Family Holiday Break Guide

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Your Family’s Guide for Holiday Break

  • Go see a show! Pittsburgh offers many great shows during Christmas time. These shows have become holiday traditions for many families. Some of the shows that are performed annually in Pittsburgh are:
    • The Nutcracker- The Pittsburgh Ballet
    • Holiday Pops- Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Visit Pittsburgh’s PPG place and Market Square for many holiday festivities.
    • The ice rink at PPG place is over 2,000 square feet of ice surrounding the large Christmas tree which is sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
    • In December, Pittsburgh is holding its annual First Night festivities, you can visit Market Square to take in the lights and sights of the holidays.
    • While you’re in the area, check out the free Santa Around the World exhibit at the PPG winter garden.
  • Overly’s Country Christmas is a classic holiday tradition for many families. Its five acres of lights and holiday spirit are a popular attraction during the holidays.
  • A close neighbor to Pittsburgh is Wheeling, West Virginia, it’s the home of Olgebay Winter Festival of Lights. It attracts thousands of people from all over the country with its three hundred acres of lights.
  • This year as Pittsburgh prepares to host the NHL’s Winter Classic there will be many hockey related activities to see and participate in. On December 27 at the Carnegie Science Center, the Hockey Hall of Fame Exhibit opens, but it’s only open until January 1, 2011.