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Check here regularly for constantly-updated events all around Pittsburgh

Dec
9
Sat
The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show @ Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show @ Pittsburgh Marriott City Center | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the United States. We are now running public and private shows in cities across the country every week. Our immensely popular shows are set in the present day. Unlike other murder mystery dinner shows, here you will find no cheesy costumes, no recited campy dialogue and no hokey song and dance. Our performers are dressed just like everyone else, leaving all of the guests to suspect who is a part of the show and who is not. In many instances, guests are seated with the performers and don’t even realize it until they die…the performers, that is! Our Detectives proceed to interrogate everyone and find clues as more people die. At the end of the night, prizes are awarded to the Top Sleuth who solves the crime.

Dec
10
Sun
Walk the Block @ The Block Northway
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Walk the Block @ The Block Northway | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Come out to The Block Northway on Sunday, December 10th from 12-5pm for our first-ever holiday Walk the Block event and enjoy strolling Victorian carolers, amazing food, the I Made It Market, and more! Everyone 18 and older will have a chance to win a $500 shopping spree at The Block!

Starting at 11:00 am, I Made It! Market​ is setting up shop with two entire floors of hand-made wares from over 60 local crafters and makers.

At noon, head over to the north corridor (between Nordstrom Rack and Saks Off 5th) to grab your Walk the Block stamp card and get your name in for the $500 shopping spreed!

Paws & Claus Pet Pictures @ Bakery Square
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Paws & Claus Pet Pictures @ Bakery Square | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Bring your furry friends to visit Santa! Both cats and dogs are welcome to get their holiday picture with Santa Claus. In return for a suggested donation of just $5 to the Humane Animal Rescue League of Pittsburgh, you will receive a commemorative photo instantly by email. 

Santa will be in our pop-up Christmas space next to Jimmy John’s from 2 PM to 6 PM.

Please be prepared for long lines. Check out our Pictures with Santa Event for kids of all ages on Friday, December 8th and Saturday, December 9th!

FREE parking for three hours is available in the parking garage!

Kennywood Holiday Lights @ Kennywood Park
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kennywood Holiday Lights @ Kennywood Park | West Mifflin | Pennsylvania | United States

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Kennywood!

America’s Finest Traditional Amusement Park is transformed into a winter wonderland with nearly 2 million twinkling lights, the tallest Christmas tree in Pennsylvania, and a selection of fun family rides rethemed for the holiday season. Holiday Lights at Kennywood is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from November 24 – December 23, plus December 26 – 30, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Along with viewing the dazzling displays of lights and choreographed shows, you can ride traditional favorites like the Kangaroo, Merry Go Round, Auto Race, and take a train ride through a life-size gingerbread village on the Gingerbread Express. Plus, take pictures with Santa and Kenny Kangaroo on the platform of the historic Racer roller coaster, visit our petting zoo and model train displays, and grab some great seasonal snacks, from cookie decorating to peppermint funnel cakes. And, don’t forget those world-famous Potato Patch fries! The traditional Kennywood snack tastes just as good during the holidays. Visit on Opening Night for a magnificent fireworks display from Zambelli Fireworks!

Whether you go just for the lights or try to ride every ride, Holiday Lights is Pittsburgh’s premier Christmastime tradition!

Dec
15
Fri
Kennywood Holiday Lights @ Kennywood Park
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kennywood Holiday Lights @ Kennywood Park | West Mifflin | Pennsylvania | United States

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Kennywood!

America’s Finest Traditional Amusement Park is transformed into a winter wonderland with nearly 2 million twinkling lights, the tallest Christmas tree in Pennsylvania, and a selection of fun family rides rethemed for the holiday season. Holiday Lights at Kennywood is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from November 24 – December 23, plus December 26 – 30, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Along with viewing the dazzling displays of lights and choreographed shows, you can ride traditional favorites like the Kangaroo, Merry Go Round, Auto Race, and take a train ride through a life-size gingerbread village on the Gingerbread Express. Plus, take pictures with Santa and Kenny Kangaroo on the platform of the historic Racer roller coaster, visit our petting zoo and model train displays, and grab some great seasonal snacks, from cookie decorating to peppermint funnel cakes. And, don’t forget those world-famous Potato Patch fries! The traditional Kennywood snack tastes just as good during the holidays. Visit on Opening Night for a magnificent fireworks display from Zambelli Fireworks!

