101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Pittsburgh - 2021 | Kids Out and About Pittsburgh

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Pittsburgh - 2021

KidsOutAndAbout is Pittsburgh's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families! e activities we've listed here are confirmed for this year, but many require reserving ahead of time, and please keep in mind that events could be canceled... so click through to make arrangements. Enjoy the holidays!

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Santa Sightings

Nov 12 - Dec 24, 2021  Santa Photo Experience- Ross Park Mall
Nov 19 - Dec 24, 2021 Santa Magic - The Mall at Robinson
Nov 19 - Dec 3, 2021 Santa Zoom - Virtual Event Downtown Pittsburgh
Nov 20 - Dec 18, 2021 Saturdays with Santa - Heinz History Center
Nov 24 - Dec 21, 2021 Visit Santa in Person or Virtually - Monroeville Mall
Nov 26 - Dec 31, 2021 select dates Santa Trolley - Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
Nov 26 - Dec 19, 2021 Santa Fun Kids Cruise - Gateway Clipper
Nov 26 - Dec 23, 2021 Virtual Stories with Santa - Phipps 
Nov 27, 2021 Christmas In Guyasuta - Camp Guyasuta
Nov 27 - Dec 18, 2021 Saturday & Sundays Santa Story Time Cruise- Gateway Clipper
Dec 2- 21, 2021 Photos with Santa - The Waterfront
Dec 4-5, 2021 Belsnickel (Pennsylvania Dutch Santa Claus) - Old Economy Village
Dec 4, 2021 Santa's Coming to Town - Harrison Township
Dec 4, 2021 Christmas in the Park - Townsend Park New Brighton
Dec 4, 2021 A Very Merry Christmas in Chippewa - Wright Fields @ Veteran's Park
Dec 5, 2021 Santa at the Station - Cochran Hose Company - Sewickley Fire Department
Dec 5, 2021 Holly Jolly Holiday Party - Live, Laugh, Play & Learn LLC
Dec 11, 2021 Breakfast with Santa - GV Social Hall
Dec 18, 2021 Children's Christmas Party - Greater Pittsburgh Masonic Center
Dec 19, 2021 Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Sugar Plum Parties

 

Old-Time Christmas

Dec 3 -19, 2021 Jolly Trolley Holiday Tour - Molly's Trolley's
Dec 4-5, 2021 Christmas at the Village - Old Economy Village
Dec 4, 2021 Christmas in the Park - Townsend Park New Brighton
Dec 4, 2021 Christmas Open House - Vicary Mansion

 

Light Displays

Nov 5- Jan 15, 2022 Winter Festival of Lights- Oglebay
Nov 12 - Jan 2, 2022  Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland - Big Butler Fairgrounds
Nov 18 - Dec 30, 2021 Overly’s Country Christmas® - Greensburgh
Opening Nov 19, 2021 Holiday Magic! Winter FlowerShow & Light Garden - Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Nov 20, 2021 Pittsburgh's Light Up Night - Downtown Pittsburgh
Nov 21 - Jan 2, 2022  Holiday Lights Tour - Walk the Burgh Tours
Nov 21 - Jan 3, 2022 Christmas Light Up - Clinton
Nov 26 - Jan 3, 2022 Holiday Lights Mini Golf- Fun Fore All Family Fun Park
Nov 26 - Dec 30, 2021 Drive-Thru Zoo Lights - Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Nov 26 - Dec 23, 2021 ELFburgh Christmas Drive-Thru
Dec 26 - 29, 2021 Holidays in the Garden- National Aviary

 

Living Nativities

Dec 3- 5, 2021 Return to Bethlehem- World of Life Church- Greensburg
Dec 4-5, 2021 Annual Drive-Thru Nativity - Nixion United Methodist Church
Dec 4-5, 2021  Live Nativity - Zion United Methodist Church Sarver
Dec 10-11, 2021 Live Nativity - Mt. Carmel Evangelical Presbyterian Church
Dec 12, 2021  Concordia at Cabot Live Nativity 2021 - Cabot
Nov - early Jan (not updated for 2021) Pittsburgh Créche- USX Tower Plaza

 

