Saturday, November 30, 2013

December fun at Fifth Avenue Place

Sponsored post by Fifth Avenue Place ~ bringing you all the info for holiday fun in Downtown Pittsburgh!

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December 2013

FREE Parking on Evenings & Weekends

Friday, November 29 - Tuesday, December 24
Monday - Friday: Evenings ONLY (Enter after 4 p.m.)
Enjoy FREE Parking with any $20 Fifth Avenue Place retail purchase in the Fifth Avenue Place Garage on Evenings (enter after 4 p.m.) and Weekends.
See Stores for Details ~ Limit: One Per Person, Please
Directions to the Fifth Avenue Place Garage

Holiday Lunchtime Concert Seriesflutes

Friday, November 29 - Monday, December 23
Live musical performances from some of Pittsburgh’s favorite artists bring the sounds of the season to life during the always entertaining Lunchtime Concert Series.

FREE Fifth Avenue Place Holly TrolleyHolly Trolley

Every Saturday beginning November 23 through December 21 & Friday, November 29
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Discover all the sights and sounds of the holiday season in downtown Pittsburgh aboard the FREE Fifth Avenue Place Holly Trolley.  Hosted by Santa’s little helpers, trolleys circle downtown each weekend picking up at stops approximately every 15 minutes. Holly Trolley stops:
Fifth Avenue Place, The Rink at PPG Place, One Oxford Centre, Macy's, and U.S. Steel Tower (Pittsburgh Crèche).

Crystal River Gems International Amber Trunk ShowAmber Rings

Wednesday, December 4 - Friday, December 6 ~ 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Poland’s top amber jewelry designer stops downtown for a three day holiday show!  Offering a rare and extended collection of authentic Baltic amber, the show features one-of-a-kind pieces set in sterling silver – all at wholesale prices. Don’t miss out on this exclusive three-day event, only at Crystal River Gems!

Jim O'Brien Book Signingjim o'brien book cover

Thursday, December 5 and Friday, December 20 ~ 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Famed Pittsburgh sports author Jim O’Brien returns to Fifth Avenue Place just in time for the holidays!  Stop by the Center Court to meet Jim and purchase one of his autographed books to give as the perfect holiday gift.  New this year is Jim’s latest release “Chuck Noll A Winning Way.”

Creation Stations - FREE Saturday Holiday Activities with the Children's Museum of Pittsburghelf hat

Spiral Into Green

Saturday, December 7 ~ 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Be amazed as Chris Handa brings the magic of the holidays to life!  Discover the trick to creating ice cream with the Carnegie Science Center. Then showcase your very own magic by creating spin art and elf hats with The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh!

Gift Wrap Expressribbon and bulbs

Monday, December 9 - Saturday, December 21 ~ 11 a.m. - close
Found all the perfect gifts?  Then leave the gift wrapping to us!!  Stop by “Gift Wrap Express” and enjoy Complimentary Gift Wrap on all Fifth Avenue Place purchases.
Complimentary gift wrap available on purchases made December 2 - 21 in Fifth Avenue Place ONLY. Receipt must be presented at time of gift wrapping.

Glass Eye Studio Trunk Show at Crystal River Gems

Wednesday, December 11 - Friday, December 13 ~ 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
OrnamentStop by Fifth Avenue Place and explore the world of glass art – from ornaments and paperweights to vases and bowls, Crystal River Gems will be selling a variety of hand-crafted glass merchandise from Glass Eye Studio.
Located in Seattle, Glass Eye Studio has designed and created exquisite handmade glass for over thirty years. Through vibrant paperweights, innovative ornaments, functional bowls and vases, Glass Eye Studio creates some of America's finest art glass, even including ash from Mount St. Helens in some of their pieces.

Susan Castriota Book Signing

Wednesday, December 11 ~ 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.Wilson
For the first time at Fifth Avenue Place, meet award winning illustrator and author, Susan Castriota.  Susan was chosen to design an ornament for the White House Christmas Tree in 2008, has been a guest at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and has appeared on numerous national and local television shows.  Children of all ages will enjoy reading the series of children’s books, Wilson’s Wondrous Tails!  The true and inspiring story of Wilson, who was rescued from an animal shelter, will touch the hearts of all who read it.  Stop by on Wednesday, December 11 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm to meet Susan and pick up an autographed book for a special child in your life.

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Gift Certificate BONUS Days!Poinsettias

Thursday, December 12 - Saturday, December 14
       • Thursday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
       • Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

If you're still searching for that perfect present, stop by Fifth Avenue Place December 12-14 and earn a FREE Fifth Avenue Place Gift Certificate with qualifying retail purchases. Simply present your receipt in Center Court to receive:
$25 - $49.99 $5 Gift Certificate
$50 - $99.99$10 Gift Certificate
$100 +$25 Gift Certificate
Limit: One per customer, please.
There is no better time to wrap up (or start!) that holiday shopping, and Fifth Avenue Place is the destination for Great Gifts this holiday season!

Make-A-Wish and Wish 99.7 FM Light Up A Child's Life Campaign

Friday, December 13 & Monday & Tuesday, December 16 & 17 ~ 6 a.m. - 9 a.m.logo make a wish
Help 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.  Ron Antill and representatives from Make-A-Wish will be broadcasting live from 6 – 9 a.m. in Center Court, collecting donations and raising awareness for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Creation Stations - FREE Saturday Holiday Activities with the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

wreathSilver Spectacular

Saturday, December 14 ~ 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Make your holidays merry and bright and join The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh making silver foil wreaths and stained glass ornaments! And, our cheerful elves will be on hand with bells on for face painting and balloon art.

Blissful Blueblue snowflake

Saturday, December 21 ~ 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Capture the moment with strike a pose photos and display your creativity by creating ice paintings – all with The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh!  Airbrush tattoos help keep the holiday memories alive. And, create keepsake bead rings with the Carnegie Science Center. 

First Night 2014

Tuesday, December 31
Ring in the New Year at the biggest family–friendly celebration in the region – First Night and the raising of the "Future of Pittsburgh" Ball.
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Please check the calendar frequently, as events often pop up and will be added.

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