Whether you go just for the lights or try to ride every ride, Holiday Lights is Pittsburgh’s premier Christmastime tradition!

Amahl and the Night Visitors presented by Resonance Works @ Charity Randall Theatre
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm

RESONANCE WORKS announces the return of its beloved holiday tradition, Menotti’sAmahl and the Night Visitors , reimagined in a brand new production at a new venue: the Charity RandallTheatre in Oakland. Paired with beautiful contrasting works by Handel, Debussy, and Vivaldi , this uniqueprogram will delight and inspire the entire family. This year’s production continues Resonance Works’ partnership withthe University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Theatre Arts, and launches new partnerships with the voice department ofSlippery Rock University, as well as the W omen’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh and the GreaterPittsburgh Community Food Bank . Performances are Friday, December 15 at 7:30 pm and Sunday,December 17 at 3:00 pm .

Amahl and the Night Visitors tells the story of an imaginative, disabled young boy and his hardworking singlemother struggling to get by. When Amahl opens the door to three mysterious strangers on their way to Bethlehem, all oftheir lives are changed forever! Filled with humor, generosity, and hope, this timeless story reminds us all of theprecious, unshakeable optimism of a child. Resonance Works is the only professional performing arts organization inPittsburgh to produce Menotti’s heartwarming holiday classic, which was the first opera written for television(premiering on NBC on Christmas Eve in 1951.)

Starring in the title role of Amahl is Liam McCarthy , Aspinwall native and 8th grader at Sacred Heart ElementarySchool. Most recently seen as Miles in Opera Columbus’s production of Turn of the Screw (2017), McCarthy, a 7-yearmember of the Pittsburgh Youth Chorus, has also appeared with the Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra,and Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra. Mezzo-soprano Ivy Walz (Cincinnati Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera)makes her Resonance Works debut in the role of Amahl’s Mother. Playing the Three Kings are tenor AndrewMaughan (Santa Fe Opera, Opéra National de Bordeaux), bass-baritone Andrew Adelsberger (Ash Lawn Opera, Annapolis Opera), and bass Jonathan Stuckey (Cleveland Opera Theatre, Opera Western Reserve). Resonance Works’Artistic & General Director Maria Sensi Sellner will conduct.

Stage director Craig Joseph , who most recently directed Resonance Works’ production of Side by Side by Sondheim ,returns to spearhead this new production. “I remember going to see a local production of Amahl and the Night Visitorsseveral times when I was a child,” Joseph recalls. “Now, as an adult, it strikes me that, in addition to the miracle of theChrist child’s birth, the story is also about the miracle

of a child’s imagination: how Amahl begins to dream about and actualize a better world in which he and his mother canlive. Over the course of the story, what he believes becomes reality –a second miraculous incarnation. It’s thistransformation I hope to capture in our upcoming production.”

The first half of this year’s program features instrumental soloists from the company’s flagship ensemble, theResonance Chamber Orchestra . Harpist Marissa Knaub Avon is featured in Debussy’s Dances Sacrée etProfane for harp and strings. Bassoonist Andrew Genemans , who just won a position with the Grand RapidsSymphony, will perform Vivaldi’s Bassoon Concerto in E minor. The performance will open with Handel’s exuberantArrival of the Queen of Sheba from Samson.

Resonance Works is also proud to connect this production to important causes in the Pittsburgh region. This holidayseason, the company will partner with both the W omen’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh and theGreater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank . Volunteers will be on hand before and after each performance tocollect both non-perishable food items and other essential needs for these organizations. “We hope that when peoplecome to our Amahl this year, they will also take the opportunity to help our neighbors in need this holiday season,” saysArtistic and General Director Maria Sensi Sellner.