Holiday Theatre

Nov 26 - Dec 5, 2021 Madeline's Christmas: A Musical - Little Lake Theatre Company
Dec 2, 2021 Film Screening: Feast of the Seven Fishes - Heinz History Center
Dec 3, 2021 Black Violin: Give Thanks - Byham Theater
Dec 3, 2021 A Charlie Brown Christmas: Live on Stage - Byham Theatre
Dec 4, 2021 White Christmas Cinebrunch - The Oaks Theatre
Dec 4, 2021 Film Screening:Feastof the Seven Fishes - Heinz History Center
Dec 4, 2021 Free Polar Express Screening - The Strand Theatre
Dec 9 -12, 2021 The Nutcracker- Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center
Dec 9-10,16-18, 2021 Christmas Belles - Little Lake Theatre Company
Dec 10, 2021 Polar Express Facebook Live Event - New Brighton Public Library
De 16-19, 2021 A Lyrical Christmas Carol - Gargaro Theatre
Dec 17 - 23, 2021 A Musical Christmas Carol - Byham Theatre

 

Holiday Concerts

Nov 20 - Dec 30, 2021  54th Annual Holiday Music Program - Grand Staircase of the Allegheny County Courthouse
Dec 3 - 5, 2021 Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite - Heinz Hall
Dec 5, 2021 Azure Family Concerts presents Festive Families - Attack Theatre
Dec 10, 2021 Holly Jolly Christmas Party - UPMC Club at Heinz Field 
Dec 10 -19, 2021 Highmark Holiday Pops - Heinz Hall
Dec 12, 2021 Chapel Chior's Holiday Concert - Heinz Memorial Chapel
Dec 18, 2021 TRR 2021 Winter Concert Series: Christmas Kaleidoscope - St. Stephen's Church
 

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Open Nov 24, 2021 (closed Thanksgiving) Candle Tree Farm- Washington
Open Nov 26, 2021 Buchanan's Evergreen Farm- Hookstown
Open Nov 26, 2021 Mytrysak Family Tree Farm- Indiana
Open Nov 20, 2021 Grupp's Christmas Trees- Harmony
Open Nov 26, 2021 Hozak Farms- Clinton

 

Ice Skating

Opens Nov 19, 2021 - Jan 9, 2022 The UPMC Rink at PPG Place
Open mid-Nov 2021 North Park- Allsion Park
Open mid-Nov 2021 South Park- Bethel Park
Open year round Ice Castle Arena
Open year round 
 
Public In-door Skate - UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 19 - Dec 2021  Peoples Gas Holiday Market™ - Market Square
Dec 2-4, 2021 Gifts & Greens Market - Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Dec 4, 2021 Holiday Market Extravaganza - Monroeville Mall
Dec 4, 2021 2021 Holiday Village Market - Cranberry Township Municipal Building
Dec 4, 2021 Wassail Walk - New Brighton Public Library
Dec 4, 2021 Handmade Arcade - David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Dec 11, 2021 The Joy of Cookies, Cookie Tour 2021- Lawrenceville
Dec 19, 2021 Made & Found Holiday Market - 242 51st St, Pittsburgh

 

New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2021 Holiday Lights Mini Golf - Fun Fore All Family Fun Park

 

Miscellaneous

Nov - Mid Jan 2022 Holiday Gingerbread Display - The Block Northway
Nov 19, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022 Spirits of Giving Around the World Exhibit - PPG Place
Nov 27, Dec 4, 11 & 18, 2021 Season's Greetings Saturdays - National Aviary
Nov 27 - Dec 26, 2021 6th Annual Holiday Model Railroad Open House - Rochester Area Heritage Society
Dec 4, 2021 Hopewell's Holiday Trail - Hopewell Township
Dec 4, 2021 Santa's Coming to Town - Harrison Township
Deb 8, 2021 Christmas Coasters - Kolor-n- Kiln
Dec 11, 2021 Make Your Holiday Colorful with Cindy Lou Who & The Grinch - Paint Monkey 
Dec 16, 2021 Holiday Lights Charity Run - Nova Place
Various dates in Dec 2021 Various Christmas Art Workshops - Dots and Doodles
Various classes in Dec 2021 Holiday Cooking Classes - Gaynor's School of Cooking

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