Holiday Season

Pittsburgh Mascot Skate at MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink at PPG Place

11/18/2017 @ 1:00PM - 12:00 AM - 12/18/2017

Let It Glow Christmas Celebration

11/19/2017 @ 3:00pm - 12:00 AM The Waterfront

Get into the holiday spirit at The Waterfront this month as they celebrate their annual Let it Glow Christmas Celebration. Santa will arrive at Town Center at 3 p.m. and he and his merry friends will pose for pictures with children and their families until 6 p.m. Cupcake lovers will swoon for the mini cupcake tour around the center’s retail locations, featuring sweet delicacies from The Waterfront’s newest retailer, Cakery Square, owner and operated by former Steeler, Wes Lyons. In addition to the treats, the event will feature live music, strolling carolers dressed in traditional costumes, ornament decorating for the kids and free gift wrapping through the Girl Scouts. The evening will culminate with the lighting of the 22-foot tree in the middle of Town Center at 6 p.m.

Mark Milovats 20th Anniversary Christmas Spectacular: Forever Christmas

11/25/2017 Byham Theater 101 6th Street Pittsburgh PA 15222

St. Nick Soiree at The Priory Hotel

12/1/2017 @ 7:00PM - 12:00 AM The Priory Hotel, 614 Pressley Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Join Catholic Charities\' Emerging Leaders Council for their holiday kickoff fundraiser! The 3rd Annual St. Nick Soiree promises festive food and drink, live music, and excellent company.

Sounds of the Season Ingomar

12/1/2017 @ 7:30pm - 12:00 AM Ingomar United Methodist Church, 1501 W Ingomar Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Board a train, plane or sleigh to journey into the holiday season – from the North Pole to Bethlehem itself! Come hear the Sounds of the Season, our ever-popular December concert. Holiday classics, traditional carols, and seasonal selections make this your new favorite tradition. It\'s a joyful time of year to bring everyone together to make this your treasured holiday tradition. Adults $20 ($23 door) Students (12+) $8.00 Children under 12 FREE For more information or to order advance tickets, visit: http:\/\/www.pccsing.org\/

2017 RMU Island Sports Center Holiday Spectacular Ice Skating Show - Christmas on Broadway

12/2/2017 @ 1:00 PM - 12:00 AM - 12/3/2017 RMU Island Sports Center

RMU Island Sports Center\'s Christmas on Broadway! A Broadway-Styled Holiday Ice Skating Show featuring a mix of Broadway favorites and Christmas musical fun and skating that should not be missed! Skating performances showcasing the talents of the RMU Island Sports Center\'s Figure Skating Academy, skating school, Theatre on Ice and synchronized skating teams that are sure to delight! Skating show and open skate following the show with cast member - for all interested audience members! Advanced Tickets on Sale: November 4 - December 1: $10.00 general admission Show Day Tickets: $15 Adults, $12 Children 12 and under & Senior Citizens

Sounds of the Season Fox Chapel

12/2/2017 @ 7:30pm - 12:00 AM Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Board a train, plane or sleigh to journey into the holiday season – from the North Pole to Bethlehem itself! Come hear the Sounds of the Season, our ever-popular December concert. Holiday classics, traditional carols, and seasonal selections make this your new favorite tradition. It\'s a joyful time of year to bring everyone together to make this your treasured holiday tradition. Tickets: Adults $20 ($23 door) Students (12+) $8.00 Children under 12 FREE For more information or to order advance tickets, visit: http:\/\/www.pccsing.org\/

12 Days of Free Santa Photos at The Waterfront

12/2/2017 @ 12:00pm - 12:00 AM - 12/20/2017 The Waterfront, 149 W Bridge Street, Homestead, PA 15120

One of the only places in Pittsburgh to get Santa photos for free! You’ll find him in Santa\'s Workshop located next to The Children’s Place. Saturdays, December 2, 9, 16............12 – 5pm Sundays, December 3, 10, 17............12 – 5pm Mondays, December 4, 11, 18.............5 – 8pm Wednesdays, December 6, 13, 20......5 – 8pm waterfrontpgh.com #WaterfrontPGH Donations will be accepted on behalf of Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Pittsburgh Santarchy 2017! (aka Santacon)

12/2/2017

Sounds of the Season

12/3/2017 @ 4:00pm - 12:00 AM Ingomar United Methodist Church, 1501 W Ingomar Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Board a train, plane or sleigh to journey into the holiday season – from the North Pole to Bethlehem itself! Come hear the Sounds of the Season, our ever-popular December concert. Holiday classics, traditional carols, and seasonal selections make this your new favorite tradition. It\'s a joyful time of year to bring everyone together to make this your treasured holiday tradition. Tickets: Adults $20 ($23 door) Students (12+) $8.00 Children under 12 FREE For more information, or to order advance tickets, visit: http:\/\/www.pccsing.org\/

