Pittsburgh Celebrates Light Up Night

Join us as we light up the city!

Marking the kickoff to the holiday season, Pittsburgh's annual Comcast Light Up Night celebration returns on Friday, November 22, 2019 for an even bigger night of free, festive, holiday fun!

Plan your excursion to Pittsburgh to experience a full night of vibrant activities and events, including concerts from national and local artists, extraordinary firework displays, family activities, the seasonal opening of Pittsburgh's winter attractions, the spectacular illumination of the Golden Triangle and more! With so much to experience, there's no better place to start the holiday season than in downtown Pittsburgh.

Here's What We Know

While we wait for more details to come out about this year's celebration, here's what we know now:

  • PPG Plaza features a musical ice performance by RMU Island Sports Figure Skaters at 4:45 and  East End Kids at 5p.m., leading up to the American Cancer Society’s Tribute of Light Ceremony and the lighting of the Plaza Tree by a young cancer survivor at 5:30p.m. All of this is followed by guitarist  Byron Nash playing the upbeat sounds of the season.
  • Three chances to catch performances by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, presented by UPMC Health Plan; 6:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., and 8:05 p.m.
  • Tour downtown Pittsburgh's beautiful decorations with complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides through December 21.
  • The beloved annual Gingerbread house competition and a train display will be held in the Grand Lobby of the historic Pittsburgh City Council Building.

Peoples Gas Holiday Market

Marking the official start to Pittsburgh's holiday season, the city's cherished holiday attractions also re-open on Light Up Night! In Market Square, you'll find the picturesque Peoples Gas Holiday Market. Inspired by the original German Christkndlmarkts, the Holiday Market features national and local vendors housed in vintage, wooden chalets selling one-of-a-kind holiday gifts and remains open until December 23.

MassMutual Ice Skating Rink

Venture over to PPG Place to ice skate around the giant tree at the MassMutual Ice Skating Rink then head inside to the lobby of Two PPG Place to warm up with the Spirits of Giving From Around the World exhibition. This free display features life-sized Santas and paintings depicting holiday celebrations across the globe.


Come celebrate unity, joy, and love the Pittsburgh way this holiday season!