CHRISTMAS TREE AT CITY-COUNTY BUILDING
PITTSBURGH'S OFFICIAL CHRISTMAS TREE
Thank you to Guardian Angels Parish of Natrona Heights, Springdale Campus, for donating the official 2023 holiday tree, a 40-foot Blue Spruce.
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!
TREE LIGHTING ON HIGHMARK LIGHT UP NIGHT®
The City of Pittsburgh kicks off the holidays on November 18 at its official tree lighting ceremony as part of Highmark Light Up Night. Festivities along Grant Street include live music, light show, fireworks, food trucks, crafts, games, and a one-of-a-kind gingerbread house display.
DATE: Saturday, November 18, 2023 from 4 - 7 p.m.
PLACE: City-County Building portico and along Grant Street, Downtown Pittsburgh
|4 - 4:45 pm||Louie Castle|
|5 - 5:20 pm||Tree Lighting, Fireworks, & Light Show|
|5 pm||Santa Arrives|
|5:30 - 6:30 pm||Uptown Rhythm & Brass|
|5:30 - 7 pm||Carriage Rides|
|6:45 pm||Light Show|
21st ANNUAL GINGERBREAD DISPLAY
For the 21st year, the people of Pittsburgh and surrounding communities are invited to build edible houses as the competition returns to an in-person display in the grand lobby of the City-County Building!
CLICK HERE to learn more about the Gingerbread Competition.
DATE & TIME: Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 5 PM
PLACE: City-County Building
Join Mayor Ed Gainey 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 of latkes and donuts.