This production also launches a new collaboration with the voice department at Slippery Rock University and Dr.Christopher Scott. Students in SRU’s voice department will understudy the roles in Amahl , gaining invaluableprofessional experience, and will have the opportunity to star in their own performance with the Resonance ChamberOrchestra on December 16th at 7:30 pm at Slippery Rock United Methodist Church. The Slippery Rock ChamberSingers will serve as the chorus for all of the performances.

For the first time, Resonance Works is offering reserved seating for performances at the Charity Randall Theatre.Tickets are available online at resonanceworks.org or at (412) 501-3330 and start at just $9 . Group rates are available;contact sales@resworks.org for more information.

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About Resonance Works | Pittsburgh
Resonance Works is a multi-modal, artist-led performing arts company that showcases an orchestra, chorus, vocalsoloists, chamber musicians, staged opera, and musical theater – often on the same program. Featuring repertoire thatis championed by its artists and themes that resonate with the current climate, Resonance Works connects the arts totoday’s audience. Founded in 2013, the company has quickly become an important part of the professional artsecosystem in Pittsburgh, and is committed to maintaining a rich and vibrant community of professional musicians inthe region. Dedicated to meaningful collaborations with other local organizations and artists, the company regularlyfeatures dance, visual media, and spoken word in unique venues that heighten the performance experience for bothartist and audience.
Read more at www.resonanceworks.org

Ticketing & general questions: sales@resworks.org
(412) 501-3330

Dec
16
Sat
Kennywood Holiday Lights @ Kennywood Park
Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kennywood Holiday Lights @ Kennywood Park | West Mifflin | Pennsylvania | United States

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Kennywood!

America’s Finest Traditional Amusement Park is transformed into a winter wonderland with nearly 2 million twinkling lights, the tallest Christmas tree in Pennsylvania, and a selection of fun family rides rethemed for the holiday season. Holiday Lights at Kennywood is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from November 24 – December 23, plus December 26 – 30, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Along with viewing the dazzling displays of lights and choreographed shows, you can ride traditional favorites like the Kangaroo, Merry Go Round, Auto Race, and take a train ride through a life-size gingerbread village on the Gingerbread Express. Plus, take pictures with Santa and Kenny Kangaroo on the platform of the historic Racer roller coaster, visit our petting zoo and model train displays, and grab some great seasonal snacks, from cookie decorating to peppermint funnel cakes. And, don’t forget those world-famous Potato Patch fries! The traditional Kennywood snack tastes just as good during the holidays. Visit on Opening Night for a magnificent fireworks display from Zambelli Fireworks!

Whether you go just for the lights or try to ride every ride, Holiday Lights is Pittsburgh’s premier Christmastime tradition!

Dec
17
Sun
Kennywood Holiday Lights @ Kennywood Park
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kennywood Holiday Lights @ Kennywood Park | West Mifflin | Pennsylvania | United States

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Kennywood!

America’s Finest Traditional Amusement Park is transformed into a winter wonderland with nearly 2 million twinkling lights, the tallest Christmas tree in Pennsylvania, and a selection of fun family rides rethemed for the holiday season. Holiday Lights at Kennywood is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from November 24 – December 23, plus December 26 – 30, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Along with viewing the dazzling displays of lights and choreographed shows, you can ride traditional favorites like the Kangaroo, Merry Go Round, Auto Race, and take a train ride through a life-size gingerbread village on the Gingerbread Express. Plus, take pictures with Santa and Kenny Kangaroo on the platform of the historic Racer roller coaster, visit our petting zoo and model train displays, and grab some great seasonal snacks, from cookie decorating to peppermint funnel cakes. And, don’t forget those world-famous Potato Patch fries! The traditional Kennywood snack tastes just as good during the holidays. Visit on Opening Night for a magnificent fireworks display from Zambelli Fireworks!

Whether you go just for the lights or try to ride every ride, Holiday Lights is Pittsburgh’s premier Christmastime tradition!

Amahl and the Night Visitors presented by Resonance Works @ Charity Randall Theatre
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm

RESONANCE WORKS announces the return of its beloved holiday tradition, Menotti’sAmahl and the Night Visitors , reimagined in a brand new production at a new venue: the Charity RandallTheatre in Oakland. Paired with beautiful contrasting works by Handel, Debussy, and Vivaldi , this uniqueprogram will delight and inspire the entire family. This year’s production continues Resonance Works’ partnership withthe University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Theatre Arts, and launches new partnerships with the voice department ofSlippery Rock University, as well as the W omen’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh and the GreaterPittsburgh Community Food Bank . Performances are Friday, December 15 at 7:30 pm and Sunday,December 17 at 3:00 pm .

