All About November – Holiday Events

Special events for kids and families!

It’s Holiday time…Enjoy!!

Santa Claus comes to town…

Check your local malls and community and/or municipal offices for

information on his arrival!  

 Daily—Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides

Cowansville • (*PR) 724-543-3367

Nov. 13— Kids Festival

holiday season kick-off, Carnegie Science Ctr.

• *(PR) 412-237-1637

Nov. 17—Run the Lights  A fun run/walk with free glow sticks and jingle bells through the Celebration of Lights display at Hartwood Acres


Nov. 18— Light-Up Night

Downtown New Castle • 724-654-5593

 Nov. 19—Light-Up Night…Family Fun & Entertainment, Santa Claus, Ice & Light Show, lighting of the Highmark® Unity Tree,  5-9pm

Fifth Ave Place •

Nov. 19— Light-Up Night Sleepover    

 Carnegie Science Ctr. • *(PR) 412-237-1637

Nov. 19 – early March— Ice Skating                       

The Rink at PPG Place • 412-394-3641

Nov. 20—Santa Arrives

Beaver Valley Mall • 724-774-5639

Nov. 20— Light-Up Night 

Ambridge, Santa, parade, etc., 6:30pm

• 724-266-3040

Nov. 20—Animal Thanksgiving  Come see the animals enjoy this special meal,

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium • 412-365-3640 press O.

Nov. 20 & 28—Pet Photos With Santa

 10am-4pm, Animal Friends, Camp Horne Rd.,

North Hills • 412-847-7000.

Nov. 20-Dec. 31—“Downtown Pittsburgh…a Holiday Experience”           

Various activities and events throughout

downtown Pittsburgh including:

Nov. 20Fun activities beginning at 10am in Market Square and

Holly Trolley, Sats, 10-5 & Suns, 12-5, and Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, Free,

Sats,thru Dec. 18, for times and boarding locations,

Nov. 20—Candlelight Victorian Carriage Parade 5pm,  starts at the Convention Center


Nov. 20—Light Up Weekend, live music & activities, 1-5pm,  Fifth Avenue Place 


 Nov. 20—Christmas Parade   

 11am-3pm, Greensburg • 724-838-4323

Nov. 20—Santa Arrival Pajama Party 

entertainment & treats, 11am-1pm,

The Shoppes at Northway


Nov. 20—Photos with Santa

Daily, Wed-Sat 11-2 & 4-7; Sun., 12-4,

The Shoppes at Northway • 412-364-7900

Nov. 22—Christmas Parade & Party

6pm, Clarion • 814-226-9161

Nov. 22- Feb. 25—Snow Creations Contest, for info contact Heather Jerry, Marshall Twp. Parks & Recreation • 724-935-3090

Nov. 25Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise 3pm

Nov. 26-28—Santa Family Fun Cruises 1:30pm, Gateway Clipper, Station Square

• 412-355-7980

 Nov. 26—Christmas Parade 10am   

Butler • 724-282-8000

Nov. 26—Light-Up Night & Santa             

Arrival 6pm, Ligonier • 724-238-4200                 

Nov. 26—Holiday Parade

Beaver Falls • 724-709-3386

 Nov. 26—Saxonburg Holiday Parade Saxonburg • 724-816-4328

Nov. 26-Dec. 24—Cut Your Own Tree

Dambach’s Gardens, Fombell

• 724-758-5706

Nov. 27— Monaca Hometown Christmas

Santa, parade, etc., 5pm

• 724-775-9600

Nov. 27—My Macy’s Holiday Parade 

9am, Downtown Pittsburgh • 412-232-2177

Nov. 27—Trombones on Ice

 PPG Plaza, 2-4pm •

Nov. 27—Santa Arrives         

 Rockwood Mill Shoppes • 1-814-926-4546

Nov. 27—Creation Station

Holiday activities, 11am-2pm, Fifth Avenue Place

Nov. 27—Christmas with Belsnickel 

Old Economy Village, Ambridge • 724-266-1803

Nov. 27—Christmas Parade

 11am, Zelienople • 724-452-5232


Holiday Arts & Crafts

Check with area art museums and centers for holiday activities and gifts for all ages.

