Ways to Spend the Holidays in Pittsburgh


The holiday season is fast approaching and, lucky for us, there’s no better place to celebrate than beautiful Pittsburgh, PA! Whether you’re visiting from out of town or hosting friends and relatives, it’s a great time to explore this expansive mid-sized city. From culinary and cultural to shops and sports, we’ve curated our list of favorite ways to spend the holidays, right here in Pittsburgh.

Catch a Game 

‘Tis the season to enjoy football and hockey, especially if you live in Pittsburgh. Home to the three-time Stanley Cup champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and six-time Super Bowl Champions, the Pittsburgh Steelers, there’s no better place to jump on the bandwagon. With lots of locals heading out of town for the holidays, you can snag single-game seats and enjoy a fun-filled day with the family! 

Get in the Holiday Spirit

With Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas, and New Years, downtown Pittsburgh offers an array of activities to get you in the spirit when you’re out and about. Whether you are in the mood to enjoy the holiday decorations around the city as you shop, partake on a trolley ride, attend a lighting ceremony, or take the kids ice skating, Pittsburgh has so much to offer during the most wonderful time of the year.

Attend a Show

A vibrant cultural district hosting 2,300 performances a year means there’s a play, concert, or music event for just about anyone. Places like the O’Reilly Theater and Benedum Center offer prime downtown locations to enjoy local and visiting performing artists. Looking for something a little more eclectic? Check out some classic and independent movies at the Harris Theater.

Shop Local

Shopping local is always a good idea, and it couldn’t be more easy thanks to Pittsburgh’s Market Square. The annual Holiday Market hosts over 30 regional and national vendors with one-of-a-kind gifts and goodies, all in one convenient location. Looking for something more specific? Check out this great list of neighboring hotspots for shopping locally in Pittsburgh!

Stroll Through Museums

Noted as one of Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top 15 Places to Go in 2015!”, Pittsburgh has a one-of-a-kind art scene that can’t be missed. Places like the Carnegie Museum of Art, home of world-class collections and exhibits, and the Andy Warhol Museum, highlighting the pop-culture icon’s contribution to art, offer classic and unique insights that cannot be found anywhere else.

Happy Holidays from Custom Turf! 

Pittsburgh’s holiday scene is easily one of the most exciting and diverse you’ll find across the region, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do each year. So get out, get in the spirit, and have fun decking the halls of our vibrant city!