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Dec
5
Tue
Krampusnacht in Market Square @ Market Square
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Krampusnacht in Market Square @ Market Square | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Krampus in Pittsburgh invites all to celebrate this ancient European holiday! Enjoy the restaurants, performers, and holiday shops with the whole family on this night of old world festivities and magical surprises.

KRAMPUS WILL ARRIVE AT 7:00PM – DON’T MISS HIM!
Be at the main stage at 7:00 sharp to see Krampus. Get your picture taken on his lap.

Live music – Krampus band “Sleigher” at 7:30

Krampus Krawl bar crawl sponsored by Straub Beer after Sleigher

What is Krampusnacht?

The Feast of St. Nicholas is celebrated in parts of Europe on 6 December.On the preceding evening of December 5, Krampus Night or Krampusnacht, the Krampus appears on the streets. Sometimes accompanying St. Nicholas and sometimes on his own, Krampus visits homes and businesses.The Saint usually appears in the Eastern Rite vestments of a bishop, and he carries a golden ceremonial staff. Unlike North American versions of Santa Claus, in these celebrations Saint Nicholas concerns himself only with the good children, while Krampus is responsible for the bad. Nicholas dispenses gifts, while Krampus supplies coal and the ruten bundles.
In German-speaking Alpine folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure. According to traditional narratives around the figure, Krampus punishes children during the Christmas season who have misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts.

Dec
10
Sun
Candlelight Christmas at Woodville @ Woodville Plantation
Dec 10 all-day
Candlelight Christmas at Woodville @ Woodville Plantation | Bridgeville | Pennsylvania | United States

Come experience Woodville Plantation by candlelight. Tour the house and see it decorated for an 18th Century Christmas on Sunday, December 10, 2017, from 5:00-8:00 pm EST. Admission: $5 for adults, $3 for children, and free for children under 6. To learn more visit www.woodvilleplantation.org

Dec
15
Fri
Amahl and the Night Visitors @ Charity Randall Theater
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm
Amahl and the Night Visitors @ Charity Randall Theater | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States

Our holiday tradition of Amahl returns December 15 & 17 with a new production at the Charity Randall Theatre at the University of Pittsburgh starring Aspinwall native Liam McCarthy! Alongside this family favorite, we are thrilled to feature regular Resonance Works artists Marissa Knaub Avon and Andrew Genemans as soloists in lush contrasting works of Debussy and Vivaldi.

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