Amahl and the Night Visitors tells the story of an imaginative, disabled young boy and his hardworking singlemother struggling to get by. When Amahl opens the door to three mysterious strangers on their way to Bethlehem, all oftheir lives are changed forever! Filled with humor, generosity, and hope, this timeless story reminds us all of theprecious, unshakeable optimism of a child. Resonance Works is the only professional performing arts organization inPittsburgh to produce Menotti’s heartwarming holiday classic, which was the first opera written for television(premiering on NBC on Christmas Eve in 1951.)

Starring in the title role of Amahl is Liam McCarthy , Aspinwall native and 8th grader at Sacred Heart ElementarySchool. Most recently seen as Miles in Opera Columbus’s production of Turn of the Screw (2017), McCarthy, a 7-yearmember of the Pittsburgh Youth Chorus, has also appeared with the Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra,and Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra. Mezzo-soprano Ivy Walz (Cincinnati Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera)makes her Resonance Works debut in the role of Amahl’s Mother. Playing the Three Kings are tenor AndrewMaughan (Santa Fe Opera, Opéra National de Bordeaux), bass-baritone Andrew Adelsberger (Ash Lawn Opera, Annapolis Opera), and bass Jonathan Stuckey (Cleveland Opera Theatre, Opera Western Reserve). Resonance Works’Artistic & General Director Maria Sensi Sellner will conduct.

Stage director Craig Joseph , who most recently directed Resonance Works’ production of Side by Side by Sondheim ,returns to spearhead this new production. “I remember going to see a local production of Amahl and the Night Visitorsseveral times when I was a child,” Joseph recalls. “Now, as an adult, it strikes me that, in addition to the miracle of theChrist child’s birth, the story is also about the miracle

of a child’s imagination: how Amahl begins to dream about and actualize a better world in which he and his mother canlive. Over the course of the story, what he believes becomes reality –a second miraculous incarnation. It’s thistransformation I hope to capture in our upcoming production.”

The first half of this year’s program features instrumental soloists from the company’s flagship ensemble, theResonance Chamber Orchestra . Harpist Marissa Knaub Avon is featured in Debussy’s Dances Sacrée etProfane for harp and strings. Bassoonist Andrew Genemans , who just won a position with the Grand RapidsSymphony, will perform Vivaldi’s Bassoon Concerto in E minor. The performance will open with Handel’s exuberantArrival of the Queen of Sheba from Samson.

Resonance Works is also proud to connect this production to important causes in the Pittsburgh region. This holidayseason, the company will partner with both the W omen’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh and theGreater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank . Volunteers will be on hand before and after each performance tocollect both non-perishable food items and other essential needs for these organizations. “We hope that when peoplecome to our Amahl this year, they will also take the opportunity to help our neighbors in need this holiday season,” saysArtistic and General Director Maria Sensi Sellner.

This production also launches a new collaboration with the voice department at Slippery Rock University and Dr.Christopher Scott. Students in SRU’s voice department will understudy the roles in Amahl , gaining invaluableprofessional experience, and will have the opportunity to star in their own performance with the Resonance ChamberOrchestra on December 16th at 7:30 pm at Slippery Rock United Methodist Church. The Slippery Rock ChamberSingers will serve as the chorus for all of the performances.

For the first time, Resonance Works is offering reserved seating for performances at the Charity Randall Theatre.Tickets are available online at resonanceworks.org or at (412) 501-3330 and start at just $9 . Group rates are available;contact sales@resworks.org for more information.

