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The Ultimate Guide to the Holidays in Pittsburgh

Finding Your Family Fun and More During the Holiday Season in Pittsburgh, PA

By Emily Papa, Macaroni Kid South Hills of Pittsburgh Publisher December 3, 2021

The lights are up, and the holidays are near! Have no fear, Macaroni KID is here! Here with your holiday family fun in Pittsburgh West - Robinson that is. This guide is packed with goodies to help parents living in Pittsburgh to not just survive the during holidays, but thrive. Well, surviving is great too. Whatever you're looking for mama, we got you. Looking for the best and brightest holiday lights that you can see? The best looking Santa in the 'Burgh? Discounts and inside scoops on local shopping? Daily event's PACKED with holiday festivities both in person following CDC guidelines and virtual? If you are looking for things to do with kids and families in Pittsburgh this winter, you are in the right place. If you don't subscribe to our FREE weekly newsletter, you might want to get on that, so you can be the first to know about all the holiday fun to be had and oh, did I mention our December to Remember Giveaways???


Click on any of the photos below to take you to specific guides for more details on how to make the most out of your holidays in Pittsburgh, PA. 

***Please always check the links for more details and website for cancellations. Confirm with each establishment via their social media or calling them that nothing has changed since the creation of this guide as there are new COVID updates daily.***

 Bookmark this page and check back often as we are constantly adding more to the guide and individual pages. If there is something you'd like to see in here, submit the deets to this form or email emilyp@macaronikid.com with HOLIDAY GUIDE in the subject line. 






Winter Holiday Events in Pittsburgh, PA all Season Long

๐ŸŽ„ Holiday Lights In Pittsburgh Multiple Locations in Pittsburgh - use this guide as individual light shows will NOT be listed on the events calendar

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป Santa Sightings in the South Hills - Photo,Visits, Breakfasts, Calls & More - Multiple Locations in Pittsburgh - use this guide as Santa Sightings that reoccur daily will NOT be listed on the events calendar

๐ŸŽ„ Peoples Gas Holiday Market ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป Market Square

๐ŸŽ„ Holiday KidsPlay Selfie Garden ๐Ÿ“ธ Cultural District

๐ŸŽ„ World’s Largest Pickle Ornament EQT Plaza

๐Ÿงค Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Sweater Drive

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป Santa Trolley Weekends at the PA Trolley Museum

๐Ÿง๐Ÿป‍โ™€๏ธ Elf On The Shelf Scavenger Hunt Tanger Outlets

๐Ÿ› Shop Local - 2021 Holiday Gift Guide Various Pittsburgh Stores

Jolly Trolley Holiday Tour Molly's Trolley 


Come back for more updates or check the event calendar for a list of ALL events by day. Email emilyp@macaronikid.com if you'd like to see something added to this list.