec 14, 15, 21, 22  Yinzer Yuletide: Breakfast with Santa & Mickey's Christmas Carol- O'Reilly Theater


Old-Time Christmas

Dec 5- Jan 6 Carnegie Trees and Neapolitan Presepio, 2019
Dec 7-8 Christmas at the Village- Old Economy Village
Dec 7 Rachel Carson Homestead Holiday Open House
Dec 11 Hop Into History: Home for the Holidays- Heinz History Center
Dec 14 Christmas Around the World- Downtown Beaver Falls


Light Displays

Nov 7- Jan 5 Winter Festival of Lights- Oglebay
Nov 15- Jan 5 Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland
Nov 15- Jan 7 Holiday Lights Mini Golf- Fun Fore All Family Fun Park
Select dates starting on Nov 22 Kennywood Holiday Lights - Kennywood
Nov 22- Dec 30 Overly’s Country Christmas®
Nov 23- Jan 5 Christmas Light Up- Clinton
Select dates starting Nov 29  Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden -Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens 
Nov 29, 30, Dec 1, 4, 11, 18 Holiday Lights & Late Nights- National Aviary


Living Nativities

Nov 22- early Jan Pittsburgh Créche- USX Tower Plaza
Dec 7-8 Return to Bethlehem- World of Life Church- Greensburg
Dec 7-8 Live Nativity- Zion United Methodist Church Sarver
Dec 15 Concordia's 2019 Annual Live Nativity- Cabot
Dec 14-15 21st Annual Drive-Thru Nativity- Nixion United Methodist Church
Dec 14-15 Living Nativity and Christmas Fair- Presbyterian Church of Portersville
Dec 22- 23 46th Annual Live Nativity- First Baptist Church of Rochester, PA


Holiday Theatre

Nov 23, 30, Dec 1, 7, 8, 14, 15  Elf-The Musical Jr.- Little Lake Theatre Company
Nov 30 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer The Musical- UMPC Events Center
Nov 30 A Very Electric Christmas- Byham Theater
Dec 6 - 29 Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker- Benedum Center
Dec 6-22 A Musical Christmas Carol- Byham Theater
Dec 12- 15 The Nutcracker- Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center
Dec 13- 15 A Christmas Story the Musical- Stage Right
Dec 21- 22 Texture Ballet School presents The Nutcracker- August Wilson Cultural Center
Dec 26- 29 The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays- Heinz Hall
Dec 28 A Charlie Brown Christmas- Byham Theater 


Holiday Concerts

Nov 17 Let It Glow- The Waterfront
Nov 22 Comcast Light Up Night®
Select Weeknights in Dec Magic Meets Music Live Performance Nights - Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens 
Dec 1 Mark Milovats in Concert: Enchanted Christmas- Byham Theater
Dec 3-19 52nd Annual Holiday Music Program- Grand Staircase of the Allegheny County Courthouse
Dec 7 Handel's Messiah- Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Dec 10 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas- Benedum Center
Dec 13 Highmark Holiday Pops- Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Dec 15 Holiday Concert at The Block Northway
Dec 17 A BENEDUM CHRISTMAS - Home for the Holidays
Dec 19 River City Brass - Christmas Brasstacular- Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center


Christmas Tree Experience

  Buchanan's Evergreen Farm- Hookstown
  Candle Tree Farm- Washington
  Mytrysak Family Tree Farm- Indiana
  Grupp's Christmas Trees- Harmony
  Hozak Farms- Clinton
  Nutbrown's Christmas Tree Farm- Carnegie
  Trax Farms- Finleyville


Ice Skating

Nov 22- Opens for season MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink
  UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex- Cranberry Township
  Schenley Park
  North Park- Allsion Park
  South Park- Bethel Park
  Frozen Pond Arena- Valencia
  Ice Castle Arena



Nov 16- Jan 5 A Very Merry Pittsburgh
Dec 8 Kids in the Kitchen- Marbles Doughnuts for Chanukah- Chabad of Squirrel Hill
Dec 8 Bat Mitzvah Club- Pre-Chanukah Bash- Chabad of Squirrel Hill
Dec 15 STEAM Festival of Light- Community Day School


Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 22- Dec 23 Peoples Gas Holiday Market™ in Market Square
Nov 23 Holiday Craft Show- Ross Townnship Parks and Recreation
Nov 30 Wintermarket at Hotel Monaco
Nov 30 4th Annual Christmas Market- South Park Township Library
Dec 6-7 Handmade Arcade- David L. Lawrence Convention Center 
Dec 6-8 The Joy of Cookies, Cookie Tour 2019- Lawrenceville
Dec 7 H.I. Artisan Christmas Market
Dec 15 Made & Found Holiday Market- Ace Hotel Pittsburgh


New Year's Eve

Dec 31 New Year's Eve Family Celebration - Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens 
Dec 31 New Year's Funtastic Eve- Fun Fore All Family Fun Park
Dec 31 Noon Year’s Eve- Pittsburgh Zoo



Nov 9- Jan 12 Holiday Train Display- Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum
Nov 12- Jan 5 Holiday Train- The Mall at Robinson
Nov 22 Light Up Kittanning 2019: A Storybook Christmas
Nov 22- Dec 31 Spirits of Giving Around the World Exhibit- PPG Place
Nov 23- Dec 31 Holiday KidsPlay- Heinz Hall Courtyard
Nov 25 Christmas Tree Lighting- McCandless Crossing
Nov 28- Dec 15 Beaver County Christmas Extravaganza
Nov 29 Parent & Child Fused Glass Ornament Workshop- Dots and Doodles
Dec 6 Sewickley Light Up Night
Dec 7 Harrison Township Christmas Parade and Festival
Dec 7 Freeport's Small Town Christmas
Dec 7  Kids Ginger Bread House Class- Gaynor's School of Cooking
Dec 13, 14, 20, 21 Yinzer Yuletide: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation- O'Reilly Theater


If we're missing an activity that should be on our list, please email Debra Ross, publisher of KidsOutAndAbout.com and BeyondTheNest.com at ross@kidsoutandabout.com. Please make sure to include a link to the event when you email. Thank you!