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About Resonance Works | Pittsburgh
Resonance Works is a multi-modal, artist-led performing arts company that showcases an orchestra, chorus, vocalsoloists, chamber musicians, staged opera, and musical theater – often on the same program. Featuring repertoire thatis championed by its artists and themes that resonate with the current climate, Resonance Works connects the arts totoday’s audience. Founded in 2013, the company has quickly become an important part of the professional artsecosystem in Pittsburgh, and is committed to maintaining a rich and vibrant community of professional musicians inthe region. Dedicated to meaningful collaborations with other local organizations and artists, the company regularlyfeatures dance, visual media, and spoken word in unique venues that heighten the performance experience for bothartist and audience.
Read more at www.resonanceworks.org

Ticketing & general questions: sales@resworks.org
(412) 501-3330

Dec
22
Fri
Kennywood Holiday Lights @ Kennywood Park
Dec 22 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kennywood Holiday Lights @ Kennywood Park | West Mifflin | Pennsylvania | United States

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Kennywood!

America’s Finest Traditional Amusement Park is transformed into a winter wonderland with nearly 2 million twinkling lights, the tallest Christmas tree in Pennsylvania, and a selection of fun family rides rethemed for the holiday season. Holiday Lights at Kennywood is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from November 24 – December 23, plus December 26 – 30, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Along with viewing the dazzling displays of lights and choreographed shows, you can ride traditional favorites like the Kangaroo, Merry Go Round, Auto Race, and take a train ride through a life-size gingerbread village on the Gingerbread Express. Plus, take pictures with Santa and Kenny Kangaroo on the platform of the historic Racer roller coaster, visit our petting zoo and model train displays, and grab some great seasonal snacks, from cookie decorating to peppermint funnel cakes. And, don’t forget those world-famous Potato Patch fries! The traditional Kennywood snack tastes just as good during the holidays. Visit on Opening Night for a magnificent fireworks display from Zambelli Fireworks!

Whether you go just for the lights or try to ride every ride, Holiday Lights is Pittsburgh’s premier Christmastime tradition!

Dec
23
Sat
Kennywood Holiday Lights @ Kennywood Park
Dec 23 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kennywood Holiday Lights @ Kennywood Park | West Mifflin | Pennsylvania | United States

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Kennywood!

America’s Finest Traditional Amusement Park is transformed into a winter wonderland with nearly 2 million twinkling lights, the tallest Christmas tree in Pennsylvania, and a selection of fun family rides rethemed for the holiday season. Holiday Lights at Kennywood is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from November 24 – December 23, plus December 26 – 30, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Along with viewing the dazzling displays of lights and choreographed shows, you can ride traditional favorites like the Kangaroo, Merry Go Round, Auto Race, and take a train ride through a life-size gingerbread village on the Gingerbread Express. Plus, take pictures with Santa and Kenny Kangaroo on the platform of the historic Racer roller coaster, visit our petting zoo and model train displays, and grab some great seasonal snacks, from cookie decorating to peppermint funnel cakes. And, don’t forget those world-famous Potato Patch fries! The traditional Kennywood snack tastes just as good during the holidays. Visit on Opening Night for a magnificent fireworks display from Zambelli Fireworks!

Whether you go just for the lights or try to ride every ride, Holiday Lights is Pittsburgh’s premier Christmastime tradition!

Dec
26
Tue
Kennywood Holiday Lights @ Kennywood Park
Dec 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kennywood Holiday Lights @ Kennywood Park | West Mifflin | Pennsylvania | United States

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Kennywood!

America’s Finest Traditional Amusement Park is transformed into a winter wonderland with nearly 2 million twinkling lights, the tallest Christmas tree in Pennsylvania, and a selection of fun family rides rethemed for the holiday season. Holiday Lights at Kennywood is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from November 24 – December 23, plus December 26 – 30, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Along with viewing the dazzling displays of lights and choreographed shows, you can ride traditional favorites like the Kangaroo, Merry Go Round, Auto Race, and take a train ride through a life-size gingerbread village on the Gingerbread Express. Plus, take pictures with Santa and Kenny Kangaroo on the platform of the historic Racer roller coaster, visit our petting zoo and model train displays, and grab some great seasonal snacks, from cookie decorating to peppermint funnel cakes. And, don’t forget those world-famous Potato Patch fries! The traditional Kennywood snack tastes just as good during the holidays. Visit on Opening Night for a magnificent fireworks display from Zambelli Fireworks!