Nov. 6—The Christmas Affair 9am-3pm,

John McMillan Presb. Church, Bethel Park        

• 412-833-4704

Nov. 6—Shop & Skate

Center Ice & Blades of W PA, 10am-5:30pm

Center Ice Arena, Delmont • 724-468-1100

Nov. 13-14—Christmas on Main Street
Volant • 724-533-5054

Nov. 13-14—Weihnachtmarkt (German Christmas Market) Harmony Museum, Butler County

• 724-452-7341

Nov. 19-21—Pittsburgh Arts and Crafts Holiday Spectacular, F 10-6, Sat 10-8, Sun 10-5, New Monroeville Convention Ctr. 724-863-4577  

Nov. 19-Jan. 23—Holiday Shop

 Pgh. Center for the Arts, Shadyside

• 412-361-0873



Nov. 30—Jim Brickman Christmas show,7:30pm,

Westminster College • 724-946-7354

Nov. 6—Ole 97 Band

Nov. 27—Ronan Tynan, Irish Tenor  8pm

Arcadia Theater, Windber • 814-467-9070

Nov. 12-28—Annie

New Castle Playhouse • 724-654-3437

Nov.18-Dec. 4—A Midsummer Night’s Dream Carnegie Mellon School of Drama Production—funny and imaginative Shakespeare


Nov. 20 & 21—Heritage Holidays

Senator John Heinz History Center

 Strip District • 412-454-6000

S & S, 1:30 & 3pm thru Nov. 7—

Velveteen Rabbit, Nov. 20-Dec. 19

Gemini Theater, Pittsburgh • 412-243-5201

Nov. 28—Berenstein Bears

“Cola”-ala-Bear Series for children, 2pm, Arcadia Theater, Winber •


Holiday ExhibIts, Lights & Tours

Nov. 7—Candlelight Tours 

4:30-7:30, Oliver Miller Homestead,

South Park • 412-835-1554

Nov. 6-21, S & S—Harvest Candlelight Tours Compass Inn Mus., Laughlintown • 724-238-4983

Nov. 13-Jan. 14—Nationality Rooms, University of Pgh • Visit for schedule

Nov. 13-Dec. 22—Festival of the Snowmen

Community Arts Ctr., Johnstown • 814-255-6515

Nov. 19-Jan. 7—

Family Holiday…Spirit of Giving

Gingerbread House Display & Competition and Train Display

 PPG Place Wintergarden •

Nov. 19-Jan. ?—Celebration of Lights

Hartwood Acres • 412-767-9200

Nov. 19-Jan. 1—Overly’s Country Christmas  Westmoreland Fairgrounds • 724-423-1400

Nov. 21—An 18th Century Thanksgiving 1:30-4:30pm, Oliver Miller Homestead

South Park • 412-835-1554

 Nov. 29 & 30—Holiday Mansion Tours

Hartwood Acres • 412-767-9200

Nov. 19-21 & 27-28—

Christmas Open House

Greene Co. Hist. Museum • 724-627-3204

Nov. 19-Jan. 7—Outdoor Vatican Creche

USX Towers, Downtown Pittsburgh

Nov. 19-Jan. 2—Holiday Tours

Clayton, Pt. Breeze • 412-371-0600

 Nov. 22-Jan. 9—The Christmas Star

 Buhl Planetarium • 412-237-3397

    Nov. 25-28 & Dec. 3-5 Festival of Trees

Brady’s Run Park Lodge, Beaver • 412-303-5650

Nov. 26-Dec. 26, F, S & S —Christmas Tours, Nemacolin Castle • 724-785-6882

Nov. 26-Jan. 6—Neapolitan Presepio

Carnegie Museum of Art & Architecture

• 412-688-8690

Nov. 26-Jan. 9—Winter Flower Show

Phipps Conservatory, Schenley Park




Daily—Garden Railroad

Phipps Conservatory • 412-622-6914

Nov. 13-Jan. 23—Holiday Train Display,  F-S-S

W PA Model R.R. Mus., Gibsonia • 724-444-6944

Nov. 20-27—Holiday Train Display

Ford City • 724-763-1010

Reopens Nov. 20—Miniature R.R. & Village

Carnegie Science Center, daily • 412-237-3400

Nov. 27-Dec. 19, S & S—Model R.R.

Christmas Open House

noon-5pm, Monaca • 724-775-8023

Nov. 27-Dec 26—Ohio Valley Holiday Model Railroad Show S & S, Ambridge • 724-266-4787