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Join us as we light up the city!
The official kickoff to the holiday season in Pittsburgh is back on a new day! Highmark Light Up Night is returning in 2022, the Friday before Thanksgiving to Saturday, November 19 as a part of a larger 61th Anniversary refresh for the beloved celebration. This year's festivities combine long-standing traditions and new holiday experiences with a supersized fireworks finale - an evening you won't want to miss!
Opening Friday, November 18 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.
Tree Lighting ceremonies and events will take place throughout the city. The City of Pittsburgh's 106th Tree Lighting and Zambelli Rooftop Fireworks at the City-County Building is at 5 p.m. The 60-foot city tree features hundreds of oversized ornaments, making it the perfect Instagrammable holiday photo opp. Additional trees will be lit throughout the city including the Highmark Christmas Tree Lighting, Sphere Tree at Market Square, trees at One Oxford Centre and the Duquesne Light Holiday Tree of Lights at Point State Park.
Catch the World's Largest Pickle Ornament on display from 11 a.m.-9 p.m! The 35+ foot pickle ornament is a pretty big dill, and the perfect sight to relish when scouting for free holiday fun. And, drop by the Pop-Up Cocktail & Beer Garden for specialty adult beverages from Brew Gentlemen, The Warren Bar & Burrow and the Pickled Chef.
Venture over to PPG Place to ice skate around the beautifully decorated 65-foot illuminated Holiday tree on The Rink at PPG Place. The outdoor ice rink is open from the public starting Nov. 18 through Feb. 26, 2023, with special holiday hours for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's.
Come celebrate unity, joy, and love the Pittsburgh way this holiday season!
Visit downtownpittsburgh.com/holidays for the full line-up of events and the latest information.