Whether you go just for the lights or try to ride every ride, Holiday Lights is Pittsburgh’s premier Christmastime tradition!

Dec
27
Wed
Kennywood Holiday Lights @ Kennywood Park
Dec 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kennywood Holiday Lights @ Kennywood Park | West Mifflin | Pennsylvania | United States

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Kennywood!

America’s Finest Traditional Amusement Park is transformed into a winter wonderland with nearly 2 million twinkling lights, the tallest Christmas tree in Pennsylvania, and a selection of fun family rides rethemed for the holiday season. Holiday Lights at Kennywood is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from November 24 – December 23, plus December 26 – 30, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Along with viewing the dazzling displays of lights and choreographed shows, you can ride traditional favorites like the Kangaroo, Merry Go Round, Auto Race, and take a train ride through a life-size gingerbread village on the Gingerbread Express. Plus, take pictures with Santa and Kenny Kangaroo on the platform of the historic Racer roller coaster, visit our petting zoo and model train displays, and grab some great seasonal snacks, from cookie decorating to peppermint funnel cakes. And, don’t forget those world-famous Potato Patch fries! The traditional Kennywood snack tastes just as good during the holidays. Visit on Opening Night for a magnificent fireworks display from Zambelli Fireworks!

Whether you go just for the lights or try to ride every ride, Holiday Lights is Pittsburgh’s premier Christmastime tradition!

Dec
28
Thu
History at Play: Toy and Workshop Design Workshop @ Heinz History Center
Dec 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Kids ages 8 – 11 are invited to join us for a fun exploration of historic toys and games in the History Center’s new A Very Merry Pittsburgh exhibition. After experiencing the steps of innovation in the new Discovery Place exhibition, be inspired to design your own game!

Photo Courtesy of Heinz History Center

REGISTRATION

Advance registration is required for all History at Play workshops.

Please register online and include the name and ages of the participants. History Center members, please contact Nate Rodda at nrrodda@heinzhistorycenter.org for the member discount code.

Kennywood Holiday Lights @ Kennywood Park
Dec 28 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kennywood Holiday Lights @ Kennywood Park | West Mifflin | Pennsylvania | United States

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Kennywood!

America’s Finest Traditional Amusement Park is transformed into a winter wonderland with nearly 2 million twinkling lights, the tallest Christmas tree in Pennsylvania, and a selection of fun family rides rethemed for the holiday season. Holiday Lights at Kennywood is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from November 24 – December 23, plus December 26 – 30, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Along with viewing the dazzling displays of lights and choreographed shows, you can ride traditional favorites like the Kangaroo, Merry Go Round, Auto Race, and take a train ride through a life-size gingerbread village on the Gingerbread Express. Plus, take pictures with Santa and Kenny Kangaroo on the platform of the historic Racer roller coaster, visit our petting zoo and model train displays, and grab some great seasonal snacks, from cookie decorating to peppermint funnel cakes. And, don’t forget those world-famous Potato Patch fries! The traditional Kennywood snack tastes just as good during the holidays. Visit on Opening Night for a magnificent fireworks display from Zambelli Fireworks!

Whether you go just for the lights or try to ride every ride, Holiday Lights is Pittsburgh’s premier Christmastime tradition!

Dec
29
Fri
Kennywood Holiday Lights @ Kennywood Park
Dec 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kennywood Holiday Lights @ Kennywood Park | West Mifflin | Pennsylvania | United States

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Kennywood!

America’s Finest Traditional Amusement Park is transformed into a winter wonderland with nearly 2 million twinkling lights, the tallest Christmas tree in Pennsylvania, and a selection of fun family rides rethemed for the holiday season. Holiday Lights at Kennywood is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from November 24 – December 23, plus December 26 – 30, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Along with viewing the dazzling displays of lights and choreographed shows, you can ride traditional favorites like the Kangaroo, Merry Go Round, Auto Race, and take a train ride through a life-size gingerbread village on the Gingerbread Express. Plus, take pictures with Santa and Kenny Kangaroo on the platform of the historic Racer roller coaster, visit our petting zoo and model train displays, and grab some great seasonal snacks, from cookie decorating to peppermint funnel cakes. And, don’t forget those world-famous Potato Patch fries! The traditional Kennywood snack tastes just as good during the holidays. Visit on Opening Night for a magnificent fireworks display from Zambelli Fireworks!

