It's that time of year when we're planning our special family days in Downtown Pittsburgh to take in all the holiday displays and fun! Fifth Avenue Place has planned some Christmas activities especially for kids and families that you don't want to miss. And if you or your spouse happen to work downtown, they also have a few weekday holiday events to enjoy on your lunch break.
Saturdays, November 26 – December 17
Creation Stations - FREE Family Fun with the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Saturday, December 3
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Snowman Squalls
Reflect upon the warmth of the holidays with The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh by creating snowmen snow globes and sock snowmen. Test your skills at the North Pole bean bag toss and be amazed as magician Chris Handa brings holiday magic to life!
Saturday, December 10
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bright Bulbs
Join cheerful elves from the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and design personalized paper light bulb wreaths. Showcase your talent and create your very own ornament. Catch up with everyone’s favorite elf for creative balloon art and capture the seasonal spirit with a keepsake caricature.
Saturday, December 17
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Whispering Wishes
Visit for story time and enjoy holiday classics as read by Mrs. Claus. Design one-of-a-kind winter wishing dolls/elves and wishing plants with The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Show off your holiday spirit with a fun face painting.
Fifth Avenue Place has a great food court and bathrooms which are helpful before you head to the outdoor activities!
Saturdays November 19 – December 17
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.
Friday, November 25 – Friday, 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.
Friday-November 25: Featured performer The Roger Barbour Jazz Quartet
Wednesday, December 7 & Tuesday, December 20
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 7 and December 20 autographing all of your sports collection favorites include Jim’s newest book, FROM A TO Z: A Boxing Memoir from Ali to Zivic.
Thursday, December 8 – Saturday, December 10
11 a.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
Wednesday, December 7 – Friday, December 9
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 Wednesday, December 7 - Friday, December 9 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 16, Monday, December 19 & Tuesday, December 20
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 25 – Saturday, 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
Don't miss the full line up of holiday fun on our event calendar with these downtown family additions!
- PPG Place Wintergarden
- Spirit of Giving Exhibit
- Gingerbread House Exhibit
- Ice Rink at PPG Place
- Pittsburgh Creche
- Photos with Santa
- Peoples Gas Holiday Market
- Kidsplay! (Liberty Avenue)
- Free Carriage Rides
And don't forget.....FREE Saturday parking in Pittsburgh Parking Authority garages.
Cheers to Christmas'ing in Pittsburgh!
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