The Christmas season is a busy time but one filled with great opportunities to create memories with your family. All around the Pittsburgh area there are lots of fun holiday activities to share in and enjoy.
It’s time to kick off the holiday season in Pittsburgh! With that Christmastime feeling settling over the city, Downtown Pittsburgh puts on its party clothes, dressing up to impress.
Carnegie Science Center
December 1, 3, 10
Wear your PJs, enjoy some hot chocolate and watch the Polar Express. A pretty great combination! A special sensory friendly offering is available on December 1st and 3rd. For more information click here.
Market Square- Pittsburgh, PA
November 17 – December 23
There is lots of fun to be had this year at the Peoples Gas Holiday Market. You can see Santa, shop for gifts, even enjoy live music, all while enjoying the holiday scenery of the city! For more information visit their website.
Carnegie Science Center
December 2, 9, 16
Create your own lasting holiday memory by creating your own laser cut holiday ornament. For more information visit their website.
Fifth Avenue Place- Downtown, Pittsburgh
November 25 and more Saturdays.
Santa, Free Crafts and more! In connection with the Childrens’ Museum. For more information visit their website.
Skate with Santa
December 16 at North Park Ice Rink.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Travel through various stations set up to showcase holiday traditions from around the world. Families will learn about the different cultures through food, crafts and artifacts! For more information visit their website.
Pittsburgh Trolley Museum, Washington, PA
November 24-26, December 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17
If you and your kiddos love trains and Santa, you will love this activity! For reservations visit their website.
Every Saturday and Sunday from November 18 through December 23, and a bonus day on Black Friday, November 24 Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Cultural District-Downtown Pittsburgh
Free for children of all ages, Kids Play, offers a variety of fun activities. Enjoy crafts, character appearances, and workshops. For more information visit their website.
November 18th through December 23rd
Enjoy a ride around town via one of these festive modes of transportation. Please click here for maps and pick up locations.
Row House Cinemas
Classic Holiday films play all for for the whole family to enjoy. For tickets visit their website.
December 17th; Pittsburgh, PA
Enjoy a day at the historical Frick taking in tours and creating your very own gingerbread house. For more information visit their website.
It’s a party fit for your tiniest family members! Filled with music, dancing, celebrating and crafts, your little ones will love ringing in the new year! It is so much fun we guarantee they won’t be fazed by the early time! For more information visit the Children’s Museum website.