Midnight Radio: A Christmas Story

12/7/2017 @ 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM - 12/23/2017 Bricolage Production Company, 937 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15222

Follow Ralphie on his quest for the perfect Christmas gift and watch as we recreate all the most iconic moments from the movie including the infamous Pink Nightmare bunny pajamas and The Old Man’s prized leg lamp. This December, Midnight Radio will be taking on the beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Story! Skip the TV marathon this year and get in on the action with Foley sound effects, cheeky commercial spoofs, and a dizzying array of vocal acrobatics all done live before your eyes. Follow Ralphie on his quest for the perfect Christmas gift and watch as we recreate all the most iconic moments from the movie including the infamous Pink Nightmare bunny pajamas and The Old Man’s prized leg lamp. A longtime fan favorite, our Midnight Radio series takes the form of a classic 1940s radio broadcast. In this show YOU are cast as the live studio audience, so play your part and don’t miss your cue when the applause sign flashes! Always memorable, often irreverent, and never at midnight or on the radio, Midnight Radio is the perfect holiday tradition. Plus! Don’t miss our free Happy Half-hour 30 minutes before every show with free drinks and interactive holiday-themed amusements! General Admission Ticket: $35 Student Ticket (with Valid ID only): $25 Discounts for Groups of 10 or More: Call Fred at 412.471.0999. A Christmas Story was written by Philip Grecian and based on the motion picture by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, & Bob Clark. Performance Schedule Week 1 Dec 7 • Thursday • 8pm (opening night • tickets are only $30) Dec 8 • Friday • 8pm Dec 9 • Saturday • 8pm Week 2 Dec 14 • Thursday • 8pm (Foley & Sensory Workshop\/Audio Description) Dec 15 • Friday • 8pm Dec 16 • Saturday • 2pm & 8pm Week 3 Dec 20 • Wednesday • 7pm (Pay What You Want) Dec 21 • Thursday • 8pm Dec 22 • Friday • 8pm Dec 23 • Saturday • 2pm & 8pm Special Events Opening Night • Dec 8 • Thursday • 8:00pm To celebrate the opening of Midnight Radio: A Christmas Story we’re offering $5 off every ticket. No promo code necessary. Bring a group to save even more (email Fred Frances at fred@webbricolage.org for details). Foley & Sensory Workshop • Dec 14 • Thursday • 6:45pm Come to the theater early to experience the Foley equipment hands-on! Jingle some bells and create footsteps in the snow as you get to play with the equipment we use to bring the story to life through sound. The cast of A Christmas Story will be on hand to show you how. Doors open at 6:30pm and the workshop begins at 6:45pm. Free and open to all patrons (no show ticket necessary). Pay What You Want • Dec 20 • Wednesday • 8:00pm Bricolage is pleased to offer tickets to this performance at any price! Pay any amount at the door starting at 7:30pm (tickets are available on a first come, first served basis), or pay in advance online for as little as $5.00. All seats are general admission. Accessibility Midnight Radio features Braille and large print programs. Audio Description is available on Thursday, December 14th, along with a free pre-show Foley & Sensory Workshop. Bricolage’s space at 937 Liberty Avenue is designed for wheelchair access and features all-gender restrooms. Bricolage is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all patrons. We encourage patrons to identify any specific accommodations that would make their experience more enjoyable in the comments section when purchasing tickets or by contacting Fred Frances at 412.471.0999 or fred@webbricolage.org.

Nutcracker at Carnegie Performing Arts Center

12/8/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 AM - 12/17/2017 Andrew Carnegie Music Hall

An old fashioned holiday theme is the offering for this year’s Nutcracker as presented by the Carnegie Performing Arts Center. The Nutcracker is being performed for two weekends, beginning on Friday, December 8, and ending on Sunday, December 17. Performances will be held at the Andrew Carnegie Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Avenue in Carnegie. Performances of the Nutcracker will be at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are available at the door and are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and children. Melina Kennelly of Dormont, a senior at Keystone Oaks, will dance the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy while Danielle Buttlar, a senior at Seton La Salle and from Mt. Lebanon, will dance the Queen of the Snow. Madisen Albert from Carnegie, an 8th grader at Carlynton High School, will portray the part of Clara while Gavin Helbig, also of Carnegie, in the 8th grade and who attends Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, will be the Nutcracker Prince that comes to life and takes Clara to the Candy Kingdom. Cori Sheppard of Mt. Lebanon, who is a senior at Mt. Lebanon High School will dance the role of Dew Drop Fairy. Over 60 dancers from many community dance schools ranging in age from 5 – adult round out the cast ofswirling snowflakes and candy flowers. Monica Ryan, choreographer and director of the Carnegie Performing Arts Center is celebrating the forty second anniversary production of the Nutcracker. As in the past, there will be a raffle and Chinese Auction during the intermissions of the three acts of the Nutcracker. For more information about the performances please call theCarnegie Performing Arts Center at (412) 279-8887 or access the website at www.carnegieperformingartscenter.com # # #

