CHRISTMAS TREE AT CITY-COUNTY BUILDING
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!
The Fuga Family of Lincoln Place donated the 2021 tree, a 45-foot blue spruce with "roots" in Downtown Pittsburgh. The evergreen originally grew outside The Pennsylvanian on Liberty Avenue. During a landscape renovation project, Chris Fuga -- a former employee at The Pennsylvania -- took home two trees to plant in his yard. One of the transplanted trees survived and became a decorated evergreen each holiday season. Now, 20+ years later, the tree returns to Downtown Pittsburgh for the holiday season. “It was like our tree was practicing for all of its life for this moment,” explains Mr. Fuga.
19th ANNUAL GINGERBREAD DISPLAY
Beginning on November 20, the 60 award-winning houses will be displayed behind glass on the Grant Street Portico alongside Pittsburgh's 106th Christmas Tree. The City-County Building Portico is open to the public around the clock, and the winning creations will be available for viewing from Light Up Night through early January.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the Gingerbread Competition.
DATE: Monday, November 29, 2021
TIME: 5 p.m.
PLACE: City-County Building
Join Mayor William Peduto and community leaders in lighting the giant 12-foot Menorah located in front of the City County Building. The Menorah serves as a beacon of light, symbolizing freedom and peace for all. The celebration includes live music and Chanukah refreshments.
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TREE LIGHTING ON HIGHMARK LIGHT UP NIGHT®
The City of Pittsburgh celebration of the 2021 holiday season kicks off with the lighting of a magnificent decorated 45-tall blue spruce donated by the Fuga Family displayed on the Portico of the City-County Building. This treasured tradition in Downtown Pittsburgh continues for a 106th year.
Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ City-County Building Portico & Grant Street Stage