My family recently had our first chance to hop aboard the free Holly Trolley and my kids loved it! If you've been doing a lot of walking around downtown and feeling a little chilly, it's an excellent chance to rest and warm while still seeing the sites around Downtown Pittsburgh.
Saturdays November 21 – December 19
Every Saturday FREE Fifth Avenue Place Holly Trolley
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 Visit www.downtownpittsburgh.com
for a listing of all trolley stop locations.
You also don't want to miss a chance to head into Fifth Avenue Place for their free kid's activities! Take advantage of the indoor bathrooms and food court while you're inside as well.
Saturdays, November 28 – December 19
Creation Stations - FREE Family Fun with the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Saturday, December 5
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Triangle Traditions
Reflect upon the warmth of the holidays with The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh by creating triangle leaves for a treasured “Thank You” Tree. Capture the seasonal spirit with a keepsake caricature and be amazed as magician Chris Handa brings holiday magic to life!
Saturday, December 12
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Celebrate Circles
Join cheerful elves from the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and design personalized holiday wreaths. Showcase your talent and create your very own snowmen snow globe. Catch up with everyone’s favorite elf for creative balloon art and test your skills at North Pole corn toss.
Saturday, December 19
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Seasonal Squares
Visit for story time and enjoy holiday classics as read by Mrs. Claus. Design one-of-a-kind ornaments and create ice paintings with The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. And show off your holiday spirit with a fun face painting.
Here are some additional highlights happening at Fifth Avenue Place throughout the month of December:
Friday, November 27 – Wednesday, December 23
Monday – Friday Holiday Lunchtime Concerts
12 p.m Daily 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.
Thursday, December 10 & Friday, December 18
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Jim O’Brien Book Signing
He's back! Pittsburgh sports author and historian, Jim O'Brien returns to Fifth Avenue Place. Meet him in Center Court December 10 and December 18 autographing all of your sports collection favorites include Jim’s newest book, Golden Arms: Six Hall of Fame Quarterbacks From Western Pennsylvania.
Thursday, December 10 – Saturday, December 12
11a.m. – Close Gift Certificate BONUS Days
Only a few shopping days left! Find the perfect gift at Fifth Avenue Place and earn a FREE Fifth Avenue Place Gift Certificate with qualifying retail purchases. Redeem receipts from 11 a.m. – close in Center Court.
Receipt Total Receive
$25-$49.99 $5 Gift Certificate
$50-$99.99 $10 Gift Certificate
$100+ $25 Gift Certificate
Monday, December 7 – Friday, December 11
10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m. Glass Eye Studio Sale at Crystal River Gems
The much anticipated holiday sale returns. Visit Fifth Avenue Place Monday, December 7 - Friday, December 11 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 gift items exclusively from Glass Eye Studio.
Friday, December 11 & Monday-Tuesday, December 14-15
6 – 9 a.m. Make-A-Wish & Wish 99.7 FM Light Up A Child’s Life Campaign
Help make a child’s wish come true this holiday season! Drop by Fifth Avenue Place for the annual Make-A-Wish fundraiser with WISH Radio, broadcasting live from 6 – 9 a.m. in Center Court, collecting donations and raising awareness for Make-A-Wish.
ONGOING HOLIDAY AMENITIES
Friday, November 27 – Thursday, December 24
After 4 p.m. Weekdays Holiday Parking Validation
All Day Saturdays Enjoy FREE Parking with any $20 Fifth Avenue Place retail purchase in the Fifth Avenue Place Garage on Evenings (enter after 4pm) and Weekends.
See Stores for Details • Limit: One Per Person
Fifth Avenue Place
120 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
This post sponsored by Fifth Avenue Place. All opinions remain my own as I don't endorse venues I don't love!