We are officially in the holiday season now and that means plenty to do in the ‘burgh! From book signings to cookie tours and everything in between, you’ll want to rest up for this fun-filled weekend.


Friday Dec. 2nd

Insider’s Guide to Pittsburgh Book Signing


The author of 100 Things to do in Pittsburgh Before You Die Beth Geisler is on hand to sign copies of her book. Learn all about where to eat, listen to music, take in sports, shop and more. If you wish to purchase the book, it will be available at the Welcome Pittsburgh Information and Gift Shop located on level one of Fifth Avenue place. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., free, for more information on the book signing click HERE.

PDCDC Soundbites


The Pittsburgh Downtown Community Development Corporation brought back its live music series for another year. It ends with Alex Talbot, an acoustic singer and guitarist from the Pittsburgh area. He is the lead singer of a band called the Alex Talbot Trio that covers rock, folk and blues music. The event is free and doors open at 5:30 p.m. Head to the Scenes Lounge at the Wyndham Grand Hotel for a lovely evening! Free, for more information on the music series click HERE.

Saturday Dec. 3rd

Skate with Santa at PPG Place


Not into the holiday spirit just yet? This opportunity to skate with the jolly man in red is downtown at PPG Place from 2-4 p.m. Saturday. The perfect family event, tickets are just $8 and children and seniors are $7. $7-8, for information on skating with Santa click HERE.

2nd Annual Wigle Christmas Spectacular Tree Sale


Wigle Whiskey Distillery is back for their annual celebration. Come out to 1055 Spring Garden Ave. in Pittsburgh for Christmas tree sales, hot cocktails, gift guiding and photos with Santa. There’s a free cocktail with a tree purchase and free hot cider for all kids too! Best of all, proceeds from the event go toward the Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh and the 412 Food Rescue. Come hungry today as Proper Pronto Pizza Oven is on site from noon until 6 p.m. Price depends on what you buy, for more information on the Christmas Spectacular click HERE.

Sunday Dec. 4th

Lawrenceville Joy of Cookies Tour


The annual holiday tradition ends today, so don’t miss it! This free event allows participants to take a leisurely walk through the neighborhood checking out all the Lawrenceville shops and sampling cookies as they go. The tour runs 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. today. Happy cookie-ing! Free, for more information on the cookie tour click HERE.

Kid City Rockers Dance Party


Kid City returns to the Children’s Museum for an afternoon of fun songs that parents grew up dancing to and kids love like The Cure, The Ramones, Bob Marley and more. DJ Kelly Mom is spinning on this fun afternoon. Free with museum admission, for more information on the dance party click HERE.

Looking for more?  There’s always great things to do in the Strip District, great scenic views in Pittsburgh and cool places to see in Pittsburgh any time, not just on the weekends!




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