Ugly Sweater Contest and Christmas Sing Along

12/9/2017 @ 7:00 pm - 12:00 AM Prime Stage Studio

Ugly Sweater Contest and Christmas Sing Along Saturday, December 9, 2017 7:00 PM @ the Prime Stage Studio Entertainment by Windpipe Comedy Enterprises $15 online Including refreshments Prime Stage Studio 840 Saw Mill Run Blvd, Lower Level Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Messiah Sing

12/10/2017 @ 2:00pm - 12:00 AM St. Brendan’s Church, 2365 McAleer Rd, Sewickley, PA 15143

A much-loved Christmas tradition offered by Pittsburgh Concert Chorale and St. Brendan’s Church, Franklin Park. We invite all those in the Greater Pittsburgh area who love to sing, or to listen, to come with family and friends to recreate selections from Handel’s sacred masterpiece. With 14-piece orchestra and soloists, Under the baton of PCC Music Director, Dr. Susan Medley. This event features the audience performing choruses (and some solos), singing with great fervor and robust sound - without rehearsal! Music scores will be loaned to those who do not have a copy. A cookie reception at intermission will provide a time to rest the voice and to mingle with the singers and instrumentalists. No tickets, no admission fee, no reservations. (Baskets will be provided for a free will offering.) Come early and sit with your voice section or join others just to listen!

Annual Menorah Parade & Chanukah Festival

12/12/2017 @ 5:00PM - 12:00 AM The Waterfront

Chabad of Western PA and Bnai Emunoh Chabad have partnered with The Waterfront Shopping Center to celebrate the Festival of Chanukah on December 12 under the Homestead Grays bridge at The Waterfront. The festival will run from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. and will include live music, a heated tent with food vendors, games and activities for the kids with Paint Monkey and a special grand menorah lighting.

All-You-Can-Eat Swedish Christmas Julbord

12/15/2017 @ 7:00PM - 12:00 AM

Kids Coats for Warmth Christmas 2017

12/16/2017 @ 3:00 pm - 12:00 AM Nabhi Christian Ministries@ Faith Lutheran 7060 Lemington Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Nabhi Christian Ministries (NCM) in partnership with Faith Lutheran Church, Walmart, PGH. TACO TRUCK, ABC, Townsend Press and Eat\'n Park will sponsor the 20th Kids Coats for Warmth Christmas Party and Gingerbread House Contest. Many kids in Allegheny County continue to struggle on a daily basis to survive and enjoy a meal in the midst of drugs and violence, poor living conditions, broken families and inadequate educational opportunities. Christmas comes and goes only with a sense of longing possibly turning into a crisis! To bring Christmas joy and to help reduce viruses, bacterial infections and other dreaded childhood illnesses that can be affiliated with cold weather, NCM and their partners will once again provide meals and new winter coats to help keep kids warm through the cold-winter months. Kids will also enjoy a great holiday party emceed by a Life Skill\'s comedian with live entertainment, a visit from Santa and his dancing elves and travel to Santa’s toy and literacy workshop for toys and books to improve their ability to access valuable reading resources written to inspire and help them learn the language skills needed for success. In addition, kids and their families have the opportunity to learn "pay-it-forward leadership skills" for NCM\'s 20th Anniversary, by donating $1 towards their supplies when entering NCM\'s popular Drug-Free Gingerbread House Contest (judged only by effort and family participation), Limited Online Registration for ages 3-12 Only is now open at: www.nabhiministries.org Nabhi Christian Ministries is an all-volunteer, nonprofit, 501©3 organization with low overhead. They\'re committed to building safe pathways for the healthy development of children victimized by or exposed to drugs, violence and other harsh environments in Allegheny County. NCM goals are accomplished through their mission to enhance impoverished communities by reducing havoc and creating healthy environments that mentor, train and develop quality citizens of all ages. NCM honors leaders who are committed to building and strengthening our communities.