Friday, November 8, 2013

November Events at Fifth Avenue Place/Downtown Pittsburgh

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November 2013
American Cancer Society Card Sale
holiday scene cardFriday, November 8 ~ 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The holidays are just around the corner. Are you already looking for that perfect holiday gift? Pick up a special holiday card for your family and friends at the American Cancer Society Card Sale and give the gift of hope. Specially designed Pittsburgh scene holiday cards, created by local artist Linda Barnicott, will be on sale this one day only. Previous collectible holiday cards created by Linda Barnicott will be available. Other items for sale will include: large framed paintings of Pittsburgh, large unframed prints, mini framed and unframed prints, ornaments, note cards, magnets, and mugs. A portion of proceeds benefits the American Cancer Society.
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Together with millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.
For more information about the American Cancer Society, visit their website.

Bead Trunk Show at Crystal River Gems
Tuesday, November 12 and Wednesday, November 13 ~ 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
Have you ever wanted to make your own jewelry? Have you tried searching for rare and unique beads, only to come across the same old designs? Crystal River Gems is your solution!
During their Bead Trunk Show on November 12 and 13, Crystal River Gems will be offering one-of-a-kind beading supplies just for you. Browse the huge selection of ornate beads, stones and more, and create beautiful custom jewelry for you and your friends.
While you’re there, sign up for one of Crystal River Gems’ beading classes, where experienced designers and teachers will give you the inside scoop on jewelry-making!

"Fill-a-Bag" and Save 40% at Crystal River Gems
Thursday, November 14 and Friday, November 15 ~ 10 a.m. - close
beadsWant to limit your plastic bag usage and save 40% on custom jewelry and other wonderful gifts of nature? Visit Crystal River Gems on November 14 and 15 to shop the semi-annual Fill-a-Bag Sale!
Here's how it works: Stop by to pick up your FREE reusable tote bag, fill it with your favorite glass art, beaded jewelry and much more, and save 40% off all items in the bag.
If you’ve been admiring a certain gemstone earring set, agate slice necklace or Glass Eye Studio paperweight, now’s the time to explore the wonders of Crystal River Gems and treat yourself to a discount you won’t want to pass up!
Please note: Offer excludes sale items.

Jim O'Brien Book Signingjim o'brien book cover
Friday, November 15 ~ 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.”

53nd Annual LIGHT UP NIGHT®

Friday, November 22 ~ 5 - 9 p.m.
Kick off the holiday season with Pittsburgh's biggest celebration - Light Up Night! Fifth Avenue Place is hosting a magical evening of festive family entertainment, so mark your calendars!

Lighting of the Unity Tree

7 - 7:15 p.m. ~ Corner of Penn Avenue and Stanwix Street
Join one of Pittsburgh’s best known neighbors, Mr. McFeely, thousands of Pittsburghers, majestic bagpipers and a splash of fireworks to kick off the official lighting of the historic Unity Tree ~ presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue santa and tree




Fifth Avenue FREEZE

5 - 9 p.m. ~ Corner of Fifth & Liberty Avenues
Visit Pittsburgh’s very own version of the North Pole at the Fifth Avenue FREEZE!  Life-sized carving of Santa comingdown the chimney will fill the chilled air with warmth of wonder and magic.  Get up close and snap photos with Ice Penguins, Snowmen, Doves and more. Enjoy live ice carving shows while kids test their skills at Arctic games.

Family Fun & penguin Festivities

5 - 9 p.m. ~ First Level and Outside
  • Catch up with the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and create your own Luminary to light your way throughout downtown.   
  • Snap photos with our holiday costumed character “Baby Penguin” and celebrate with a commemorative Airbrush Tattoo.
  • Get in the holiday spirit with live musical performances by the:
    Roger Barbour Jazz Quartet 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    Max Leake Trio                 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

FREE Fifth Avenue Place Holly Trolley

Every Saturday beginning November 23 through December 21 & Friday, November 29Holly Trolley11 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).

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 Series

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.

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

Color Mpoinsette Red

Saturday, November 30 ~ 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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 their own little workshops making Poinsettia pins and sun catchers. And, kids can display the colors of the season with creative face painting.

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