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Free Family Fun with the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 24
All About Santa
Yes, there really “is” a Santa Claus and you’ll find him at Fifth Avenue Place. Stop by after the parade, meet Santa in person straight from the North Pole and receive a special Surprise! One of Santa’s favorite helpers, The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, will be on hand with all about Santa workshops where children can craft their very own holiday Santa ornaments and trinkets. Display the colors of the season with creative face painting.
Saturday, December 8
Join Santa’s helpers from the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and design elf snow globes. Showcase your talent and create your very own Rudolph magnet. Show off your holiday spirit with a fun face painting and visit for story time and enjoy holiday classics as read by Mrs. Claus.
Holiday Lunchtime Concerts
Mondays – Fridays
November 23 – December 21
Free musical performances from some of Pittsburgh’s favorite artists including a special Black Friday performance with Pianist Brian Buckley on November 23.
Jim O’Brien Book Signing
Friday, December 7 + Wednesday, December 12
Pittsburgh sports author and historian, Jim O’Brien returns to the Center Court to autograph all your sports collection favorites including his newest book, “Looking Up: From the ABA to the NBA, the WNBA to NCAA.”
Gift Certificate Bonus Days
Thursday, December 6 – Saturday, December 8
11:00 a.m. – close
Find the perfect gift at Fifth Avenue Place and earn a Free Fifth Avenue Place Gift Certificate with qualifying retail purchases. Redeem receipts in Center Court.
Receipt Total | Receive
$25-$49.99 | $5 Gift Certificate
$50-$99.99 | $10 Gift Certificate
$100+ | $25 Gift Certificate
Glass Eye Studio Sale at Crystal River Gems
Tuesday, December 4 – Friday, December 7
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Explore the world of glass art – from ornaments and paperweights to vases and bowls from Glass Eye Studio.
Make-A-Wish & WISH 99.7 FM Light Up a Child’s Life Campaign
Friday, December 14, Monday, December 17 – Friday December 21
7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Make a child’s wish come true this holiday season! Stop by Fifth Avenue Place for the annual Make-A-Wish fundraiser with WISH radio broadcasting live from Center Court.
Free Parking in the Fifth Avenue Place Garage
Friday, November 23 – Saturday, December 22
After 4:00 p.m. weekdays and all day Saturdays
The PPG Place Wintergarden
Make Christmas memories with the spectacular 32-foot tree adorned with magnificent ornaments and gifts symbolic of this most special season of giving. Donations to the Children’s Hospital Free Care Fund are collected in the Wintergarden.
November 16 through January 1, open all holidays including Christmas and New Year’s.
Monday – Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Spirits of Giving Around the World Exhibit
This enchanting display of life-size Santas and original paintings capture a whole world of Christmas folklore and fantasy.
16th Annual Gingerbread House Exhibit
Don’t miss this magnificent display of over 400 delicious dwellings created by area students, chefs, and individuals.
Free Sounds of the Season Concerts
December 1 – 26
The sounds of the season fill the Wintergarden as a variety of local choirs and musicians perform daily. For more info: www.ppgplace.com
MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink at PPG Place
November 16 – March 3
Enjoy an exhilarating holiday tradition as you glide around the breathtaking 65’ Christmas tree on the PPG Place Plaza.
Phone Number: 412-394-3641
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday + Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – midnight
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Special Holiday Hours
Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
New Year’s Eve: 10:00 a.m. – midnight
Children, Seniors & Military $9
Skate Rentals $4
Skate with Santa Saturdays
December 1, 8, 15, and 22
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
November 18 – Early January
Visit Pittsburgh’s larger-than-life replication of the Creche located in St. Peter’s in Rome, one of the stops on the Saturday Holly Trolley.
Heinz History Center
Blast off with the History Center for Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission!
Mister Rogers Sweater Drive
During Holiday KidsPlay in Heinz Hall Courtyard on Saturdays & Sundays 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
One Oxford Centre on weekdays
Drop off a new or gently used sweater as part of The Children’s Museum’s annual Mister Rogers Sweater Drive. All sweaters collected will be donated across the Pittsburgh community.