Loading...

Events Calendar

Check here regularly for constantly-updated events all around Pittsburgh

Dec
7
Thu
Pittsburgh Improv Jam @ CABARET AT THEATER SQUARE
Dec 7 @ 9:30 pm

The Pittsburgh Improv Jam is a weekly comedy show hosted by City Paper “Best Local Comedy Troupe” 2017 honorees Well Known Strangers.

What is an Improv Jam? Experienced improvisers, eager beginners, and brave first-timers are placed on teams together to create improvised comedic scenes based on audience suggestions. You never know who’s going to come play at Pittsburgh Improv Jam; previous guest performers include TLC’s Paige Davis and the Second City Tour Company. Every Pittsburgh Improv Jam begins with a featured performance by Well Known Strangers or other local and touring comedy acts.

Don’t want to perform? Don’t sweat it! Audience tickets are only $3 cash the door or free with a downtown ticket stub from earlier that evening. The Backstage Bar serves drinks for improvisers and audience all night (Happy Hour til 11pm) and the show starts at 10pm.

Want to play? Welcome! Sign-ups begin at 9:30 in Backstage Bar, and the Jam is free for performers.

 

Late Night Cabaret Details

Tickets may be purchased at the host desk prior to the event.  We’re sorry, but advance purchase is not available for late night presentations.  Theater doors for Late Night shows open at 10PM, but you may arrive earlier and enjoy happy hour in the Backstage Bar.  Our online menu is available here.  If you have any questions, please call our host desk at 412-325-6769.

We offer free Late Night admission to ticket holders of any earlier Cultural District show – simply show your ticket stub from an earlier show to enjoy Late Night at no charge (same date only / select shows / based on seating availability).

21+ only admitted.

Dec
8
Fri
Kennywood Holiday Lights @ Kennywood Park
Dec 8 @ 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
9
Sat
Kennywood Holiday Lights @ Kennywood Park
Dec 9 @ 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!

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
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.

###

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.

###

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.

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