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FEATURED EVENTS

The Nutcracker 2018 at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

A winter wonderland awaits at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker! It’s Christmas Eve in turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh when a mysterious gift sparks a wondrous adventure. Journey to a Land of Enchantment filled with swirling snowflakes, waltzing flowers and exciting dances set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score. Five lavish scenes, dozens of dancers and over 150 costumes make The Nutcracker one of Pittsburgh’s most cherished holiday traditions.
Dates: 
12/07/2018
12/08/2018
12/09/2018
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Location:

Benedum Center
7th Street and Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
United States

Phone:

412-281-0360

I Made It Myself at C.C. Mellor Memorial Library

Every Saturday we’ll have a new art or craft project to work on at the library! Whether you give them as gifts or keep them for yourself, nothing makes us prouder than hearing you say “I made it myself!”
Dates: 
12/08/2018
12/15/2018
12/22/2018
10:30-11:30 AM
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Location:

1 Pennwood Ave
Pittsburgh, PA, 15218
United States

Phone:

412-731-0909

Jo Jo's SWEET Bow GNO at Sweet and Sassy Pittsburgh

Jo Jo's SWEET Bow GNO!
Dates: 
12/09/2018
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM
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Location:

SOUTH HILLS VILLAGE 301 South Hills Village, Suite 1000
Pittsburgh, PA, 15241
United States

Phone:

412-854-1786

Lunch with Santa at Threadbare Cider and Mead

On Saturday, December, 8th Santa will be make his annual stop at the Threadbare Tasting Room from 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM for complimentary photos!
Dates: 
12/08/2018
11 AM – 12:30 PM
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Location:

1291 Spring Garden Ave
Pittsburgh, PA, 15212
United States

Phone:

412-322-5100

Christmas Cruises-Holiday Captain’s Dinner - Gateway Clipper Fleet

Let the season sparkle on the river!
Dates: 
12/08/2018
12/15/2018
12/22/2018
Boards 5:45 pm, Sails 6:30 – 9:00 pm
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Organization:

Gateway Clipper Fleet

Location:

350 West Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219
United States

Phone:

(412) 355-7980

Holiday Tours of Clayton at The Frick Pittsburgh

Enjoy the lavishly decorated home of the Frick Family during this year’s holiday tour of Clayton. Join us as we re-imagine the events of 1908, when Helen Clay Frick made her debut into society. Mural-like photo enlargements will immerse visitors in the past, while decorations evoking the splendor of the party will join the traditional poinsettias and greenery of the holiday season to offer a fresh perspective on the Frick family’s Christmas festivities in 1908.
Dates: 
12/04/2018
12/05/2018
12/06/2018
Sun- Thurs, Sat- 10 AM-5 PM/ Fri- 10 AM-9 PM
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Organization:

The Frick Pittsburgh

Location:

7227 Reynolds Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15208
United States

Phone:

412-371-0600

Homeschool Book Club at C.C. Mellor Memorial Library

Homeschool students, join our new book club starting this fall! Stop by our September meeting for a get-to-know-you session and to pick up our first book. Our Chapter Chat readers will try a new first chapter book series every month, while Novel Ideas will tackle middle grade reads. Books available at the children’s desk or at the previous month’s meeting.
Dates: 
12/14/2018
01/11/2019
02/08/2019
2nd Fridays-2-3 PM and 3-4 PM
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Location:

1 Pennwood Ave
Pittsburgh, PA, 15218
United States

Phone:

412-731-0909

Threadbare Winter Market at Threadbare Cider and Mead

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Threadbare Cider House's second annual Winter Market. Local artisans will be selling their wares from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM on December 15th. Kids can decorate a crown while adults sip on cider and get all of their holiday shopping done!
Dates: 
12/15/2018
11 AM – 3 PM
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Location:

1291 Spring Garden Ave
Pittsburgh, PA, 15212
United States

Phone:

412-322-5100

Christmas Cruises-Santa Fun - Gateway Clipper Fleet

Bring the whole family down aboard this Pittsburgh holiday tradition for a special meet and greet with Santa Clausd!
Dates: 
12/08/2018
12/09/2018
12/15/2018
Board 1:00 pm, Sail 1:30 – 3:30 pm
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Organization:

Gateway Clipper Fleet

Location:

350 West Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219
United States

Phone:

(412) 355-7980

Wintery Art Workshop | Ages 5 to 10 at Artissima Studio

Join us for a Friday Evening Workshop, December 7, 2018, 6 PM – 8 PM at Artissima Studio!
Dates: 
12/07/2018
6 PM – 8 PM
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Organization:

Artissima Studio

Location:

3564 Harts Run Rd
Pittsburgh, PA, 15238
United States

Phone:

412 968 5858

Elf: The Sleepover at Carnegie Science Center

Join us for Elf: The Sleepover on Sat., Dec. 8! Grab a buddy and discover your inner elf at our fun-filled holiday sleepover! See Elf in The Rangos Giant Cinema, carry out festive science experiments, and create a delicious hot chocolate concoction!
Dates: 
12/08/2018
12/09/2018
Sat, 6 PM to Sun, 10 AM
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Location:

One Allegheny Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA, 15212
United States

Phone:

412 237 3400

Penny Arcade: Winter Cheer: All Ages Show

Winter Cheer Show! Come and celebrate the season with Penny Arcade's Winter Cheer show! Every year, the Pennies decorate the theater and play games all themed around having fun in the snow during the holidays.
Dates: 
12/08/2018
1 PM – 2:30 PM
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Arcade Comedy Theater

Location:

943Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
United States

Phone:

(412) 339-0608

Christmas Cruises-Holiday Sparkle Dinner - Gateway Clipper Fleet

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly!
Dates: 
12/07/2018
12/14/2018
12/21/2018
Boards 5:45 pm, Sails 6:30 – 8:30 pm
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Organization:

Gateway Clipper Fleet

Location:

350 West Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219
United States

Phone:

(412) 355-7980

Holiday Family Workshop: Build Your Own Gingerbread House at The Frick Pittsburgh

Calling young designers! Enjoy the fun of trimming your own gingerbread cottage with icing and lots of sweet decorations. From gumdrops on the rooftop to ice cream cone landscaping, adults and children work together to create confectionary masterpieces to take home.
Dates: 
12/16/2018
1 PM – 4 PM
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Organization:

The Frick Pittsburgh

Location:

7227 Reynolds Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15208
United States

Phone:

412-371-0600

Cool Yule at The Frick Pittsburgh

Join us for our annual celebration of the season as your family enjoys holiday art-making and interactive tours.
Dates: 
12/08/2018
11 AM – 3 PM
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Organization:

The Frick Pittsburgh

Location:

7227 Reynolds Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15208
United States

Phone:

412-371-0600

Gingerbread House Decorating at C.C. Mellor Memorial Library

Come join us for a delightful family tradition to kick off your holiday season. We supply all the things you need, just come down with your holiday spirit and creative ideas! Please register. There is a $5 supply fee per family for this event.
Dates: 
12/11/2018
6 PM – 8 PM
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Location:

1 Pennwood Ave
Pittsburgh, PA, 15218
United States

Phone:

412-731-0909

Matinees and Munchies at Dormont Public Library

Join us for snacks and cinema, alternating Thursdays at 1:00PM, beginning Thursday, November 15! Refreshments and food selected to match the theme for each movie will be provided.
Dates: 
12/13/2018
12/27/2018
1-3 PM
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Location:

2950 West Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15216
United States

Phone:

412-531-8754

KidsMove Saturdays at PearlArts Studios

These 6 week-long sessions allows young dancers to move in a comfortable community environment that caters to all levels of dance.
Dates: 
12/08/2018
12/15/2018
12/29/2018
11 AM - 1 PM
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Organization:

Pearlarts Studios

Location:

201 N Braddock Ave
Pittsburgh, PA, 15208
United States

Phone:

412-512-5088

Christmas Cruises-Santa Breakfast- Gateway Clipper Fleet

Enjoy a magical morning aboard our Breakfast with Santa Cruise!
Dates: 
12/09/2018
12/16/2018
Board 8:45 am, Sail 9:30 – 11:30 am
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Organization:

Gateway Clipper Fleet

Location:

350 West Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219
United States

Phone:

(412) 355-7980

Porto Domi at New Hazlett Theater

This show is part of the CSA Performance Series featuring Puppetry by Felicia Cooper.
Dates: 
12/06/2018
12/07/2018
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Organization:

New Hazlett Theater

Location:

6 Allegheny Square East
Pittsburgh, PA, 15212
United States

Phone:

412-539-0900 x232

Free Museum Sundays

Admission to Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History is free on the Third Sunday of each month throughout 2018. Enjoy all of our special exhibitions and collection galleries free of charge. Standard parking and special activity fees apply.
Dates: 
12/16/2018
12:00 am–12:00 am
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Location:

4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15213
United States

Phone:

(412) 622-3131

PJ Plays at Stay n’ Play at Beth El

This will be a fun story and craft session for all friends hosted by PJ Library! Our theme this month is traditions!
Dates: 
12/10/2018
9:30 AM – 11 AM
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Location:

1900 Cochran Rd
Pittsburgh, PA, 15220
United States

Phone:

412-561-1168

Tea Party With Belle at Sweet and Sassy Pittsburgh

Drop Your Princesses Off For A Special Tea Party With Belle!
Dates: 
12/09/2018
2 PM – 3:30 PM
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Location:

SOUTH HILLS VILLAGE 301 South Hills Village, Suite 1000
Pittsburgh, PA, 15241
United States

Phone:

412-854-1786

GIrls Night Out - Reindeer Fun at Sweet and Sassy Pittsburgh

Drop off your Princesses for some Ice Princess Sparkling FUN!
Dates: 
12/16/2018
4 PM – 5:30 PM
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Location:

SOUTH HILLS VILLAGE 301 South Hills Village, Suite 1000
Pittsburgh, PA, 15241
United States

Phone:

412-854-1786

Winter Break Youth Steelpan Workshop - Barrels to Beethoven

Children ages 8 and older are invited to join us for our annual Winter Break Workshop! Attendees will learn all about the steelpan including technique, history, and the building and tuning process. Our workshop will end with a special performance for family and friends!
Dates: 
12/27/2018
12/28/2018
10 am-1 pm
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Location:

Community Forge, Pittsburg PA
1256 Franklin Ave
Pittsburgh, PA, 15221
United States

Phone:

412.573.1870

Polar PJ Parties at Carnegie Science Center

Children and families can enjoy holiday fun with a classic film in their pajamas! During the month of December, Polar PJ Parties will offer guests the chance to make an event out of a trip to The Rangos Giant Cinema to see the classic film, The Polar Express.
Dates: 
12/07/2018
12/08/2018
12/09/2018
Fri and Sun- 6 PM - 8 PM/ Sat 9 PM - 11 PM
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Location:

One Allegheny Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA, 15212
United States

Phone:

412 237 3400

Fall story and craft hour at Stay n’ Play at Beth El

Join our friends from the Dormont library for a fun story and craft hour! Our theme this Winter!
Dates: 
12/14/2018
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
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Location:

1900 Cochran Rd
Pittsburgh, PA, 15220
United States

Phone:

412-561-1168

Intergenerational Craft Night at C.C. Mellor Memorial Library

Intergenerational Craft Night at CCM Forest Hills meets on the second Thursday of each month 6-7 p.m. Craftspeople of all ages are invited to drop by with a favorite hand-work project for crafting and company. Work could include knitting, crochet, or anything else portable that you’d like to bring. Crafting books will be available to learn more.
Dates: 
12/13/2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Location:

1 Pennwood Ave
Pittsburgh, PA, 15218
United States

Phone:

412-731-0909

Santa Visits at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden

Bring the kids, or the entire family, to pose for a photo with Santa. Join us for a festive photo-op with the man in the big red suit! It’s a perfect way to get into the spirit of the season, share a special memory and capture this year’s holiday family photo.
Dates: 
12/08/2018
12/09/2018
12/10/2018
10:00am - 2:00pm
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Location:

One Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, PA, 15213-3830
United States

Phone:

412/622-6914

A Lyrical Christmas Carol

On Christmas Eve, Scrooge sits in his house with not a kind word for anyone; he just wants to be left alone until the 'humbug' of Christmas is over. But four ghostly visitors-his former business partner, followed by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come-show him the error of his ways, and by the time Christmas Day dawns, Scrooge is a changed person. The entire family will enjoy this timeless classic peppered with your favorite Christmas carol
Dates: 
12/13/2018
12/14/2018
12/15/2018
Thurs, Fri, Sat-7:30 pm; Sun-2 pm
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Location:

New Hazlett Theater
6 Allegheny Square E.
Pittsburg, PA, 15212
United States

Phone:

412-539-0900

Christmas Cruises-Holiday Luncheon - Gateway Clipper Fleet

Help us spread Holiday Cheer up and down the rivers aboard our Pittsburgh Riverboat Holiday Tour!
Dates: 
12/08/2018
Boards 11:15 am, Sails 12:00 – 2:00 pm
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Organization:

Gateway Clipper Fleet

Location:

350 West Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219
United States

Phone:

(412) 355-7980

A Day of Love at Threadbare

On Sunday, December 9th, from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm, Threadbare Cider House will host A Day of Love. Non-profit, Perfect Fit Canines, will be bringing service dogs in training to the Chapman room of the Cider House. Escape the holiday stress, sip some cider and relax with on of their adorable pups! A portion of bar and bottle proceeds from the evening will be donated to Perfect Fit Canines.
Dates: 
12/09/2018
11 AM – 1 PM
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Location:

1291 Spring Garden Ave
Pittsburgh, PA, 15212
United States

Phone:

412-322-5100