Events This Week in Pittsburgh

What's happening in Pittsburgh now, you ask?

For upcoming events that will pique your interests, fire up your taste buds and inspire new adventures, look no further. Check back each week for an up-to-date list of what to do in the 'Burgh.


Chanukah Menorah Parade & Celebration 🕎

Nov. 30 | Squirrel Hill
Celebrate Chanukah and take part in Pittsburgh’s Chanukah Menorah Parade and Festival. Starting at the Rodef Shalom, the parade will go through the Squirrel Hill neighborhood and end at the festival on Murray Ave. Starting at 6 pm, the festival will feature a giant ice menorah, fire show, latkes and donuts, and live music.

Siegfried Teiber in Sixty-Seven Keys 🪄

Dec. 1-Jan. 2 | Liberty Magic
Storyteller and magician Siegfried Tieber’s latest show blurs the lines between the improbably and the impossible. Using sleight of hand, magic and illusion, Tieber guides the audience through an unlikely journey unlocked by a single key selected by each night’s audience.

Black Violin Give Thanks Holiday Tour 🎻

Dec. 2 | Byham Theater
Experience Black Violin in-person this holiday season in the Cultural District! For 17 years, Black Violin has been merging string arrangements with modern beats and vocals while building bridges in communities along the way.

AWCommunity Day: Holiday Edition

Dec. 4 | August Wilson African American Cultural Center
Join the August Wilson African American Cultural Center for a day full of fun activities for all age groups, including a special Kwanza celebration. For social distancing and safety purposes, many activities will take place outside the building on the sidewalk. This event is free and open to the public.

The Hot Sardines: Holiday Stomp 🎷

Dec. 4 | MCG Jazz Concert Hall
Celebrate the season with the Manchester Craftmen’s Guild and The Hot Sardines! “Holiday Stomp” is a jazz take on yuletide classics featuring the unique and swinging sounds of The Hot Sardines. Tickets are available for purchase in advance online.

Handmade Arcade in-person Holiday Market ❤️

Dec. 4 | David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Mark your calendar for the largest holiday market in the region. Handmade Arcade’s Holiday Market celebrates local and regional arts and culture through live demonstrations to grab-and-go craft kids and more than 200 vendors.

Latkepalooza 🎉

Dec. 5 | Beth Shalom, Squirrel Hill
Join J-JEP, Beth Shalom and Rodef Shalom for fun, games and goodies during the Annual Latkepalooza! The event will take place from 10:30 am-noon and is free this year, but a suggested donation of $10/family is strongly suggested.

Nationality Rooms Holiday Open House 🚪

Dec. 5-12 | Virtual
The Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Program’s Holiday Open House is turning 30! Celebrate this milestone with a virtual Holiday Open House. Travel through the 31 Nationality Rooms and listen to Pitt’s Quo Vadis guide speak about the architectural features and facts about each room.

Ongoing… 

Peoples Gas Holiday Market 🛍

Now-Dec. 23 | Market Square
Experience the opening of the award-winning Peoples Gas Holiday Market this holiday season. Stroll through the beautifully decorated Market Square and shop from a wide variety of vendors filled with international flair and local charm.

Zoo Lights Drive-Thru 🐼

Now-Dec. 30 | Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Explore the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium as it transforms into a winter wonderland. This drive-through event takes you on a path through thousands of environmentally friendly animal LED lights and displays and classic characters. Advanced registration is required online and tickets are per vehicle.  

Holiday Lights

Now-Jan. 2 | Kennywood
Celebrate the return of Kennywood’s Holiday Lights. Stroll among more than one million twinkling lights, marvel at the tallest Christmas Tree in the state, savor the flavors of festive food and drinks, and enjoy special holiday entertainment and select rides. Purchase a 2022 Gold or Platinum Kennywood Season Pass for unlimited access to Holiday Lights this season.

Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show & Light Garden 🌹

Now-Jan. 9 | Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Start the holiday season with a visit to Phipps' Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show & Light Garden. This year's elegant theme of Sparkle and Shine features dazzling displays of holiday trees, topiaries, exquisitely detailed props and more. All tickets must be purchased online in advance. 

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Please Note: Some events have been cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak precautions. These listings may not reflect the most recent updates. Please check official event and venue websites to confirm the status. Thank you for understanding.