Your Guide to Light Up Night

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Halloween is over, the weather is finally cold, and the holiday’s are fast approaching. And for Pittsburgh residents the start of the holiday season means it’s finally time for another Light Up Night. Yes, it is back and is predicted to be better than ever! So get out your hats and gloves and prepare for a night full of Christmas cheer throughout the city of Pittsburgh! This year’s 57th annual light up night you will take place this Friday, November 17 and you will have the chance to experience free entertainment, musical performances and much more. Here is a list of everything you will be able to enjoy so won’t miss out on anything great!


Peoples Gas Holiday Market

Starting on Friday night and continuing through January 1, you will have the chance to shop at unique European-inspired pop up shops that will make your holiday shopping much easier. With a variety of different vendors, you get right into the holiday spirit just from shopping. You can also stop by Santa’s House to get your photo taken with the one and only. And don’t forget to stop by the food vendors for a snack! There will be plenty of options that will keep your stomachs and your spirits full of Christmas cheer!


Musical Performances

This year’s musical performances will be ones to remember! With 4 different stages and several of different guests, this year’s entertainment will be worth standing in the cold for. BNY Mellon New Music Stage, located on Fort Duquesne Blvd. at Sixth Street, will be hosting Emerson Jay at 6 p.m., The Buckle Downs at 7 p.m., and Maggie Lindemann at 8:30 p.m. The Comcast Main Stage, located on Fort Duquesne Blvd. at Ninth Street will be hosting Meeting of Important People at 6 p.m., J.D. Eicher at 7 p.m., and Andy Grammer at 8:30 p.m. There will also be performances at The Total Sports Rockin’ Blues Stage, located on Stanwix Street at Penn Ave and the EQT Jazzamasters Stage, Located at the EQT Plaza on Liberty Avenue. Both stages will begin performances at 6 p.m.


Tree Lightings and Ceremonies

  • 11:30 a.m.: Allegheny County Courthouse tower and tree lighting
  • 12:00 noon: U.S. Steel Tower to the crèche
  • 5:00 p.m.: City County Building tree lighting
  • 5:30 m.: PPG Plaza tree lighting
  • 5:45 m.: One Oxford Centre tree lighting and Santa’s arrival
  • 7:00 p.m.: Unity tree lighting and rooftop fireworks


One Oxford Centre

There will be free horse-drawn carriage rides from 6-9 p.m. and Santa will be arriving at 5:45, so don’t forget to head over to get the full Christmas experience!

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