Whether you go just for the lights or try to ride every ride, Holiday Lights is Pittsburgh’s premier Christmastime tradition!

Dec
30
Sat
Kennywood Holiday Lights @ Kennywood Park
Dec 30 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kennywood Holiday Lights @ Kennywood Park | West Mifflin | Pennsylvania | United States

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Kennywood!

America’s Finest Traditional Amusement Park is transformed into a winter wonderland with nearly 2 million twinkling lights, the tallest Christmas tree in Pennsylvania, and a selection of fun family rides rethemed for the holiday season. Holiday Lights at Kennywood is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from November 24 – December 23, plus December 26 – 30, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Along with viewing the dazzling displays of lights and choreographed shows, you can ride traditional favorites like the Kangaroo, Merry Go Round, Auto Race, and take a train ride through a life-size gingerbread village on the Gingerbread Express. Plus, take pictures with Santa and Kenny Kangaroo on the platform of the historic Racer roller coaster, visit our petting zoo and model train displays, and grab some great seasonal snacks, from cookie decorating to peppermint funnel cakes. And, don’t forget those world-famous Potato Patch fries! The traditional Kennywood snack tastes just as good during the holidays. Visit on Opening Night for a magnificent fireworks display from Zambelli Fireworks!

Whether you go just for the lights or try to ride every ride, Holiday Lights is Pittsburgh’s premier Christmastime tradition!

Jan
12
Fri
PEMF Winter Carnivale @ Ace Hotel Pittsburgh
Jan 12 all-day
PEMF Winter Carnivale @ Ace Hotel Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

One magical night of play to benefit the Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation.

The Gym at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh transforms for one night only into a winter playground for gown ups. Carnival games galore, special appearances, winter spectacles, and whimsical performances are just the beginning. Warm your bellies playful takes on winter treats and carnival fare from the Whitfield and hot spiked cocktails.

Our medical professionals and EMT workers help each and every one of us year round. Kick off 2018 by supporting these innovative and courageous men and women in Emergency Medicine at the PEMF Winter Carnivale.

*Dress for the ski lodge with a twist. Think cozy sweaters, fuzzy boots and hats, or cocktail attire paired with your best ski goggles. Anything goes at the Winter Carnivale.

Jan
16
Tue
Mad Mex Benefit Dinner for Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra @ Mad Mex Robinson
Jan 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mad Mex Benefit Dinner for Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra @ Mad Mex Robinson | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

MAD MEX is teaming up with the Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra to hold a benefit dinner, with 100% of the proceeds going towards PYPO!

Join us on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. Your $35 ticket includes dinner from a fantastic all-you-can eat Buffet-Style Fajita Party including chips, salsa and guacamole, salad, chicken wings and all the fix-ins to make delicious fajitas, including vegetarian options. Also included are soft drinks and unlimited trips to Mad Mex’s special dessert table!

 

Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra

Organizer of Mad Mex Benefit Dinner for PYPO

Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (PYPO) fosters a life-long love of music through its programs in instrumental music.  We instruct and inspire string, woodwind, brass and percussion students ages 6-18 through three levels of orchestras, chamber music, concert tours and summer camps.

Feb
16
Fri
Swan Lake with the PBT Orchestra @ Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm
Swan Lake with the PBT Orchestra @ Benedum Center for the Performing Arts  | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

An evil enchantment and a mysterious love story give wings to a ballet that has captured the public imagination since 1895. Together with the live PBT Orchestra, PBT returns to Swan Lake for two weekends around Valentine’s Day. Swan Lake exemplifies classical technique – from the ballet en blanc swan scenes to the Black Swan’s famous 32 fouettés. But it’s the undulating port de bras of the swans – a movement quality unique to Swan Lake – that lends its own mystique to the classical vocabulary. Set to the stirring themes of Tchaikovsky’s score, the split personalities of Odette and Odile mirror the age-old battle between good and evil. S