Christmas is a magical time of the year and if you’re spending it in Pittsburgh? Well, it’s even more special. Enjoy our beautiful city with these 15 suggestions of where to spend Christmas weekend this year. Happy holidays!

1. See the Miniature Railroad & Village at the Carnegie Science Center

Christmas Weekend in Pittsburgh

Kids who love trains will adore stopping by the intricate exhibit that’s free with admission to the science center. See information on the miniature railroad here.

2. Skate at the PPG Place Ice Rink

Christmas Weekend in Pittsburgh

Because who wouldn’t love an afternoon ice skating in the shadow of one of the biggest trees in the city?  Hours and information on the rink are here.

3. Dine on the Feast of the Seven Fishes at Senti

Christmas Weekend in Pittsburgh

Senti restaurant on Butler St. will be serving a traditional Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner.  Here is a glimpse of the Feast of the Seven Fishes menu.

4. Take the family to see Phipps’ Winter Flower Show

Christmas Weekend in Pittsburgh

We love Phipps! Did you know they’re open until 5 p.m. Christmas Eve too? Take the whole family to check out their gorgeous holiday flower show.  Here is information on the Phipps Winter Flower Show and Light Garden.

5. Take a Christmas weekend photo on top of Mount Washington

photo by Dave DiCello

If there’s snow too—well, you’ve got the perfect photo op.

6. Gather friends to watch the Steelers game in the South Side

Christmas Weekend in Pittsburgh

We’ve got a game on Christmas Day vs. the Houston Texans at 4:30 p.m.  Head down to the many venues in the South Side… Here we go!

7. Visit Heinz Hall for the Grinch Musical

Christmas Weekend in Pittsburgh

The last shows are on Christmas Eve.  Here is information, times and ticketing for the Grinch at Heinz Hall.

8. Take a horse drawn carriage ride at PPG Place

Christmas Weekend in Pittsburgh

The last horses trot through December 23rd.  Here is some information on carriage rides at PPG.

9. Grab last minute gifts at the People’s Gas Holiday Market

Christmas Weekend in Pittsburgh

Hurry up, as they close December 23rd.  Here is some information and times for the Peoples Gas Holiday Market.

10. See the Gingerbread House Display and Competition at PPG Place’s Wintergarden

Christmas Weekend in Pittsburgh

The intricate displays of sweet treats are on display through January 6th.  Here is information on the PPG Gingerbread House Competition.

11. Midnight Mass at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Christmas Weekend in Pittsburgh

Enjoy the beauty of the true meaning of the season at mass at 10 p.m. Christmas Eve at St. Paul’s in Oakland. Here is some information on their Christmas Schedule.

12. Visit the Cathedral of Learning’s Nationality Rooms

christmas weekend in Pittsburgh

They’re all decorated for Christmas and the perfect way to round out the holiday season. Here is some information on the Nationality Rooms at The Cathedral of Learning.

13. See the Nutcracker one last time

Christmas Weekend in Pittsburgh

There’s a 12 noon performance on Christmas Eve at the Benedum Center.  Information and tickets for the Nutcracker at the Benedum can be found here.

14. See the trees at the Carnegie Museum of Art

Christmas Weekend in Pittsburgh

This year’s display of trees has the theme “Beloved Christmas Books.”  Find information on the Carnegie Museum of Art here.

15. At home, surrounded by family and friends

Christmas Weekend in Pittsburgh

We all know Pittsburghers know the joy of being surrounded by those they love, in one of Pittsburgh’s many unique and vibrant neighborhoods.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Pittsburgh!

Christmas weekend in Pittsburgh

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