(Somewhat fewer than) 101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Pittsburgh - 2020 | Kids Out and About Pittsburgh

(Somewhat fewer than) 101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Pittsburgh - 2020

KidsOutAndAbout is Pittsburgh's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families! Typically we list (MORE than) 101 ideas for holiday family fun, but. . . it's 2020, which means a bit less is happening than usual. The 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!

If we're missing an activity that should be on our list, please email Mindy Mangan at mindy@kidsoutandabout.com. Please make sure to include a link to the event when you email. Thank you!

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Santa Sightings

Nov 27 - Dec 24, 2020 Photos with Santa - The Mall at Robinson
Nov 20 - Dec 24, 2020 Lights.Camera. Santa!- Ross Park Mall
Nov 26 - Dec 24, 2020 Santa Zoom: Love from the North Pole - Market Square Virtual Event
Nov 27 - Dec 24, 2020 Visit Santa in Person or Virtually - Monroeville Mall
Select dates from Nov 21 - Dec 24, 2020 Meet Santa Claus - Heinz History Center
Select dates starting Nov 27-Dec 22, 2020 Virtual Stories with Santa - Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens 
Nov 21 - Dec 20, 2020 select dates Santa: A Gift of Four Seasons - Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
Nov 28 - Jan 3, 2020  Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol - O'Reilly Theater
Nov 28, 2020 Christmas In Guyasuta - Camp Guyasuta
Dec 5,12,19, 2020 Santa Story Time Cruise- Gateway Clipper
Dec 4,11,18, 2020 Holiday Sparkle Dinner- Gateway Clipper
 Dec 5, 2020 Santa's Coming to Town - Harrison Township


Old-Time Christmas

No dates for 2020 Christmas at the Village- Old Economy Village
No dates for 2020 Rachel Carson Homestead Holiday Open House
No dates for 2020 Christmas Around the World- Downtown Beaver Falls


Light Displays

 Nov 5- Jan 15, 2021 Winter Festival of Lights- Oglebay
 Nov 13 - Jan 3, 2020 Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland - Big Butler Fairgrounds
 Nov 19 - Dec 30, 2020 Overly’s Country Christmas® - Greensburgh
 Nov 20 - Jan 3, 2020 Holiday Lights Mini Golf- Fun Fore All Family Fun Park
Starting Nov 20, 2020 select dates  Winter Flower Show: Home for the Holidays -Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Nov 27 - Jan 3, 2021 Drive-Thru Zoo Lights - Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Nov 27 - Dec 9, 2020 Holiday Lights Tour - Walk the Burgh Tours
Nov 23 - Jan 5, 2021 Christmas Light Up - Clinton
No dates for 2020 Holiday Lights & Late Nights- National Aviary


Living Nativities

Nov- early Jan, 2021 Pittsburgh Créche- USX Tower Plaza
Dec 5,6, 2020 Live Nativity- Zion United Methodist Church Sarver
Dec 13, 2020 Concordia's 2020 Annual Live Nativity - Cabot
Dec 12-13, 2020 22nd Annual Drive-Thru Nativity - Nixion United Methodist Church
No dates for 2020 Return to Bethlehem- World of Life Church- Greensburg


Holiday Theatre

Nov 21-21, 2020 A Christmas Carol A Live Radio Play- Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center
Nov 28, 2020 Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol - O'Reilly Theater
Nov 28, 2020 A (Virtual) Christmas Vacation with the Griswold’s - Byham Theater
Dec 11, 2020  A Very Little Lake Christmas - Little Lake Theatre Company Virtual Event 


Christmas Tree Experience

Check site Buchanan's Evergreen Farm- Hookstown
Open Nov 25, 2020 Candle Tree Farm- Washington
Open Nov 27, 2020 Mytrysak Family Tree Farm- Indiana
Open Nov 21, 2020 Grupp's Christmas Trees- Harmony
Open Nov 21, 2020 Hozak Farms- Clinton


Ice Skating

Opens Nov 20, 2020 MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink
Public skate will resume Jan 2021 UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex- Cranberry Township
Open mid-Nov 2020 North Park- Allsion Park
Open mid-Nov 2020 South Park- Bethel Park
Open year round Ice Castle Arena


Shopping & Craft Fairs

Now - Dec 18, 2020 Fridays Shop the Block - Farmer's Market - The Block Northway
Nov - Dec 2020 Peoples Gas Holiday Market™ - Market Square
Nov 28 - Dec 6, 2020 Handmade Arcade Virtual Marketplace
Nov 28 - Dec 28, 2020 The Joy of Cookies, Cookie Tour 2020- Lawrenceville
Nov 28, 2020 Made & Found Holiday Market - Beauty Shoppe


New Year's Eve

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



Nov 22 - Jan 2, 2020 Spirits of Giving Around the World Exhibit - PPG Place
Nov 27 - Dec 27, 2020 select dates Christmas Season Open House - Beaver County Model Railroad and Historical Society
Dec 5, 2020 Hopewell's 4th Annual Holiday Trail - Hopewell Township
Various dates in Dec, 2020 Various Christmas Art Workshops - Dots and Doodles
Dec 5, 2020 Santa's Coming to Town - Harrison Township
Dec 5, 13, 2020 Virtual Kids Cookie Making Class- Gaynor's School of Cooking

Below are items that have been posted to our calendar. If you are affiliated with a business hosting a holiday event that should be on our calendar, we'd love to see it there... it's free to post! Click here for instructions about how to add your organization to our list and easily post your events to our calendar!