HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING

CHRISTMAS TREE AT CITY-COUNTY BUILDING

Holidy Tree Lighting

CHRISTMAS TREE AT CITY-COUNTY BUILDING

The City of Pittsburgh's celebration of the 2020 holiday season features a magnificent decorated evergreen on the Portico of the City-County Building.  This treasured tradition in Downtown Pittsburgh continues for a 105th year.

The beautiful blue spruce -- donated by Nona Lee, a resident of the Hill District -- is on display from November 15 through the end of the holiday season.

New in 2020:  The City of Pittsburgh presents a pre-recorded "virtual" Christmas tree lighting ceremony when Mayor William Peduto joins Santa Claus in a recorded socially distant ceremony taped on the portico of the City-County Building

 

CHECK OUT THE 2020 VIRTUAL TREE LIGHTING!

PITTSBURGH'S OFFICIAL CHRISTMAS TREE

Pittsburgh's official Christmas Tree was first erected at the construction site of the City-County Building in 1915.  For more than a century, a beautiful live evergreen (the only live holiday tree Downtown) has graced the front steps of our seat of government.  Visitors enjoy hundreds of larger than life ornaments, including Pittsburgh’s Coat of Arms designed by Wendell August Forge and 90 distinct ornaments, each bearing the name of Pittsburgh's beloved neighborhoods.  Be sure to spot your favorite!