Holiday Tree Lighting
Events & Festivals
2014 Lighting of the City's Holiday Tree
  • Date & Time: Friday, November 21, 2014 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: City-County Building Portico

As the crowd gathers before noon, the Salvation Army Brass Band will perform on the Portico.  Throughout the City’s lunchtime celebration, individuals will have an opportunity to donate new and gently used toys as well as non-perishable food items to the Salvation Army Food & Toy Drive. 

Beginning at 12:00 p.m., 3TG (Three Talented Girlz) and Sonorilo Handbell Choir will entertain the crowd.. The lunchtime festivities will include an opportunity to meet and greet Santa Claus and numerous mascots including Pirate Parrot, Iceburg and Buster the Recycling Raccoon.

At 12:35 p.m., representatives of the Mayor’s Office will lead the countdown to illuminate the decorated holiday tree.

Following the tree lighting ceremony, holiday music will continue until 1:00 p.m. on the Grant Street Portico of the City-County Building.  All attending the gathering will enjoy cookies provided by the International Culinary Schools at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and hot chocolate and coffee compliments of Starbucks.

Holiday Ornament Project 

Each year the Mayor and the City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation invite public, private, parochial and charter schools to create an ornament to exhibit on the holiday tree showcased in the Light Up Night Ceremony to ring in the holiday season. 

2014 Theme:  Happy Holidays: Some Assembly Required

Please see the Holiday Tree Lighting Photo Gallery below- click on thumbnail to view


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