Friday Dec. 23rd

Santa Visits Phipps Conservatory

Catch Santa on his last day at Phipps before he rushes back to the North Pole to prepare for Christmas! At 11 a.m., he will make an appearance at the botanical garden and conservatory to chat with Pittsburgh children about their Christmas wishes. Phipps was listed as one of the must-do activities on our holiday events guide this year. Free with admission, for more information on Santa’s visit click HERE.

Home for the Holidays Food Drive

Join local musicians Billy Price, Clinton Clegg, Paul Luc and more at this food drive and jam session. The event is held at the Pittsburgh Winery on Penn Avenue so expect plenty of delicious wine to go along with festive holiday music. Tickets are $15 and non-perishable food items are requested. Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8 p.m. and it is warned it may go late! This event is age 21+. For more information on the food drive click HERE.

Saturday Dec. 24th

The Hilarious Tales of Tim Hartman

Broadway and film star Tim Hartman (The Mothman Prophecies, The Fault in Our Stars) is at the Children’s Museum for this storytelling extravaganza. He will be performing at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Be prepared for lots of audience participation and improv! It’s the perfect Christmas Eve morning treat for excited kids. Free with museum admission, for more information on the event click HERE.

Meet, Learn, Play: A Gaming Meet-Up

Board game buffs, you’ll want to check this one out! Enjoy this all-ages board gaming session at the Carnegie Library on Christmas Eve morning. The fun starts at 11 a.m. with playing and learning new games with an instructor. Free, for more information click HERE.

Sunday Dec. 25th

Holiday Brunch at Habitat

Christmas and Hanukkah fall on the same day this year and Habitat is planning on celebrating big time with a decadent holiday brunch! This is truly a treat, with gourmet dishes like roasted beets with local goat cheese, honey and crisp frisee and red velvet buche de Noel with cream cheese frosting and candied pecans. We’re getting hungry just thinking about it! $75, for more information on the brunch click HERE.

Explore Downtown Pittsburgh

Check out the holiday window displays, walk around and take in the sights and sounds of downtown on Christmas or even ice skate at PPG Place (they are open today!). Check out what restaurants are open for brunch. Report back and let us know what you find and most of all, have a wonderful holiday season and a very Merry Christmas!

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